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Triple 10′s for Double D’s dancing

Posted by packers.com on May 21, 2012 – 8:53 pm

WR Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd’s Week 10 “Freestyle” performance was invigorating and had a perfect score to match it. The duo received 59 out of 60 total combined points for the night and are tied for second place in this Season 14 contest of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Each couple showcased two dances for the evening, one being Freestyle (a dance of their choosing with creative latitude) and the other being a standard ballroom dance.

Driver’s country-inspired Freestyle combined his Texas roots (outfitted in a green and gold Western ensemble with a cowboy hat) with pure athleticism. His dance showcased his dexterity, coordination and stamina, particularly with the lifts required in this performance. After Driver’s last dance, also the last dance of the evening, it was tough to discontinue the enthused crowd from clapping.

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba rewarded Donald and Peta with a personal standing ovation. “It was my favorite dance tonight,” Inaba said.

Judge Len Goodman said, “Chances win dances. Fantastic.”

At that point, all knew Len would be giving Donald and Peta their first 10 of the series and their first perfect score.

Prior to the evening, each of the judges each visited one of the remaining couples: Driver, Cuban-born actor William Levy and Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins during weekly practices. Driver handled it similarly to that of one of his on-field coaches when Inaba came for a visit to inspect his Argentine Tango. She expected bigger, dynamic movements from Donald. He took the criticism well, stayed professional and didn’t disagree. The WR allowed his competitive instinct take over and scored a 29 on his Argentine Tango, missing that final 10 from Len.

The previous Argentine Tango that Driver/Murgatroyd showcased was in Week 5 which left the couple with a total of 27 of 30 points. The same score as Week 4 and for what would be repeated during the three ensuing weeks. Donald’s final Argentine Tango of the season tonight showcased lifts and quick-paced steps similar to previous installments but with enhanced and more detailed choreography for the finals per Inaba, but it wasn’t enough for a perfect score.

“The finals are here, you have to peak at the right time,” said Driver.

It looks like the duo of Driver and Murgatroyd is continuing to peak the more they dance.

One more dance is slotted for tomorrow’s finale. Will Driver continue to peak?

It’s often the job of football officials to make the final call but this contest involves no instant replay or overtime. It will be left up to the millions of voting fans and the three judges.

Help be a judge. Viewers can vote via phone at 1-800-868-3403 until 10 a.m. CT. Log on to abc.com to learn all the ways fans are encouraged to vote.


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Driver’s dancing by the numbers

Posted by packers.com on May 21, 2012 – 3:13 pm

Completed Dances

  • Donald Driver will dance “Freestyle” and the Argentine Tango tonight at 7 p.m. CT on ABC in the finals. He and partner Peta Murgatroyd have already showcased these dances as a couple on “Dancing with the Stars”: Cha-Cha-Cha, Quickstep, Rumba, Paso Doble, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Waltz and Samba. That’s 10 variations, not counting group dances, or dance elimination challenges.


Highest Scoring Couple (in finals) by Week

  • Week 1: Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, Foxtrot
  • Week 2: Jenkins and Ballas, Jive
  • Week 3: Jenkins and Ballas, Waltz
  • Week 4: Driver and Murgatroyd, Paso Doble
  • Week 5: (Tie) Jenkins and Ballas, Argentine Tango; William Levy and Cheryl Burke, Argentine Tango
  • Week 6: Jenkins and Ballas, Samba
  • Week 7: (Winning couple not in finals)
  • Week 8: (Tie) Jenkins and Ballas, Cha-Cha-Cha; Levy and Burke, Foxtrot
  • Week 9: Levy and Burke, Samba


Highest Individual Scores

  • Levy and Burke, 30/30 for their Foxtrot and Samba
  • Jenkins and Ballas, 29/30 for their Waltz, Argentine Tango, Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha and Quickstep
  • Driver and Murgatroyd, 29/30 for their Samba


Couple Scoring Totals to Date

  • Of the twelve dances already completed, Driver and Murgatroyd’s weekly average individual score is the lowest of the three finalist couples at 26.4, a fraction behind second-place duo Levy and Burke at 26.9. Jenkins and Ballas, despite last week’s dip in score, are still the reigning individual point leaders with a 27.3 average of a possible 30 points.


