The big news from Week Four of “Dancing with the Stars” was the elimination of Bristol Palin, who some fans were griping didn’t have the dance chops to last as long as she did. But my favorite moment from this week was Apolo Anton Ohno’s surprisingly convincing (and pretty adorable) old-school hip hop performance with Karina Smirnoff. If you missed it, check out the video here.
I have a tendency to assume the show’s “stars” rely heavily on their partners for guidance during ballroom routines, but this choreography left Ohno on his own to strut his stuff, and he really rose to the occasion, even pulling off gutsy moves like a backward somersault into a handstand. And check out those beautiful long leg lines, even in hip hop! Do you think he has speed skating to thank for that?
The only weird part of the performance was Smirnoff breaking down and crying after because she fell. That’s not a very professional example to set for your eager student!
What did you think of the performances and eliminations this week?