Bristol and Mark did not fail their fans tonight in the finals on DWTS. Tonight’s theme was ‘redemption’ and ‘freestyle’ night. Dressed in a baby blue sequined dress with a pink sash and white crinoline slip peeping out from under the bottom and Mark dressed in a baby blue sequined jacket, they hit the floor doing the Jive.
This was their chance to redeem themselves from that Monkey Suit business, when Bristol had a hard time getting out of hers. Well, they did it! They danced the Jive tonight to a different song and never missed a beat. Bristol was bouncy and energetic and just fun to watch. Her face was full of expression and joy. She seemed stronger than ever and that was a feat to accomplish after all that has happened to her this past week.
I guess we can say she’s a chip off the old block. Strong as steel with the joy of the LORD! Mark is the gem of a gentleman. He cannot be thanked enough for the way he has taken care of our girl. He has been so protective to her and that has not been easy for him to do in Hollywood tinsel town. He seems to not care what the others are saying or thinking about Bristol’s performance in this show. He is an angel.
Let’s take a look again at their energetic Jive-
Good job, kids! They received 3 9s from the judges for a total of 27 out of 30 for their superb performance. Head judge, Len Goodman said to Bristol, “The last time you were a gorilla and this time you are a thriller!” Way to go, Len.
Their last dance of the night was the Free Style which presented a bit of a challenge to Bristol at first. Mark selected “Cell Block Tango”, from Bob Fosse’s “Chicago” but Bristol had never seen the Broadway play or its adaptation to the movie screen.
“I’ve never seen Chicago,” Bristol said in rehearsal. “I’ve never been to a Broadway show.” Mark was able to convince her that everything would be fine and he was right.
Their interpretation was fantastic, with Bristol and Mark dancing a dramatic Argentine Tango, which started with Bristol dancing in a cage and ended with Mark in the cage. There were a lot of sexual tensions and dramatic movements involved in the dance and for someone who has never danced before and has never been to a Broadway play, Bristol did a magnificent job! She had the right emotion, the right attitude and plenty of determination in the dance. it was quite entertaining to watch –
Head judge, Len Goodman, liked it and gave Bristol praises, “That was no disaster, I thought it was fantastic!” Len’s colleagues Bruno and Carrie Ann both gave her low score of 8s. Carrie Ann tried to compare Bristol’s performance to that of the actresses in the original Broadway play – people who have spent their life time singing, dancing and acting on stage! Bruno gave her credit for determination and for reaching so high. It was still appalling that the two of them gave her 8s when she deserved 10s. She really came out of her comfort zone and performed as Mark had taught her. It was completely theatrical.
They did rent the movie of “Chicago” to help her get the feel of the tension and drama of the women in the iconic movie-
Bristol is a quick study. She’ll need that because Tuesday night she will have to learn a Quick Cha Cha. Besides doing their personal favorite she and Mark will be given another Insta Dance challenge. Their song will be give to them at the beginning of Tuesday’s show and they will have to choreograph the Cha Cha to that song and perform it.
This has been an amazing journey for Bristol and she deserves to win. So we pray and pray some more and cheer this beautiful young woman along her way. The judges may have scored her to be last but God said the last shall be first when you honor Him.
I feel really good about Tuesday night. Bristol and Mark shine like the morning day sun!! God bless you both.
posted by rightthingtodo on November 22, 2010