Most Important Number

  • 1 (800) 868-3403

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Inside the tour bus: Players watch “Dancing”

Posted by Duke Bobber on May 16, 2012 – 1:01 pm

The 'Tailgate Tour' group watches Donald Driver on DWTS

As soon as Tuesday night’s tailgate party ended in La Crosse, the players filed back onto the tour bus to watch the final minutes of “Dancing With The Stars.” There was a collective sigh of relief when the results were announced and the players realized Driver was moving onto the finals.


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Driver Sambas to personal top score on DWTS

Posted by packers.com on May 14, 2012 – 9:15 pm

WR Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd continued their uphill journey towards the mirror ball trophy and reached their highest single dancing score of the season with a total of 29 points, beating their score of 28 from last week’s Jive. This high score came about on the couple’s second of two dances for the night, the Samba.

Combined with their first dance score, 28 points for the Waltz, the duo received a total of 57 of 60 possible points, leaving them in third place for the evening.

The judges used their experienced eyes to critique the smallest misstep for all contestants during this semifinal round. Judges being stingy with the 10’s was nothing new for Driver. He took the first round of judging in stride with one “10” from Judge Bruno Tonioli.

“It’s harder to impress with a Waltz,” said Tonioli about Driver’s first dance. “It had a caring gentle, soft quality to it. Romance is blossoming in front of my eyes!”

Prior to their second dance, each semifinalist reflected back on their diverse and emotionally-charged background. Driver’s story began with his father being in jail and his mother raising five kids alone, with little resources.  First living in a moving van and eventually homeless, Driver and one brother went to live with their Grandparents in a rough, crime-ridden neighborhood.

“I stayed a troubled kid,” said Driver.

The turning point was when he met his future wife. From that moment, Driver focused less on his past antics and focused more on his future. He focused on the future for his family by developing his football skills, and that’s what brought him here today.

“Donald lets his playing do his talking for him (on the football field),” audience guest QB Aaron Rodgers said. “It’s the same with dancing.”

After the emotional rewind, Driver moved forward and delivered a solid Samba and received his first two “10 point” scores from Judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Tonioli.

“A+ game,” said Inaba.

“I liked it,” Judge Len Goodman said. “Well done for you.”

Perhaps the “good luck charms” in the audience helped Driver attain his highest score in the 9 weeks of competition. Along with Aaron Rodgers, audience co-workers included Coaches Mike McCarthy and Edgar Bennett, Director of Player Development, Rob Davis, and LB Clay Matthews.

With four couples remaining in the semifinal showdown, Driver and Murgatroyd delivered their best dance of the season when they needed it most. Hopefully this upward scoring trend will continue for next week’s finale.

For now, Packers fans across the nation can breathe a sigh of relief for their favorite dancer on “Dancing with the Stars,” but only for a moment as Driver needs fan votes to ensure he and Murgatroyd remain in the competition. Eliminations continue tomorrow night on DWTS. To keep Donald and Peta in the finals, viewers are encouraged to vote. Visit abc.com for all the ways to vote.


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Double dance, double partner for Double D

Posted by packers.com on May 7, 2012 – 8:45 pm

Dancing first this week on “Dancing with the Stars,” the duo of Packers WR Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd delivered the tango without apology, scoring 27 out of 30 points, the same score for the fifth straight week.

Similar to the couple’s first successful tango weeks earlier, the couple again seemed to gratify all three judges.

“Ding dong Donald, a first round knockout,” said Judge Len Goodman.

Judge Bruno Tonioli, in his usual lively approach, praised Donald and Peta as well. “You were going for it like there’s no tomorrow.”

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was the first to give Donald and Peta a perfect 10 for their tango a few weeks ago, but only offered 9 points for this week’s version (along with the other two judges). Inaba also served a side of criticism, hoping for a little more “drama” with their dance.

The Tango was the first of two dances team “Driving Miss Peta” completed on Monday’s Week 8 episode. All six remaining dancing pairs were slotted to complete a “Trio Dance” which involved each ‘star’ dancing with both their typical counterpart and an additional practiced cast member. Driver’s Trio included that of professional dancer and “DWTS” regular, Karina Smirnoff, along with his usual partner, Murgatroyd.

