DWTS RECAP: One Down, 11 to Go!

DWTS RECAP: One Down, 11 to Go!

 
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By Joanne Rosa

Everyone has their favorites and least favorites on Dancing With the Stars. William Shatner took it to a whole other level during voting last week, by reaching out to his Twitter followers about star Nick Viall.

Dance partner Peta Murgatroyd was sad to hear the news, but William noted that it has nothing to do with her, just Nick. Nick told Extra “It was heartbreaking because I am his biggest fan… The show must go on… We’re gonna do our best, and it’s really just up to William to come around or not.”

Nick’s dreams may be coming true! William admitted on Twitter that Nick isn’t doing so bad after all!

Heather Morris walked out alone in the opener shrugging her shoulders. That was pretty much our same reaction sitting at home. Where’s Maks?! He suffered an injury on Friday, that took him down for the count during practice. Maks is having surgery on his calf soon, and wants to get back on the dance floor as soon as possible.

Charo is ready to charge like a bull at anyone who doesn’t have something nice to say. When Bruno gave her and Keo Motsepe their score, she grabbed the mike from Erin Andrews, and proclaimed that his English sucks. Keo had to calm her down from the moment they were done dancing, to the moment they walked back to their green rooms. Judges, hosts, and viewers alike, watch out.

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Nancy Kerrigan with Artem Chigvintsev
“No Rights, No Wrongs” By Jess Glynne
Cha Cha
The first dance of the night was a very calculated routine that went smoothly, until the last move, when Artem suffered a wardrobe malfunction with a microphone. He almost didn’t catch Nancy at the end! Nancy has been judged her whole life, and needs to learn how to take a compliment! Len said that the routine was nothing fancy, but it was well done. The bar is set very high. Carrie Ann believed Nancy let her nerves get to her.
Carrie Ann-7
Len-7
Julianne-7
Bruno-7
SCORE: 28/40

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Erika Jayne with Gleb Savchenko
“Bad Intentions” by Niykee Heaton
Foxtrot
Despite Len’s advice, Erika wants to bring her personality to the dance floor, no matter how raunchy it may seem. This time around, the dance was not as raunchy as last week, but definitely showed Erika’s glamorous personality. Julianne and Bruno noted that Erika’s confidence was apparent throughout the entire routine. Len said it was definitely a Beverly Hills version of the foxtrot, but what else does he expect from a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills?
Carrie Ann-7
Len-7
Julianne-7
Bruno-7
SCORE: 28/40

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Charo with Keo Motsepe
“España Cani” by Charo
Paso Doblé
Ole! The spicy Coochie Coochie did a dance that hit close to home. The Paso Doblé is a dance that originated in Spain. Charo’s passion was radiating off of her in the entire routine. She definitely missed a few steps here and there. Carrie Ann literally bowed down to Charo from her seat, simply saying that she loved her. Overall, the comments were positive, but that could be because the judges were afraid to say anything to upset Charo.
Carrie Ann-6
Len-6
Julianne-7
Bruno-6
SCORE: 25/40

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Nick Viall with Peta Murgatroyd
“Love Me Now” by John Legend
Foxtrot
If it weren’t for Peta, Nick might have forgotten to breathe during the dance all together. Len said Peta threw too many moves into the dance, and she should keep it simple for Nick next time. Julianne also noted Nick and Peta need to go back to basics. One thing everyone could agree on is that Peta and Nick are a great match. Peta’s hotness definitely counteracts Nick’s awkwardness.
Carrie Ann-7
Len-5
Julianne-7
Bruno-6
SCORE: 25/40

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Heather Morris with Maksim Chmerkovskiy Alan
“Grown” by Little Mix
Jive
We have to give Heather props where props are due. She definitely deserves recognition for going on with her dance without Maks. Len was annoyed that Heather brought her hip-hop background into the jive dance routine. Everyone knows she has a background in hip-hop, so she is not proving anything to anyone by throwing that in there. However, last week, the judges said they wanted to see more personality from her and she brought it.
Carrie Ann-8
Len-6
Julianne-8
Bruno-8
SCORE: 30/40

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Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess
“Unlove You” by Jennifer Nettles
Viennese Waltz
Bonner and Sharna’s connection is magnetic. This week, they went for a lovey-dovey vibe, vs. last weeks hot, and sexy style. Julianne thinks that something could be unfolding between the two of them. Carrie Ann noted that there was something poetic about their dance. Len was not pleased, and wanted to see more of the Viannese Waltz in the routine. If Bonner didn’t melt your heart last week, he might have this week by dedicating this dance to his Uncle in a wheel chair, and blew a kiss out to his Grandma.
Carrie Ann-8
Len-6
Julianne-8
Bruno-7
SCORE: 29/40

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Simone Biles with Sasha Farber
“Burning Up” by Jessie J feat. 2 Chainz
Cha Cha
Simone is extremely hard on herself, and genuinely doesn’t think anything less than perfection will be good enough. This week, Simone brought out the sexy moves to allure viewers. Julianne advised Simone to not worry about looking sexy, and that her body will do the sexiness for her if she gets the moves right. There was a moment when Simone got a little ahead of Sasha, but overall, the comments were positive.
Carrie Ann-7
Len-7
Julianne-7
Bruno-8
SCORE: 29/40

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Chris Kattan with Whitney Carson
“Hey Ya!” by Outkast
Jazz
We learned more about Chris’ injury this week, and the judges were more understanding of his situation, knowing his past. All of the judges agreed that this weeks dance was so much better than last week. We got a chance to see Chris in a way remember him from his comedy days.
Carrie Ann-6
Len-5
Julianne-6
Bruno-5
SCORE: 22/40

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Normani Kordei with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
“Give Me Your Love” by Sigala feat. John Newman and Nile Rodgers
Cha Cha
Normani and Valentin got to do their practicing in Japan, so maybe it was something in the water. These two killed it! The judges had nothing but good things to say about Normani and Valentin. Next stop, China! Let’s see if the star life will eventually catch up with these two.
Carrie Ann-8
Len-8
Julianne-8
Bruno-8
BEST SCORE: 32/40

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Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater
“Suffer” by Charlie Puth
Viennese Waltz
Rashad brought all of his emotion out in this dance. He completely went out of his comfort zone and it was worth it based on the judges scores.
Carrie Ann-8
Len-8
Julianne-8
Bruno-8
BEST SCORE: 32/40

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Mr. T with Kym Herjavec
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
Paso Doblé
Mr. T is a fighter, and he let the world know that a few bad scores won’t get him down; it will only make him stronger! Last week, Mr. T had more than a few missed steps. Carrie Ann said Mr. T hit every step in the dance this time around. Mr. T had definite improvement from last week! Mr. T couldn’t argue with his scoring, and said that it was fair.
Carrie Ann-6
Len-5
Julianne-6
Bruno-5
SCORE: 22/40

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David Ross with Lindsay Arnold
“Bust A Move” by Young MC
Cha Cha
David knocked it out of the park last week, but maybe got a little over zealous this time around. The judges wished they pulled away from the 90’s a little, and showed some more cha cha. The routine was certainly entertaining, and nostalgic.
Carrie Ann-7
Len-6
Julianne-7
Bruno-7
SCORE: 27/40

Chris Kattan with Whitney Carson, and Charo with Keo Motsepe were the two couples in jeopardy, with Chris and Whitney getting the boot this week. Chris was so unhappy with the results he couldn’t even give Whitney a hug when walking over to hosts Tom and Erin. Chris said on air, he wishes his surgery was noted more before the competition started, but loved working with Whitney.

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