Posts Tagged ‘Cheryl Burke’

Team Chericho says goodbye on week 6 of DWTS

April 26, 2011

Team Chericho Week 6 (abc.com)

On the elimination episode of Dancing With the Stars, Team Chericho was eliminated from the competition. Jericho’s partner, Cheryl Burke, told Jericho that he exceeded her expectations. Chris Jericho said it was good timing because he had to catch a flight out to England for the Royal Wedding, which got quite a few laughs. He then said that it was time for Chris Jericho, ‘the dancer,’ to step aside and become Chris Jericho, ‘the father.’

I must add that Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke did us wrestling fans proud. In many cases, contestants who come from other realms of entertainment usually don’t fare too well. Jericho exceeded my own expectations and showed the world that wrestlers are awesome performers and amazing people in their own right. I’m sure the DWTS fans, who weren’t wrestling fans,  did not know what to make of Chris Jericho when he was announced to be a contestant. There is no doubt in my mind that Chris Jericho made a ton of new fans from this experience and that these new fans will view pro wrestling, or at least the WWE, in a different, more positive light.  Thank you, Team Chericho!

*picture courtesy of abc.com

Team Chericho earns the lowest score on DWTS

April 25, 2011

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke performed second tonight and received the lowest score of the night.

In the pre-performance video, Jericho finds out that he’s going to perform to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. He says how much of an inspiration Steve Perry is. They show footage of Jericho’s band, Fozzie.

He seemed to show a lot of frustration in rehearsal. Jericho usually doesn’t lead on to what he’s thinking about but in this clip you could totally tell he was stressed out and flustered. Maybe going to the Big 4 concert in Indio this weekend wasn’t a good idea. Kidding. Heh.

Team Chericho performed the Tango and this how they fared with the judges.

Bruno: 7 You turned into a lump of granite.

Carrie Ann: 7 I feel like the pressure got to you this week. It wasn’t passionate.

Len: 8 You had good posture. It lacked a bit of intensity. Excellent job.

My Take ~ Score: 7

The judges were unforgiving here. This was Jericho’s stiffest performance but not by much. Nothing terrible happened here. It just wasn’t spectacular. He seemed like his mind was concentrating and he wasn’t enjoying the moment like he has in the previous week. Everybody else did very well so tomorrow’s show is going to be scary. Good luck, Team Chericho!

After the jump we’ll see how the rest of the cast did.

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Chris Jericho on getting a froot 8 from Len

April 20, 2011

Team Chericho during Americana Week from abc.com

The first ever WWE Undisputed World Champion, Chris Jericho, has been blogging about his DWTS tenure for TV Squad. In his latest post, Jericho discusses earning an 8 from hard nosed DWTS judge, Len Goodman. Here’s an excerpt:

I was so focused on Len that I almost passed out when Carrie Ann gave us our first nine! A nine! I couldn’t believe it, and screamed like Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘Halloween.’ Then it was the moment of truth. I looked at Len. He looked at me, and slowly raised his paddle to reveal … an eight!

I leapt a tall building in a single bound, and Cheryl and I bounced up and down like two Canadian/American/Filipino jumping beans. We did it! Then Bruno followed up with another nine to give us a whopping total of 26!

You can read the rest of this entry and his other entertaining and pop-reference filled blog posts here.

*Picture courtesy of abc.com

Team Chericho gets a froot score of 26 on DWTS

April 18, 2011

Tonight they’re celebrating America.

Congrats to Team Cherico for making it to the halfway point!

Team Chericho performs second.

In the pre-dance video package, Jericho says his goal is to get a score higher than 7 from Len. Cheryl says he’s going to want to have good technique to impress Len.

He wants to prove that he’s a top contender in the competition.

Team Chericho performed a Viennese Waltz to a soulful rendition of Oh Beautiful. It was nice but it’s hard to appreciate a dance when the song is this mellow. Here’s what the judges gave them.

Bruno: 9 Big yet graceful. Strong, yet elegant. It was absolutely wonderful.

Carrie Ann: 9 I feel like we’ve underestimated you. Tender.

Len: 8 It was a little bit flat footed. Work a little bit more on the footwork.

My Take ~ Score: 7

I’m always going to be favorable when it comes to Jericho. With that being said, I liked this performance but I didn’t love it. Jericho looked like he was thinking a little too much tonight but he did provide a strong and sturdy frame to showcase the beautiful and amazing Cheryl Burke. It was a solid performance and the judges seemed to LOVE it…except for Len.

Wow. I didn’t expect the judges to give Team Chericho a whopping score of 26! This assures them a spot in the competition for at least another week or two. I think Jericho is winning people over with his great interviews and personality. He busted out a Justin Bieber reference during his post-performance interview. It was almost like reading a page of his pop reference-laden book. He was close to the top today but Hines Ward remains as one of the front-runners of the season.

After the jump we’ll see how the rest of the cast did.

