The semi-finals have arrived and the competition is nothing short of intense as the four remaining couples charm audiences with three dances. This week’s “Dancing With The Stars” brings us a delightful surprise, a dance number from our awesome stars and and some special stars from ”The Muppets”. Did you see last week’s show when Nancy Grace got voted out? If not, you can view the recap HERE which includes all the performance videos.
The couples in the semi-finalists will all perform three dances. Their first performance is an Argentine Tango, their second dance is either a Paso Doble or Samba (one of which is a style dance they have not yet performed) and their third dance will be the Cha Cha relay, in which all couples will dance to the same song. Here are our semi-finalists:
ROBERT KARDASHIAN, reality star, and partner CHERYL BURKE.
RICKI LAKE, talk show host and actress, and partner DEREK HOUGH.
J.R. MARTINEZ, veteran and actor, and partner KARINA SMIRNOFF.
HOPE SOLO, World Cup star, and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
Their Cha Cha will not be scored, but it will be ranked by the judges: The couple who takes first place in the ranking will receive 10 points, the second-place couple will get 8 points, the third-place couple will get 6 points and the fourth-place couple will take 4 points.
Tonight’s show will include a fierce Pro Argentine Tango performance choreographed by world renowned Argentine Tango master dancers and choreographers Sandor and Parissa.
Hope Solo and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Paso Doble.
Len said: I think it is amazing to do three dances, it is incredible. You had attitude and aggression but it lost control and finesse. Bruno said: Because you went to far for it, you lacked artistry. Carrie Ann: You nailed the character of the dance, I thought the hold was a little out of sync, you lost some grace and fluidity.
Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, Bruno 7, TOTAL 21/30
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Argentine Tango. ROUND 2
Len said: Far better than the Paso Doble, it was clean. Well Done! Bruno said: Much better, you were sexy, you did not look like you were going to kill him, much better. Carrie Ann said: There was definitely fluidity and you were working together. I feel like some of the grace into the lifts was not there. But I give you points for ambition.
Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Bruno 8, Len 8, TOTAL 24/30
J.R. Martinez and his partner, Karina Smirnoff dancing the Paso Doble.
Bruno said: I could feel the excitement and thrill in the chase but your posture was off, a couple of issues but the performance was very good. Carrie Ann said: I give you credit for doing the routine with your ankle injury, but it affected your posture a lot. Len said: It is what it is, this dance did not suit you at all, your posture was more zero than Zorro.
Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 7, Bruno 8, TOTAL 23/30
JR Martinez and Karina Smirnoff dancing the Argentine Tango ROUND 2
Bruno said: You were strong, fearless, for a man to try those list was incredible. Great job! Carrie Ann said: When you were dancing there was like there was a true fire between you both. The lifts were difficult and you commended it. Len said: It had mood, that is the way to go come back strong well done!
Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno 9, Len 9, TOTAL 27/30
Rob Kardashian and his partner, Cheryl Burke dancing the Samba.
Carrie Ann said: Who are you, what was that, holy cow it was bootylicious, it was amazing ,it was fluid and fantastic. Len said: Once you had your foot on the floor, oh yes. Bruno said: Beyond the rainbow exceeding all our expectations
Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, Bruno 9, TOTAL 28/30
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke dancing the Argentine Tango. ROUND 2
Carrie Ann said: There is not way to fake good dancing and that is what I see in the finals. That was good strong good dancing, passion and power! Len said: It is not where it starts it is where it finishes and you finished strong. Bruno said: You started out as a goofy outsider but now you are looking great.
Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno 9, Len 9, TOTAL 27/30
Ricki Lake and her partner, Derek Hough dancing the Samba.
Len said: Straight into the dance, fabulous, you have just taken a big step into the finals. Bruno said: You are sunshine, I am dazzled. Carrie Ann said: I noticed you really working your shoulders and it made all the difference.
Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, Bruno 10, TOTAL 30/30
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough dancing the Argentine Tango. ROUND 2
Len said: Lovely contrast of movement, lovely dance, I don’t think you know how good that was because it was really really good. Bruno said: Spot on, dancing fabulous. Carrie Ann said: What I see in you is the core strength improving. You always had the fashion but now you have the pop!
Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno 10, Len 10, TOTAL 29/30
ROUND 3 – CHA CHA RELAY – JUDGES GENERAL COMMENTS!
Len said: I think the whole night has been like going out for a beautiful. The Ch Cha was the desert. Bruno said – tonght everyone delivered, a fantastic show. Three dances one after the other is a very, ver hard task. It is going to be hard for us to score. Carrie Ann said: it is really fantastic we get to watchyou all one after the other and the dance was not quite as expected!
4th place in the Cha Cha Relay – Hope & Maks For a night total of 49
3rd place in the Cha Cha Relay - JR & Karina For a night total of 56
2nd place in the Cha Cha Relay - Ricki & Derek For a night total of 67
1st place in the Cha Cha Relay – Rob & Cheryl For a night total of 65