August 11, 2009 12:04 AM by Cindy Adams
On tonight’s episode of Dance Your Ass Off, the contestants were shocked when they discovered they had to learn two different dance routines and lose weight too! Learning the tango was a definite feat for most of the contestants, and some struggled with hip hop. But, either way, the Dance Your Ass Off contestants worked harder than ever for their big night of double trouble!
The Dance Your Ass Off contestants did their hip hop routines first and Mara and Paul started off the night by dancing to “Get Ur Freak On.” Mara looked hot and really worked it outÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â¬”even doing the splits. Her average score from the judges was 8.7.
Next up was Pinky and Mr. Lucky who danced to “1, 2 Step.” Pinky was a little disappointing, only because she is a B-girl and she should have been better. But, she was still really good and the judge’s gave her an average score of 8.3.
Shayla and Mario were next dancing to “Temperature.” Shayla was fantastic! She looks great and the judges said she could dance any style and pull it off. The judge’s average score was 9.7.
Alicia and Italo danced to “Closer.” At times, she lost the beat, but Alicia really puts her heart into it and she can’t be faulted for that. The weight loss is really starting to show and so is her strength. Her average score from the judges was 8.
Ruben and Hilary were next up dancing to “Right Now (Na Na Na).” It was obvious hip hop is not Ruben’s forte, but he did his bestÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â¬”he just didn’t hit the moves hard enough. The judges thought he did really well and gave him an average score of 8.3.
The tango was next, and Alicia and Italo danced to “Maneater.” She was a bit awkward and not precise enough. But, her average score was 7.3, and including the hip hop dance score, she had a final dance score average of 7.7. Alicia’s percentage of body weight lost was 2.80, for an overall score of 10.50. To date, she has lost 35.6 lbs.
Ruben and Hilary danced next to “Buttons (Remix).” He was fantastic, doing the tango head snaps and the debonair moves that make up the tango moves! Wow! Ruben was hot! He got the first perfect score of the show receiving a 10 from all three judges! His combined overall score was 9.2, and he lost 2.40% of his body weight. His total score was 11.60. Since the show began, Ruben has lost 54.4 lbs. That is amazing!
Pinky and Mr. Lucky were up next dancing to “Hot N Cold.” Pinky did her best, but it looked very uncomfortable. But Danny liked the dance and her average score was 7.7, for an overall dance score of 8.0. This week her percent of her body weight lost was 3.70, for a total score of 11.70. Overall Pinky has lost 20.3 lbs.
Mara and Paul danced to “Hey Sexy Lady.” Mara was great and she paid great attention to her hands and posture. The judges gave her an average score of 8.7, making her overall score an 8.7 as well. Mara lost 1.21% of her body weight and her overall score was 9.91. Since week one she has lost 26 lbs.
Shayla and Mario tangoed to “Poker Face.” She was terrific as usual and very passionate about the dance. The judge’s average score was 9, for an overall dance score of 9.4. Shayla’s percentage of body weight lost was 1.31, so her total score was 10.71. To date, she has lost 25 lbs.
In the end, Mara had the lowest score and went home. She was great and will be missed by the other contestants and the viewing audience.
Don’t miss next week’s episode with multiple performances and the contestants danceto songs from the 80s and thendance the fox trot, and the contestants get a surprise visit from their families,
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