LOS ANGELES - One person on twitter said or rather wrote it best....thanks dancing with the stars for giving me something to smile about on this day that's been filled with sadness. Week 5 wasn't your typical night on DWTS. Instead o a light hearted, silly started to the show, it was more somber. Aly Raisman is from Boston. The tragedy really hit home for the gymnast Host Tom Bergeron is from outside the area. He started the show by mentioning the Boston Marathon tragedy, and said our thoughts and prayers go out to their families, it was a very classy way to back us into two hours of entertainment.
Team Baltimore fans didn't have to wait long for a reason to smile. It was the side by side challenge, and our team didn't let us down. Jacoby and Karina did a Jive that was out of this world. A full 2 minutes of the jive and Jacoby felt every minute of it. He said he'd rather do the Foxtrot than another jive. While he did it with a New Orleans flair with jumps and even splits, he said he was exhausted. Jacoby did admit this was his best dance of the season, and the judges agreed. He scored a 26 his first 9's of the season. Next week he's hoping for a 10.
We tried to get Jacoby some expert advice for the coming weeks. We stumbled across the set of Extra on the Grove. They tape the show there every afternoon. Maria Menounos is a DWTS alum from season 14. We saw her but couldn't get anywhere close to her because property management said we had to go. Bummer.
Tomorrow I'll interview his mother Emily. How proud she must be. Her son has taken his football skills and scored some real moves on the dance floor. Tuesday is another elimination night, and while we should be sitting pretty it all depends on the viewer votes. I met a Jacoby fan today from Los Angeles. She said he has to win. She says he deserves it because he's got a perfect, winning personality. Let's hope she's right.