Singer and actor James Maslow danced a Cha Cha Cha, on tonight’s season 18 episode 9 of Dancing with the Stars with Peta Murgatroyd 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 James performed a Viennese Waltz and Carrie-Ann loved it saying, : “James you are a special soul when you dance. I agree with Len on your posture. On top of that Peta’s foot came off the floor.” They scored Amy 36/40.
James Maslow and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd: dancing a Viennese Waltz dance. James has been getting ready for his dance tonight. James tweeted, “So cool of
@LA_Reid to stop by rehearsal and give me some advice. What an amazing dude.”
Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “James we have seen Michael Jackson 100 times what you did tonight was spectacular you gave us MJ James Maslow style. It was fantastic.” Len: “It was fantastic. Some Michael Jackson and enough Cha Cha. It was a terrific number, well done.” Kenny: “Good job my man, you put your heart and soul in that and it was electrifying.” Bruno: “You were on fire. All in all, a criminal of a cha cha cha.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Kenny: 10 Bruno: 10 TOTAL: 40/40 – Vote for James Maslow and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd at Voting #: 1*800*868*3402.
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