Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medal winner Charlie White danced a Samba to Mo Money, Mo Problems by Notorious B.I.G., on tonight’s season 18 episode 9 of Dancing with the Stars with Sharna Burgess 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 Charlie performed a Argentine Quickstep and Bruno loved it saying, : “He was out the starting block like a thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby. Precise footwork. Absolutely delicious.” They scored Charlie 40/40.
Charlie White and professional dancer Sharna Burgess: dancing a Samba. Charlie has been getting ready for his dance tonight. He has been on the road performing quite a lot this past week with Stars On Ice.
Judges comments: Kenny: “I thought it was clean, committed and precise. Lacking a bit of funk.” Bruno: “Samba is about carefree fun. But Kenny is right you have to hit the rhythm stick.” Carrie Ann: “I am a little sad you are in jeopardy. I want to live in Charlie’s world the joy you have is what dance is all about. It was a little flat footed.” Len: “It looks a little heavy at times. Tonight is all about who deserves to be in the finals and you deserve to be in the finals.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Kenny: 9 Bruno: 9 TOTAL: 36/40 – Vote for Charlie White and professional dancer Sharna Burgess at Voting #: 1*800*868*3412.
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