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Dancing With The Stars Week Eight Recap: “Icons Night”

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It’s Week Eight on Dancing With The Stars and the competition is more intense than ever. This week the couples had their normal routine to learn and three more dances to learn for the Dance Off.

Not only that, but the couples were also dancing for immunity. A lot of pressure.

Week Eight Scores:

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Valio la Pena” – Marc Anthony
Score: 27
Icon: Marc Anthony
*In Jeopardy*

Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Holding Out for a Hero” – Ella Mae Bowen
Score: 25
Icon: Chris Kyle
*Safe*

Andy Grammer & Allison Holker
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
Score: 22
Icon: Stevie Wonder
*In Jeopardy*
*Eliminated*

Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Viva la Vida” – Coldplay
Score: 25
Icon: David
*Safe*

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Can’t help Falling in Love” – Haley Reinhart
Score: 30
Icon: His Wife, Lauren Carter
*Won Immunity*

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Grace Kelly” – MIKA
Score: 28
Icon: Grace Kelly
*Safe*

Tamar Braxton & Val Chmerkovkiy
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
Score: 28
Icon: Toni Braxton
*Safe*

This week may have just been the hardest week yet for the dancers as they not only had to learn their idol’s dance, but also three other dances for the Dance Off!

Since Nick and Sharna won immunity they didn’t have to participate in the Dance Off, but the other six couples did. They would go head to head with one couple challenging another couple to a dance off and the second couple chooses the style of dance: a cha-cha-cha, jive, or samba.

The winner of each Dance Off will get an additional two points added to their score.

Dance-Off Scores:

Bindi & Derek .vs. Carlos & Witney
Dance: Jive
Song: “Travelin’ Band” – Credence Clearwater Revival
Judges Votes: Carlos & Witney (Carrie Ann), Carlos & Witney (Julianne), Carlos & Witney (Bruno)
Public Vote: 64% for Bindi and Derek
Winner: Carlos & Witney (+2 to their score, giving them 29)

Alexa & Mark .vs. Tamar & Val
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Fun” – Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
Judges Votes: Alexa & Mark (Carrie Ann), Tamar & Val (Julianne), Tamar & Val (Bruno)
Public Vote: 76% for Alexa & Mark
Winner: Alexa & Mark (+2 to their score, giving them 27)

Andy & Allison .vs. Alek & Lindsay
Dance: Samba
Song: “Lean On” – Major Lazer and DJ Snake fear. MO
Judges Votes: Andy & Allison (Carrie Ann), Andy & Allison (Julianne), Andy & Allison (Bruno)
Public Vote: 54% for Andy & Allison
Winner: Andy & Allison (+2 to their score, giving them 24)

Tonight was intense! I can’t believe each couple had to learn four dances this week, they all did such an amazing job!

I would like to say congratulations to Nick and Lauren Carter who are expecting their first baby! Nick did a beautiful dance tonight honouring his wife and it had me in tears it was so beautiful.

There were two couples in jeopardy this week, Carlos & Witney and Andy & Allison. Unforunately, the couple eliminated was Andy & Allison.

Andy and Allison

I was so sad about this! Andy performed what I think was his best dance of the competition and I really wish he hadn’t been eliminated, but I’m so proud of far he made it and so excited to see what he does next.

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