Jessie J kicked off the October 13 episode of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ with a super hot performance of ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Burnin’ Up.’ See which couples made it out of the switch-up alive!
Week 5 of Dancing With The Stars brought the dreading switch-up! When pros and partners switch, jealousy, anger, frustration and nerves reign — see what happened by reading our recap below. WARNING: spoilers ahead!
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Switch Up — ‘DWTS’ Week 5 Recap
Antonio Sabato Jr. and pro Allison Holker kicked off the night with a Bollywood-inspired dance. Julianne Hough said: “You come in with so much heart and passion, so thank you. I thought there was a disconnect between the connection and the chemistry with the partner. I know it’s a new partnership but that’s what this whole switch-up is about.” Carrie Ann Inaba said: “This is the most confident I have seen you.” They got a 28 out of 40.
Bethany Mota and Mark Ballas danced Hip Hop and kissed on the lips during the performance! “I did not expect you to be that loose. I love the way you did the hip hop,” Carrie Ann praised. “I was expecting you to be a bit shy and a bit awkward and uncomfortable. Attack — now you can use that to describe yourself,” said guest judge Jessie J. They got a 32!
Jonathan Bennett and Peta Murgatroyd danced the Jitterbug while Joey Fatone sang. “There were moments of brilliance but so much of it was wrong,” Carrie Ann said. “It made me uncomfortable and nervous,” Jessie J said. They got a disappointing 24.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Cheryl Burke danced an intense Flamenco. “The connection! I wanted the story to continue,” Jessie J said. “This is the first partnership I believed in tonight. You guys, together, the chemistry, the connection was so amazing,” Julianne said. “The chemistry was scorching,” Bruno Tonioli said. They got a 34!
Janel Parrish and Artem Chigvintsev danced a red hot Burlesque. “There’s no denying that was extremely sexy, but to me, that was not burlesque. Burlesque has a cheekiness and quirkiness and dryness — that was really raunchy and sexy,” Julianne critiqued. “Never too sexy for me! There’s not a person in the country who will need Viagra tonight!” Bruno raved. Carrie Ann complimented the dangerous and trusting lifts. They got a 33!
More Partners Fall Prey To The Switch-Up
Michael Waltrip and Witney Carson danced Disco! “I know what happened. You put all the polish on the car and there was nothing left for the routine. None of the moments were on time,” Bruno said. “When you can’t dance, make us laugh. You had me giggling but I don’t want to giggle anymore,” Carrie Ann said. Julianne said she felt uncomfortable because this dance is more of a week 1 dance, rather than week 5. They got a 20 out of 40.
Tommy Chong and Emma Slater danced the Mambo. “I really enjoyed it. You were so relaxed. You did really well. You’re really flexible,” Jessie J said. “This is the first time I’ve seen you tired. That’s what it felt like and looked like. I feel like we’ve seen everything,” Julianne said. They got a 23!
Sadie Robertson and Derek Hough danced the Charleston. “Well, hello, Miss Daisy! Your long limbs are so perfect for this kind of style. Super clean,” Julianne said. “Sadie, Sadie, shining lady! You could be on the cover of Vogue 1920. The perfect flapper,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said it was “magnificent.” They got a 36, the highest score of the night.
Lea Thompson and Val Chmerkovskiy danced Broadway! “This is the first time I saw you hesitate. But the concept was so fun, it was great,” Julianne said. Bruno said it was a treat. “Lea, you showed versatility,” Carrie Ann said. “Your acting and dancing was the best,” Jessie J said. They got a score of 34!
Which performance was your favorite tonight, HollywoodLifers? Come back again next week for another elimination!
— Dory Larrabee