Dancing With the Stars 2013 RECAP 5/13/13: Season 16 Semifinals

Dancing With the Stars 2013 RECAP 5/13/13: Season 16 Semifinals

DANCING WITH THE STARS is back tonight with the semifinals of the 16 season and tonight on DWTS each couple will perform two routines in an effort to impress the judges and earn America’s votes.  Did you see last week’s performance show?  We did and we recapped the show for you.

On last week’s show the six remaining couples will take to the dance floor and for the first time this season, each couple will perform two routines in an effort to impress the judges. In the first round, the couples performed a traditional ballroom dance in a style that they’ve not yet done. In the second round, the couples danced as part of a trio, featuring an eliminated pro or troupe member.  By the results show the contestants that went home was The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe.

On tonight’s show each couple perform two routines, inching their way one step closer to the coveted mirror ball trophy.  One of the dances will be a dance that twitter users voted on.  It will be either a Flamenco, Charleston, Afro Jazz, Lindy Hop and Hip Hop.  The second dance will be a ballroom or Latin style dance they have yet to perform this season.

The dance assignments for this week are: Twitter voted dance – Zendaya and Val – Hip Hop, Jacoby and Karina – Lindy Hop, Ingo and Kym – Chaleston, Kellie and Derek – Flamenco, Aly and Mark – Afro Jazz.  For the second dance – Zendaya and Val – Quickstep, Jacoby and Karina – ???,  Ingo and Kym – Samba, Kellie and Derek – Argentine Tango, Aly and Mark – Rumba.

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 8 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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ROUND 1

Kellie Pickler and professional dancer Derek Hough dancing the Argentine Tango [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Len: “Listen Kelly what has happened in the past is no consequences.  It has starts tonight, that was fantastic.  I loved it!”  Bruno: “I am delighted to say welcome to the world of sublime.  That silhouette section is like watching one person become one.  It was superb.”  Carrie Ann: “How long has it been, only just 8-9 weeks.  It is absurd you have that level of perfection.  It was superb!”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann:  10  Len:  10  Bruno:  10  TOTAL 30/30

Ingo Rademacher and professional dancer Kym Johnson dancing the Samba [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Bruno: “I love your determination, you don’t give up.  You went from one extreme from the other, you put the work in, you lost the timing.  Don’t force it.”  Carrie Ann: “I have never seen more swayy hip roll.  You are the underdog but you have to step it up a bit more!”  Len: “You know through the darkest cloud, a ray of sunshine comes through.  I thought you did a good job.  Well done, good job!”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8  Len: 8 Bruno: 8  TOTAL 24/30

Aly Raisman and professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Rumba [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “Aly way to go, the Rumba is all about women and you were all women out there.  I cannot believe maturity of your performances.”  Len: “It had romance but not raunchy.  I heard you say you had to grow and you have grown.  Well done.”  Bruno: “The butterfly has taken wonderful wings.  Your story has been magnificent.  The right balance between romance and body flow.  You did it perfect!”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10  Len:  10  Bruno:  10  TOTAL 30/30

Jacoby Jones and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff dancing the Argentine Tango [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Len: “That is what I am talking about, mood and intensity.  Right on the money, that was great!”  Bruno: “The sexual tension was unbearable.  I have to point on thing out it was so slick and so clean.  You demonstrated you have control.  Best performance ever.”  Carrie Ann: “I got heated up again. [While Carrie Ann did some kind of crazy hair flip]”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10  Len:  10  Bruno:  10 TOTAL: 30/30

Zendaya and professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the quickstep [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Bruno: “Fasten you seat belts.  I can see what you were trying to do, you were pushing it to the limit.  You lost the frame and the footing a few times.”  Carrie Ann: “That was kinda of a mess, I loved the concept.  It lost its place and you missed a few steps.”  Len“Parts of the dance were fabulous.  Because of the speed the speed came in and the style went out.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8  Len:  8  Bruno:  9 TOTAL: 25/30

ROUND 2

Kellie Pickler and professional dancer Derek Hough dancing the Flamenco [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Len: “I tell you what you are small but your talent is huge.  You just booked your place in the finals.”  Bruno:  “You really  got it,  there were a couple of minutes you tightened it up.  In the flamenco you cannot.”  Carrie Ann: “You looked so beautiful.  But I agree you tensed up.  Towards the end.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann:  9  Len:  10  Bruno:  9  TOTAL 28/30

Ingo Rademacher and professional dancer Kym Johnson dancing the Charleston [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Bruno: “Ingo frothy, bubbling, slighly mind-mending spirit of the roaring 20s, fun, fun fun!”  Carrie Ann: “You captured the feeling of the roaring 20’s.  It was really good!”  Len: “It was bubbly and full of fizz.  Semifinals good time to do your best dance.”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9  Bruno:  9  TOTAL: 27/30

Aly Raisman and professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Afro Jazz [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “booyah!  That was ridiculous, I don’t think people know how hard that was.  It was fantastic!”  Len: “In perfect sync.  You captured the feeling of the dance.  I would have like more connection between of you. These are just my opinions, does not mean it is right”  Bruno: “Queen of the Jungle.  You have exceeded all expectations.  You have shown an incredible range in all dances.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9  Bruno: 10  TOTAL: 29/30

Jacoby Jones and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff dancing the Lindy Hop [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Len: “It was high energy, full on and action pack.  You got on the wrong foot but it was fabulous, well done!”  Bruno“You got everyone powered up including me, you nailed it.”  Carrie Ann: “I dub you the number one entertainer of season 16″

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10  Len: 9 Bruno: 10  TOTAL: 29/30

Zendaya and professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Hip Hop [VIDEO HERE]

Judges commentsBruno: “You gotta be kidding, that was ridiculous, so cool, it gave me chills.  I would give you a record deal right now!”  Carrie Ann: “I am waiting for your album to come out, I am going to be your fan.”  Len: “I like the attitude that you came out with. I thought it was fantastic.  Well Done!”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10  Len:  10  Bruno: 10  TOTAL: 30/30

The End!