Dancing with the Stars 2012 Recap: Season 14 Week 8, 5/7/12

Dancing with the Stars 2012 Recap: Season 14 Week 8, 5/7/12

Dancing with the Stars returns tonight with a whole new episode.  The competition heats up as the remaining six couples hit the ballroom with two rounds of competitive dance performances, a ballroom dance and the Trio dance — both of which will be a style that they’ve not yet performed.

On last week’s episode we had to say goodbye to another contestant, Jaleel White  & professional dancer, Kym Johnson.   If you missed Glady’s final performance or any of last week’s performances you can see them HERE!  If you missed last week’s episode you can read our full and detailed recap here!

The remaining six couples will have two dances, the ballroom dance and the Trio dance. During the Trio, a ‘DWTS’ first – the couples will choose an extra professional dancer to join their routine who was either an eliminated pro or member of The Troupe.

Here are the dances the couples will be performing tonight: Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Tango and Jive (with Karina) and Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower dancing the Foxtrot and Paso Doble.

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough will take on the Waltz and Samba.  Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas will dance the Viennese waltz and Cha Cha.  Melissa Gilbert and Maks Chmerkovskiy will dance the Foxtrot and Samba and lastly William Levy and Cheryl Burke will take on the Foxtrot and Paso Doble.

By Tuesday evening’s end, two couples will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes on dances performed on Monday’s performance show.  Who do you think will be sent home with 2 eliminations.  I am guessing Roshon and Melissa or Roshon and Maria.  Hit the comments and let us know your predictions.

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: This week is crucial, because it is a double elimination – here are the celebrities and their professional partners in order of appearance.


Donald Driver and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Tango to “Higher Ground”.

Judges Comments: Len: Ding dong Donald, a first round knock out, you set the standard. Bruno: Beware of the killer stilettos, I thought I was going to have to call a marriage counselor, you were going for it like there was no tomorrow. Carrie Ann: You were in a zone, your shapes were more dynamic, my pointer to is to do a little more drama.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 27/30 + Trio Score 28 = 58 Total

Maria Menounos and professional dancer Derek Hough dancing the Viennese Waltz to “A Thousand Years”.

Judges Comments: Len: This girl in hold is the best and I think you missed a great chance here. I would have liked a little more dancing in hold, you disappointed me. Bruno: Heavenly fluidity, seamless transition, total emotional involvement, this is amazing. Carrie Ann: This dance sung to me, something magical is happening between the two of you, it is so special and unique.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 8 Bruno: 10 = Total 28/30 + Trio Score 25 = 53 Total

Melissa Gilbert and professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Fox Trot to “Maggie May”.

Judges Comments: Len: Potentially this was your best dance so far, good dance. Bruno: The cougar got her prize in a much smoother ride, you should be proud. Carrie Ann: Your shoulders were down, that was your best dance ever, you were in your element but there were a few mess ups in the

Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 = Total 24/30 + Trio Score 27 = 51 Total

Katherine Jenkins and professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Viennese Waltz.

Judges Comments: Len: This had plenty of content, the only thing I didn’t like is thing you have trouble with, the rest was terrific. Bruno: Your technique is superb, the lift was good but coming up you lost it. Carrie Ann: Your technique is outstanding, you have to be careful because you lost your balance tonight.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 26/30 + Trio Score + 29 = 55 Total

Roshon Fegan and professional dancer Chelsie Hightower dancing the Fix Trot to “Sweat Pea”.

Judges Comments: Len: Two little dancing munchkins, good job Dawg!. Bruno: What you have done in a week is incredible, it was like a young Mickey Rooney. Carrie Ann: You made your grannys proud and you made us proud.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 Bruno: 10 = Total 29/30 + Trio Score + 27 = 56 Total

William Levy and professional dancer Cheryl Burkedancing the Fox Trot “Stray Cat Strut”.

Judges Comments: Len: There was care and flair, I liked it. Bruno: You heart breaker, you couldn’t be more debonair if you tried. Carrie Ann: Meow, meow, meow, that was like a super hot sexy pink panther. Your movements were exquisite, its so much fun to watch.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 10  Len: 10  Bruno: 10  = Total 30 /30 + Trio Score +27 = 57 Total


Donald Driver and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd featuring Karina Smirnoff dancing the Jive to “Rip It Up”.

Judges Comments: Len: Fun, fun, fun, I liked it. Bruno: You were exposed, you were firecrackers, you did it. Carrie Ann: You kept it up the whole way, I loved the three way.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 28/30

Maria Menounos and professional dancer Derek Hough featuring Henry Byalikovat dancing the Samba to “Mama Do The Hump”.

Judges Comments: Len: This is a Samba, false advertising. Bruno: Maria I have to say creatively this dance was incredible, you lost timing a couple of times, as a number fabulous though. Carrie Ann: A beautiful number, there were a few missed step ups, but it was a feast for my Asian conscience.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 7 Bruno: 9 = Total 25/30

Melissa Gilbert and professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy featuring Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Samba to “Hard to Handle”.

Judges Comments: Len: Twos company and threes a crowd, but not tonight. Bruno: Is it Rita Hayworth, it obviously takes two to get the best out of you. Carrie Ann: I loved it, you were the cream in the middle, the best so far from you.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 27/30

Katherine Jenkins and professional dancer Mark Ballas featuring Travis MacManus dancing the Cha Cha to “She’s a Lady”.

Judges Comments: Len: You did a clean dance, well done. Bruno: That was sexy and cool, it had a modern feel to it, that was absolutely wonderful. Carrie Ann: I felt you were lacking a little fire last time, but this time you owned it even with the wardrobe malfunction.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 Bruno: 10 = Total 29/30

Roshon Fegan and professional dancer Chelsie Hightower featuring  Sasha Farber dancing the Paso Doble to “Turn Me On”.

Judges Comments: Len: You were like two skinny fries chasing the ketchup, it was beautiful, well done, great job. Bruno: You had strength, you had power, there were moments I didn’t know who was who, unfortunately you lost it a few times. Carrie Ann: I loved the routine, but you went off a few times.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = Total 27/30

William Levy and professional dancer Cheryl Burke featuring Tony Dovolani dancing the Paso Doble.

Judges Comments: Len: I salute you, I thought you did a fabulous job, really really well, congratulations. Bruno: Two raging bulls, I couldn’t ask for me as a performance value but you lost sync, it was evident. Carrie Ann: The lines were incredible, your pelvis was more forward, you only messed up once.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 9  Len: 9  Bruno: 9 = Total 27 /30 + Trio Score

The end!