Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Week 7 Analysis

Dancing With The Stars Season 22: Week 7 Analysis


Antonio Brown: NFL/Pitts Steelers wide receiver/punt returner (like Hines Ward, season 12, Kym Johnson). Brown wants Steelers fans nationwide. Pro partner: Sharna Burgess.

Nyle Dimarco:  Deaf actor; an “America’s Next Top Model.” Pro partner: Peta Murgatroyd.

Kim Fields: TV/film actress (“The Facts Of Life”).” Pro partner: Sasha Farber.

Von Miller:  Denver Broncos def. linebacker/SB50 MVP 2/2016.  Pro partner: Witney Carson.

Wanya Morris: 1990s H.S. to Boyz II Men (bestselling R&B). Pro partner: Lindsay Arnold.

Jodie Sweetin: Actress (“Full/er House” & author). Pro partner: Keo Motsepe.

Paige VanZant: UFC straw-wt. mixed martial arts; lifelong dancer. Pro partner: Mark Ballas.

Ginger Zee: ABC GMA chief meteorologist, new mom. Pro partner: Val Chmerkovskiy.

Dancing With The Stars: Week 7 Analysis

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It’s the first week for 2 dances and 2 eliminations on Dancing With The Stars this season!

We saw a night of many delights and a few disappointments, beauty and fun.


  1. Jodie Sweetin: Quickstep. Judges’ scores 8-9-9. My score 9.

The positive: Pretty, happy, confident. Gorgeous arms/hands. Very enjoyable!

The negative: Body contact and footwork a tad off a few times, but yay, Keo.


  1. Kim Fields: Samba. Judges’ score 9. My score 9.

The positive: Good turns/energy/content; cute, fun. They’re so good together!  She was very enthusiastic and excited; she worked very hard and did an excellent job.

The negative: Energy level maybe could have been even higher?


  1. Nyle Dimarco: Foxtrot. Judges’ scores 10-9-9.  My score 10.

The positive: Smooth, graceful, elegant, flowing; gorgeous holds/lines/extensions/full movements/arms/hands/footwork. Incredible chemistry and accomplishments!

The negative: Bruno goofed again in his scoring, writing a 9 but saying a 10—darn it!  Whether intentionally or not, he was ripped off again.


  1. Antonio Brown: Tango. Judges’ score 8. My score 8.

The positive: An average tango.  It had the required “attack, purpose, style, and finesse,” per Len, and he did a good job. He put on his appropriately dramatic face.

The negative: Pace, posture, and footwork were a bit off at times, and it lacked a wow factor.  Although he shows significant improvement some weeks, he’s the least consistent.


  1. Wanya Morris: Foxtrot. Judges’ score 9.  My score 9.

The positive: He did a comfortable, well-executed opening solo.  The dance was cute, correct, and carefree; graceful and happy. A delightful and endearing spring evening in dance about a sweet young couple on a date. I liked it a lot!

The negative: Because he couldn’t attend all rehearsals, he looked a tad concerned now and then.


  1. Ginger Zee: Viennese Waltz. Judges’ score 10. My score 10.

The positive: Gorgeous and graceful turns/arms/hands/frames/lines, content/choreo.  You could get lost in the beautiful flow of it.  A joy to watch.  My 2nd fave dance of the night!

The negative:  Nothing.  What a pleasure!


  1. Von Miller: Salsa. Judges’ score 8.  My score 8.

The positive: Good opening solo as Elvis.  He had a good time, again showing much improvement, enjoyment, and likability.  Good content/hips/lifts!

The negative: The choreo. was a bit busy, maybe.


  1. Paige VanZant: Jive. Judges’ score   10.  My score 10.

The positive: Clever, captivating, lighthearted; all in/all on!  Tight, controlled, sharp (esp. turns/spins and kicks/flicks). Athletic and energetic. Fabulous, perfect content and execution!  WOW!  I LOVED IT!  Halfway in, I said, “10!”  For me, THE DANCE OF THE NIGHT! Congratulations on the choreo, Mark, and on the performance, both of you!

The negative: Nothing; it was PERFECT!


DANCE #2: The Team Dances:  Men vs. Women.

Men (to James Brown songs): Well organized; tight; controlled.  Nyle was extremely impressive, even in a group of numerous dancers.        Judges’ scores 9-9-10. My score 9.

Women (to Beyonce songs): Timing off at times.  Teamwork not quite as good.  They looked sexy, though, and did a fine job.                     Judges’ scores 8-8-9. My score 8.



WHO WAS ELIMINATED TONIGHT?  Double elim.: Von and Witney,  Kim and Sasha.  Not surprising, but disappointing, esp. for Kim to go.  With her gone, a bright light has left the ballroom!  What a mistake and how unfair to her when she has learned and performed consistently very well!


NEXT WEEK:  The quarter finals!  Antonio should go home. He should have gone this week instead of Kim!  Just because he plays FB doesn’t mean that he should stay here; he’s the least-consistent dancer.  After him, Jodie.

What do you think? Weigh in with your comments! Let’s get a great conversation going!

Vickie L. Weaver

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