Hometown Glory week continues on Dancing with the Stars as the pros get to honor their early beginnings on tonight’s episode. Who will survive the second half of the double elimination? Will Gary make any sense? Will I still want to be Bindi’s best friend? Let’s get to it!
Hayes and Emma
Quickstep | “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet
Did you know Emma was a twin? Well tonight’s dance is dedicated to her other half. I mentioned last night that Hayes surprised me with his personality, in a good way, and he continues to grow on me. His legs felt a bit stiff, and we all know how important footwork is in the Quickstep, but between the beat, Emma’s pink hair, and the multi-color beads, it was fun!
Judges’ Score: 23
Carlos and Witney
Cha Cha | “Hound Dog” by Kimberly Nichole and Lowell Oakley
Witney totally looks like someone who would be from American Fork, Utah, and she shares that she, Lindsay, and Jenna have all danced together since they were adorable 9-year-olds. She also says she started watching Dancing when she was 11, because, you know, she wants me to feel super old. Carlos, for his part, is feeling exhausted, but you’d never know it during his routine. (And he can always dance with his shirt half buttoned, just sayin’.) Maybe it was the music, but the number didn’t feel very cha cha-esque to me, but whatever he did it was very much in sync with Witney. Carrie Ann, though, wasn’t impressed.
Judges’ Score: 21
Gary and Anna
Paso Doble | “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky
Anna is channeling her Russian upbringing and Gary is channeling, well, I’m not sure what, by saying he’s here to protect her and kill for her. Then, Gary called a producer a dummy for asking during rehearsal if he thinks they’ll get eliminated tonight. And that’s why we love Gary! Now as for the dance, this was probably the easiest routine for him to master because he had to do a whole lot of nothing but flail his arms in the air.
Judges’ Score: 15
Andy and Allison
Contemporary | “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” by Katie Thompson
Allison is from Utah but L.A. is her home with husband, tWitch, who stops by. He’s not a Contemporary guy, so he feels Andy’s pain, but I have to say, Andy really nailed this one. Contemporary can feel awkward and weird (I imagine), but Andy fully devoted himself to every move. The judges are a little tougher on him than I – Bruno mentions some ballet term I can’t even figure out how to Google – but they all agree it was an improvement.
Judges’ Score: 23
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