Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medal winner Meryl Davis danced a Viennese Waltz dance, on tonight’s season 18 episode 9 of Dancing with the Stars with Maks Chmerkovskiy 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 Meryl performed a Rumba and Carrie-Ann loved it saying, : “Meryl you and Maks have this incredible chemistry. Rumba is about continuous movement and it did not stop. It was perfection, but there was not enough Rumba content.” They scored Meryl 36/40.
Meryl Davis and professional dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy: dancing a Jazz. Meryl has been getting ready for her dance tonight. Meryl has not been saying much about her performance this week she is really busy with Stars On Ice.
Judges comments: Len: “What I loved was the fact that you took that right on the edge. You went for it 100% and I loved it.” Kenny: “You blew me away last week and you did it again. Power, grace everything you could ask for in a partnership.” Bruno: “It had a grand cinematic sweep, I was watching it was fabulous. The role playing is out of the role and your dancing magnificent.” Carrie Ann: “I find you to be, what you do is incredible. You bring the power, grace and everything to your performance. You are fantastic and you better not go home.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Kenny: 10 Bruno: 10 SCORES: 40/40 – Vote for Meryl Davis and professional dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy at Voting #: 1*800*868*3406.
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