Exclusive! Marissa Jaret Winokur on Dancing With the Stars, Week 8
The DWTS alum gives us insider info and reviews Niecy Nash, Chad Ochocinco and the rest of the contestants on Week 8 of DWTS: Season 9.
-Marissa Jaret Winokur
Pamela Anderson is gone! Must I keep watching Dancing With The Stars now? What is wrong with the voters? You have to understand how this works… if you don’t vote, the people you love will be sent home! Sorry that was my rant. This week – two solo dances in a race to the final four. The most important night is yet to come. (I, after all, made it to the final four).
The intros always say a lot and this week they called Evan Lysacek the “golden boy,” while they called Niecy Nash “the jiggly one.” If it were me, I would have cried. I guess it could be worse… Actually, no, I don’t think it could have been! Brooke Burke looked amazing, but I was still depressed about Pam’s elimination. Oh well, here we go!
Chad Ochocinco was up first with a tango, but I was distracted by the back of Cheryl Burke’s dress (or lack there of). I don’t think there was enough tension, either. The tango is a love-to-hate-dance and I just didn’t feel it. The judges agree with me – that’s a first!
Niecy was next. OMG she really does have a lot of jobs – I was shocked by what she has to do BEFORE rehearsals each week. She danced the waltz and I really liked it. I think she could have beat Chad for a final 4 placing after that dance, but the judges didn’t agree with me – oh well.
Erin Andrews danced the tango first and spent most of her rehearsals “trying” to jump off the stage into partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s arms. She might have been very scared, but – surprise – she nailed it perfectly. This was really her dance – even Len Goodman gave her a 10!