A competition shake up left the contestants scratching their heads during the Oct. 21 episode, as they had to improvise a dance in the second round. Read about all the dances below!
Dancing With The Stars is at the halfway point — see who is coming out on top and who is falling behind below! Plus, who aced the first ever live improv dance? You might be surprised!
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Week 6 — The First Perfect Score Of The Season
Bill Engvall danced the tango with partner Emma Slater for a total score of 23. “Sharp and tangy. Overall, well done!” said head judge Len Goodman. Judge Bruno Tonioli said they had some problems with the timing.
Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovsky danced the cha cha. “So sexy, it just killed me! It was so clean, it was so sharp. It was brilliant!” Bruno raved. They got a perfect score of 30 — the first of the season!
Leah Remini danced the quickstep with partner Tony Dovolani (and had a visit from her BFF Jennifer Lopez in rehearsals)! “That might be the biggest turn around I’ve ever seen. It transformed you into such an elegant, confident, smooth… don’t say you’re not a professional dancer, because you’re on your way,” Carrie Ann Inaba said. They got a 27.
Brant Daugherty and pro Peta Murgatroyd danced the tango. Len said it was like a glass of dry white wine — “sharp, crisp, tasty.” Bruno said there were a couple of stumbles but that it was his best performance so far. They got a 28, including a 10 from Len.
Amber Riley danced the samba with partner Derek Hough. Bruno raved: “Apart from your performance value, which is out of this world, I was looking for something wrong… You did everything [right]!” Carrie Ann said she totally nailed it and admitted to being a little turned on! Len said he found it a tad repetitive and continued to pick on Derek. They got a 28!
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke danced the paso doble. Carrie Ann said, “I love that you put your heart and soul into it. I think you had the intensity but it felt one-dimensional.” Len thought it was “full of intent and purpose.” They got a score of 25.
Nicole aka Snooki and Sasha Farber danced the foxtrot. Len said, “What’s not to like?” Bruno complimented: “You’ve never been so sweet or so elegant! Wonderful!” They got a 27!
Corbin Bleu danced the viennese waltz to the Game Of Thrones theme song with Karina Smirnoff. Bruno said he was expecting more. Carrie Ann “thought it worked. The passion sold the story.” Len said there was not enough hold to be a viennese waltz. They got a score of 23 — kind of shocking!
After the first round, Ariana Grande and Mika sang their duet “Popular Song” — they sounded awesome!
The Switch-Up Challenge
The couples were tested when they were told about the switch-up challenge. It’s all about how they could interpret the music, keep time, adapt to change and transition. They had no idea what music would be played or the dance styles necessary.
There were two groups. The four couples in each group would be awarded points from best to worst to add to their score.
In the first group, Bill & Emma got one point, Jack & Cheryl got two, Snooki & Sasha got three, and Karina & Corbin got four points!
In the second round, Leah & Tony got one point, Elizabeth & Val got two points, Brant & Peta got three, and Amber & Derek got four points!
Elimination Time — The Most Shocking Moment Yet
At the end of the night, Elizabeth & Val and Amber & Derek were tied for first, with Bill & Emma at the bottom.
Jack & Cheryl and Bill & Emma were in the bottom two.
And then, SURPRISE! Everyone was safe and no one was eliminated!
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— Dory Larrabee