|Mark Ballas dancing to a Cher number. Courtesy of ABC/Adam Taylor|
That said, it was cool to hear so many songs of hers and the dancers all dancing to her songs.
The worst offenders of the “trying too hard to please Cher” syndrome, were, sadly, one of my favorite couples, who gave us this:
|Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy. Courtesy of ABC/Adam Taylor.|
This, on the other hand, was one of my favorite dances of the night:
|Bill Engvall and Emma Slater|
|Bill and Emma|
Leah Remini also did some stuff, but since it was mostly sucking up to Cher, and Cher sucked as a judge, I’m just going to leave it all out here.
And in the category of “Couple You Don’t Expect, Doing Great Things,” we had this.
|Cheryl Burke and Jack Osbourne|
Cheryl reminding us, of course, that she was actually named cause her mom liked Cher.
But my favorite dance of the night, saved for last, was the stunning dance Derek Hough and Amber Riley put together.
Let me set the scene a bit. It starts with some sailors in uniform.
|Derek Hough, Amber Riley and the troupe|
She picks one out, and starts to disrobe him.
Is it getting a little steamy in here yet? Oh yes, it is...
|The hottest of a hot dance with Amber Riley and Derek Hough.|
Did you notice she’s wearing leather? And afterwards, Bruno noted that she took the normal “guy’s part” (she took the lead). Oh yes, she certainly did. And it was wonderful.... AHEM. Glad they saved it for last.
Sadly, our hot little twosome (that would be Brant and Peta, not Derek and Amber) got sent packing tonight. :-(
And I'll leave you with, no not another shot of Val and/or Derek shirtless, as nice as they may be... no, my favorite part of this season: Bill Engvall, in his signature move. Enjoy!
|Peta Murgatroyd and Brant D. get sent home.|
|Bill Engvall and Emma Slater, one of my favorite couples this season.|
And here, Bill Engvall discovers that he and Emma are safe for another week. I was just about as glad as he is, believe me. Keep voting for Bill!
Oh, and lastly, if you think Dancing with the Stars is all about hunky man meat (well, it is)... there is also this. (Note the creepy Wizard of Oz-y Cher hangings. Yikes.)
|Bill, Emma, Cheryl Burke, Tom Bergeron, Jack Osbourne|
|Sharna (dark hair) and other troupe dancers do a break.|