Wearing a red dress and some serious red lipstick, Kate began the number with a revamped version of her infamous “Paparazzi” routine. Yes, groan. But then it got better (better not necessarily pertaining to her actual dance talent, but a special effect).
Armed with what can only be taken as a larger personal message, the music segued into classic “I Will Survive.” To match the disco beats, partner Tony Dovolani ripped off her skirt to reveal a sparkly micro skirt beneath. And that wasn’t the only surprise. The number ended with her going airborne, rising high into the air.
I am sure some people wished that she just kept floating up and out of the building and into the stratosphere, but she was on a platform that did indeed stop.
Kate told Tony “I heart you,” during the performance, but there was some friction during rehearsals over her not wanting to complete some moves like sauntering up to the judges. During one practice session she confessed, “I would guess that 90 percent of my audience doesn’t like me. I’m so controversial.”
Controversial or a bad dancer?
“I could stand there in the middle of the floor and people would [still] judge me. It doesn’t matter if I did a Nicole [Scherzinger] or Evan [Lysacek] performance,” she adds. “I would still get picked apart to pieces — so I might as well have fun with it.”
I’m not so sure about that. Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough danced away with the big win and let’s admit, are good.
Here’s Kate’s number. How do you think she did?