Dancing With the Stars Recap – Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev Eliminated – Season 19 Week 9 “America’s Choice”

Dancing With the Stars Recap - Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev Eliminated - Season 19 Week 9 “America's Choice”

Tonight on ABC Dancing With The Stars 2014 continues with an all new Monday November 10, season 19 week 9 episode 11 called “America’s Choice”. On tonight’s episode, another elimination occurs after the ninth week of performances, which feature viewer-selected songs, costumes and dance styles. Also: Each contestant participates in a trio dance.

On last week’s episode the dance assignments for the night were: Paso Doble: Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd. Contemporary: Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy. Contemporary: Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas. Jazz: Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev. Foxtrot: Michale Waltrip and Emma Slater. Salsa: Bethany Mota and Derek Hough. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.

On tonight’s episode the remaining couples on “Dancing with the Stars” will dance to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for “AMERICA’S CHOICE.” For the first time ever, America has creative control of the couples’ first dance, asking fans throughout the week via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for their input on wardrobe, set design and visual effects. Each couple will perform two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples have the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles include the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated and five couples will move on to the semi-finals. The “Trio Groups” are: Alfonso Ribeiro, Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold, Bethany Mota, Derek Hough and Tony Dovolani, Janel Parrish, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Keo Motsepe, Lea Thompson, Artem Chigvintsev and Henry Byalikov, Sadie Robertson, Mark Ballas and Emma Slater, Tommy Chong, Peta Murgatroyd and Sharna Burgess.

Tune in tonight at 8 PM EST on ABC to watch the stars all hit the ballroom. We’ll be recapping it for you live right here. In the meantime hit up our comments section and tell us who you are rooting for?

We start the night with some results, the first couple safe and going to the semi-finals next week is Tommy Chong & professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd.

Alfonso Robeiro and professional dancer Witney Carson dancing the Foxtrot to “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head.” [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Len: “That’s the way to kick off the quarter finals, what a way to start the night, fantastic.” Julianne: “Tonight, you were tall, elegant and vibrant.” Bruno: “You really channeled the sophisticate era.” Carrie Ann: “I thought it was excellent, I still feel like there is more pizzazz that you could give us.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9. Len: 9 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 10

TOTAL: 37/40

Tommy Chong & professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Viennese Waltz to “Troubled.” [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Julianne: “America is here to support you and that was a proper Viennese Waltz.” Bruno: “You are so watchable, but there are a few creaky moments.” Carrie Ann: “I am trying to figure out what it is about you, you truly teach us less is more.” Len: “You are 76 years old, you are through to the semi finals, you are terrific. You are my hero.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 8 Julianne: 7 Bruno: 7

TOTAL: 29/40

Lea Thompson & professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev dancing the Samba to “Animals.” [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Bruno: “I love to see renewed level of confidence and you using your asset.” Carrie Ann: “You look amazing and I love your confidence. I want you wild and free and crazy all the time.” Len: “I thought that was terrific, well done.” Julianne: “That costume looks familiar..the one thing is, you were a little too high, you need get grounded.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 9 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 9

TOTAL 34/40

Bethany Mota & professional dancer Derek Hough dancing the Viennese Waltz to “Say You Love Me.” [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: “I am so impressed, it was absolutely stunning.” Len: “I was totally transported.” Julianne: “Having strength is important, I love that you are so beautiful, it connected for me.” Bruno: “Emotions came out of you and they were not false.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 9

TOTAL: 36/40

Sadie Robertson & professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Jive to “Turnaround.” [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Len: “I love the content in that dance, you are a tall girl and the jive should be difficult, I though it was terrific.” Julianne: “That dance was tough, I couldn’t take my eyes off of you, but it was not my favorite dance.” Bruno: “My respect for attempting such a difficult dance.” Carrie Ann: “You were very exposed, you lacked a bit of strength in your torso.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 9 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 8

TOTAL: 33/40

Janel Parrish & professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy dancing the Quick Step to “Hey Boy, Hey Girl.” [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Julianne: “I don’t care that you messed up, that is what a quick step is all about and the best dance of the night.” Bruno: “It was a dance of high quality, it was almost flawless.” Carrie Ann: “It was so incredible, wonderful performance.” Len: “Hold, posture and movement, you had them all sweetheart.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 9

TOTAL: 38/40

TRIO GROUPS [TRIO VIDEOS HERE]

Alfonso Robeiro and professional dancer Witney Carson dancing the Paso Doble with professional dancer, Lindsay Arnold.

Judges Comments: Len: “I can’t say I was of the song, but I loved the dance.” Julianne: “You nailed it!” Bruno: “Who is the man? What a ride, the ride of the night.” Carrie Ann: “That was insane.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10

TOTAL 40/40

TOTAL FOR THE NIGHT: 77/80

Tommy Chong & professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Samba with professional dancer, Sharna Burgess.

Judges Comments: Julianne: “I don’t even know what to say.” Bruno: “You look like the man who invented the mile high club.” Carrie Ann: “I don’t know what to say either, that was good entertainment.” Len: “I loved it.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Julianne: 7 Bruno: 7

TOTAL: 28/40

TOTAL FOR THE NIGHT: 57/80

Lea Thompson & professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev dancing the Paso Doble with professional dancer, Henry Byalikov.

Judges Comments: Bruno: “I think you had enough prime beef to last a life time, you did it, you held it under control.” Carrie Ann: “I think it was great strategy, it made you stand out so well.” Len: “They made you focal point of the routine. I thought it was great.” Julianne: “It was a job well done, amazing, you killed it.”

Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 9

TOTAL: 36/40

TOTAL FOR THE NIGHT: 70/80

Bethany Mota & professional dancer Derek Hough dancing the Argentine Tango with professional dancer,  Tony Dovolani.

Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: “I loved that performance, it was so dynamic and powerful. I wanted to see the real connection, it was a little out of control.” Len: ‘I thought the change from one partner to another partner was great.” Julianne: “Honestly, all I can think of is, who are you.?” Bruno: “I live the aggressive rawness, it was good to see a different side to your personality.”

Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 9

TOTAL: 38/40

TOTAL FOR THE NIGHT: 70/80

Sadie Robertson & professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Foxtrot with professional dancer, Emma Slater.

Judges Comments: Len: “That was the best trio of the night, fantastic, where is my eleven paddle?.” Julianne: “You took a risk and it was worth it.” Bruno: “Move star stunning, I couldn’t tell who was the professional.”

Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10

TOTAL: 40/40

TOTAL FOR THE NIGHT: 73/80

Janel Parrish & professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy dancing Salsa with professional dancer, Keo Motsepe.

Judges Comments: Julianne: “There wasn’t a lot of salsa content, but that was so fun to watch.” Bruno: “I loved it, it was fabulous.” Carrie Ann: “You have star quality.” Len: “It was a fantastic content, some of was uncomfortable, but I loved it.”

Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10

TOTAL: 39/40

TOTAL FOR THE NIGHT: 77/80

Here are some more results, the first couple who is safe is Alfonso Robeiro and professional dancer Witney Carson, the next couple who is safe is Bethany Mota & professional dancer Derek Hough, the next couple who is also safe is Janel Parrish & professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

The bottom two couples are Lea Thompson & professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev and Sadie Robertson & professional dancer Mark Ballas.

In this ninth week of competition, the couple leaving is Lea Thompson & professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev

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