Dancing With The Stars Week Eleven Recap: Finals Night One!

Dancing With the Stars S21

It’s finally (ha, see what I did there?) here! The Finals! I can’t believe eleven weeks have passed already and that we’re down to the final four couples (final three after tonight).

Last night the couples had two dances to perform: The Judge’s Choice and The Freestyle.

It was a crazy, amazing, emotional night with some amazing performances from Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, and Who Is Fancy, as well as wonderful dances by the pros and the couples!

Here are the scores for the first night of finals:

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “The Hills” – The Weeknd
Score: 30
Judge: Bruno
*Perfect Score*
*Perfect Night*
*Eliminated*

AlekĀ Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Rumba
Song: “The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore” – James Morrison
Score: 27
Judge: Carrie Ann

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Jive
Song: “Runaway Baby” – Bruno Mars
Score: 30
Judge: Julianne
*Perfect Score*
*Perfect Night*

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Dr. Bones” – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Score: 30
Judge: Carrie Ann
*Perfect Score*
*Perfect Night*

But like I said before, it wasn’t just the Judge’s Choice dances they had to perform. Each couple also had their Freestyle which is really the dance that will make or break the competition.

Here are those scores:

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson
Dance: Freestyle
Song: “WTF (Where They From)” – Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell Williams
Score: 30
*Perfect Score*
*Perfect Night*

AlekĀ Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Freestyle
Song: “Marchin On” – OneRepublic
Score: 30
*Perfect Score*

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Freestyle
Song: “Larger Than Life” – Backstreet Boys
Score: 30
*Perfect Score*
*Perfect Night*

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough
Dance: Freestyle
Song: “Footprints in the Sand” – Leona Lewis
Score: 30
*Perfect Score*
*Perfect Night*

Three of the couples had a perfect night with scores of 60! Alek and Lindsay were close behind with a score of 57!

Once again Bindi and Derek killed it and their Freestyle absolutely blew me away. I was in tears the whole time and I wasn’t the only one. There wasn’t a dry eye in that audience and even Bindi broke down at the end when a picture of her and her dad appeared, something she’d had no idea was going to happen.

Unfortunately, one couple did need to go home. After Bindi & Derek and Alek & Lindsay were called safe, it was down to Carlos & Witney and Nick & Sharna. In the end, Carlos & Witney were eliminated and Nick & Sharna will be joining the other two in the finals.

carlos and witney.jpg

There is only one night of competition left and it’s tonight! That’s right, Dancing With The Stars concludes tonight with more amazing dances and someone will be going home with the Mirrorball Trophy!

Who do you think it will be?

Follow me on Twitter | Like me on Facebook

#TeamCrikey

Dancing With the Stars 2015 Semi-Finals

Dancing With the Stars

It’s the semi-finals!

This week the couples had two dances to do. Like every week, they had their normal couples dance. They also had their Judge’s Choice dance to do. This dance is one that is coached by one of the four judges and will be judged by the other three.

The competition has been tough from the start, but now they’re competing to go to the finals. Can I be honest? I don’t want any of them to go. Can they just award the trophy to all of them?

Now, because it’s the semi-finals we also get to learn a little more about each of the stars which is both wonderful an slightly sad when you realize that it won’t be long before another of these couples is going home.

The scores for this week:

Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkobskiy
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “Earned It” – The Weekend
Score: 38

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “The Time of My Life” – David Cook
Score: 36
*Lowest Score of the Night*
Noah proposed! Oh my goodness, that was adorable! As soon as he took her hand and started saying how the song was like what she had done for him, I was like, “Is he gonna… Is he gonna…” And he did! Oh my gosh, congratulations to Noah and Jamie!

Riker Lynch and Allison Holker
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Work Song” – Hozier
Score: 40
*Perfect Score*
*Tied for First*
*Perfect Night!*

Nastia Liukin and Sasha Farber (Standing in for Derek Hough)
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Feelin’ Good” – Christina Grimmie
Score: 40
*Perfect Score*
*Tied for First*
*Perfect Night*

Judge’s Choice Dances:

This is the first time this has ever been done. Each of the judges picked one of the couples to mentor this week and were involved in everything, from the dance tot he music to the concept. Absolutely everything.

When it comes to scoring, each of the couples will only be judged by three and the scores will be out of 30 instead of 40.

Rumer and Val
Judge: Bruno
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Theme from Swan Lake, Op. 20” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Score: 30 (+38 = 68)

Noah and Sharna
Judge: Carrie Ann
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Unstoppable” – E.S. Posthumus
Score: 30 (+36 = 66)

Riker and Allison
Judge: Julianne Hough
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Fur Elise” – Ludwig van Beethoven
Score: 30 (+40 = 70)

Nastia and Derek
Judge: Len
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “Fall for You” – Leela James
Score: 30 (+40 = 70)

This was an intense night with some seriously amazing dances and some incredibly touching moments. Make sure to check back tomorrow for my recap of the elimination show!

Follow me on Twitter | Find me on Facebook

#TeamRallison