Dancing With The Stars Week Five Recap: “Switch Up”

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Season 21 | Week 5 | Aired: October 12, 2015

It’s switch up week on Dancing With the Stars which means it was all new couples dancing tonight!

Tom was back as host this week and also returning as a guest judge was former profession, Maks Chmerkovkiy.

Tonight was crazy with all these new couples. Thankfully things will be back to normal next week. In the meantime, here are the scores for this week.

Week Five Scores:

Tamar Braxton and Louis van Amstel
Dance: Samba
Song: “End of Time” – Beyonce
Score: 29

Hayes Grier and Allison Holker
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” – Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
Score: 31

Paula Deen and Mark Ballas
Dance: Jive
Song: “Shake” – Otis Redding
Score: 26
*Lowest Score*

Alek Skarlatos and Emma Slater
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Let It Go” – James Bay
Score: 29

Bindi Irwin and Val Chmerkovkiy
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Hold My Hand” – Jess Glynne
Score: 37

Carlos PenaVega and Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Bossa Nova Baby” – Elvis Presley
Score: 39

Alexa PenaVega and Derek Hough
Dance: Tango
Song: “Pompeii” – Bastille
Score: 40
*Highest Score*
*First Perfect Score*

Andy Grammer and Sharna Burgess
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd
Score: 36

Nick Carter and Witney Carson
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Don’t Look Down” – Martin Garrix feat. Usher
Score: 35

Everyone did amazing this week! Seriously, I think these are some of the highest scores of the season and, of course, congrats to Alexa and Derek on the first perfect score of the season!

Since the couples were switched this week there was no elimination. Instead, the scores from this week will be added to the scores from last week and play a part in the next elimination.

Make sure you guys vote for your favourites to keep them in the show!

Also, on a sadder note, anyone who watches the show knows Tom Bergeron was absent last week to be at his father’s bedside. Unfortunately, Tom’s father passed away and my heart goes out to Tom and his whole family.B

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Dancing With the Stars Season 21 Cast Revealed!


The new season of Dancing With the Stars premiers in a two-night special on September 14th and I am so excited!

I’m excited for the show to be back and to see how all the cast members get on. I’m also excited to get back to doing recaps as I thoroughly enjoyed it last time.

Season 21 will see the return of Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as hosts, as well as Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli as judges. Len Goodman won’t be a judge this season.

Many of the celeb guests have been announced in the past couple weeks, but the final list was revealed today (September 2nd) on Good Morning America. The couples are as follows:

Tamar Braxton & Val Chmerkovkiy

Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess

Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel

Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff

Andy Grammer & Allison Holker

Hayes Grier & Emma Slater

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough

Chaka Khan & Keo Motsepe

Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson

Alex Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold

Kim Zolciak & Tony Dovolani

I am very excited to see how these couples get on, it’s definitely an interesting group this season.

Some of the pros are returning after some time off from the show so it’ll be interesting too to see how they get on after being away for so long.

Personally I’m #TeamBindiandDerek (or, you know, whatever their actual team name is) and am keeping my fingers crossed that they go far.

Who are you most excited to see this season?

Which couple are you rooting for?

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