Week 2 of DWTS, officially called ‘Latin Night’, had all couples dancing the Rumba, Samba, Jive or Paso Doble. I always think the Rumba is a tough draw early in the season because it is a more intimate dance and it’s too soon for most couples to have that connection. As Snooki succinctly put it during her rehearsal package. “I’m gonna get pregnant doing these moves”.
- Derek Hough pretending to get knocked out by Amber Riley’s breast during rehearsal (or as host Tom Bergeron referred to it: “a pantomime of a boob concussion”).
- Corbin Bleu channeling his High School Musical character ‘Chad’ and yelling his famous “What team!?!” line and the audience responding “Wildcats!”.
- Valerie Harper’s partner, Tristan, getting emotional watching her work through her knee injury and articulating for everyone how inspiring it is to be in her presence.
- Jack Osbourne claiming that he got all the bad family genes, stating he’s “fat, has heart problems, MS and can’t sing or act” to which Cheryl Burke responded “But you can dance.”
- Bill Nye the Science Guy may have been the lowest scoring celeb again this week but they shared that his dance last week got over 3 million views on YouTube. Wow!
- Even though he was the first to get eliminated, Keyshawn Johnson took it in stride and shared that he never even bobbed his head to the car radio before this experience.
- Tom told us that judges, Len and Bruno, will sit out a few weeks this season because of conflicts with the British version of the show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Julianne Hough will be one of the first guest judges. It makes one wonder if fan favorite Maks Chmerkovskiy will also return to take a turn at the judges table. I also think this is the producers’ sly way of testing out how the show does without Bruno and Len.
- No noteworthy or snarky comments from the judges this week. The trio appear to be making an effort to be more positive. Although as contestant, Bill Engvall, pointed out, sometimes the comments don’t correlate with the scores.
- We finally got to see how the new format of one night vs. two is going to flow. Not bad for the first go. I did get a little tired of Brooke Burke Charvet shooing the contestants to the dance floor the second she finished interviewing them. I also think the last couple to perform needs to get their score BEFORE the last commercial break. It was awkward that Amber and Derek stood to the side to get their scores and then jumped back with the rest of the group for the results.
On to week 3…