'Dancing with the Stars' live blog: A second chance to dance in week 2

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dancing-with-the-stars-season-16-week-2-jacoby-jones.jpgThe competitors on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 16 get their second chance to dance -- plus a second chance to win both scores and votes -- in week 2. Some are looking to keep up the good work. Others need to improve if they want to see week 3. All of the scores and dance details are here.

First couple out:

Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson -- quickstep
Whatever the judges say on this one, it was a lot of fun to watch -- nicely bouncy and cheerful.

Len Goodman: "Bingo, Ingo!"
Bruno Tonioli: "That really was a bonanza of tricky steps."

Scores: 6+7+7 = 20


Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus -- jive
Dorothy had to deal with an injury this week. That may be why she was a little bit slow throughout the dance. It also could because the dance was fast. Still a good performance, but it seemed very held-back.

Bruno: "You lost the footing so many times. "
Carrie Ann Inaba: "You had a lot of mistakes in the beginning."

Scores: 5+5+5 = 15


Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff -- jazz
This would be another one of those non-ballroom dances that they're throwing in to spice things up. Considering that the dance began with Karina on Jacoby's shoulders (under a trench-coat, like short people do in slapstick mysteries), it definitely wasn't dull. Very fun, actually.

Carrie Ann: "That, my friend, was rocking!"
Bruno: "Stylistically, it was just spot-on."

Scores: 8+7+8 = 23


Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold -- jive
This would be another of those peppy dances. Victor seemed to get the footwork pretty well. Some of his style might have been lacking -- a few places seemed oddly slow. But it was otherwise quite good.

Len: "You didn't knock my socks off."
... who then quoted "The Merchant of Venice"
Bruno: "At times, it looked like a zumba dance."

Scores: 6+6+6 = 18


Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani -- quickstep
Quickstep mall cops. Why not? Anything that gets segways onto the stage. Wynonna looked very motivated on the stage, although she wasn't quite able to keep up the speed or the style.

Bruno: "Those assets need security at all times." (He was talking about the chest area)
Carrie Ann: "Your frame is beautiful."
Len: "The engine was running, but you never got out of first gear."

Scores: 6+6+6 = 18


Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy -- jive
Did Val make a Polish joke in the rehearsals? Or did he mean a different kind of pole?

Zendaya is a very good dancer, easily the best of the celebrities at the beginning of this competition. She may have been a little tottery on those heels, but can you blame her?

Carrie Ann: "You killed... killed... killed that number!"
Let's just say Bruno's praise was effusive.

Scores: 9+8+9 = 26

She is doing rather well, isn't she?


Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess -- jazz
Sharna gave Andy creative freedom? Hmmm...

Did he come up with the magic mushrooms and "Don't Come Around Here No More" set? This was definitely some of the better costuming and set dressing for the night. There wasn't as much dancing as there could be maybe. But it was interesting.

Len: "I don't know what to say... It was fun to watch."
Carrie Ann: "You are so lucky that jazz was your style tonight."

Scores: 7+6+7 = 20


Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd -- jive
They have very dark fake tans tonight. It's distracting.

Sean actually looked pretty good (tan aside) in the jive. The choreography was sufficiently upbeat that the goofy smile even looked about right. Not perfect, but this was solid enough.

Catherine wants you to call, by the way.

Bruno: "It was a little bit more lindy hop and jitterbug than jive."
Carrie Ann: "It's a solid performance." (See?)

Scores: 7+6+7 = 20


Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas -- quickstep
This was a faster quickstep, which was a nice thing. Aly had excellent precision, and the dance looked pretty darn good as a result. She may have missed a few of the fastest bits, but that's it.

Carrie Ann: "Best quickstep of the night!"
Len: "Your head went so far to the left... But I tell you what, it was terrific."

Scores: 8+8+8 = 24


Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko -- jive
Airplane theme? What a a missed opportunity in not having Giggy as carry-on luggage! Oh well. Lisa definitely was behind in her steps at times, but it wasn't too bad. She also knew how to give a performance.

Len: "You were trying to fly, but you never really took off in that dance... It was a tad wooden to me."
Bruno: "It is understandable -- you're not used to commercial flight."

Scores: 6+6+6 = 18


D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke -- quickstep
It's a better week for D.L. Let's just start with that. He didn't perform the best quickstep ever, but it was at least in the same league as some of the competition. Another week or two (and some confidence) and D.L. might be a decent dancer. He may not get that far though.

Bruno: "You're not Fred Astaire..." Tom Bergeron: "He's dead."
Len: "Tonight you've improved over last week. Well done."

Scores: 5+5+6 = 16

Improvement is improvement, I guess.


Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough -- jazz
My goodness but their hairstyles look similar... I know they were last week too. And poor Kellie -- one of those insane Derek routines.

Granted, this one wasn't a primal dance around a campfire or anything. There definitely was dancing. Still, it might have been too weird for the likes of Len.

Carrie Ann: "You are a dancer!"
Len: "Last week was a spark. This week is a fire."
Bruno: "That was modern jazz at its most effective."

So I guess Len did like it. Fair enough -- it was a great dance.

Scores: 9+8+9 = 26

That's week 2 finished. All that remains is the first elimination -- who will go home?


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