Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Dancing the Tango and Jive

I have to say that everyone on "Dancing with the Stars" did quite well last night. Watching Marlee Matlin brings tears to my eyes. She did a great job last night again. This time, she did get a little bit off beat, but she can't hear the music! I am always amazed by her. Shannon Elizabeth did a great job with the jive and Kristi Yamaguichi did well on her tango. I was really impressed with Priscilla Presley and her tango last night. She was really in character and her steps were all very sharp and precise. Kudos to her.

Jason Taylor looked great. He has the smoothness and rythmn, but I agree with the judges that there needed to be a little more snap with his movements on the jive (he needs to snap his legs on the kicks). Other than that, he really has remarkable dancing abilities and I think he is the best male on the show.

I must say that I agree with the judges and their response to Marissa Jaret Winoker's jive. I think she could have done really well, but her dancing was boring -- her smile pops, but her dancing doesn't. I didn't feel any energy in her dancing and I was disappointed. You can tell she has such potential and is determined, but she must be thinking too much while she dances.

One of the things I love about the stars this year is that they all handle the criticism professionally (well, now that Penn Jillette off the show...and not including Marissa who seems to cry after any criticism). I like that the judges are always constructive and encouraging and the participants overall can listen and handle the judges comments. Even when the dancers have an opportunity to complain, they instead thank the judges for their criticism! Wow. The performers on "American Idol" should learn from them. :)

(BTW, I've been told that I look like Kristy Lee Cook from "American Idol." Looks? Fine, but please do not say that I act or sound anything like her. It's not a compliment.)