Week 3 means only one thing for ‘Dancing With The Stars’ — it’s Latin night! The couples samba’d and salsa’d their hearts out. See who came out on top during the March 30 episode!
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Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy started the night with a “Disco Salsa.” During practice, while Rumer was jumping into Val’s arms (crotch first…), he busted his lip! But they pulled it together for their dance, which was AMAZING. Also, can we talk about her super sexy outfit and amazing body? She looks like a professional dancer! “That was the best dance I’ve seen this season,” judge Len Goodman said. Julianne Hough said she wanted to see a bit more freedom. “Monday Night Fever starts right here! Disco fabulous and you’ve got the body of evidence!” Bruno Tonioli purred. “Your body is incredible. I remember looking up to your mom [Demi Moore] in Striptease and now looking at you, I’m like damn! And you know how to use it,” Carrie Ann Inaba said. They got a 33/40, including a 9 from Len!
Keo Motsepe and Charlotte McKinney danced the Rumba. During practice, they battled Charlotte’s dyslexia and her needing to be on her phone for modeling jobs. As soon as their dance ended, Julianne made a pouty face. “I’m so sad. You have so much potential and this dance could have shown it…but you didn’t take Keo’s instruction.” Then Bruno dissed her saying she would never win a Nobel prize for Quantum Physics but that she is “easy on the eyes.” Ouch. They got a 22/40.
Peta Murgatroyd and Michael Sam danced the Salsa. Bruno said his timing was really, really wrong. “That made me so nervous. I didn’t feel safe. I felt a disconnect,” Carrie Ann said. Len said he thought the lifts were good. Michael said he was timid because he didn’t want to drop or hurt Peta. They got a 24/40.
Allison Holker and Riker Lynch danced a “sexy Salsa.” “Here’s a male contender right here,”Carrie Ann screamed over the audience’s cheers. “You’re not the best dancer this season but you could be because you’ve got flair. Work on your technique,” Len said. They got a 34, the highest score of the night!
Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani danced the Samba to “Copacabana.” Len said it was like her fruit hat: “juicy, fruity and full of fun.” Julianne commended her for committing to each character. Carrie Ann said she wanted to see more depth at this point in the competition. They got a 25, and then Tony asked fans to vote because the “judges aren’t on their side.” Awk. Ward.
Chris Soules and Witney Carson danced a sexy Argentine Tango after they ended up at the bottom of the leaderboard last week. Julianne said: “You are the comeback King!” Bruno said they were “connected.” Carrie Ann was impressed and said it was “magnificent.” Len said it was his best dance. They got a 28/40. I thought their score would be higher!
Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavic are connecting on another level! He even cried while they were practicing! They danced the Rumba. “I really felt it! There is so much commitment! It was so beautiful to watch,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said: “Your chemistry is ridiculous.” Julianne said it was one of his best performances. They got a 29/40!
More ‘Latin Night’ Dances
Artem Chigvintsey and Patti LaBelle danced the Cha Cha. “You are such an animated, powerful performer! But I was a little underwhelmed,” Carrie Ann said. Len said he needed more Cha Cha content. Julianne said the performance was entertaining. They got a 22/40.
Mark Ballas and Willow Shields danced the Paso Doble as fire and ice. Willow battled some minor injuries during rehearsals but she pushed through and the dance was so intense! “First Paso of the season — that’s going to be hard to beat,” Len said. “Every single week you have improved beyond belief,” Julianne said. They got a 32!
Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway planned to have Noah dance for the first time with a prosthetic arm but it made him really uncomfortable. In the end, he decided to go without the arm. “That is the best dance you have done. Everything was so strong,” Julianne said. “That was miraculous. The partnership was incredible. The lifts — out of this world,” Bruno said. Len called him his hero. And I’m crying. Just like every week. They got a 30/40.
Lastly, Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin danced the Samba. They only practice three days a week together. The rest of the week, Nastia practices with another dancer in L.A. while Derek performs in the New York Spring Spectacular. Bruno said she is so good that sometimes she overextends. “That was one of the most difficult Sambas I’ve ever seen!” Julianne said. They got a 34!
Sadly, another couple had to be eliminated this week. In the end, Charlotte and Keo were sent home.
Who had the best dance of the night, HollywoodLifers? Are you sad Charlotte went home?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas