SAN DIEGO, September 30, 2013 – It’s all about making movie magic in Week 3 of “Dancing With The Stars.”
The theme this week is Hollywood, with all the couple dancing to a Hollywood movie theme song. We’ll see a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and the contenders will continue to pull away from the pretenders.
We will see a few new dances, the Quickstep and Charleston. We have a handful of Latin holdovers, the Paso Doble, Rumba, Jive, and Cha Cha Cha. We also have a Foxtrot to round out the competition.
Injuries are starting to flare up and this could greatly affect the outcome if a competitor is struggling or unable to continue. Bill Nye has a bad knee, complete with photos posted on Instagram. Even worse luck for him, he’s drawn the Jive. So far he has not dropped out of the competition, but once again he’s going to need help from the fans.
Amber Riley and Derek Hough and Christina Milian and Mark Ballas both drew the Charleston. Hough and Ballas are competitive with each other, which should make it fun to watch.
This year’s man candy competitors, Brant Daugherty and Corbin Bleu will both dance the Quickstep. This will be a real test for both to see if they can master this classic style with very specific form requirements. In an interview earlier in the week with Access Hollywood, Bleu admitted he is finding the structure of the dance challenging. Len Goodman will be watching like a hawk. Daughtery showed up in a photo online wearing a protective boot for an injured foot. He says “the show must go on” and it won’t affect him for Monday
It’s the same situation for Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Val Chmerkovskiy, who drew another classic, the Foxtrot. This is the tallest couple in the competition, and they’ll look good in this dance. Expect high scores for this pair.
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke will dance a Cha Cha Cha. It’s their first chance to show off a true Latin rhythm and it will be fun to see if Osbourne can channel his charm and move his hips to pull it off.
Bill Engvall and Emma Slater drew a Paso Doble. They are sure to play it for laughs; photos posted online let us know the dance has a Wild West theme. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber haven’t revealed their dance, but a photo of Snooki shows her in a long Paso Doble style skirt. This pair was underscored for their Rumba last week. It wasn’t nearly as bad as the judges thought, but sometimes judges are hard on a competitor they like to jolt them into working up to his or her potential. Polizzi needs to channel her aggressive and let the judges have it with a passionate routine to get herself back in the early contenders group.
Leah Remini and Tony Dovoloni will dance a Rumba. Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus may be dancing a Rumba but this isn’t confirmed yet. It’s hard to impress the judges or fans with this low-key dance, and both could suffer in comparison to their competitors who have showier, more energetic styles this week.
The assignments at the time of publication:
Amber Riley and Derek Hough
Dancing NK: Charleston
Leah Remini and Tony Dovoloni
Dancing NK: Rumba
Bill Engvall and Emma Slater
Dancing : Paso Doble
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke
Dancing NK: Cha Cha Cha
Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein
Dancing NK – Jive
Christina Milian and Mark Ballas
Dancing NK – Charleston
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Val Chmerkovskiy
Dancing NK: Foxtrot
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd
Dancing NK: Quickstep
Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus
Dancing NK: Rumba ?
Snooki Polizzi and Sasha Farber
Dancing NK: Paso Doble
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff
Dancing NK: Quickstep
Communities welcomes you to the online Hollywood ballroom for our weekly DWTS Communities chat at 8 p.m. You bring the popcorn.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday, September 30 at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +
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