Dancing With the Stars continues its emotionally-charged theme on Tuesday’s Results show. The ABC dance-off makes its second cut this season and, after last night’s celebrity spins, it’s pretty clear who will be on the chopping block.
The best part of the night is a special performance from Derek Hough and one awe-inspiring teenager. Brilynn Rakes is legally blind and suffers from nystagmus and cone dystrophy, a debilitating disease. Despite her devastating circumstances, she earned a scholarship to a summer workshop at dance mecca Julliard. She joins Derek for a beautiful routine set to Grace Potter’s “Stars.”
Country star, Brad Paisley performs his hit, “Southern Comfort Zone,” to Kelli Pickler’s delight. Next, is another amazing display of talent from a blind person when Andrea Bocelli and Jennifer Lopez hit the stage for “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas.”
After last night’s offerings, I suspect Lisa Vanderpump will end up on the bottom. She wasn’t able to rise above her illness and she hasn’t done well enough in past weeks to coast through it. I’m also worried about Andy Dick. While I’ve grown to love the reformed rager, I’m not sure if the rest of the country has warmed up yet.
The other hot seat is likely reserved for Victor Ortiz, who tied with Lisa for the lowest score last night. The boxing champ is a cutie pie, but he’s not a great dancer and he’s not that famous. I doubt he has what it takes to stay in the game.
To no one’s surprise, Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas and Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy are safe. Those two pairs will likely stay in the top for the rest of the season as no other couples have come close to their high scores. Kellie and Derek sail through to the safe zone followed by Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson.
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff are next to join this week’s winner’s circle followed by Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd. D.L. Hughely and Cheryl Burke steal the final safe spot, leaving my predicted three on the bottom.
Now, I’m cringing because it’s clear how badly Andy wants to stay in the competition. If he got sent home so soon, his heart would be broken for sure. Victor looks bummed as well, but I’m hoping he’s the one sent packing.
In the end, it’s Lisa Vanderpump signing off and — to be honest — the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star looks a little relieved. She graciously thanks her partner, Gleb Savchenko, and says she enjoyed the experience. As much as I hate to see Lisa go, this really isn’t her thing. She’s far too pretty to be sweating and fretting over silly dance moves anyway.
Oh well, Bravo’s still calling.
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