Dancing with the Stars returns tonight with a whole new episode. The theme for this week’s episode is “Classical Week” The seven remaining couple need to step up their game! Tonight they have a team dance in addition to their individual routines. With only seven couples left the pressure is mounting! The dances the couples will perform this week are the Viennese waltz, Argentine Tango, Paso Doble and the Rumba.
On last week’s episode we had to say goodbye to another contestant, Gladys Knight & professional dancer, Tristan MacManus. If you missed Glady’s final performance or any of last week’s performances you can see them HERE! If you missed last week’s episode you can read our full and detailed recap here!
Here are the dances the couples will be performing tonight: Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd, William Levy and Cheryl Burke, and Jaleel White and Peta Murgatroyd are performing a Viennese waltz.
Performing the Argentine Tango are Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, and Melissa Gilbert and Maks Chmerkovskiy. Maria Menounos and Derek Hough will take on the Paso Doble, and Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas will dance the Rumba.
When the couples have finished their individual routines, they will take to the dance floor for the first team dances of Season 14. Team Paso includes Melissa Gilbert, William Levy, and Donald Driver. Team Tango includes Katherine Jenkins, Maria Menounos, Roshon Fegan, and Jaleel White.
Violinist Joshua Bell opens the show by playing Vivaldi. Soprano prodigy Jackie Evancho, a favorite from “America’s Got Talent,” and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo will sing as the seven remaining couples dance.
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RECAP: Tonight stars will be dancing to Classical hits and here they are in order of appearance:
Katherine Jenkins and professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Rumba.
Judges Comments: Len: A classic rumba, you kept it elegant and totally keeping to the music, you stayed on time. The only thing I didn’t like was when Mark took off his cape. Bruno: Katherine, the unatainable object of desire, the girl on top, I like it a bit raunchier to get my juices going, but technically, it was superb. Carrie Ann: You are unmatched in the competion, tonight your placement was perfect but your passion was lacking, you needed more chemistry.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 27/30 + Team Score of 27 = 54
Melissa Gilbert and professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Argentine Tango.
Judges Comments: Len: You pulled it off with the lifts, however there was so much intensity you lost the dance quality. Bruno: You are extremely brave, you tried very hard but at times it looked like you were riding the cyclone at Coney Island, it was a mess. Carrie Ann:It was like Cirque de Soliel gone very wrong, you sacrificed quality for quantity.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7 = Total 21/30 + Team Score of 26 = 47
William Levy and professional dancer Cheryl Burke, dancing the Viennese Waltz while Jackie Evancho from “America’s Got Talent” sings.
Judges Comments: Len: I wasn’t exactly transported to Vienna, but it was close, I was in Austria. Tonight you were great. Bruno: I saw tonight vulnerability, you put your heart and soul into it, you felt and lived it, it was so touching. Carrie Ann: That is what I was looking for, that was true content, you were magnificent because you brought the romance to life.
cores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 27 /30 + Team Score of 26 = 53
Roshon Fegan and professional dancer Chelsie Hightower dancing the Argentine Tango dancing to a classical version of “Bad Romance”.
Judges Comments: Len: A like the transition into the lifts, they were seamless, your legs were a little awkward, but overall it was clean and confident. Bruno: Most of the times very, very clean. You have to work on your legs, sometimes you are a bit wobbly, you need to be grounded, great job though. Carrie Ann: Welcome back to the competition, I don’t know what Len and Bruno are talking about. (Carrie Ann gets up and gives Rochon a big hug)
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 = Total 25/30 + Team Score of 27 = 52
Donald Driver and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Viennese Waltz.
Judges Comments: Len: When I saw your coat, I thought you were a “Ferrero Rocher”, your footwork was spot on, great job overall and well done. Bruno: You got it, the passion of the music, I loved it. Carrie Ann: I am not sure if there was a lift, I love your intensity when you dance, you are so sharp and the regal quality was great.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 27/30 + Team Score of 26 = 53
Maria Menounos and professional dancer Derek Hough dancing the Paso Doble.
Judges Comments: Len: Sharp as a razor, you lived it and I loved it. Bruno: The queen of the damned is the queen of the night, the structure of this dance, the story telling was spell bounding.Carrie Ann: That didn’t suck, that was amazing, you were so on fire and Katherine better watch out because you are just behind her. (Maria wore vampire fangs)
Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 = Total 30/30 + Team Score of 27 = 57
Jaleel White and professional dancer Kym Johnson dancing the Viennese Waltz.
Judges Comments: Len: I like it enough to be cruel but I didn’t like it enough to be kind. There was no foot work, as a number I like it, but the detail didn’t quite work for me. Bruno: You put a lot into it, but it was not executed enough for me. You need to correct your arms, but as a number, it was good. Carrie Ann: Don’t lose your confidence, the story telling was excellent, watch your hand movements.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 = Total 24/30 + Team Score of 27 = 51
It’s time for the Team Dances and each team is only as strong as it’s weakest link, tradition has it that a couple from the losing team ends up going home. The first team has four couples and seven mirror ball wins between them. Team Tango includes Katherine Jenkins, Maria Menounos, Roshon Fegan, and Jaleel White.
Judges Comments: Len: I thought Maria and Rochon were the stand out couple, it was the good, the bad and the ugly. Bruno: The choreography was outstanding, Rochon killed it, overall excellent team dance. Carrie Ann: I loved the concept, you were so tight, but Rochon brought it through.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 8 Bruno: 9 = Total 27/30
Team Tango has set the bar, it is now time for Team Paso to show us when they’ve got, Melissa Gilbert, William Levy and Donald Driver are up next. Everyone has danced the Paso before, except for William, so it will be interesting to see how he pulls it off. Max wants the men to take their shirts off, but William doesn’t want to show off.
Judges Comments: Len: You three undressed to impress, great job, well done. Bruno: You guys are super heros. Carrie Ann: That was so much fun, the passion and the intensity, it is going to go down in history as the fan favorite. (the crowd is booing, not happy with the scores)
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 8 Bruno: 9 = Total 26/30