DWtS Season 14 Week 8: Trio Challenge

Dances/Music/Scores:

  • Donald & Peta danced the Tango to Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) 27
  • Maria & Derek danced the Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years (Christina Perri) 28
  • Melissa & Maks danced the Foxtrot to Maggie May (Rod Stewart) 24
  • Katherine & Mark danced the Viennese Waltz to Kathleen (David Gray) 26
  • Roshon & Chelsie danced the Foxtrot to Sweet Pea (Amos Lee) 29
  • William & Cheryl danced the Foxtrot to Stray Cat Strut (Stray Cats) 30
  • Donald, Peta & Karina danced the Jive to Rip It Up (Little Richard) 28
  • Maria, Derek & Henry danced the Samba to Mama Do the Hump (Rizzle Kicks)  25
  • Melissa, Maks & Val danced the Samba to Hard to Handle (Otis Redding) 27
  • Katherine, Mark & Tristan danced the Cha Cha to She’s a Lady (Tom Jones)  29
  • Roshon, Chelsie & Sasha danced the Paso Doble to Turn Me On (David Guetta)  27
  • William, Cheryl & Tony danced the Paso Doble to Diable Rojo (Rodrigo y Gabriela)  27

Favorite Couples:  Tough one!  Aside of Melissa’s Foxtrot, I really liked them all.  Loved the intensity of Donald’s Tango, the lyricism of Maria’s Viennese Waltz, Katherine’s continued loveliness, the playfulness of Roshon’s Foxtrot and the suaveness of William’s Foxtrot.  Melissa has improved a great deal, more than I expected her to.  That said, she’s still a noticeably weaker dancer than the others.

I loved the Trio dances!  I think Donald’s Jive was underscored – that was a fantastic routine.  Loved seeing Tristan dance with Katherine and Mark – and kudos to Katherine for being able to continue dancing with that pant leg wrapped around her ankle!  I also really liked Maria’s “Bollywood” Samba but maybe it was more Bollywood than Samba.  I have to admit, I liked Melissa’s Samba – maybe I was overly distracted by two shirtless Chmerkovskiy brothers but it was a strong routine and she actually looked like she was into it – but  who wouldn’t be?

Roshon and William’s Trio dances were excellent as well, although it doesn’t seem that the third person was dancing the entire time – I was more impressed with the choreography which included all 3 dancers for the entire routine.

Who’s Going Home:  Hopefully Melissa – improved as she is, she does not belong in the semi-finals.  Probably Roshon as well – I don’t think his fans can get him past the popularity of the others.

Other recaps/reviews:  Louis Van Amstel, Crystal BellExperts Panel

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    Ivan Gartchev said,

    i have been looking for this info everywhere because i couldnt remember which season it was!! thank you


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