Welcome back to the ballroom Dancing With The Stars fans. This week, we have another night of two dances. Instead of a team dance, each couple will add a third to their team for the show’s first ever trio dance. A good idea? Maybe not – but as this show has proved season after season, they’ll try anything at least once and sometimes, things stick. Nothing like a menage a trois to kick off your Monday.
Last week, I was absolutely shocked when Jaleel White was sent home after he dance duelled with Roshon Fegan. It just goes to show that you never know what this competition is going to bring. Tonight, the dances were good and the scores were tight. So, who’s going to be in America’s bottom two? It will be hard for me to predict. But first, check out all of the evening’s performances and scores with some commenting from me, the peanut gallery all below.
Last night, the ballroom invited a full piece orchestra to join them for Classical Week. Filled Waltzes, Tangos and more, the couples performed to some old classics and some modern tunes re-modeled to fit the classical mould. But that wasn’t all. The two highest scoring couples so far picked teams schoolyard style for the Team Dance Challenge. These scores were then added to the individual couples’ scores for a final total. Last night found Derek & Maria on top after scoring a perfect 30 on their Paso Doble and Melissa & Maks fell to the bottom of the leader board. Let’s get to the night’s first set of results before a night filled with filler galore takes over our TV:
That leaves only four more couples to receive their fate. Who will be in tonight’s bottom two and have to dance in tonight’s Rumba Dance Duel? Find out below.
Welcome back to the ballroom. Tonight on Dancing With The Stars, it’s Classical Week. The band has been enlarged and the music will be sure to sweep us away. While the show has yet to bring back the ballroom in the round from Jennifer Grey’s season, Classical Week still tends to be one of my favorite weeks and a chance to really see who will separate themselves from the pack.
This week, the band will also be joined by Jackie Evancho and Vittorio Grigolo who sing during a few of the couples’ performances. It’s sure to be an exciting night as well with two of the highest scoring couples picking teams school yard style to compete in the Team Dance Challenge. Watch all of the performances below.
I guess Mario Lopez never heard of the saying, “loose lips, sinks ships”. The “Extra” host slipped an interesting bit of news while co-hosting “Live With Kelly“. When discussing Gladys Knight’s elimination, Lopez shared his disbelief that the music legend was booted off. Here’s what the former A.C. Slater said:
“I thought she was doing amazing!” He then said, “You know what Kelly? They’re doing a “Dancing With the Stars: All Stars” this next season. They called me to do it.” - Mario Lopez
Whether it was intentional or not, who knows. Lopez is a seasoned interviewer and can’t see him accidentally leaking spoilers. That said, I would think the “Dancing With The Stars” producers wanted to make the announcement themselves. Hopefully, they won’t punish Mario if he indeed accidentally spoiled the All-Stars season. It would be too mean to deprive viewers from seeing that bubble butt of his shake on a weekly basis. Plus it gives him an opportunity to win the mirror ball trophy after losing out to Emmitt Smith. I also secretly hope they pair him up with Karina Smirnoff again. They dated briefly during and after his season. I wonder if his new wife would be cool with that ;)
Last night, the ballroom took us way back to the days of Motown with a tribute to the classic record label that started in Detroit. Joining the couples to serenade them through their music were Motown legends The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves. While some couples soared high with their Rumbas and Fox Trots, other couples fell behind the pack including this season’s own Motown legend, Gladys Knight. But, this show is always full of surprises and so you never know who will end up in the bottom. Let’s get started with the night’s first set of results.
William & Cheryl: SAFE
Maria & Derek: IN JEOPARDY
Jaleel & Kym: SAFE
Melissa & Maks: IN JEOPARDY
I called Melissa & Maks being in jeopardy but I didn’t see Maria & Derek coming at all. Total shock in my opinion. Watch the show’s opening motown medley choreographed by Louis Van Amstel, an AMAZING Macy’s Stars of Dance performance and of course, which couple was eliminated below.
It’s Motown Week on Dancing With The Stars. Tonight, the stars and their pros will dance to the music that changed America. What started out as a little record label in Detroit started a music revolution. The label housed some of the greatest artists including this season’s very own Gladys Knight. Tonight, the couples will be serenaded by some of Motown’s finest including The Temptations, Martha Reeves and Smokey Robinson while dancing the Rumba and the Foxtrot (with a few others mixed in for variety).
Now that the couples have dwindled down a decent amount, I’ve decided to give my two cents with every routine from here on in. Let me preface this by saying I am no expert when it comes to the world of ballroom dancing. But, I feel as though my experience with dance in general gives me a leg up on my comments. So, without further ado, let’s check out tonight’s performances, shall we?
Another Tuesday, another elimination on Dancing With The Stars. Last, the ballroom was shocked when crowd (and judge) favorite Sherri Shepherd was shockingly eliminated. We’re down to nine couples and tonight, another will be heading home. However, tonight, there is a little bit of twist when it comes to who will be sent packing. Tonight’s elimination all comes down to a dance duel. The bottom two couples will battle it out side-by-side to the same song in a fight to the finish Cha Cha. The judges will critique them on this dance alone and one at a time, decide which couple they would like to save and have continue on to the next round.
It’s going to be an exciting night in the ballroom which will also include performances from Train, Selena Gomez and this week’s Macy Stars of Dance performance – a tribute to Latin Dance featuring the percussion of Sheila E. The night kicks off with an encore performance of Maria & Derek’s Samba from last night. Find out which couple got eliminated and watch all of the evening’s performances below.
We are only 8 episodes in but already, we have reached the halfway mark on Season 14 of Dancing With The Stars. It’s hard to believe that only nine stars remain in the competition. Last week, we bid a very sad farewell to the crowd pleasing and always entertaining, Sherri Shepherd. To be honest, I still cannot believe she went home. Tonight, the ballroom will be muy caliente because tonight, it’s Latin night!
I have to say, the sexy William Levy should feel right at home tonight with a song like “Buttons” by the Pussycat Dolls, he better be taking it all off. Tonight, the episode brought out some stellar performances from Maria Menounos and Katherine Jenkins – no surprise there really. And once again, Gladys Knight and Gavin Degraw failed to impress. Check out the evening’s performances including the judges scores below.