Dancing With The Stars Live Performance Recap: 4/8/13

Dancing With The Stars Live Performance Recap: 4/8/13

Tonight on ABC is an all new episode of the hit dancing competition “Dancing With The Stars“. On last week’s elimination episode of the show, country singer Wynonna Judd was eliminated from the competition. In case you’ve missed the results show last week, you can get all caught up here.

From our friends at Celeb Dirty Laundry, here’s what’s going on for this evening:

On this week’s show the competition continues as the 10 remaining celebrities celebrate “The Best Year of Their Life” through dance. Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrities’ choosing that represents a memorable time or experience in their life. In addition, each celebrity is challenged to perform a brief solo during their performance.

The Dancing assignments this week are: Zendaya and Val – Samba; Andy and Sharna – V. Waltz; Jacoby and Karina – Foxtrot; Sean and Peta – V. Waltz; Victor and Lindsay – Paso Doble; Ingo and Kym – V. Waltz; Lisa and Gleb – Cha Cha Cha; DL and Cheryl – Foxtrot; Kellie and Derek – Rumba and Aly and Mark – Contemporary.

Stay tuned for our live recap of all of the action right here at Earsucker. Until then, tell us who you’re rooting for to win the competition this season!


Up first are Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd, doing 2012 as the best year of his life. They’re dancing the Viennese Waltz. Len Goodman said he was steaming and that was a pretty good effort. His frame was good, but he got a bit excited sometimes. Bruno said it was so sweet. Very caring and tender, he played it very well. Carrie Ann said they had two major lifts, other than that it was good. Scores: 6-7-7 = 20/30

Next up on the ballroom floor are Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold doing the Paso Doble to Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. Bruno said he definitely punched the living daylights out of the Paso Doble. He went for it, but missed some of the footwork. Carrie Ann said she loves what comes from his heart, but what’s coming from his arms needs some work. Len said he admired his spirit and determination. He came back stronger and tried even harder. It needed a bit more refinement. Scores: 6-6-6 = 18/30

Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff are up next doing the Foxtrot. Carrie Ann said the dance was phenomenal. It was so joyous and he did his own thing. Len said he came out and did it and looked the part and danced the part. Bruno said he is irresistible and he loved the exuberance. Scores: 8-8-8 = 24/30

Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas are up next doing their Contemporary routine. Len said he liked the balance of emotion and athleticism. Bruno said she’s going for the gold. It was emotionally intense, dramatic and deeply felt. Carrie Ann said she’s very proud of Aly. She was completely in the moment and she was mesmerized by her. It was profound. Scores: 9-9-9 = 27/30

Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess are up next, dancing the Viennese Waltz. Bruno said it was straight from the heart and he played it straight and well. It was the best he’s danced since the first show. Carrie Ann is crying A LOT and gave Andy a big hug and said it was so beautiful. She said it was like the simplest poem. Len said he came into the show a man and will leave it a hero. Scores: 7-7-7 = 21/30

Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy are up next, doing the Samba. Carrie Ann said she is baby Beyonce. Fantastic choreography. Beyonce better watch her back! Len said wanted more content in the solo section. There is no question that she is a fantastic dancer. Bruno said she really is star power and is fearless. It’s a Samba for today. Scores: 9-8-9 = 26/30

Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson are up next dancing the Viennese Waltz. Len said he commends him on his footwork. He liked the solo section, but there were a couple of incidences with his arms. Overall, he enjoyed it very much. Bruno said it was elegant, dashing and deeply romantic. He worked really really hard and didn’t over-push it. Carrie Ann said he worked on his core and his posture blossomed. Scores: 8-7-8 = 23/30

Up next on the ballroom floor are D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke doing the Foxtrot. Bruno said he can savor the flavor of sweet revenge. His performance was another level. Carrie Ann said Hallelujah! That was a real breakthrough. Len said he admires his spirit and the fact he goes out and gives it his all. It wasn’t so intense and had elements of fun in it. Scores: 7-7-7 = 21/30

Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough are up next doing the Rhumba. Carrie Ann said she makes the beautiful pictures with her body. Len said she was immersed in the dance and he loved her husband’s music. Her dancing needed a bit more fluidity. Bruno said it was beautiful! Scores: 9-8-9 = 26/30

Dancing last on tonight’s show is Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko, doing the Cha Cha Cha. Len said she has come out and has given it her best shot. For what she’s been through, she did a good job. Bruno said there were mistakes, but what she did – she did well. Carrie Ann said there was so much potential there. No lifts! Scores: 6-6-6 = 18/30

Who was your favorite couple of the evening? Which story touched you? Hit the comments and also let us know who you’re voting for after tonight’s dances!

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