‘Dancing With The Stars’ Recap: Snooki Goes Home; Cher To Judge & Perform Next Week
Dancing With the Stars, after last week's voting glitch, promised the elimination of at least one celebrity. While announcing that someone would certainly be heading home at the end of the evening, host Tom Bergeron also offered some more uplifting news – Cher will be guest judging and performing next week.
When the dances began, Elizabeth Berkley, who got the season’s first perfect score las week, danced a quickstep with Val Chmerkovskiy. At the end of the War of the Worlds-inspired routine, it was clear that last week’s performance was no fluke. Due to some loss of body contact during the dance, the judges declined to score her perfectly again, giving her straight 9s.
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd were next up on the dance floor, taking on a jive to Little Richard’s "Tutti Frutti." The dance proved challenging for the Pretty Little Liars actor, who nearly slipped at one point during routine. Despite the near-slip and some off timing, the judges awarded the pair the night’s second score of 27.
Dancing the salsa was Leah Remini and Tony Dovoloni. Leah once again brought passion to the dance, and appeared to have improved her dancing skills for the Latin dance – in which Tony included a fair share of lifts – as well. Even though she was batting a rib injury, Leah earned a score of 26. Maybe it helped that her pal Chelsea Handler was in the audience for moral support.
Jack Osbourne, battling what he called the “midseason blues,” had to learn a jive with pro partner Cheryl Burke. Pushing through his extreme fatigue, the son of Ozzy and Sharon again delivered a spirited performance that transcended his lack of dancing experience. After getting a 10 from Carrie Ann Inaba, Jack received an 8 from Len Goodman and a 9 from Bruno Tonioli, ending up with 27 points.
Derek Hough decided that he and Amber Riley weren't going to design their dance around pleasing Len this week in their Paso Doble choreography. Although they were both suffering with injury – Derek’s back and Amber’s knees – they performed a fierce Paso that brought the audience to their feet. After getting 10s from Carrie Ann and Len, Bruno ruined their perfect score with a 9.
For their routine, Bill Engvall and Emma Slater performed a Elvis/Las Vegas themed quickstep. While Bill clearly put a lot of effort into the dance, it never picked up the steam necessary for the quickstep. The comedian was the first celeb of the night not to get a 9, earning two 8s and a 7 from the judges.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber were next up with a Samba routine that incorporated some club-inspired dancing for the Jersey Shore alum. Following the dance, the judges’ main complaint was that Snooki needed to extend her movements more. She received a 9 from each of the judges.
Last to take the dance floor in the individual routines were Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff. Dancing a Cha Cha, the pair kept it clean and incredibly tight. After last week’s disappointing showing, Corbin was back and looking better than ever in the Latin dance. Carrie Ann and Bruno gave him 10s, but Len, who wasn’t a fan of all the gyrating, gave him a 9.
Team Spooky Bom Bom was up first in the group dances, taking on dance in a foggy cemetery. Elizabeth’s performance was seamless, Snooki’s stunts were impressive and Bill’s ability to keep up was also noteworthy. The judges all gave the group nines. Team Foxing Awesome, dancing to Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say,” were garbed in fox ears and gave an “irresistible” performance according to Len. They received 10 points all around.
At the end of the group dances, it was announced that Bill and Emma and Snooki and Sasha were the two teams in the bottom two. Snooki and Sasha, surprising everyone, became the next couple eliminated from Dancing With the Stars.
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays on ABC at 8/7c.
– Chelsea Regan
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