Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glamour returns to the ballroom as Dancing With The Stars returns for the fifth episode of the 23rd season. Laurie Hernandez & her professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy took the stage tonight and danced the Salsa for their Latin night dance to “Light It Up” by Major Lazar featuring Nyla & Fuse ODG. Did you watch tonight’s DWTS episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you. [LINK HERE] Did you miss any of tonight’s performance videos? If you did we have them all, right here for you!
On tonight’s episode, each couple will perform each celebrity will perform either a rumba, salsa, samba, paso doblé, cha cha or Argentine tango. At the end of evening, one couple will be eliminated from the ballroom competition.
Judges comments on Laurie Hernandez’s DWTS Season 23 week 5 Salsa:
Pitbull: All I can say is when I watched you practicing you said the age was an advantage, and that’s all I can think of. That means that what you brought was amazing. I thought it was amazing.
Julianne: You are just phenomenal, your sass and fire, but I am going to picky because I want you to be a great ballroom dancer. Gymnastics are upright and very strong, but you got to go deep and get in to the ground with your hips. I want to see you be a great dancer, and a great ballroom and Latin dancer.
Bruno: For me you looked like a little chicky salsa devil. It was unleashed with precision and accuracy, you killed it!
Carrie Ann: You are by far the most powerful dancer when you dance, you’re like a B12 shot! But tonight you had a few missteps on your spot. It’s tiny ,though, she is incredible!
Judges scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Pitbull: 9 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 10 Total: 37/40 – Vote for Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy #TeamValaur at 1-800-868-3407.
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Laurie hopes her Puerto Rican heritage helps with her Latin Week performance
Laurie gets advice from past contestants
Laurie starting her dance
Laurie finishes up