Lacey's Low Down: Week 2 'DWTS' Recap
This week and going forward, Celebuzz will have an honorary Dancing With the Stars blogger ... none other than DWTS pro Lacey Schwimmer! Below is her first column for us, so welcome her with open arms and jazz hands.
Hey guys! So, I'm bummed that Mike Catherwood and I were voted off last week but I'm so proud of him and how hard he worked! On a happier note, I am sooo excited to announce that I'll be recapping the each week's dances for Celebuzz!
Since I'll be watching the dances LIVE each week, I figured I could give all you guys a breakdown of each couples' moves! I can't wait to get started!!
So, who do I think ruled the dance floor on Monday night? And whose days are numbered?
Wendy Williams & Tony Dovalani: So far from the judges, Wendy has caught a lot of flack for not showing her personality but despite what the judges had to say, I was really proud of her performance and she's been getting better week to week. She seriously works non-stop! A lot of people don't realize that she's out in New York shooting her show, then she takes a red-eye out to LA on Sunday nights to do everything that needs to be done before Monday's show. The woman is just working her buns off and I think she's doing great!
Romeo & Chelsie Hightower: I thought these two did a good job! There's some sexual tension between them that's for sure! They're back and forth because one minute they'll be really into each other then the next they'll talk back then they're getting along and it's cute to watch, but I thought overall they did good and tonight we definitely saw a more grown-up side of Romeo.
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chermkosvy: These two started off a bit shakey after Maksim's fall, (due to his knee), but it's seriously so common for dancers to be in pain and just keep on going. We all definitely have that "The show must go on" mentality, but it's totally different when it's a celebrity because they can get lost so easily, so I definitely applaud her for continuing on! They definitely realized "This happened and there's nothing we can do about it, so we just need to move forward," and were able to pull off a nice rumba.
Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke: Ok, I just have to say it: Chris and Cheryl are my favorite couple on the show! They're both just such great people and I respect them so much and I really respect Chris after tonight. I feel like a lot of people just see him as this fun, outgoing guy, but after Monday night's episode, we've seen a very different side of him. We saw where he's come from, his struggle and what it was like losing his mom, so it was really beautiful to see Chris as Chris, and not "that wrestler guy."
Kendra Wilkinson & Louis Van Amstel: I love Kendra so much! She and I have so much in common because we're both not "girly girls"," and we like to make fun of ourselves and don't necessarily have the best manners in the world! But tonight she was such a sexy elegant woman on the floor! I was so proud of her! They did have a little bit a prop malfunction with the smoke covering way too much of her instead of highlighting her, but they got through it, she did a great job and was just awesome!
Hines Ward & Kym Johnson: OMG! Hines seriously threw the place upside down! The crowd just went nuts for him! He reminds me so much of my partner Kyle Massey from last season. Kyle just had that affect on people, where he could make the crowd go wild, and get them involved and that's exactly how Hines is. Hines is just a joy to watch, you can't help but smile when you watch him dance (especially with his mom in the audience!) This week was just such a cute side of Hines to see.
Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff: Ralph is absolutely one of the best dancers this season, that can pretty much go without saying. However, tonight the judges kind of picked him a part a little bit, and told him a lot of the things they think he should fix, which was a lot of stuff with his hands and whatnot. What I don't think many people realize though, is that Karina is making these dances really hard for him and what he's showing makes it look so easy. He's not a dancer, so add that on to the fact he's dancing with the unbelievably sexy Karina Smirnoff as his wife his sitting right there watching him! Sure, he didn't get the highest score but he still pulled off an amazing routine!
Petra Nemcova & Dmitry Chaplin: Petra is the sweetest person on this planet! Whether you've never met her or you've known her forever, she's the kind of person who is nice to you no matter what! She's so funny, she has to kiss you on the face three times and that's just her thing. I seriously have a girl crush on her, but besides that, she just did a great job. They danced to a beautiful Josh Groban song and it was just stunning.
Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas: Chelsea is one of my favorite girls to hang out with! You can definitely get that vibe from her since she's a Disney girl, she's kind of afraid to shake it and get sexy but I thought she definitely pulled it off tonight! After last week she asked if I could help her and of course I did! She came running up to me afterward and said, "Did I do a good job? Was I sexy enough?" And of course she was! I thought she just did great.
Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunskaya: Last week was kind of tough for him, but he came out this week swinging, literally! I think that last week put a fire under his butt and definitely put him in gear to prepare for this week. He also improved his score by five points, which may not seem like a lot, but he has definitely made some huge improvements just since last week.
So the teams have done their dances and now it's time to wait and see who will stick around for another week! Who do YOU think did the best? And who do you think will be going home?