Dancing With the Stars Recap 10/05/20: Season 29 Episode 4 “Top 13”

Dancing With the Stars Recap 10/05/20: Season 29 Episode 4 "Top 13"

Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glimmer returns to the ballroom as Dancing With The Stars when season 29 episode 4 of DWTS airs! We have your all-new Monday, October 5, 2020, season 29 Episode 4 Dancing With The Stars recap below! On tonight’s DWTS Season 29 episode 3 “Disney Night,” as per the ABC synopsis, “After a memorable “Disney Night,” 13 celebrity and pro-dancer couples compete for the fourth week live. Skai Jackson gives a powerful tribute to her friend and fellow actor Cameron Boyce, as well as AJ McLean walks down memory lane on his Backstreet Boys journey since the beginning.

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The glitz and the glamour returns to the ballroom tonight with the Top 13.  Tyra Banks opens another night of competition.

Nelly and Daniella Karagach dance the paso doble to “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khalid.

Judges Comments: Derek: “You got me pumped, I really enjoyed that, what a way to start the show, a really good job. You let the guns out, I need to hit the gym immediately, asap. I really liked that, way to go.” Bruno: “Stormy Nelly, that is the attitude. No holding back, you got the power, now refine the artistry, especially in the shaping, but that is the correct shaping.” Carrie Ann: “That is what I was looking for, we asked for a breakout last week and you gave it to us. There was not one missed step, the musicality, everything. I agree with Derek, a little more shaping, what an improvement. Great job.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Derek: 7 Bruno: 7 = 21/30

Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko dance the foxtrot to “Adore You” by Harry Styles.

Judges Comments: Bruno: “Almost too hot to trot, foxy baby. I liked the role reversal, you pulled Gleb into place tonight. It started off well, and it is a shame because you lost your footwork, you covered it very well. You’ve got a way to go.” Carrie Ann: “I am proud of you, I definitely see you are really aware and that is coming from your acting background. What I am liking is that it is extending out to like the points of your hands and feet. You are growing every week, well done.” Derek: “I didn’t see that little stumble they are talking about. You look so much more comfortable and confident. This was your best dance, well done.” Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: 7, Derek: 8, Bruno: 7 = 22/30

Monica Aldama and Val Chmerkovskiy, the samba to “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus.

Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: “Thank you for doing that, it brought you two closer together. The chemistry between you is a balance, you are partners and you could feel that. The dancing was so much better, it improved greatly. It looked like you had so much fun and you were in total control.” Derek: “This was a proper samba, there was so much content in that. So fantastic, your best dance, well done.” Bruno: “Oh my darling, you definitely throw a party. What really impressed me is that this was a pure samba. You actually put all the required samba steps together, good for you.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Derek: 8, Bruno: 8 = 24/30

Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe dance the paso doble to “Rise” by Katy Perry.

Judges Comments: Derek: “When you rise above the storm, you always find sunshine and in this case, a beautiful rainbow. You felt so much more sturdy, on your feet and in control. I love the beginning, the nice intro. It makes me happy to see progress each week from all the couples so far tonight. Great job.” Bruno: “I admire you. The multicolored warrior looked strong and proud, and stand for what she believes. It was the most focused performance of today. A couple of stumbles, but keep focused and keep at it.” Carrie Ann: “I just love you, watching you is inspiring me on so many levels. You are a bright light and so powerful. You fought for every step in that Paso, there were opportunities for you to slip, but you didn’t, that is what makes a winner. You don’t give up, we don’t give up rooting for you. Well done.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Derek: 7, Bruno: 7 = 21/30

Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson, the rumba to “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion.

Judges Comments: Bruno: “I feel so good, lovey-dovey. It was a romantic dream set to music. You were so in tune tonight.” Carrie: “The rumba is the woman’s dance, and it is all about giving good frame, and you gave excellent frame and you added a lot of poetry to it which is such an amazing thing. You are standing out to me already as somebody that we should keep our eye on. There is something, your lines are beautiful, you were both like a vision tonight.” Derek: “My love is also a huge fan of Celine Dion, love you. That was beautiful, the in-between movements, the lines are beautiful and to watch you dance. I had a tough time seeing the timing, but I loved it anyway.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Derek: 8, Bruno: 8 = 24/30

Justina Machado and Sasha Farber dance the salsa to “Que Viva La Vida” by Wisin.

Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: “You got us all up on our feet, that is the first time this season. Instead of you being in the ballroom tonight, it felt like I was over at your house, well done.” Derek: “You have so much charisma, so much fun, I like a little bit of energy, but you brought it all this week. So much fun, it comes from within you and that is what is so fun to watch you because it is so authentic. Keep that up.” Bruno: “Those hips don’t lie, they scream, good for you.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Derek: 8, Bruno: 8 = 24/30

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev dance the Viennese waltz to “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs.

Judges Comments: “That was so beautiful, just every week you get better and better. It is so effortless and stunning. I feel like you have had a similar sense of style, so I am really looking forward to a different type of dance that is going to bring out a different side of you. Again, beautiful.” Bruno: “It was like seeing a feather taken by a breeze. You have such flexibility in your back and your arm and you are able to do all the movement with such grace. If you are as good at Latin that you are in a ballroom, oh my gosh.” Carrie Ann: “Tonight you brought magic, you are an excellent dancer and you have been since day one. Tonight there was something very special, I just love music. It worked and it worked beautifully.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 9, Derek: 8, Bruno: 8 = 25/30

Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart dance the jive to “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John.

Judges Comments: Bruno: “Johnny is on full throttle. Now I see you, Johnny, you turned the lights on full beam. It was fantastic, you are always light on your feet, but you were sharp as well.” Carrie Ann: “That was incredible, you were glowing, every move, the partnership was fantastic.” Derek: “Tonight you opened up, you let us in and it was so refreshing to see that from you.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Derek: 8, Bruno: 8 = 24/30

Jeannie Mai and Brandon Armstrong dance the tango to “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.

Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: “I would not vote against you with all that fire and passion, it was so good until the end, there was that misstep. That is the direction we need from you, it was so elegant. I thought you were going to be more of a Latin dancer, but you are better in the ballroom.” Derek: “First of all, that first drop I was like wow. Your attitude in that dance was spot on, so good. Great job.” Bruno: “I love the way you can change and switch your personality. The thing is, there is so much that you could do if you push a little harder.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Derek: 7, Bruno: 7 = 21/30

Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd dance the rumba to “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green.

Judges Comments: Derek: “I found joy in watching you dance, but remember to watch your arms and hands.” Bruno: “You have natural charm and charisma, try to use your back and not your shoulders.” Carrie Ann: “I agree with Bruno, but I feel that you understand the momentum of dance.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Derek: 7, Bruno: 7 = 22/30

Jesse Metcalfe and Sharna Burgess dance the cha cha to “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas.

Judges Comments: Bruno: “You got the looks and the vibes, and you almost got the timing, but you forgot the hips. You need to push your hips a little harder.” Carrie Ann: “Your musicality improved. I want you to stop looking at Sharna’s feet.” Derek: “Much better this week, there is progress. Work on your timingto the music.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Derek: 7, Bruno: 7 = 21/30

Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten dance the foxtrot to “Ordinary People” by John Legend.

Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: “I was blown away by that. Dance is always about emotion, you were like an angel dancing the most beautiful dance, I am beyond words, it was sheer perfection.” Bruno: “You are back on top, that was stunning. It was grace and elegance, and regal poise.” Derek: “Last week I said it wasn’t my favorite, this tonight was my absolute favorite dance of the night. So beautiful, I mean it was exquisite, I am really proud of you, beautiful.”  Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 10, Derek: 9, Bruno: 9 = 28/30

AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke dance the cha cha to “Larger Than Life” by Backstreet Boys.

Judges Comments: Derek: “Backstreets Back alright! You are a living legend. You are so likable, I love you. What a way to end the show.” Bruno: “You had all the reinforcement going, very effective, very good, you need to work on your footwork, but what a great way to end the show.” Carrie Ann: “I will say for you, you are a natural entertainer, but watch your elbows, they seem a little weak for all the energy you have.” Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Derek: 8, Bruno: 8 = 24/30


The scores have been combined the scores from tonight with the live votes. The following couples are safe: Skai and Allan, Johnny and Britt, Jeannie and Brandon, AJ and Cheryl, Kaitlyn and Artem, Jesse and Sharna, Monica and Val, Nev and Jenna, Justina and Sasha, Nelly and Daniella,

Anne and Keo, Vernon, and Peta are in the bottom two. There has been an error, the bottom two couples are Anne and Keo, Monica and Val.

Crishell and Gleb are safe, and so are Vernon and Peta.

Carrie Ann saves Monica and Val, Derek saves Monica and Val.


Anne and Keo are eliminated.