UPDATE: On the third week of “Dancing With The Stars,” singer Mya and her partner Dmitry Chaplin stepped things up, stealing the spotlight with a sexy rumba. Their moves, fast and furious, left all of the judges marveling and left the pair with the first perfect 10s of the season – from judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Judge Len Goodman, who marked Mya way down back in the first week, demurred again and scored her as just a 7, saying that the choreography was too busy to properly show her off. (The couples performance seemed to have a higher level of difficulty compared to other contestants, including several intricate holds.)
Watch how they did it below:
“Mya Shucks & Jives on “DWTS”
UPDATE: Mya brought the sassiness last night on “Dancing With The Stars”, the singer and partner Dmitri Chaplin danced an outstanding and energetic jive that also earned straight 9’s from the judges.
Take a look:
“Macy Gray Eliminated From ‘DWTS'”
UPDATE: Singer Macy Gray is leaving the “Dancing With The Stars” ballroom. Last night, she became one of two first contestants to be eliminated on the ninth season of the ABC dance-off. Gray had only scored 19 points for her two dances Tuesday. Judges admired her unique take on the Viennese waltz – “It was beautiful in it’s own bizarre way,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said – but Gray and professional partner Jonathan Roberts still landed in last place. The 42-year-old Grammy winner said she “had a good time” on the show. “Ballroom isn’t my calling exactly, but I learned a little bit,” she said.
“Mya vs. Macy Gray: Who Killed It On ‘DWTS’?”
Two of the must-watch contestants on Dancing With the Stars performed yesterday on the shows second installment of its three-day premiere. Mya and Macy Gray both danced the Viennese Waltz to an awful rendition of Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love” and needless to say one star outshone the either. Can you guess who?
Judges: Carrie Ann (8) thought it was gorgeous across the board and Bruno (8) could barely contain himself when Len (5), who gave such a low score, objected to the lack of traditional choreography. “That was artistry and emotion!” Bruno protested, loudly. But Len wouldn’t be shushed. Pointing to Mya, he said, “You are a fantastic dancer.” Pointing to Dmitry, “You have let her down!”
Judges: Carrie Ann (6) called her awkwardness a “natural genuineness,” while Bruno (5) compared her performance to “a child taking her first steps into a scary new world.” Len gave the score of 4. So the overall verdict was charming but ragged around all the edges.