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The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla returns on DWTS (April 11, 2011)

April 12, 2011

It’s Classical Week! All the dancers will be dancing to classical pieces. A 46 member orchestra will provide the music.

The DWTS Dance Troop performed a Pasodoble clinic for the audience.

A brunette Chris Jericho, who looked like he borrowed CM Punk’s hairdo, performed eighth with his partner, Cheryl Burke. They performed the Pasodoble to In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.

In the preceding video package, he says that he’s back as Chris Jericho. Cheryl says that they need his arrogant wrestling persona for the Pasodoble. They show WWE footage of him in the ring.

Jericho cuts a promo on the Pasodoble and manages to namedrop the Rock and Mr. Baby Gap.

This was a well-executed performance to my untrained eye and the crowd seemed to respond pretty well.

In the post-dance interview Chris Jericho dropped this cheesy gem:

“Cheryl helped me go from Charlie Brown to Charlie Sheen tonight.”

Dork. The judges were very kind in their critiques. They gave Team Chericho a score of 23. Here’s a brief summary of what they said.

Bruno 8 – He got the accent so well. EXCELLENT!

Carrie Ann 8 – He was so connected to the music.

Len 7 – The dance wasn’t bad. The music conquered him. (The crowd turned on Len at this moment)

My Take ~ Score: 8

I’m happy to say that Jericho did well tonight in my eyes as well as the judges. If he’s on the bottom again, you can blame the sports entertainment world that he came from. He’s not a movie star, nor a pop singer. He’s a celebrity in the art of pro wrestling. If he gets eliminated tomorrow, I just don’t think the mainstream audience was ready to embrace a pro wrestler not named Dwayne the Rock Johnson. I personally don’t think that Jericho will be eliminated tomorrow but you never really know which way the public is going to vote. I think Kendra is probably going to be eliminated tomorrow.

After the jump we’ll see how the rest of the cast did.

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Chris Jericho performs to the Beatles’ Let it Be on DWTS

April 4, 2011

The contestants have to base their performance on a personal story in tonight’s episode.

The DWTS Dance Troops come out and perform a dance primer on the Paso Doble, the Rhumba and the Samba.

Team Chericho performed third on this episode.

Before Jericho’s performance, they showed footage of “the dancing beast’s” performance from last week.

Then they showed his pre-performance video:

  • Chris Jericho discussed his mother’s accident when he was away training to be a pro wrestler. (You could read more about it in his first book, A Lions Tale.)
  • He says Chris Irvine is his real name. He looks choked up.

“This is part of my life. This is part of my heart.”

Awesome video package. This is as poignant as it gets.

Team Chericho performed a Rhumba to a tranquil version of the Beatle’s Let it Be. Nice.

Chris walked towards an old record player, he put the needle on the record, kissed his mothers picture and danced.

The judges gave Team Chericho a score of 21. Here’s a brief breakdown:

Carrie Ann – 7 – Emotionally amazing.

Len – 7 – His lines and poses were excellent. Excellent job.

Bruno – 7 – He showed an almost naked vulnerability. Good job.

My Take ~ Score: 8

Jericho smashed it last week and he topped himself this week in my opinion. He seemed more confident this time. The judges slammed him on technique, which I know nothing about, so I suppose their scores are justified. You can tell he worked hard to honor his departed mother.

Overall, I think Chris Jericho is going to be safe for the next few weeks. This performance was way too personal for anyone to hate on him when they vote. I still say that Jericho should last until the final four. This season is looking like Hines Ward’s to lose.

After the jump we’ll see how the rest of the cast did.

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Chris Jericho rocks the house on DWTS

March 21, 2011

Chris Jericho teamed with 2-time Dancing With the Stars winner, Cheryl Burke,  and did the Cha Cha Cha to a very limp version of the Clash’s Should I Stay Or Should I Go?.

Jericho was the ninth performer of the episode and he didn’t disappoint. According to judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, Jericho hit all of his points. The other judges said the performance was fun and entertaining, but that he does need some work. Jericho and Burke (TEAM CHERICHO) scored a cumulative score of 19. Carrie Ann gave Team Chericho a score of 7, while the other judges, Len and Bruno, gave them a pair of stingy sixes.

MY TAKE ~ Score: 7
I’ve been a Cheryl Burke mark for a long time so this is definitely an all star tag team in my eyes. This was fun to watch. It wasn’t a Jericho vs. HBK at Wrestlemania 19 type of performance but it was entertaining.

Jericho is certainly not the worst of the bunch but he’s not the best either. He’s very likable and I think he’ll gain a lot more fans from being on this show. However, Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley stole the show tonight so Jericho has to improve ten-fold if he’s going to catch those two in this popularity contest. I’m thinking Jericho will last around the 6 or 7th elimination. Radio douche, Wendy Williams, or radio host, Mike Catherwood, are definitely going to be the first one’s to go.

After the jump we’ll see how the rest of the cast did.

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