Three-time World Cup Para-snowboard champion Amy Purdy danced a Jazz dance, on tonight’s season 18 episode 9 of Dancing with the Stars with Derek Hough for their DWTS semi-final performance. We posted a nifty bio of Amy Purdy so you can get more familiar with her. Emmy Award winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega makes his “Dancing With The Stars” debut as a guest judge on American Icons Night when he sits alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba If you missed tonight’s show you can read a full and detailed recap, right here.
The semi-finals begin as the five remaining couples must rise to the challenge of performing two different routines to music by legendary and modern American Icons. The couples performed a variety of dance styles including Foxtrot, Rumba, Jazz, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Samba, Cha Cha, and Jive. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination leaving only four couples to move on to the Finals.
Amy Purdy and professional dancer Derek Hough: dancing a Jazz. Amy has been getting ready for her dance tonight. She tweeted, “Have I thanked all of you yet this week for your love, support and votes? If not then Thank You!! You all rock!!!”
Judges comments: Bruno: “I’m telling that was another classic moment on DWTS. Week after week you keep surpasing yourself. This was classic jazz at its best.” Carrie Ann: “Girl you were working it. You killed that routine. In the side-by-side there was one off moment.” Len: “I watch that and Derek I solute you that was fantastic.” Kenny: ” Derek you redefine choreography for this generation. You said pressure does not exist you create it yourself. It was so clear, that was perfection.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len:10 Kenny: 10 Bruno: 10 TOTAL: 39/40 - Vote for Amy Purdy and professional dancer Derek Hough at Voting #: 1*800*868*3410
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