DANCING WITH THE STARS is back tonight for the third episode of the 16th season. Dust off your tuxes and put on your dancing shoes, because tonight on DWTS it is Prom Night! The competition continues tonight as the 11 remaining couples cut a rug by performing everything from a Viennese Waltz to the Paso Doble. The competition is heating up this week and at the end of the night tomorrow one more celebrity will face elimination. Did you watch last week’s show? We did and we recapped it here for you!
On last week’s show the 12 celebrities performed a Jive, Quickstep or Jazz routine. Although we expected on celebrity to go home last week just before Tom announced who was eliminated, Dorothy Hamill withdrew from the competition for medical reasons.
On this week’s Prom night show to add to the fun viewers will crown their celebrity “Prom King” and “Prom Queen” by voting on Twitter. The winning couple will receive bonus judges’ points and be revealed on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show.” There will be a mix of dances performed – from the elegant Viennese Waltz, to the fast-paced Cha Cha and Jive, to a sexy Samba and Rumba, a fierce Paso Doble and a Contemporary dance. The couples have their work cut out for them this week!
The Dancing assignments this week are: Ingo and Kym – Paso Doble; Jacoby and Karina – Rumba; Victor and Lindsay – Contemporary; Wynonna and Tony – Samba; Zendaya and Val – V. Waltz; Andy and Sharna – Cha Cha Cha; Sean and Peta – Cha Cha Cha; Aly and Mark – V. Waltz; Lisa and Gleb – V. Waltz; DL and Cheryl – Salsa and Kellie and Derek – Jive.
Tonight’s episode is going to have all the usual glitz and glam in the ballroom, which you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Season 16 episode 3 Performance Show – tonight at 8PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about the new season and who you are rooting for?
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Tonight’s show opened with a group number where all 11 contestants got to perform. Along with their performance we got to see the hashtags to use to vote for our Prom King or Queen. Check out the video of the opening number below!
Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas performing the Viennese Waltz [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Len: “Aly up until tonight I have been very impressed with yoru dancing, but not so much tonight, April FOOLS!” Bruno: “It really hit the spot, we were all swept away in a whirlwind of romance, you move so well and express. Wonderful!” Carrie Ann: “Aly, you movement quality is amazing, it is refined. I want you to work with staying in the character. I think you do it well, I just want you to stay in it.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 TOTAL 23/30
Andy Dick & Sharna Burgess performing a Cha Cha Cha [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Bruno: “It was like the revenge of the nerds, timing a bit off, entertainment value right on.” Carrie Ann: “Sharna you look amazing. Andy you are keeping up. Something about you the only way to win is to try and you try with your whole heart and soul.” Len: “You are like a sneeze, you know it is coming, there is nothing you can do about it. Andy, you are not a great dancer, but what you do about is you make me feel good. I feel better watching you, then I did before. “
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 6 Len: 6 Bruno: 6 TOTAL 18/30
Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson performing a Paso Doble [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “All right Ingo, way to come back, you threw the power of the Paso Doble in it. You need to start your core stronger, because not doing it you make your posture weird.” Len: “I like the feel of the dance, could have been cleaner and your posture could have been better.” Bruno: “I appreciate what you did, but I am telling you, you work hard. You have so much intensity and power.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7 Bruno: 7 Len: 7 TOTAL 21/30
Lisa Vanderpump & Gleb Savchenko dancing the Viennese Waltz [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Len: “It was light and breezier, free and easy. There was an air of lightness, you have to work on your posture and foot work.” Bruno: “It was like watching empress josphine, you are much more at ease, much better, but you missed a few passes. It is not constant. It was better.” Carrie Ann: “I love watching you. You have to stay in character, excellent, nice job!”
SCORES: - Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7 TOTAL: 21/30
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough dancing the Jive [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Bruno: “There is was nothing lose about that performance, you are sharper than a samurai sword. Every movement was filled with precision.” Carrie Ann: “That was ridiculously amazing. I don’t know how you do it, that was fast. You blow me away.” Len: “You were flying around like a wasp at a picnic, you are officially the Queen of the Prom!”
SCORES: - Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 9 Bruno: 8 – TOTAL 25/30
Victor Ortiz & Lindsay Arnold dancing the Contemporary [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “What just happened, Victor you are a dancer, that was breath taking. In contemporary it is about the story telling, it is beautiful.” Len: “I was hoping for the best, expecting the worse and I was pleasantly surprised. You have to work on dance a bit, but your best dance yet.” Bruno: “Unbelievable, you are a dancer, wonderful. You make your partner proud!”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 7 Bruno: 8 TOTAL: 23/30
D.L. Hughley & Cheryl Burke dancing the Salsa [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Len: “Well DL if you are a sex machine, I am America’s Next Top Model. I admire your spirit, but this was not a salsa. It was as untidy as a teenager’s bedroom.” Bruno: “I appreciate an effort but Salsa is slinky. You have to get the hips going, it is all in the hips.” Carrie Ann: “DL you are making baby steps, I see the improvement. I would like to see you go to a club and let loose. I see the improvement.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 6 Len: 5 Bruno: 5 TOTAL: 16/30
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff dancing the Rumba [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Bruno: “The great and powerful, you were smoldering like a vacation. You released fire on the dance floor, wonderful arm placements. Watch your foot placement. But brilliant” Carrie Ann: “I am impressed, you have incredible artistry. You are feeling the passion of the music, that was hot!” Len: “I am absolutely shocked by that, I knew you could do the goofy stuff, but this has refinement. You did a good job there Jacoby.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 TOTAL 24/30
Wynonna Judd & Tony Dovolani dancing the Samba [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “You know I love you, I ask for wild, we got wild outfits but the rest of the dance was like a whisper. I did not see it go up a notch.” Len: “You are like Mount Rushmore it goes up but you don’t get going. I hate to be mean, but it did not go anywhere.” Bruno: “Oh no Wynonna, I was expecting a wild child. You have to ride the Samba, it was a bit sedated.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 5 Len: 5 Bruno: 5 TOTAL 15/30
Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Cha Cha Cha [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Len: “Sean you exploded on the floor, full of energy and attack. You have to work on your feet. But best dance yet. “ Bruno: “You pleased Len, but you pleased me even more. You can enterain, it was full of fun, clean up the footwork.” Carrie Ann: “You can perform with gusto, your footwork was a bit so/so. There was only one thing missing in the performance, Bruno!”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7 TOTAL 21/30
Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy dancing a Viennese Waltz [VIDEO HERE]
Judges comments: Bruno: “That was as enchanting and charming as Venice in the moon light. A couple of stumbles, but overall beautiful.” Carrie Ann: “You are so good, but I feel the best is yet to come. You are doing a fantastic job Val. You are fantastic.” Len: “Your dancing is natural. We have seen a lot of V. Waltz there is far too much arm action, I want to see more in the hold. I am not criticize you, it is just my feeling.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 TOTAL 24/30
One more couple will be going home tomorrow night so make sure to join us tomorrow night for our live recap of the Dancing With The Stars Results Show!