Tonight on ABC Dancing With The Stars returns for an eighth week and Alexa Penavega and his professional dancing partner Mark Ballas danced an Argentine Tango routine to “Viva La Vida” from Coldplay. On tonight’s episode the seven remaining couples will perform an individual dance in tribute to influential figures in their lives. Did you watch tonight’s episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here. If you missed any of tonight’s videos we have them, RIGHT HERE!
For the first time this season, the couple with the highest score from their solo dance will be granted immunity from elimination next week and will also receive 3 additional points. For the first time ever, each of the six couples that do not receive immunity will then be paired up to compete in a head-to-head dance-off to be voted on by America in real-time on www.ABC.com and the three judges. The couple with the majority of the four potential votes from each dance-off will earn an extra 2 points, increasing their overall score. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.
Judges’ comments on Alexa’s Week 8 Argentine Tango: Julianne: “There was such an intensity in the groundedness, you had all the intensity even though you slipped up, you kept going.” Bruno: “It was so grandeur, you made a few faults that really stood out. We are there with you all the way, but you did it.” Carrie Ann: “I saw the teeniest tiniest mistakes, but it was still epic.”
JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 8 = TOTAL 25/30 – Vote for Alexa PenaVega & professional dancer Mark Ballas at voting #: 1*855*234*5602.
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