'Dancing with the Stars' live blog: It's Prom Night for the week 3 performances
Fittingly, Prom Night begins with a group performance including all of the couples. Anyone who has seen the late-90s classic teen flick "She's All That" should immediately recognize the importance of Fatboy Slim's "Rockefeller Skank" as the music used for this.
The group dance isn't just about prom memories though -- the audience gets to choose a Prom King and Queen from this. The voting will be on Twitter and happens using the hashtag: #promNAME. The winners get two points added to their score for week 3.
Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas -- Viennese waltz
Awwww... It's a sad dance. With a cupid shooting arrows from above. Seriously, there's someone hanging from the rafters with wings and a bow-and-arrow. Who is that?
Anyway, there's also a dance. Despite the sad beginning, this one of those light and happy Viennese waltzes. The technique and performance both look excellent to a non-professional watching on a small screen.
"April fool!" -- Len Goodman immediately after telling Aly she wasn't any good tonight
The judges next argue about whether or not Aly stayed in character.
Scores: 7+8+8 = 23
Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess -- cha-cha
Sharna isn't from this country, but shouldn't she know that leather catsuits are not appropriate prom wear? As for the dancing, Andy is still looking a little tentative at times and there are mistakes in some of the footwork.
On the other hand, we get to see his naked chest! Oh wait, that's the same hand. My goodness.
"It's like revenge of the nerd!" -- Bruno Tonioli
"Andy, you are keeping up." -- Carrie Ann Inaba
"You're like a sneeze: You know it's coming, but there's nothing you can do about it." -- Len
Scores: 6+6+6 = 18
Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson -- paso doble
This is meant to be a hot dance. You can tell by Ingo undressing Kym. Also, there's fire. It's kind of hard to tell if Ingo is fully getting his steps, although he does seem to be keeping up with Kym pretty well. This is definitely a decently good dance.
"Way to come back!" -- Carrie Ann
"It could have slightly cleaner arms on occasion... Well done to you!" -- Len
"You're supposed to be a matador, not an ax murderer!" -- Bruno
Scores: 7+7+7 = 21
Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko -- Viennese waltz
This is, on the whole, a much smoother dance for Lisa. There are definitely some possible small mistakes, but they're just the small kind. The overall performance looks lovely.
"There was an air of lightness about it." -- Len
"It was like watching Empress Josephine wafting around the halls of Versailles..." -- Bruno
Scores: 7+7+7 = 21
Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough -- jive
In addition to the dancing, this performance may have featured the most daring entrance in "DWTS" history -- Derek Hough slid down a bannister to get to the floor. Since the couple brought up the comparison to Zendaya themselves, I'm thinking of that one during this. Zendaya may have been slightly better than Kellie but not by much.
"Crisp, tight, precise... Actually you're sharper than a samurai sword." -- Bruno
"That was ridiculously amazing." -- Carrie Ann
"You're officially the queen of the prom!" -- Len
Scores: 8+9+8 = 25
Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold -- contemporary
Contemporary often brings out the pretty dances, and this is no exception. The performance makes good use of the fact that Victor is a strong and fit athlete -- lots of lifts and spins as a result.
"What just happened? Victor... You're a dancer!" -- Carrie Ann
"Your best dance so far for me." -- Len
Scores: 8+7+8 = 23
D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke -- salsa
I'm not exactly sure what a shiny cape has to do with prom or this dance. At least it didn't last long. D.L.'s dancing is interesting this week -- he looks like he is dancing better than he actually is. Something about his attitude maybe?
"If you're a sex machine, I'm America's next top model." -- Len
"What you looked like was almost like a case of hip replacement." -- Bruno
"Pppbbbbllltttt." -- Carrie Ann (seriously)
Scores: 6+5+5 = 16
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff -- rumba
Oh my -- half-naked Jacoby! So basically, the dancing doesn't matter. People will happily vote to save a bare chest like that. Fortunately for the integrity of "Dancing with the Stars," this is also a pretty good dance.
"You were smoldering like a volcano of passion, about to release a river of fire on the dance floor!" -- Bruno
"I am absolutely shocked about that... This had a refinement, it had a quality of movement." -- Len
Scores: 8+8+8 = 24
Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani -- samba
For Tony's costume alone, this dance is kind of amazing. The rest of the dance doesn't quite measure up. Wynonna is still looking too hesitant and definitely missed a few steps in there.
"The rest of the dance was really sort of like a whisper." -- Carrie Ann
"You're like Mount Rushmore -- you look magnificent but you don't move." -- Len
Scores: 5+5+5 = 15
Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd -- cha-cha
This is probably the first time someone has done the "YMCA" dance on "DWTS." At least I hope it's the first time. Not that the dance is bad -- I think it's probably pretty good. It's just that it's really hard to concentrate on that with the spelling out of letters,,,
"Got to work on your feet a little bit... But it's your best dance I've seen so far." -- Len
"I can give you my number." -- Bruno
"There was one thing that was missing... Bruno." -- Carrie Ann
Scores: 7+7+7 = 21
Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy -- Viennese waltz
So cute -- a prom dance dedicated to grandma!
Actually, this whole thing is pretty cute. There's certainly nothing wrong with Zendaya's dancing, but the overwhelming emotion is of adorableness. That may have something to do with the age difference making it seem like an uncle dancing with a little girl at a wedding.
"A couple of stumbles..." -- Bruno
"Your dancing is natural." -- Len
Scores: 8+8+8 = 24
Who was your favorite in week 3 of "Dancing with the Stars"?