One of our faves came close to elimination last night on “Dancing With the Stars,” but Chris Brown stole the show!
Whether he was welcome or not, Chris Brown dominated the “DWTS” broadcast last night. He was the whole show! Oh, sure, people wanted to know who would be the first unfortunate soul to be cut this season, but producers know that they can only draw out the suspense for so long.
Host Tom Bergeron whittled down the number of nervous contestants to the bottom two, Sugar Ray Leonard and Mike Catherwood–a process that should take no more than 10 minutes. But with an hour of airtime to fill, Chris more than did his part to keep people tuned in.
A week after his infamous blow-up at “Good Morning America,” Chris slapped on a happy face and a red suit for a theatrical performance of “Yeah 3x.” Equal parts dance extravaganza, martial arts exhibition and high-powered singing, there was a little something for everyone in Chris’ first appearance of the night. He even brought some mimes along! Look.
Later on, Chris came back to electrify the ballroom with a Tron-tastic mash-up of “Forever” and “Beautiful People,” a single from his new album F.A.M.E. There’s just something about light-up clothes that makes a dance routine pop!
All jokes aside, this performance was a lot of fun to watch. Check it out below!
Once everyone’s eyes readjusted to regular lighting, it was time to find out who would be sent packing with the unenviable distinction of being the first eliminated star.
For all of his explosive energy and ability to be entertaining, Ray has still had trouble controlling his posture and sharpening his moves. He’s good on the dance floor, but he’s not great yet, and he’s not favorite with the judges.
Last week, Mike turned in a foxtrot that put him at the bottom of the leaderboard–even ranking below Wendy Williams and we all remember how awful her cha cha was. This week, his jive showed a lot of improvement, but it wasn’t enough to keep him in step.
In the end, Mike and his professional partner Lacey Schwimmer were sent home after their last routine, which you can watch below.
— Sonya Eskridge