So we're trying a little something different with tonight's Dancing With the Stars results show -- live-blogging. Haven't done that around here for a while. I'll be saving throughout the show instead of just posting at the end. So if you join the post partway through the show ... refresh refresh refresh for more! And feel free to comment during the show -- I'll keep an eye on those, too.
First set of results: Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani, Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough are all safe.
Tonight's reprisal from last night's show, which is not a surprise at all, is Jennifer and Derek's stellar Argentine tango. I can't believe she's getting through this so well with injuries ... and for a second time.
After the break, the Goo Goo Dolls perform "Iris" while Chelsie Hightower and Dmitry Chaplin perform on the stage, which is still in its round state from yesterday's acoustic night. It's a shortened version of the song and is followed by their new single, "Notbroken." Two other pros whose names I don't know dance during this song, then Chelsie and Dmitry join them. Tom announces the other pros' names, and one of them is Jason Glover from So You Think You Can Dance.
Before the next set of results, host Tom Bergeron decides to poke a little fun at Len Goodman, replaying his clip from last night where he told Mark Ballas he doesn't go around exposing himself, followed by a clip from "DanceCenter" with him hanging out at the anchor desk shirtless. Ooh, burn?
Results: Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer are safe, and Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas are in jeopardy.
After the break, they take a weird little moment to note that if there is news on the Chilean miners, they will interrupt the show. That's good to know, but it was handled strangely.
Results: Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke are safe. Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya, however, remain in jeopardy. (I'm always waiting for Alex Trebek to show up when they say that.)
Tonight's silly video clip is "How to Get a 10 from Len." It's followed by the Macy's Stars of Dance performance, with stars from "Forever Tango." I enjoy the latter much more than the former. (Also, the link starts playing music, loud music, and actually very music they're performing to. Just to forewarn you.)
Florence and the Machine is next, with an acoustic performance of "Dog Days Are Over." Dancers are perched all around on even tinier round pillars around the circular stage. It's a cool effect, though there is so much smoke, I wonder if the live audience can even see it. Even though in the introduction, Brooke Burke said that her album's sold 2 million copies already, after tonight, I bet she sees a spike in sales. That was awesome. (The site's slow to load -- a sign that a lot of folks are checking it out RIGHTNOW.)
Results: Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas are safe, which leaves The Situation and Karina Smirnoff in jeopardy, too.
Next up is a montage of what the week looked like from the stars' perspective. It's dizzying!
Final 'DWTS' results
The last three couples await their results, and The Situation seems to have cheered up a little -- while Tom Bergeron is doing his little setup, the Sitch makes his pecs do a little dance (a better dance than his feet did last night!) One more commercial break of course, and then ...
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya are safe, which is not a shock among this set of couples. The Situation and Karina Smirnoff are out, meaning Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas are safe.
He says though he wasn't happy about his scores last night, he's bowing out gracefully and was glad for the chance to show a little more of who he is than the "keyhole of his personality that you see on 'Jersey Shore.'"
So overall, not a big surprise, but a pretty decent results show. What do you think?
(Photo by Adam Larkey, ABC)