Dancing With the Stars 2013 RECAP 5/6/13: Season 16 Episode 8

Dancing With the Stars 2013 RECAP 5/6/13: Season 16 Episode 8

DANCING WITH THE STARS is back tonight with the eighth episode of the 16 season and tonight on DWTS each couple will perform two routines in an effort to impress the judges and earn America’s votes.  Did you see last week’s Latin night performance show?  We did and we recapped the show for you.

On last week’s show the seven remaining couples hit the dance floor for Latin Night.   The couples performed to a Latin-inspired hit.  In a new twist and another DWTS first, the couple with the highest overall score for the night, Kellie Pick;er was granted immunity from elimination.  The couples who did not receive immunity competed in a dance-off to earn extra judges’ points in an effort to increase their overall score.  At the elimination show sadly Andy Dick’s journey ended when he was eliminated.

On tonight’s show the six remaining couples take to the dance floor and for the first time this season, each couple will perform two routines in an effort to impress the judges. In the first round, the couples will perform a traditional ballroom dance in a style that they’ve not yet done. In the second round, the couples will dance as part of a trio, featuring an eliminated pro or troupe member.

The dance assignments for the week are:  Aly and Mark – Argentine Tango, Jive Trio with Henry – Sean and Peta – Tango, Jazz Trio with Sharna –  Jacoby and Karina – Viennese Waltz, Paso Doble Trio with Cheryl, Zendaya and Val – Foxtrot, Salsa Trio with Gleb, Ingo and Kym – Foxtrot, Jive Trio with Lindsay and Kellie and Derek – Viennese Waltz, Paso Doble Trio with Tristan.

Tonight’s episode is going to have all the usual glitz and glam in the ballroom, which you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Season 16 episode 8 Performance Show – tonight at 8PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about the new season and who you are rooting for?

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 Zendaya and professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Foxtrot [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Len: “What a pretty dance, this competition the longer it goes on the harder it gets.  You are getting stronger week after week.  Well done.” Bruno: “You are like a breath of fresh air.  I loved it.”  Carrie Ann: “I thought the beginning is a little simple for you, but as soon as you went into hold you took my breath away.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9  Len:  10  Bruno:  9  TOTAL: 28/30

Sean Lowe and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Tango [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Bruno: “You hot and cold is on and off.  You started extremely well but you have this tendency where your feet are not in the right way and then it falls apart.”  Carrie Ann: “Last week you did the Rumba and everything was sustained.  Looks like you threw it out of the window, it was all gone.  Focus I know you can do it.”  Len: “Plenty of punch and attack thing is you had too much punch you lost fluidity.  It was was not a great dance a bit ugly!”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann: 7  Len:  7  Bruno:  7  TOTAL: 21/30

Jacoby Jones and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff dancing the Viennese Waltz [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “Thank-you, let me gather myself.  When you took your shirt off everyone went ooh haa.  Besides the shirt that was absolutely stunning.  It was such a nice surprise, elegant and grace.”  Len: “I loved it, I am telling I was looking you were cooking great footwork.”  Bruno: “Everyone thinks the waltz is simple but it is not.  It looked effortless and controlled.  Good Job!”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann: 9  Len:  9  Bruno:  9  TOTAL: 27/30

Ingo Rademacher and professional dancer Kym Johnson dancing the Foxtrot [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Len: “It had an ease of movement.  I loved the interpretation,  I am telling you all the moaning and growing and you came out and did it!”  Bruno: “Look out you coming out and challenging that foxtrot.  You did  a great job.  You even put an arabesque, you put work and worked!”  Carrie Ann: “Best posture I ever saw in the hold.  You reminded me of Gene Kelly, a casual quality when you dance.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8  Len: 8  Bruno: 8  TOTAL: 24/30

