Yes, yes, Chaz, Chaz. We’re all about Chaz. He was fabulous. Loved the Rocky bit. His best dance so far. And CHER. Looking 25 if she was A DAY. Not to diminish his moment or anything, but the real takeaway from last night’s DWTS was Ricki and Derek’s brilliant tango to the theme from Psycho. It was absolutely enthralling. Ricky was elegant, the dance was chilling, and I absolutely loved the shadow play at the beginning and the end. It got a standing ovation and the first 10s of the season. It starts at the 2:10 mark, but the intro package is interesting, not because Ricki whines about how she WANTS TO QUIT AND SHE’LL NEVER GET IT, OMG, but because Derek has such a difficult time choreographing it, saying the Psycho theme is “all over the place. The time signatures and phrasing constantly change.” Which, although I’ve never thought of it, is totally true and makes me realize that Derek actually knows what he’s doing. Not only is he a fearless choreographer and a charismatic dancer, but I’m thinking he’s some sort of a musical savant. That’s why he always wins. Anyway, you should definitely watch it. It’s not the best dance that’s ever been on the show, but if we are this early into the season and this is the level of achievement we’re getting from Ricki, she really could be someone to watch.
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