DWtS Season 16 Week 8

For last week’s Dances Music Scores, please click here.  For a solid recap of last week’s show, please click here for Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya’s blog.

Thank goodness for Tom Bergeron!  Anyone who’s watched DWtS knows how feisty the judges can get but Len truly looked angry after Carrie Ann and Bruno gushed over Kellie’s trio dance.  Yowza.  Despite his scariness, I hope Kellie feels flattered — I think Len was so hot under the collar because he thought Derek could have choreographed a more technically challenging routine for her.


  • Zendaya & Val danced the Foxtrot to Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin) 28
  • Sean & Peta danced the Tango to Hot n’ Cold (Katy Perry)  21
  • Jacoby & Karina danced the Viennese Waltz to It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World (James Brown)  27
  • Ingo & Kym danced the Foxtrot to You Make Me Feel So Young (Michael Buble)  24
  • Kellie & Derek danced the Viennese Waltz to Fade Into You (Mazzy Star)  28
  • Aly & Mark danced the Argentine Tango to Reflejo de Luna (El Alacran) 29
  • Zendaya & Val with Gleb danced the Salsa to Dança Molengo (Bonde do Rolê feat. Rizzle Kicks) 30
  • Sean & Peta with Sharna danced Jazz to Magic (B.O.B.)  21
  • Jacoby & Karina with Cheryl danced the Paso Doble to La Virgen de la Macarena (Canadian Brass)  25
  • Ingo & Kym with Lindsay danced the Jive to Dance With Me Tonight (Olly Murs)  24
  • Kellie & Derek with Tristan danced the Paso Doble to Unstoppable (E.S. Posthumus)  27
  • Aly & Mark with Henry danced the Jive to Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles)  27

Favorite Couples:  Zendaya & Val, Kellie & Derek, Aly & Mark.  I *hate* the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy”.  That said, I loved Zendaya’s playful interpretation of it.  She’s elegant, graceful, and easy to watch.  I LOVED her trio dance  — she was always at the center of the dance and she was moving!

Kellie’s Viennese Waltz was lovely and her Paso was intense!  I loved the routine although I can sort of understand Len’s disappointment.  Kellie is a talented dancer and doesn’t need theatrics — but I LOVED that routine.  And, by the way, Tristan can invite me into his dark domain ANY time.

Aly has really embraced getting into character and I love watching her dance now.  The Argentine Tango is one of my favorite dances and I thought she performed it well.  The Jive is one of my least favorite dances but I enjoyed the jazzy interpretation of that routine.

The Guys:  I love Jacoby’s mom and he’s definitely the strongest of the guys.  Impressive as it is, I’m kind of over the jump so it was nice to see him do an Emmitt Slide through the legs instead.

I thought the judges were too harsh on Sean, last week and this week — he’s definitely had some awkward dances in the past but the last couple of weeks I think he’s been on the same level as Ingo.  I may be a Bachelor-hater but I have to say that I’ve been impressed with how Sean has responded to the judges comments.  Is there something going on behind the scenes?  I don’t get why the judges seem to love Ingo but hate Sean.

Who’s Going Home?:  Sean or Ingo.  Ingo’s behind the scenes footage might hurt him — am I the only one wondering what he said to make Kym angry?

The judges have made it clear that they think Sean should be the next to go and since I think he’s on the same level as Ingo, it kinda makes me want him to stay in the competition another week.  Wonders never cease.

Other recaps:  Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya, Entertainment Weekly


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