Three-time World Cup Para-snowboard champion Amy Purdy danced a Quickstep to You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes, 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.
On last episode Amy performed a Argentine Tango and Carrie-Ann loved it saying, : “You know season 18 we have seen it all it is surprising anything can get me so excited. I stopped watching a couple of times. This season the competition is so high. You put your self in a class of your own.” They scored Amy 40/40.
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: “My jaw was dropping on the desk. If I was not watching this live I would have thought you were on wired. It was incredible.” Carrie Ann: “Amy you know what the best part of it was you were in full throttle dancing with passion. Took my breath away.” Len: “Technically this was your most challenging. Watches you inspires me to do something.” Kenny: “Amy do Oprah and I a favor and bring this team back next week. My Mother is here tonight and we call you triple Amy.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 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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