Tonight on ABC is an all new episode of the All-Stars season of “Dancing With The Stars”. As we’ve previously told you, it’s Michael Jackson tribute week on the show and the competitors will be dancing to some of his tracks. In addition, the remaining contestants will be taking on dance styles chosen by their competitors on last week’s show. In case you’ve missed the double elimination of Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini, you can read our recap here.
On last week’s show, the competitors took on two dances each. Because of the previous week’s lack of an elimination episode, we had to say goodbye to two celebrities and their pro dance partners. The competition is heating up as the remaining five contestants vie for the coveted mirror ball trophy. Remaining in the competition are Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough, Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy, Apolo Anton Oho and Karina Smirnoff, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani.
Of the remaining contestants, who are you rooting for to win? Stay tuned at 8PM EST as we offer up the only live coverage of the show that you’re going to need!
To kick off the show, the Troupe is dancing to two of Michael Jackson’s monster hits from “Bad”. The first is “Smooth Criminal”. Love this song! The next song from the King of Pop is “The Way You Make Me Feel”. What a great tribute…loved it. The first round goes to the performances that were chosen for each of the competitors on last week’s show.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani are up first doing the Caveman Hustle. This ought to be interesting. Tony suffered a back injury, but he has been cleared by doctors to perform tonight. LOOK:
Scores: 9-9.5-9 = Total: 27.5/30
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough are up next to do their Knight Rider Bhangra. This is an Indian folk dance to the theme of “Knight Rider”. LOOK:
Scores: 10-10-10 = Total: 30/30 PERFECT SCORE!
Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff are up next doing their Big Topp Jazz number. Karina said that the Big Topp part is circus and they are going for modern jazz in their performance. LOOK:
Scores: 8.5-9-9.5 = Total: 27/30
Next up are Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke are doing their “Espionage Lindy Hop”. Cheryl is the bad guy trying to blow up the mirror ball trophy and Emmitt is the good guy. LOOK:
Scores: 9-9-9 = Total: 27/30
Last in the first round are Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy doing their Surfer Flamenco. A saucy number! LOOK:
Scores: 8-9-8.5 = Total: 25.5/30
Melissa and Tony – Argentine Tango – “Dirty Diana” – Scores: 10-10-10 = 30/30 – [WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO HERE]
Shawn and Derek – Argentine Tango – “Bad” – Scores: 9-10-10 = 29/30 – [WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO HERE]
Apolo and Karina – Rumba – “Man In The Mirror” – Scores: 10-10-10 = 30/30 – [WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO HERE]
Emmitt and Cheryl – Tango – “Leave Me Alone” – Scores: – 9-9-9 =27/30 – [WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO HERE]
Kelly and Val – Rumba – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” – Scores: 9.5-9.5-9.5 = 28.5/30 – [WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO HERE]
What was your favorite performances of the evening? Who do you think will be advancing to the Finals on next week’s show? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments!
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