Dancing With The Stars
Season 13 Performance 4

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Celluloid Dreams

Chynna is clearly tearing up while waiting to hear from the judges and Tom, being a pro, babbles some nonsense to give her a minute to collect herself. Len starts out by also babbling some nonsense but then says that Chynna knows that she made mistakes, and he's sure it would have been lovely if she hadn't panicked. She knows. Bruno says that she was hot, but she "lost the plot." Bruno adds that what she did was beautiful and he hopes that she returns so they can see her dance again. Carrie Ann loved that she kept her composure and kept her head high. Carrie Ann reminds Chynna that this is supposed to be fun and she shouldn't take it so seriously. I do think Chynna has issues with anxiety. Didn't she go to rehab for anxiety, a thing I've never heard of? Ooh, and Tony is hurt as he limps to the back. Tom tries to get Brooke to ask him about it but she botches it because she's too busy bringing up the time that she (Brooke) did a similar thing. Is Tony okay? Could someone ask him? Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7 and Bruno 7. Overscored. I mean, what was that score for? Also, Brooke finally heard the producer frantically yelling in her ear and asks Tony what the deal is. Tony hurt his ankle in dress rehearsal but says he's fine.

David and Kym are the second couple to dance, and they have the paso doble. They will be dancing to the theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Kym thinks that, being an actor, David will be able to get into character well. That's all great, but David says that his brain doesn't work right and he can't tell left from right, and that causes obvious problems with dancing. I have a theory that probably half of all addicts have some form of mental illness that could be helped with medication, but they either don't want to take medication or don't get the diagnosis, and they self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Like David seems really scattered and like he has trouble focusing, and I wonder if he drank because it slowed everything down for him and made his thoughts more manageable. I'm probably not the first person to come up with this, but the more addicts (mostly former addicts) I meet, the more it makes sense to me. Not to discount genetic propensity to addiction, which I know is huge. Wait, why am I talking about this? Let's watch the routine.

Wow. That was really good. Way better than I anticipated. David swung onto the floor from the second level and then cracked a whip and that was their "skit" -- short but sweet. The actual paso was really good. The only downside was David's hands were stiff and pancaked throughout. But his arms and posture were strong. He muddled a little in the middle, but his jumps were amazing and he seemed confident and powerful, which is what you need for the paso, attitude-wise. The crowd loved it. Bruno talks about David's "tight muscles and tight pants," and reminds him to work on his turns. Carrie Ann thinks David has been catapulted to a new level, mostly due to his attitude. Len liked the beginning and the attitude, but he didn't think the form was good. The other judges start arguing with him over whether or not David had tight buttocks and it's a disaster so David and Kym just leave. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 7 and Bruno 8. That's a fair score. His form wasn't perfect but it was way better than anything else he's done so far.

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