Another "Dancing With the Stars" results show. I'm going to keep the recap quick.
First up, Taylor Swift performs (such a showstopper compared to Norah Jones -- sorry, Norah). Then, we get a recap of last night's performance show. Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough finished at the head of the pack with a 26. There's a three-way tie at the bottom.
The bottom couple will go home; the next two at the bottom will compete head to head in a dance off. Those couples will get to choose the dance. Oh, DWTS, having to keep changing the way things are done, otherwise no one will watch the results shows anymore, except for recappers. (More faithful viewers: Has the show done this before? It hasn't during the results shows of seasons past that I've watched.)
The first couple we learn are safe are Joanna and Derek. They are joined by Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer.
After some filler, we learn Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson are safe. So are Aaron Cater and Karina Smirnoff. After a commercial break, a performance by Tiempo Libre and some talk about designing costumes (yawn!), they are joined by Mya and Dmitry Chaplin and birthday girl Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel.
Taylor Swift sings her radio hit "Love Story." Then filler, filler, filler. Finally, the couple with the lowest combined total, who are leaving! right! now!, are Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas.
Dance off time. Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova do the samba. It's definitely a style that suits Michael. Judge Len Goodman says Michael has come alive. Overall, he says, it was enjoyable. Judge Bruno Tonlioli calls him a crowd pleaser. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba says the technical part wasn't quite there, but, again, it was enjoyable.
Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower do the jive. Bruno says it was fast and there was energy, and there was also content. Carrie Ann says it was a good jive, but she expected more. Len says the couples didn't realize how important the dance was. He says it was sharp and clean, though.
Bruno says both did well, but that Louie and Chelsie had the edge. Len chooses to save Michael and Anna. Carrie Ann is the tiebreaker. She says she has to judge on what happened right now, not the whole season. She chooses Michael and Anna. Louie is sent packing.
Do you agree with the judges?