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My friend Lara recently finished watching all five seasons of Alias. She was immediately sucked into the epic love story of special agent Sydney Bristow and her hotter than crap handler Michael Vaughn. Who cares that she caught this train roughly a decade after the rest of us? I choose to celebrate that she now understands what I’ve been talking about for the last 13 years.
It’s inevitable. When “Most Memorable Year” rolls around on Dancing with the Stars, I sit down to watch with every intention of bawling my eyes out. Stars are real people too you know! They have feelings and emotions and stuff. Here’s a breakdown of each dance and the exact moment that I started crying during their pre-packaged interviews. Enjoy.
Alexa and Mark
“Mama Said” by the Shirelles
Kleenex Alert: Alexa thanking her mother for getting her where she is today.
I was so proud of Alexa calling Alfonso out on his comment last week. As you may recall, he told her that she is NOT going to win this contest with her husband. She’s going to win it with Mark. Alexa basically shared that Carlos is the most important thing in her life and she will choose him over a first-place mirrorball trophy any day of the week. YES! Unfortunately, her dance was less than stellar. The green dress was amazing. The botched choreography—not so much.
This month’s soundtrack is a salute to the Disney movies that were on a constant loop in the background of my childhood. And by “childhood,” I mean high school and college. When your lifelong dream is to work at the happiest place on earth, you become a bit obsessive. It was a time for reinvention for the Disney Company and I think Alan Menken deserves a great big THANK YOU from the peanut gallery. I hope you enjoy this playlist while wearing Mickey ears with an embroidery of you name on the back!
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Daughters of Triton
Some people fast forward through this roll call, but I insist on singing every lyric and matching my pitch with each daughter.
Part of Your World
It’s a Disney classic. It’s also the reason I thought my sister named her dog Gizmo in the ‘90s. That would have been a really cool story for this post had she not named him after the gremlin in Gremlins.
Under the Sea
Because of Sebastian, I have mastered a Jamaican accent. This one is a joy to sing.
In one week, certain members of the Dancing with the Stars cast have managed to shake things up on the competition. Kim had a mini-stroke (whaaat??!!) and documents her three-day stay in the hospital. Not being able to fly + not being able to practice + not being able to perform = elimination. Tom Bergeron recites the official rules that were created in 2005 and they are unflinchingly rigid. If a contestant’s health is at risk, he or she must drop out. Kim demands a recall through Skype. She does not get it.
This makes Bindi nervous because her foot is hurting. She smiles through the pain, fearful that ABC lawyers will come busting through the door waving legal documents. She’ll be okay because BINDI HAS A BOYFRIEND who can take care of her. How did we not know this? What about Alek? Should I fully support Lindsay’s decision to pimp him out to other rhinestone-clad divas of the ballroom? Do we even know Jenna? Can she be trusted?
It’s a good thing we have Alfonso Ribeiro as a guest judge and The Muppets as special directors of the show. Did I need to see Miss Piggy kissing Derek’s bare torso? No. No I did not. But I do love TV and am proficient in theme song karaoke. Bring on the dancers!