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Dancing with the Stars: Week 2 Recap

September 30th, 2009 by Rebecca Harper Editor

There were plenty of missteps in the second week of Dancing with the Stars. Last week’s golden girl, Kelly Osbourne stumbled her way through the tango, Iron Chef chairman Mark Dacascos faltered at the beginning of his quickstep, former House majority leader Tom DeLay nearly dropped his partner at the finish of his otherwise respectable tango, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit veteran Kathy Ireland seemed stiff with an old-fashioned quickstep — so flat, in fact, she was unable to garner enough votes to stick around another week. Despite the fumbles, there were plenty of standouts this week. R&B singer Mya won over the judges with a sassy jive, singer Aaron Carter stood out with a zany quickstep, and entertainer Donny Osmond slipped on a velour suit to deliver a shagadelic jive set to “Secret Agent Man.” Here’s a look at some of the Hulu Team’s favorite performances of the week, plus a look at Kathy Ireland’s last dance. — Rebecca Harper () for the Yahoo! TV blog

Judges’ Favorite: Mya
Mya‘s partner, Dmitry Chaplin, donned geeky glasses and a tie and danced as a foil to Mya’s sexy flapper seductress in a sassy routine. She looked confident and on top of her game as she kicked and rock-stepped her way across the dance floor.

Quirkiest Quickstep: Aaron Carter
We knew we were in for something wacky when the Muppets’ Animal made an appearance before Aaron Carter‘s quickstep. Carter, dressed in Kermit-the-Frog green, pulled off a spectacular performance, though. He and partner Karina Smirnoff (his Miss Piggy, we presume) worked their way through an animated dance, leading judge Bruno Tonioli to exclaim “Spectacular!”

Best Recovery: Mark Dacascos
Seconds into his own quickstep, Mark Dacascos faltered a bit. But like a true competitor — he’s trained in martial arts — he powered through the rest of the dance, using his face almost as much as his feet. Dacascos may fly under the radar for a bit, but we think he has some staying power.

Scariest Moment: Tom DeLay
The night’s most frightful moment might have been UFC Ultimate Fighting Champion Chuck Liddell doing a fierce tango (to the White Stripes, no less), but then Tom DeLay nearly dropped partner Cheryl Burke to the floor at the end of their own tango. He’s been nursing an ankle injury, and it appeared as though Burke added a little too much “oomph” to their final move.

Eliminated: Kathy Ireland
Though former model Kathy Ireland looks fantastic in her ballroom costumes, the judges felt she was still too reserved in the second week of competition, that she was holding back. The voters at home agreed, because they ended up sending her home this week.

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