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Dancing With The Stars Recap: Bruno’s Moves

April 02, 2013 10:42 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

This week marks the first real elimination on Dancing with the Stars, for when Dorothy Hamill left, it was a voluntary departure. Who will be the first contestant kicked out based on dance scores and votes?

It’s hard to say who will get the ax tonight on Dancing with the Stars. In terms of ability, it easily could be DL Hughley, Andy Dick or Wynonna Judd. But as we all know, eliminations aren’t always based on dancing ability (or lack thereof).

Right away, we learn that prom king and queen are Jacoby Jones and Zendaya Coleman. Definitely a fitting choice, for these two were by far my favorites last night. And of course, this is all pretty exciting for Zendaya, who has yet to actually attend prom. And since they’ve been voted the rulers of DWTS-land, both Jacoby and Zendaya are pronounced safe in what Tom Bergeron terms dancing’s version of Game of Thrones.

Next up is guest star is Huey Lewis & The News. Not much to say here….it’s not really the most exciting performance we’ve seen on the show. More interesting by far is the encore performance of Sean and Peta’s cha-cha, which, of course, didn’t involve a whole ton of cha-cha. But of course, this was Bruno’s fave and the dance certainly is made more enjoyable when good ‘ol Bruno joins in the fun.

Another couple is sent to safety: Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough! Again, a fitting choice for the safety section, as the couple won the high score for their energetic jive. Meanwhile, DL Hughley continues to grumble about the judges’ harsh critiques. Seriously, this guy is not winning himself any fans when he whines and whines and whines some more. Okay, maybe he is winning a few fans, seeing as he wasn’t even in the bottom two last week. But I’m not afraid to admit that I am definitely not one of DL’s super fans.

Also safe are Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold, both of whom look very relieved. But Lisa Vanderpump and her rather arrogant partner Gleb are not as lucky, winding up in the danger zone. Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess also are in danger, which again, makes sense if you look strictly at dancing ability.

Another two guest performers follow: Bruno Mars and then Demi Lovato! These two have been busy on the reality television circuit, promoting their respective hits Locked Out Of Heaven and Heart Attack. Bruno (Bruno Mars, that is) sounds good, but Demi’s performance could definitely use a little work.

More results! Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas are, predictably, safe, as are Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson. This means that Wynonna Judd and Dovolani are also in the danger zone. And all my predictions about Wynonna’s supposedly massive fan base are thrown out of the water, because it looks like she’s headed home!


As far as dance ability and how much she could have progressed in the competition, this was probably the appropriate next step. Still, Wynonna’s a really a likable woman who has been through some hard times, so I feel a little sad to see her go.  But the best dancers are still all in the competition (okay, Dorothy was amazing, but, you know, injuries…) so I’m not complaining.


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