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May 6th, 2008 8:38am EDT
Marissa Jaret WinokurHappy Cinco De Mayo Samantha Harris! We're down to the final five, and with only three weeks to go things are about to take a serious turn. Shannon and Derek are gone, but I will solider on for you loyal readers. I've got my judging cap on, so let's get to the dancing.

Kristi and Mark
Kristi took a nose dive down to fourth place last week and wanted to do a lift in their samba. Mark was against it since it isn't in the character of the dance. She wanted to get back on top and was thrilled to do a lift in the quick step. Mark wanted to get tens without using tricks

Dance 1: Quick Step
I love that Mark sings along to the music while Kristi is trying her hardest to just smile. She did get her lift at the end, right onto Mark's shoulders. Len said the dance was fabulous, Bruno said she is a candidate for the finals, and Carrie Ann pointed out that they were out of sync. Carrie Ann got booed, and the audience is apparently made up of judges.

Carrie Ann: 9
Len: 10
Bruno: 10
Total of 29

Dance 2: Samba
Mark does enjoy his full red outfits. They strayed a bit into hip hop very briefly which shouldn't be noticed but the dance itself was really weird to watch. Carrie Ann didn't care for it, Len said it lost the spirit, and Bruno said it was great.

Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
Total of 26

Mario and Karina
Mario was half good/half not so good last week and he has no time left. He has to step up his game. Mario was focused on doing lifts as well, and keeps dropping Karina. They headed to a pool to practice lifts, amongst other thingsā€¦ allegedly. Mario wanted to prove he can do ballroom.

Dance 1: Waltz
He seemed a bit shaky with the dance, but Karina and Mario were really pulling off the romantic chemistry. His lift with her involved swinging her around his body, which was flawless and really awesome to watch. Bruno called him polished and a prince, Carrie Ann called him elegant, and Len said it was gorgeous. The audience booing is finally starting to tick me off.

Carrie Ann: 9
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
Total of 27

Dance 2: Jive
Very quick, fun and flirty. Mario really enjoyed the dancing and everyone could tell. He did some more spinning of Karina and even snuck in a kiss at the end. Len said it had a roughness to it, Bruno said it was everything it should be, Carrie Ann said his wildness worked.

Carrie Ann: 9
Len: 8
Bruno: 9
Total of 26

Marissa and Tony
She was in the bottom two last week and had her highest score as well. Marissa finally pulled the cancer card and how her survival gave her permanent pep. Marissa is probably going home tonight, but she made it this far which is fantastic. Tony also put a lift in their dance, which Marissa was ecstatic about.

Dance 1: Fox Trot
They danced to "New York, New York," which really is a great number for Broadway darling Marissa, and they do a really fun dance with jazz hands and everything. Carrie Ann loved watching her, Len said she was lovely, and Bruno said she needed to do a bit more gliding.


Carrie Ann: 9
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
Total of 25

Dance 2: Mambo
Red and redder came out strong and happy with some partial lifts. They moved into some snazzy footwork and Tony kicked about Marissa's short frame quite a bit. They ended with Marissa spinning on the floor. She is my new favorite! Bruno said she can do sexy, Carrie Ann loved that Marissa goes for it, and Len said it was a bit careful.

Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 8
Bruno: 9
Total of 25

Jason and Edyta
He's number 1 right now and just needs to hold on to that top spot. Again with the lifting though, this is bordering on time filler. Edyta made Jason dress up as a mariachi guy and then gave him a spray tan, which he pointed out the obvious redundancy of.

Dance 1: Tango
He was very forceful with the dance, showing us what passion can do for the tango. Otherwise there weren't a lot of fancy moves. Some nice footwork and the obligatory lift finished out their first dance. Len didn't get to finish his comment when Bruno chimed in calling them beautiful and sexy. Carrie Ann said they brought a whole new dynamic to the dance. Len is not happy with Bruno; they're fighting while Tom talks to us at home.

Carrie Ann: 10
Len: 9
Bruno: 10
Total of 29

Dance 2: Samba
The two of them have a monopoly on sexiness as they dance. I'm not a fan of the moving across the floor on one knee or the same lift as the previous dance, but otherwise they blew it out of the water. Carrie Ann said he was lagging, Len said it lacked rhythm, and Bruno called it a turkey.

Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 7
Bruno: 8
Total of 23

Cristian and Cheryl
Even after being injured last week by Cheryl leaning back during the dance, Cristian was back on the dance floor. He does need surgery right away, but somehow the doctor cleared him for dancing. He was dancing at a disadvantage and had to rely on Cheryl's choreography. For some insane reason he still wanted to do lifts. Interesting.

Dance 1: Tango
They danced to "Beat it" complete with single white gloves. It became more about Cheryl and her moves than Cristian. He did manage a one armed lift, which is commendable. Bruno said it was very good, Carrie Ann saw nothing wrong with the dance, and Len applauded the choreography.

Carrie Ann: 10
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
Total of 28

Dance 2: Mambo
Their real strength has become the footwork, although this dance made it much more obvious that Cristian is injured as his arm does not move at all. Still though, they got the extra lift in at the end; he is one strong dude. Len said it was full of energy, Bruno said it was magic, and Carrie Ann said they were on fire.

Carrie Ann: 10
Len: 9
Bruno: 10
Total of 29

Cristian and Cheryl move up to number one and Jason had an upset, which brought him down to number four. It is all up to the votes now. Who are you going to save?

Dan ChruscinskiStory by Dan Chruscinski
Starpulse contributing writer


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