Last night's Dancing with the Stars got off to a rough start, with Marie Osmond collapsing after finishing her samba routine. While Osmond quickly recovered–and even good-humoredly responded, "Oh, crap!" after she came too–it set a strange tone for the rest of the evening.
While Jane Seymour and partner Tony Dovolani performed an elegant rumba, you almost wished the classy Seymour would break out into a Sabrina Bryan-like Cheetah Girl boogie one of these weeks just to mix it up. And after falling in the bottom two last week, Mark Cuban and Kym Johnson wisely tried to mix things up with a fun I Dream of Jeannie-themed samba with mixed results: it was a crowd-pleaser, but Cuban, as judge Bruno Tonioli pointed out, will "never be a Fred Astaire." Ouch! Consistent high scorers Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough couldn't carry over their momentum from last week into this week's rumba routine, but Sabrina Bryan and partner Mark Ballas and Jennie Garth and partner Derek Hough continued to post solid marks. The performances just lacked some of the oomph we saw on last week's show.
But leave it to M&M (Maks and Mel B.) to pump up the audience–and all three judges–with their high-energy samba, performed to the Spice Girls' "Spice Up Your Life." The duo earned the highest marks of the night–29 out of 30. Talk about girl power after landing in the bottom two last week!
And Cameron Mathison and partner Edyta Sliwinska closed out the night with another sizzling performance: a roaring rumba that left more than few guys (including judge Len Goodman) needing a cold shower. The only thing that left us scratching our heads: the grande dame of All My Children, Susan Lucci, is a rumba expert!?
Tell us: So after last night's performances, who do you think will be going home tonight? Will Mark Cuban or Marie Osmond land in the bottom two after posting the lowest scores–21 out of 30–of the night?