Credit: Getty Images
The original 13 couples have come down to only 5!
Things are becoming more competitive in the ‘Dancing With the Stars’, especially this week’s quarter finals were quite breathtaking. Each couple had to perform an “America’s choice” routine voted by the fans and a trio instead of a couple. The third dancer had to be one other ‘Dance With the Stars’ pro.
What surprised everyone was that last week’s lowest scoring couple of Tommy and Peta was considered to be safe from elimination which meant that one of the other five couples would have to go home with broken dreams. Let’s start reviewing all the dances from the start.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Whitney Carson’s couple started the show. Their first dance was Foxtrot to “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Robbie Williams. The judges loved this dance and Julianne Hough was very enthusiastic and was all praises for Alfonso. Only Carrie Ann Inaba was not happy and thought the dance lacked something extra that could pull her in. The couple scored 37 out of 40 in their first dance.
The second dance was performed on ‘Paso doble with Lindsay Arnold to “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon.’ Alfonso rocked the show with this second dance and non-other than Carrie Ann gave it a standing ovation. The couple got a perfect 40 out of 40.
Tommy and Peta were up next. Viennese waltz to “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne was their first performance. As everyone was shocked after it was learnt that the couple was throw for the semis, the couple needed to prove that they actually were capable of doing so. Thought the couple got praises their score was only 29.
The second dance was Samba with Sharna Burgess to “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo. The performance was very entertaining as everyone was seen enjoying themselves. Even then the score remained 28.
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev’s first performance was also a Samba, by Maroon 5. Their first dance was deemed outstanding by Len and secured a score of 34. Their next dance was Paso doble with Henry Byalikov to “Black Betty” by Ram Jam. Here Henry was the third addition to the couple and he did pretty well. The trio scored 36 out of 40.
Then Bethany Mota and Derek Hough were seen performing Viennese waltz to “Say You Love Me” by Jessie Ware. The theme of their dance was amazing; it was about a couple trying to fix their relationship. Carrie Ann was all praises for the couple and they secured 36 points.
Dance number 2 was a Tango and was loved by Carrie Ann. Although she had a reservation about the changes between tony and Derek she still gave them 9 points helping the couple to secure 38 points.
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas first performed a Jive which helped the couple secure 33 points. The couple however came back hard in their second performance which was a Foxtrot. Mark selected a female pro to dance alongside them. The performance was labeled the “best trio of the night” by Len. The trio secured a perfect 40 out of 40.
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy performed a quickstep. Even though there was a small mishap with Val’s shoes the judges were excited by their first performance and gave them a 38. The next performance was a Salsa. The performance had some choreography issues but the judges were still quite happy and awarded the performance a 39.
After so many breath taking and enthralling performances, Lea and Artem were eliminated. If the quarters were so enthralling it seems the semis are going to have more surprises for us.