The Driver/Smirnoff/Murgatroyd trio successfully completed their version of the Jive, which featured high-energy moves and quick-paced music.

Judge Inaba provided a much-needed 10 points for the trio while the other judges provided collective 9’s for their second performance of the night, bringing Driver’s total to 55 points.

Taking the score in stride and always with a smile, Driver did reflect with host Brooke Burke. “It hurt,” said Driver. “We thought we made it.”

“Double” must be the theme for this week’s show as double partners, double dances and this week’s contest features a “double elimination” on Tuesday, taking the pool of six couples down to a mere four.

Based on scoring alone, it seems the “Double” theme is working for Double D. Will he get through with his dancing scores and the votes needed to bring him to the next level?

Eliminations continue on “Dancing with the Stars.” Viewers are encouraged to vote via phone and text message for Donald only on the night he performs; online voting ends at 10 a.m. CT the following day. Log on to abc.com to vote.


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Driver keeps stride with Waltz

Posted by packers.com on April 30, 2012 – 8:33 pm

WR Donald Driver and his dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd scored 27 points out of 30 for the fourth consecutive week on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Likely unsurprising to Packers fans, Donald easily kept rhythm with his swift and agile footwork during the Viennese Waltz and received a post-dance standing ovation from the full audience in the ABC ballroom.

Costumed like true royalty, the pair received praise from the judges and modest critique along with 9 points from each.

Len Goodman who has judged Driver both hot and cold in previous weeks told the couple they did a great job and that their dance was well done.

“I thought it was terrific,” said Judge Len Goodman.

This 7th week of competition provided Driver with the probable security that he will see Week 8. But will it be enough for this royal duo?

Eliminations continue on “Dancing with the Stars.” Viewers are encouraged to vote via phone and text message for Donald only on the night he performs; online voting ends at 10 a.m. CT the following day. Log on to abc.com to vote.


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Driver keeps pace with Foxtrot on DWTS

Posted by packers.com on April 23, 2012 – 8:39 pm

The fast-paced Foxtrot proved to be the right pace for WR Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd, scoring 27 out of 30 total points for the third consecutive week.

“You are a showman, you put so much into it,” said Judge Bruno Tonioli. “Your performances get better and better.”

The couple, dressed in bright aqua, shared the stage with the Motown greats, The Temptations singing one of their hit songs, “The Way You Do The Things You Do.”

Last week, Judge Len Goodman provided Donald with his low score of the week, 7 points. Goodman complimented the team this week and provided them a score of 9 points along with the other two judges.

“You came out and exploded,” said Goodman. “I love the way you do the things you do.”

During their post-dance interview with Brooke Burke, the couple congratulated each other accordingly.

“I need to get better,” Driver said when prompted on how he would get one of “Len’s 10’s”

Eliminations continue on “Dancing with the Stars.” Viewers can vote via phone and text message for Donald only on the night he performs; online voting ends at 10 a.m. CT the following day. Log on to abc.com to vote.


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Donald ‘rocks it’ during rock week

Posted by packers.com on April 9, 2012 – 8:33 pm

Donald Driver Dancing with the Stars

Much different than his “first down shimmy” on the field, WR Donald Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd showcased the quick-paced Paso Doble and scored 27 points out of 30 on this season’s fourth episode of “Dancing with the Stars.”

With this week’s grade, Driver and his mate continue to climb in scoring starting in week 1 with 21 points, and in subsequent weeks 24, 26 and now 27, with a combined score of 98.

The Paso Doble translates from Spanish to the “double step” and Packers Donald Driver hardly missed a step as he played the part of ‘matador’ in this Latin American dance during the “rock week” themed episode.

Jimi Hendrix played as the Spanish bull fighting dance was appreciated by the judges. Many of the dancing comments were positive and many focused on Donald’s “shirtless” wardrobe.

Referring to Donald’s passion on the dance floor, Len Goodman said, “No one can accuse you of holding back. Without a doubt it’s your best dance.”

Carrie Ann Inaba added, “It’s one of the most memorable moments of the season.”

Eliminations continue on “Dancing with the Stars.” Viewers can vote via phone and text message for Donald only on the night he performs; online voting ends at 10 a.m. CT the following day. Log on to abc.com to vote.


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