Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glamor returns to the ballroom as Dancing With The Stars returns for the ninth episode of the 23rd season. Former American football wide receiver Calvin Johnson Jr. & his professional dancer Lindsay Arnold took the stage tonight and danced the Waltz for their Showstopper night dance to “Memory” from “Cats,” featuring a guest performance by Leona Lewis.
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The six remaining celebrities will dance two show-stopping dances – one from some of the hottest Broadway musicals, and a second where they are paired up for a “Team-Up Challenge”. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated.
Judges comments on Calvin Johnson Jr’s DWTS Season 23 week 9 Waltz:
Julianne: I loved that you owned that and what I loved so much is your level of commitment to this competition. You come out here and you are a ray of sunshine and then you do a dance like this and you’re smooth and graceful, I feel like this is one of your best dances.
Bruno: Leona Lewis, come on! And you my dear, as always majestic, like a Siberian tiger toying with a little pussy cat. I love the way you handle her, because of the difference in size, to take and balance the music of this song is so hard and you have to go in and out of tempo – and you did it my darling!
Carrie Ann: As Bruno says, I agree, considering the height difference you really have learned to dance as one. I am going to give you a point that I want you to work on because everything matter, that one wasn’t your best musically. It was a little ahead and you weren’t as strongly connected to the music as you usually are. I just wanted to point that out because we are heading in to the finals. But, well done!
Idina: I didn’t see any of that, I was just thinking, my dad taught me everything I know about football. And he always taught me that football players get a bad rap because you have to be really tough, but really graceful, especially a wide receiver. I know now why you are an amazing athlete and an amazing dancer, you have both, and that was really beautiful.
Judges scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Idina: 9 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 9 Total: 37/40 – Vote for Calvin Johnson Jr & Lindsay Arnold at 1-800-868-3403.
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