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On “Dancing With the Stars,” is it Cody Linley’s last dance?

November 18, 2008

(Writing and reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)
“Hannah Montana” star Cody Linley has waited patiently until he could reunite with his favorite high-stepper, Julianne Hough, who was out on medical leave. On Tuesday they hit the floor together again on “Dancing With The Stars,” after Cody squeaked past last week’s elimination round. But how long will they last? 

Tuesday night, 18-year-old Cody fretted over whether he could pull off his paso doble, saying he worried his young age could keep him from looking manly enough for the dance style, which is meant to resemble a bull fight. As it turns out, Cody had other problems with the dance. The judges called his performance wooden and stiff, and judge Len Goodman remarked on Cody’s military outfit and marshal choreography as he gave Cody a dressing-down.

“I’m afraid you’re going to get your marching orders, because that was not good. I’m sorry,” Goodman said.     
Cody and Julianne fell to the bottom of the scoring tally with a 46 out of 60 for their two dances. Cody has found himself in the basement for three weeks straight. But don’t blame Julianne. While Cody was struggling the past two weeks, Julianne was recovering from having her appendix removed and Cody had to dance with a replacement partner.  
Elsewhere, the judges had nothing but praise for former ‘N Sync star Lance Bass and partner Lacey Schwimmer, who scored at the top of the four couples left on the show with a 57 out of 60. Retired football star Warren Sapp dazzled audiences with his big personality that goes with his oversized frame, tying model and TV host Brooke Burke with a score of 49. But the judges have been hard on Warren, faulting him for having flat feet, while they have had almost nothing but praise for Brooke. Are Brooke and Lance bound to square off in the finals? Or will Cody somehow sneak through the elimination round again?

(Photos: Copyright ABC Inc; Kelsey McNeal)


Brooke is good don’t get me wrong, but as of last night it is going to her head. If the voters let her go tonight I will miss her but the others are working hard and she is just nice eye candy that needs to stop thinking yea I messed up but hey look at me I have a hot body and don’t forget I been on top for 8 weeks so vote for me. Well Brooke it does not work that way you need to stay on top all the time with the way you flow across the floor not when you feel like it. Good luck to each and ever one of them:)

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While I know Brooke and Derik were on top all season, up until last night, I think that Warren and Kim should be the ones that should be crowned DWTS best this season. Warren is a very big man and was one of the best defensive linemen in NFL history; what this guy has been able to do from day one up until now is nothing short of spectacular. Cody is nice eye Candy if you are 15 years old but for us more experienced gals, Warren is the real entertainer this season. Lance should have been one of the top all year seeing he was in a boy band for many years. Brooke is a beautiful girl but Warren has the drive and determination that speaks to his true heart and soul. It would be nice to see Kym finally get the recognition that she deserves as well.

GO Warren GO–Go big or go home!You have my vote big guy!

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