The stars danced their hearts out during tributes to their most memorable years on week 4 of ‘DWTS.’ See who got the top score and who got sent home below.
Week 4 of Dancing With The Stars did not disappoint! Not only did Alfonso Ribeiro finally break out “The Carlton” but someone got a perfect score of 40! Read our full recap from the October 6 episode right here. WARNING: spoilers ahead!
Betsey Johnson Eliminated From ‘Dancing With The Stars’ — ‘DWTS’ Week 4 Recap
The night started off with some results tension. Janel & Val and Jonathan & Allison were immediately told they were safe. Unfortunately, Betsey & Tony were told they were in jeopardy.
Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy danced the rumba. Janel’s most memorable year was 2002, when she moved from Hawaii to Los Angeles to become a star. She danced to honor her first vocal coach and mentor BJ, who died of breast cancer that same year. “BJ would be very proud because you do perform from your heart. I want to commend you on your technique. That was awesome,” judge Julianne Hough said. Judge Bruno Tonioli said she looked like an “exotic angel” who took him to the “garden of Eden.” Carrie Ann Inaba said she was incredible and said it was “absolutely breathtaking.” This week, on ABC.com, fans could also vote in place of the fourth judge. They got 9’s from all three judges as well as America, giving them a 36 out of 40 total.
Next, Jonathan Bennett & Allison Holker paid homage to Mean Girls! Jonathan lost his mom about a year ago and lost his dad about 4 months ago to cancer. He wanted to make his dad laugh and I bet he did, dancing the Samba to “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Milkshake.” “You were off timing and flat footed,” Bruno critiqued. Carrie Ann said it was a one-dimensional performance. “That was so fun to watch,” Julianne said, but called it “erratic.” They got 6’s from the judges and America, resulting in a 24.
Betsey Johnson & Tony Dovolani danced the jive. She picked the year 1975, when she had her daughter Lulu. “That was phenomenal! Not only are you brave, but you are beautiful,” Carrie Ann said. “You give so much love to America, so thank you for being here,” Julianne said. Bruno commended her for keeping up with the very quick dance. They got a 29!
Next, Bethany & Derek, Antonio & Cheryl, and Lea & Artem were named safe. Michael & Emma were told they were in jeopardy.
Bethany Mota & Derek Hough danced a super emotional rumba while Colbie Caillat sang her song “Try.” Bethany’s year was 2009, when she started her YouTube channel after being bullied about her weight and appearance. “What you stand for is so beautiful and what you wish you could have told yourself years ago, you just told so many girls tonight. You are a role model, for women, for mothers, for everybody. Sorry, Derek, but there wasn’t enough rumba,” Julianne cried. They got 8’s from the judges and a 9 from America = 33.
Next, Michael Waltrip & Emma Slater danced the quickstep to honor 2001, the year he won the Daytona 500 and lost his friend and mentor Dale Earnhardt. “You went wrong so many times,” Bruno said. “I want to cry. That was so good, Michael. You started so strong but you put-put-put at the end,” Carrie Ann. They got a total score of 25.
Lea Thompson & Artem Chigvintsev danced contemporary. Lea danced for her father, who died of cancer in 2003, and called her his “little dancer.” Carrie Ann started: “Every once in a while on this show, there are these moments that go into my heart. I will remember that dance forever because you danced like an angel.” Julianne said it was flawless. “You are an exquisite performer,” Bruno said. Personally, I was sobbing. They got a total score of 39 — with three 10’s from the judges!
Antonio Sabato Jr. & Cheryl Burke danced the samba for the year 1989, after Antonio moved to America from Italy. “You’re getting more comfortable with the steps but you have to fill the space that’s around you,” Julianne said. Bruno said he felt like he was watching a sequel to Magic Mike, since Antonio was shirtless! They got a 29 out of 40.
More Results & Emotional Dances
Then, more results:
Alfonso & Witney were told they were safe. Sadie & Mark were told they were safe. Tommy & Peta were told they were in jeopardy.
Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd danced the jive to Elvis Presley. Tommy revealed that he went to jail in 2003 for transporting drug paraphernalia across state lines. They danced to celebrate his freedom. “You are absolutely wonderful. The jive is very difficult — a couple of missteps there but it’s hard to keep up with that,” Bruno said. “It’s totally natural and totally easy on the eyes,” Carrie Ann said. Julianne said it wasn’t his best dance. They got a 28!
Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas danced the samba. She chose the year 2012, when Duck Dynasty first aired. “Fantastic! Ducks gone wild! By far, the best samba of the night!” Carrie Ann raved. Julianne said: “That was the perfect combination of content and concept.” Bruno compared her to Natalie Portman in Black Swan! They got a 37, including a 10 from Julianne!
Saving the best for last! Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson danced to pay homage to “The Carlton” from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, a role that defined Alfonso but also “pigeon-holed” him. He finally danced the dance “everyone has been waiting for!” “I’m so glad you made us wait, it’s almost like dating! I think not only did you separate yourself from Carlton but what you’re doing this week, people are doing to remember Alfonso,” Julianne. Bruno called it delicious and “Broadway standard jazz!” Carrie Ann said: “Finally.” They got a perfect score of 40!
Week 4 Elimination — Another Couple Sent Home
In the end, Betsey Johnson & Tony were eliminated.
Which dance was your favorite of the night, HollywoodLifers? Are you sad Betsey went home?
Next week is the switch up! Remember to come back here for the full recap!
— Dory Larrabee