Actress, producer and author Candace Cameron Bure danced a Viennese Waltz to If I Knew by Bruno Mars, on tonight’s season 18 episode 9 of Dancing with the Stars with Mark Ballas for their DWTS semi-final performance. 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 Candace performed a Foxtrot and Carrie-Ann loved it saying, : “First of all I know you are in jeopardy you have been having trouble finding your footing. Tonight I have seen a brand new flare and you are getting your footing. You are back on track.” They scored Cameron 36/40.
Candace Cameron Bure and professional dancer Mark Ballas: dancing a Jazz. Amy has been getting ready for her dance tonight. She tweeted, “Guess who? Getting jazzy for tonights show.
@dancingabc #DWTS 8pm. We’re first up- don’t miss it!…”
Judges comments: Len: “Well tonight is all about pressure. You have two new dances tonight. The pressure got you a bit. A few mistakes, but I understand. You are the first one out. I Understand.” Kenny: “You are blowing me away week after week. Your determination I have to give it to you. I saw you surrendering yourself to the partnership.” Bruno: “You started it very well. If you go wrong cover it. Don’t show it on your face. It is part of learning to perform.” Carrie Ann: “We have all been there we have all messed up. But you continued on you trusted Mark and you surrendered to Mark and trusted him.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 9 Kenny: 9 Bruno: 8 TOTAL: 34/30 – Vote for Amy Purdy and professional dancer Derek Hough at Voting #: 1*800*868*3410
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