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'Dancing With the Stars' recap: 'My Jam Monday'

The stars dance to their favorite tunes.

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Dancing With the Stars

type:
TV Show
genre:
Reality TV
run date:
03/21/11
performer:
Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman, Erin Andrews, Julianne Hough
broadcaster:
ABC
seasons:
24
Current Status:
In Season

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes Dancing With the Stars scoop to start off the recap: I understand that our stars learned as early as Friday the order they would be dancing during My Jam Monday, so Prince Farmer knew before the weekend that he’d get to kick off tonight’s show while Lady Marmalade was rewarded the last dance of the evening. I can’t imagine anything more disheartening—knowing that you aren’t strong enough to open or close the night, and realizing how your middle-of-the-show positioning brings you closer to the ol’ heave ho. And in case you can’t recall (and you probably can’t because his cha-cha was dreadfully forgettable): Redfoo danced fourth to last on opening night—right in the dead zone… Which is probably why he became the first star to leave the dance floor.

“I got the chance to dance. I did my best,” he said at show’s end. “Emma is the best. I wanted to be there for her.”

And after such a decent jive, too!

Alas, it was not to be. Here’s how Redfoo and the rest of the other stars fared after week 2:

Chris Soules and Witney Carson 

He seemed pretty loose at the beginning of his cha-cha but ended up looking as stiff as a corn stalk while dancing to “Time of Our Lives.” “Your Monday jam got in a little bit of a pickle,” Len said. “That was some intricate choreography for the second week!” Julianne added.

Score: 21/40

Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani

How nice for Somers to have the camera start on her booty! Fortunately, the 68-year-old’s junk in the trunk looked just as impressive as her fancy footwork as she jived to “Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On.” “Very good job my darling,” Bruno said. “Never sleazy.” “It totally showcased your vitality,” added Carrie Ann.

Score: 28/40

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson 

His Foxtrot was smooth as silk, even though the show’s choice of music (“You make me feel so young”) made the Shark Tank dude look like he was shooting a commercial for Centrum Silver. “What you have is the supreme selling power, you do everything with such confidence,” Bruno said. “It almost made me a little nauseous, you are so darn cute!” backhanded Carrie Ann.

​Score: 28/40

Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe

After performing her own pretty girl version of Mean Tweets, the Carls Jr. gal performed a pretty limber cha-cha to “California Gurls.” Len said, “It was fun, it was cheeky, and better than last week.” “If you got it flaunt it,” added Bruno. “Don’t give a damn what anyone says.”

Score: 26/40

Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd

The footballer and his partner looked gorgeous in red during their sumptuous Foxtrot to “Working My Way Back to You.” “You were going to town!” said Len. “I got scarlet fever here!” Added Julianne: “It was picture perfect.”

Score: 28/40

NEXT: Is Rumer still the one to beat?

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