Dancing with the Stars returns tonight with a whole new episode. The theme for this week’s episode is ‘Motown Week.’ It will honor Motown’s greatest music – Motown Legends Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Martha Reeve. Stand by as we live blog the show with all the up-to-the-moment details.
On last week’s episode we had to say goodbye to another contestant, Gavin DeGraw & professional dancer, Karina Smirnoff . If you missed Gavin’s final performance you can see it HERE! If you missed last week’s episode you can read our full and detailed recap here!
Here are the dances the couples will be performing tonight: First up is Maria and Derek dancing the Foxtrot followed by Melissa and Maks dancing the V. Waltz and then Roshon and Chelsie dancing the Rumba.
Next we have Katherine and Mark dancing the Samba, Donald and Peta dancing the Foxtrot. Gladys and Tristan dancing the Rumba, Jaleel and Kym dancing the Cha Cha Cha and fan favorites William and Cheryl up last dancing the Rumba.
To finish the show DWTS will feature a special Motown Dance Marathon, where the couples will be showing off their classic dance moves from the Motown era.
We will be live blogging Dancing With The Stars tonight with all the up-to-the-minute details at 8PM EST so make sure to come back to this spot and watch the show with us. Refresh often to get the most up-to-date results!
RECAP: The show opens with Smokey Robinson singing, “Tracks Of My Tears”, Martha Reeves singing, “Dancing In The Street” and the Tempations singing, “Get Ready”. Tonight for the first time, contestants will be dancing to Motown hits and the stars are all looking fabulous, here they are in order of appearance:
Gladys Knight and professional dancer Tristan MacManus dancing the Rumba to, “My Girl” performed by The Temptations.
Judges Comments: Len: Gladys if I could judge purely with my heart you would be at the top of the leader board. You are the most charismatic dancer, so appealing, easy like Sunday morning. Bruno: It’s undeniable, you are star quality, but I like my Rumba a little more spicy. Carrie Ann: If any night is going to belong to anyone, then tonight is going to belong to you. I would pay money to see you dance again, but the truth is there were a lot of forgetful moments. (Len cuts in and says if he were at home, he would be on the phone now voting)
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7 = Total 21+ 3=24
American record producer and Motown founder, Berry Gordy is in the house.
Maria Menounos and professional dancer Derek Hough dancing the Foxtrot to “Jimmy Mack” performed by Martha Reeves.
Judges Comments: Len: In hold it was correct and formal, it was a joy to my eyes and listening to Martha it was a joy to my ears. Bruno: That was a gleaming blend of sophistication, it was brilliant, your movement is excellent. Carrie Ann: You were a little off, your shoulders came up on the second half but overall it was a good job.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 26+4=30
Roshon Fegan and professional dancer Chelsie Hightower dancing the Rumba to “Cruisin” performed by Smokey Robinson.
Judges Comments: Len: The movements were like paint by numbers, I wasn’t overboard about it, it was too jerky. I didn’t dislike it though. Bruno: What you lack in size, you make up in fire. Your body wants to hit the beat all the time, but it’s not hip hop it’t the Rumba, the performance was great. Carrie Ann: It definitely got a little sexy there in the end, in general I found your movements a little over exagrerated and at one time your foot came way off the ground.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 = Total 23+5= 28
Katherine Jenkins and professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Samba to “I Can’t Get Next To You” performed by The Temptations.
Judges Comments: Len: Was that an earthquake? I’m going to call you the midwife, you deliver every week. Bruno: You can dance and bounce, the marriage of Brazil and Funky Town has never been more exhilarating. Carrie Ann: Tonight you let it loose, that was amazing.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 Bruno: 10 = Total 29+10=39
Donald Driver and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Foxtrot to “The Way You Do The Things You Do” performed by the Temptations.
Judges Comments: Len: I know you were disappointed with me last week so I thought you were going to come out and show me some fireworks and you didn’t – you came out and exploded, I loved it. This man can give more, Peta work on him and get me what I want because this guy could be a great dancer. Bruno: You are a show man, confidence and power. You put so much into it, your performances are getting better and better. Carrie Ann: I love how you went from Motown into professional hold, it was great.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 27+7=34
Melissa Gilbert and professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Viennese Waltz to “Ooh Baby Baby” by Smokey Robinson.
Judges Comments: Len: I saw romance and control, but you lost some energy towards the end, but great job. Bruno: Some of your extended lines were amazing, towards the end you got puffed out, you are going in the right direction. Carrie Ann: You work so hard and it is finally paying off. I see artistry there, but watch your shoulders.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 = Total 24+6=30
Jaleel White and professional dancer Kym Johnson dancing the Cha Cha Cha to “Ain’t To Proud To Beg” performed by the Temptations.
Judges Comments: Len: Week one, I thought this guy is a contender, then things didn’t work out well, now you are back! Bruno: You burned that floor, the biggest sizzler of the season, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, you came back big time. Carrie Ann: You have to bring your “A” game every time, consider your “A” game rocked.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 Bruno: 10 = Total 29+8=37
William Levy and professional dancer Cheryl Burke, dancing the Rumba to “Being With You” performed by Smokey Robinson.
Judges Comments: Len: You are physically impressive, but for me it was a little on the raunchy side. Anyone watching can rock there hips side to side, I want to see the forward and backward hip action, it was harsh and a tad hectic, I can’t go into ecstasy like some people here. Bruno: Absolute utter filth and I loved every minute of it, there are women going into extasy, you to are wild for sex. Carrie Ann: On behalf of all the women out there, I thank you but I don;t think that was your best dance. You are just not a pretty face, you are a great dancer.
cores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 8 Bruno: 10 = Total 27+9=36
Smokey Robinson performs “Tears Of A Clown” that he co-wrote with Stevie Wonder.
Motown Dance Marathon
The stars are shown below in order of when they got eliminated from the marathon:
Gladys Knight and professional dancer Tristan MacManus 3 points
Maria Menounos and professional dancer Derek Hough 4 points
Roshon Fegan and professional dancer Chelsie Hightower 5 points
Melissa Gilbert and professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy 6 points
Donald Driver and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd 7 points
Jaleel White and professional dancer Kym Johnson 8 points
William Levy and professional dancer Cheryl Burke 9 points
Katherine Jenkins and professional dancer Mark Ballas 10 points
Winners of the Motown Marathon: Katherine Jenkins and professional dancer Mark Ballas