Kellie Pickler and professional dancer Derek Hough dancing a Viennese Waltz [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments Bruno: “Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the prettiest of them all, you dahling… You were not a princess, you were a Queen.”  Carrie Ann: “A dance without emotion it just a dance.  Today you went beyond the dance.  You have something incredible!”  Len: “It was sophisticated, lovely mood, oceans of emotion.  Extension we beautiful.  Lovely dancing, well done.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9  Len: 9  Bruno: 10 TOTAL: 28/30

Aly Raisman and professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Argentine Tango [VIDEO HERE]

Judges commentsCarrie Ann: “How do you feel after dancing that.  I was just going to say the transformation I have seen you is incredible.  Your lifts were a little strange moments.”  Len: “It had mood, it had atmosphere, this is about a guy dancing with his mistress.  It was smooth and seductive.  Terrific!”  Bruno: “I had to idea you could be so good at being bad.  You have become such a good actress.  The lifts were sensational!”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9  Len: 10  Bruno: 10  TOTAL: 29/30


Zendaya and professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and Gleb Savchenko dancing a Salsa trio [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments:   Len: “The 3 of you worked together great, what I loved it made you a star.”  Bruno: “You didn’t need the underwear models.  Sizzling and dazzling and amazing”  Carrie Ann: “Hot, you are the Queen of the Salsa.  The way you brought all the styles together, I just loved it.  You were fabulous!”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10  Len: 10 Bruno: 10  TOTAL: 30/30

Sean Lowe and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd and Sharna Burgess dancing a Jazz trio [VIDEO HERE]

Judges commentsBruno: “Plenty of magic, with a little bit of tragic.  I wish I did not watch your feet, the number was fantastic.  But you get your feet into a jumble.”  Carrie Ann: “Bruno is right, the girls were so tight, and once you got out of sync.”  Len: “It was a bit like your first dance, attack came in and style went out.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7  Len:  7 Bruno: 7  TOTAL: 21/30

Jacoby Jones and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff and Cheryl Burke dancing the Paso Doble [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “You have such an impressive presence on the floor.  It was really good.  The man is suppose to take care of their women on the dance floor.  We wanted a little more finesse.”  Len: “You came out with fantastic presence.  I loved the spins.  you have become a contender!”  Bruno: “Raw, powerful, untamed.  It just splattered everywhere.  You have sort out the Spanish lines.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8  Len:  9  Bruno: 8  TOTAL: 25/30

Ingo Rademacher and professional dancer Kym Johnson and Lindsay Arnold dancing the Jive [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Len: “Well it could have been a bit sharper in the feet.  But Jazz is about fun, that was full on and fun and I liked it.” Bruno: “It was like a King in a contest on a sugar high.  You did not go wrong.  If you come back clean up your kicks and flicks.”  Carrie Ann: “When we lost Andy I thought we lost the heart, but you brought it back.  Good job!’

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8  Len:  8  Bruno: 8  TOTAL 24/30

Kellie Pickler and professional dancer Derek Hough and Tristan MacManus dancing the Paso Doble. [VIDEO HERE]

Judges comments: Bruno: “That was masterpiece theater. From Angel to devil so engrossing, so entertaining.  I wanted to be part of it.”  Carrie Ann: “You took my breath away, that was fantastic you are in it to win it!!! Fabulous!”  Len: “I was expecting more than flashing lights.  It was a hodge pod of moves.  Where are the twist moves.  I don’t want to see crashing lights.  This girl is so talented.  You know I am right!”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann: 10  Len:  7  Bruno:  10  TOTAL: 27/30

Aly Raisman and professional dancer Mark Ballas and Henry Byalikov dancing a Jive [VIDEO HERE]

Judges commentsCarrie Ann: “What I love this week is your consistency. You were a little flat footed but keep going in this direction.”  Len: ” You went for it really strong.  This was a terrific number.  Good Job!”  Bruno: “Aly listen , they are right but you have grown so much as a performer.  You are able to play characters.  You have become a fantastic dancer.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9  TOTAL: 27/30


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