Dancing With The Stars

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Double Trouble

Last night we had another shakeup on the leader board and a mambo marathon. Tonight, it's finally time for a double elimination to get things moving. Who will it be? We'll find out LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

Tom and Samantha do a quick introduction and then throw it right to Taylor Swift, who is performing her song "Jump Then Fall." This girl has got some seriously long legs. At first, I though the lens was distorted or something, like Mariah Carey used to do on her CD covers. She's also singing live, which I appreciate, and you can tell because she's not perfect. Two pros dance while she sings but I don't recognize either of them.

Tom reviews last night's action with clips of the dancing and the judges' comments. I can't believe I totally missed the fact that Louie dumped Chelsie on her ass in the middle of their routine last night. I guess I was watching Louie run over to the judges' table to do his flip. I had to laugh when Donny said in his confessional that he thought 24 was a good score, and Kym was like, "Eh, not so much." Blah blah blah, everyone is nervous about tonight's double elimination and the possibility that they will have to participate in the dance-off.

So who doesn't need to worry? Joanna and Derek are safe. Joining them are Mark and Lacey. They seem surprised, especially Lacey.

Yet another clip package about how people feel about the double elimination. I know this is going to shock you, so hold onto your hats. People don't want to go home. People are scared to be in the bottom two. But mostly, they want to stay and dance another week. I'm so glad they aired that clip package, because I wasn't sure if people wanted to go home or what.

Who else is safe? Donny and Kym. Donny looks really relieved -- I think when Kym told him they weren't quite safe, he got really worried. Also safe are Aaron and Karina. Karina squeals really loudly. I guess being in the bottom two for two weeks in a row makes you really happy to be pronounced safe.

A group of Cuban refugees have turned their story into a musical, and they are here tonight to perform a number. They're called Tiempo Libre. It's weird to see Latin dancing performed in what is probably a really authentic manner. I'm so used to seeing people like Derek and Mark doing it that when I see actual Cubans dancing, it doesn't look right to me. But as I said, I'm sure it's much more authentic. They don't use as much hip action, for one. Their posture is different somehow, too. The music is exciting, with lots of congas. The audience likes it anyway.

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