Dancing With The Stars Week Ten Recap: Semi-Finals

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It’s the semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars and boy is there a lot going on!

There’s four dancers left as Tamar unfortunately was forced to pull out of the competition after finding out that she had blood clots in both her lungs. I wish her all the best and hope she recovers soon.

As for the four remaining couples, they had their regular dances to do, as well as a dance-off to add some points to their scores AND a trio dance to do tonight. So they had a lot of dances to learn.

Here are the scores for the couples dances:

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough
Dance: Salsa
Song: “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” – Sia
Score: 27
*In Jeopardy*

Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Waltz
Song: “America the Beautiful” – Ray Chew
Score: 30
*Perfect Score*

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Drag You Down” – One Direction
Score: 28

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess
Song: “Scars” – Alessa feat. Ryan Tedder
Score: 24
*Lowest Score*
*In Jeopardy*

Next up came the dance-off in which two couples competed against each other for an additional three points.

Scores for the Dance-Off:

Carlos & Witney .vs. Alek & Lindsay
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Fun” – Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
Judges Votes: Alek & Lindsay (Carrie Ann), Carlos & Witney (Julianne), Carlos & Witney (Bruno)
Winner: Carlos & Witney (+3 Points for a total of 31)

Bindi & Derek .vs. Nick & Sharna
Dance: Samba
Song: “Lean On” – Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MO
Judges Votes: Bindi & Derek (Carrie Ann), Bindi & Derek (Julianne), Bindi & Derek (Bruno)
Winner: Bindi & Derek (+3 points for a total of 30)

Two dances down, but they aren’t done yet! Each of the couples had to choose another pro to dance with for the trios dances and boy was this an adventure!

Scores For Trios Dances:

Bindi, Derek, & Mark Ballas
Dance: Jazz
Song: “Resolve” – Nathan Lanier
Score: 30
*Perfect Score*

Alek, Lindsay, & Emma Slater
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King
Score: 27

Carlos, Witney, & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Charleston
Song: “Booty Swing” – Parov Stelar
Score: 29

 Nick, Sharna, & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Salsa
Song: “No Doubt About It” – Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Pitbull
Score: 30

After those three dances the scores for the couples are as follows:

Bindi & Derek: 60
Alek & Lindsay: 57
Carlos & Witney: 60
Nick & Sharna: 54

Unfortunately, this is the semi-finals and there needs (usually) to be an elimination.

There were two couples in jeopardy this week: Nick & Sharna and Bindi & Derek (are you kidding me?!).

However, because Tamar & Val were forced to drop out of the competition both couples were safe and all four moved forward to the finals.

What did you think of the semi-finals?

Who are you rooting for next week?

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Dancing With the Stars Week Seven: “Eras Night” Recap

Dancing With the StarsIt’s week seven on Dancing With the Stars and this week there was a lot going on! This week the couples were performing dances representing different eras. Not only that, but the highest scoring couple is safe from elimination. I’d say this definitely put more pressure on the couples. All the remaining couples then participate in a dance-off

Derek didn’t dance at all this week after sustaining an injury last Monday. Instead, Sasha Farber stepped in.

Also, the double elimination that was supposed to happen tonight is going to be happening next week

Scores for this week:

Riker Lynch and Allison Holker

Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Wiggle” – Jason Derulo feat. Snoop
Score: 37
Era: 1920’s
Status: Safe
Team Rallison got the first 10 from Len for this season!

Chris Soules and Whitney Carson

Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Five Minutes More” – Frank Sinatra
Score: 31
Era: 1940’s
Status: Safe

Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkobskiy

Dance: Jive
Song: “Dear Future Husband” – Meagan Trainor
Score: 35
Era: 1960’s
Status: In Jeopardy
Rumer and Val’s rehearsals were a bit of a rehearsal. They started off great when Rumer’s father stopped by to watch them rehearse. But then, the day before the show, when practising one of the dips Rumer’s neck snapped back too hard (though this didn’t stop them from doing amazing tonight).

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess

Dance: Jazz
Song: “Super Bad” – James Brown
Score: 36
Era: 1970’s
Status: Safe

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson

Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Word Up!” – Cameo
Score: 31
Era: 1980’s
Status: Safe

Nastia Liukin and Sasha Farber (Stepping in for Derek this week)

Dance: Charleston
Song: “Honey, I’m Good” – Andy Grammer
Score: 38
Era: Modern
Status: Safe (Won Immunity)
After the show last week Derek injured his foot and ankle, making it impossible for him to dance this week. Instead, Sasha Farber, who has performed as a backup dancer on the show for years, stepped in to partner up with Nastia.
*Highest Score Pre-Dance-Off*

Willow Shields and Mark Ballas

Dance: Jazz
Song: “Electric Feel” – MGMT
Score: 37
Era: Futuristic
Status: In Jeopardy
*Highest Score Post-Dance-Off*

Unfortunately, someone does have to go home. Now, thankfully the double elimination was moved to next week so that took a little pressure off. However, while Nastia and Derek were safe from elimination, the other dancers had to participate in a dance-off.

The Dance-Off takes the remaining couples who aren’t safe from elimination and pits them against each other for two extra points. One couple selects another couple they want to dance against, and then that couple selects the dance style they will be doing. You dance to either the foxtrot, cha-cha, or salsa, but you don’t actually know which one you’re going to do until the night of the competition.

The Dance Off:

Couples: Riker and Allison .vs. Willow and Mark
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Temperature” – Sean Paul
Winning Couple: Willow and Mark (+2 Points = 39)

Couples: Noah and Sharna .vs. Robert and Kym
Dance: Cha-Cha
Song: “Dance with Me” – Kelly Clarkson
Winning Couple: Noah and Sharna (+2 Points = 38)

Couples: Rumer and Val .vs. Chris and Whitney
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Orange Coloured Sky” – Nat King Cole
Winning Couple: Rumer and Val (+2 Points = 37)

After the dance-off the couples were declared either safe or in jeopardy. The couples in jeopardy were Rumer & Val and Willow & Mark. The couple eliminated was Willow and Mark.

Now, can I just say how wrong I think this was? Rumer & Val and Willow & Mark being in the bottom two is ridiculous. They are two of the best couples on the show and frankly I am incredibly surprised that Willow and Mark were eliminated. I felt so bad for her because she is so amazing and I really, really thought she was going to go all the way.

Willow and Mark

Sad to see you go Team Markingjay

What did you think of this week? Were you as angry about the bottom two couples as I was? Who do think is going to win?

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