'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Drew Carey Goes Home On Party Anthem Night
Dancing with the Stars “Party Anthem Night” fittingly featured LMFAO member Redfoo as a guest judge, sitting on the panel with Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.
Dancing With The Stars Recap
First up this week was NeNe Leakes, who found out before she took the stage that she’s safe for another week. With Tony Dovolani, the Real Houswives of Atlanta star danced a Salsa to Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.” Though the routine once again exposed Leakes' struggle to nail down technique, her personality made the performance passable. Scores: 8+9+8+8=33
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas, who were in danger of elimination, took on a cha-cha to Icona Pop’s “I Love It.” Bure appeared to get a handle on the necessary hip action for the dance in rehearsal. However, as the judges pointed out, in her performance, the former Full House star’s confidence came and went. Scores: 8+8+8+8=32
Big Time Rush’s James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd danced a quickstep that was inspired by movie-musical Grease. Switching up from contemporary and back to strict ballroom wasn’t easy for Maslow, but he still gave a commendable performance. Goodman was his usual critical self when it came to his footwork. Scores: 9+9+8+9=35
After learning that she was in jeopardy this week, Danica McKellar performed a cha-cha with her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy. Set to the sounds of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” the routine was both fun and sexy, but it was apparent that McKellar was surprised to find herself in danger of elimination. The judges gushed about their Latin dance performance. Scores: 9+9+9+9=36
Dancing a tango to “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris were Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The choreography Maks put together was meant to be challenging, and Davis rose to the occasion, hitting every movement with precision. The judges believed that Davis looked like she could be a professional dancer, which she sort of is – just on skates. Scores: 10+10+10+10=40
Following up that perfect performance was Drew Carey, who was in danger of exiting the competition. He danced a tango with Cheryl Burke to Rick James’s “Superfreak,” in which he did his best impression of a pimp in a red and zebra suit. In an attempt to help her celeb, Burke brought in Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold, though they couldn’t hide the fact that Carey noticeably messed up during the routine. Scores: 8+9+7+8=32
Taking on a cha-cha with his pro partner Sharna Burgess was Meryl Davis’ ice dancing partner Charlie White. The two, who danced to C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat,” put on a near-flawless performance that had both passion and the technique that the judges were looking for. Scores: 9+9+9+9=36
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough were tasked with a jive this week, which was set to the Isley Brother’s “Shout.” Hough went all out with the choreography, telling a story about a man who takes a bride from her wedding. Unlike past routines, Hough gave Purdy more opportunities to shine on her own. Scores: 9+10+9+10=38
With Candace Cameron Bure, Danika McKellar and Drew Carey in jeopardy, it’s finally announced that it’s Carey’s turn to hang up his dancing shoes.
Dancing with the Stars will return next Monday on ABC at 8/7c with Latin Night.
– Chelsea Regan
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