Tonight on ABC is an all new performance episode of “Dancing With The Stars”. Last week on the show, the celebrities and their pro dance partners took on their “guilty pleasures”. With no one being eliminated last week, the competitors scores will be added to this week’s scores!
In case you’ve missed either of last week’s performance episodes of the show, we’ve got both Monday and Tuesday’s episodes recapped HERE and HERE.
For tonight’s show, the celebs and their pro counterparts have prepared for two dances, one an individual dance and the other, a group dance to a country theme. Gilles Marini has revealed that his individual dance is the Cha Cha, along with Shawn Johnson and her partner Derek Hough. Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff along with Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani have prepared a Viennese Waltz. Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy are doing the Tango, while Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke are doing the Foxtrot.
Stay tuned for our live recap of the show as it airs at 8PM EST. Until the show goes live, tell us in the comments who you are rooting for to win the mirror ball trophy on the All-Stars season of “Dancing With The Stars”!
The show kicks off with a country number featuring the dance troupe and Little Big Town. They are promoting their new album, “Tornado”.
Gilles and Peta are dancing their Cha Cha to “I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain. This is a great dance with Gilles’ smooth movements. Len said he came out and gave it 100 percent. He said he’s on the edge, but he’s under control all of the time. Bruno said he doesn’t know what country that was, but he wants to visit. It was sexy and he’s ready for center stage. Carrie Ann said the dance was so creative and sexy and that it was perfect for both of them. She was tied to her chair for this week after thanking Gilles for picking her up last week. Scores: 9-9-9.5 = Total: 27.5/30
Next up, Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel will be doing their Rumba to “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes. A great dance with sensual movements! Kudos to them. Bruno said it was wonderful and the figures she gave were absolutely stunning. He said her solo was magic. Carrie Ann said she was looking for vulnerability and she was dancing from her heart. Len said the dance had lovely balance to it and it was beautiful choreography. Scores: 10-10-10 = 30/30
Up next are Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Tango to “Good Girl” by Carrie Underwood. Holy hotness, Val! Great dance. Carrie Ann said “nice comeback” and she is still the most exciting competitor. Len said she kept it under control and overall she came out and did what she had to do. Bruno said she was engulfed by the flames of passion. He said Carrie Ann is right, but she has to watch the top line. Scores: 9-9-9 = 27/30
Doing the Vienesse Waltz next are Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani to “Why You Wanna” by Jana Kramer. She’s doing pretty well for someone who has suffered from a neck injury. Len stood up and applauded them, before saying she had great technique and it was fabulous. Bruno said it was exquisite and that she’s got the style, fluently. Carrie Ann said she has the most beautiful lines, but she’s not “out” enough and she’s dancing internally. Bruno disagreed and said that she should extend her lines. Scores: 9.5-10, 10 = 29.5/30
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough are doing the Cha Cha next to Kenny Chesney’s song, “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”. She is dancing pretty well for having suffered a knee injury during rehearsal. Good for her. Bruno said forget about the tractor, she is the sexy one. He said it’s fantastic and he liked the fusion between the Cha Cha Cha and the country stepping. Carrie Ann said it was truly a blend of Country and Cha Cha. She called the solo stiff, but it was still fantastic. Len said the choreography was fantastic, but there were too many gimmicks. He doesn’t want tractors or cows. Scores: 9.5-8.5-10 = Total: 28/30
Dancing next are Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy doing the Rumba to “Home” by Blake Shelton. Great dance and solo. Get it girl! Carrie Ann said Kirstie is the queen of sexy tonight. It was a passionate Rumba and she got lost in it. She said every movement was gorgeous and super sexy. Len said she had very expressive arms, but he would like a little more hip action. Len liked it, but not that much. Bruno said that was the expression of a gorgeous woman and her arms were expressive. Scores: 9.5-8.5-9.5 = Total: 27.5/30
Taking to the ballroom floor next are Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, doing the Viennese Waltz to “Sarah Beth” by Rascal Flatts. Len said it had great musicality and they were in perfect harmony with the music and each other. Bruno said he is a leading man and he was graceful and weightless and it was the best he’s ever seen. Carrie Ann said that was poetry in motion and it was mesmerizing. Scores: 10-10-10 = Total: 30/30
Next up are Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke doing the Foxtrot to “Islands In The Stream” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. His solo was cute and funny. Bruno said overall he thought it was a country fun fair. Carrie Ann said he was off timing and they were out of sync, but he redeemed himself with the solo. Len said it was so entertaining. Scores: 8.5-8.5-9.5 = Total: 26.5/30
Now it’s time for the group dance where the competitors can score an extra two points. They are all dancing to “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy” by Big & Rich. Afterward, the are all dancing individually to Cowboy Troy’s song “I Play Chicken With The Train”. Len said that was fun, full of tricks and treats. It was absolutely fun. I enjoyed it so much, it was fun. Bruno said it was a fun-filled country extravaganza. Carrie Ann it was great to see all of them dancing together. The judges have awarded the extra two points to Kirstie and Maks!
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