December 13, 2010 07:23 PM by Lori Wilson
It’s thrill week on Skating With the Stars, which means the stunts get more dangerous. Not only do things get more exciting routine-wise, but after falling ill last week, we learn Brandon Mychal Smith’s Skating With the Stars fate and how it will affect the rest of the figure skating pairs.
During thrill week on Skating With the Stars, the pairs must perform two stunts in their programs. The pairs have the option of tackling the death spiral, the throw and/or the overhead lift. Since these stunts are so tricky, Olympian pairs skater John Zimmerman is brought in to help all the celebrity teams perfect them in just one week.
Brandon Mychal Smith’s condition is updated and we learn that due to the doctor’s diagnosis, he will not be able to continue the competition. Since Brandon won’t be back, that means no one will be eliminated this week, sending all three remaining figure skating pairs to the finals next week.
The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Bethenny Frankel is up first and she and her partner Ethan Burgess have chosen the death spiral and the overhead lift, which they pull off nicely. She obviously has been working on loosening up on the ice, but she still is the most awkward celebrity skater left. After their routine, Dick Button tells Bethenny her skills are good, but she needs to bend her knees and flow better. He then says, “Ice is nice, but liquor can be quicker.” Uh, okay. Laurieann gives her credit for being fearless, but suggests she add more dance to her routines. Johnny Weir tells Bethenny since she isn’t listening to their critiques and since she said she doesn’t care what the the judges think, he doesn’t care to watch her skate. Ouch. Bethenny receives an overall score of 38.
Olympic skier Jonny Moseley and his partner Brooke Castile opt for the overhead lift and the throw. Even though Johnny is nervous about the new stunts, they go off without a hitch. Laurieann lavishes Jonny with praise, especially for taking the judges’ comments to heart. Johnny calls the performance incredible, but both he and Laurieann suggest Jonny take a ballet class for finesse. Dick loved the lifts, pointing out how hard they really are to perform. Johnny receives a total score of 54, his highest yet.
All My Children‘s Rebecca Budig and Fred Palascak choose to perform the overhead lift and death spiral, which they perform with ease and grace. Not to mention, they perform three lifts, not just one, which all seem to be the most ambitious of the evening. Johnny praises them for the routine, but tells Rebecca she needs to not rely on Fred so much and show them her individual skating more. Dick tells Rebecca she has the nicest bottom in the whole competition, but it was sticking up too much during one of the lifts. However, since her butt is so nice, he doesn’t care. Laurieann wants to see more sexiness and something spectacular from her next week. Rebecca receives a total score of 53.
Ending the evening’s performances, eliminated professional skater Denis Petukhov joins Keauna McLaughlin in what would have been her and Brandon’s routine.
Next week is the finale of Skating With the Stars and Rebecca, Jonny and Bethenny will all be back to battle it out as the winner is crowned. Who do you think will take home the top prize?
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