Dancing with the Stars: Season 17 Week 5 aka My Most Memorable Year
Every time DWTS does a most memorable year theme, you know there will be tears.Â And there were a few. Â Poor Tom had to announce before anyone started that of the scores from last week, a female star would be going home. But it is something that could be turned around with merely half of the judges’ scores in Monday night’s episode. Iâ€™m not such a fan of revealing this. Isnâ€™t it enough that they are performing for a live audience?Â I digress. Anyway, here is how everyone did:
Christina and Mark
Dance:Â Cha Cha
In 2010 Christina gave birth to her daughter and got a divorce from the babyâ€™s father. She found out that her husband was cheating on her from pictures online.Â Mark and Christina picked Cee Loâ€™s song, â€œForget You.â€Â She felt it was a great anthem for women who have gone through similar situations.Â The dance was really good, so good in fact it got the first 10 of the season.
Score: 9-Carrie Ann, 10-Len, 9-Bruno; Total: 28
Voting Number: 800-868-3401
Jack and Cheryl
Jack picked 2012 as his most memorable year because it had such high highs and a major low. In January he moved into a new house with his wife; In April his daughter was born; and 2 Â½ weeks later he was diagnosed with MS.Â He wanted to dedicate this dance to his wife and daughter.Â And I have to say that Jack is really great at the strictly ballroom dances and he proved that again with his Waltz.
Score: 9-Carrie Ann, 9-Len, 9-Bruno, Total: 27
Voting Number: 800-868-3402
Leah and Tony
Leah chose this past year as her most memorable.Â The dance showed how she broke free from Scientology and became her own person.Â The concept was great and you could see that she felt empowered.Â It might not be her best dance but it was one of the most important. I want her to keep going and stop doubting herself.
Score: 7- Carrie Ann, 7- Len, 8-Bruno; Total: 22
Voting Number: 800-868-3411
Corbin and Karina
Corbinâ€™s year was 2011 when his 12 year old sister was diagnosed with severe case of scoliosis. Again it was a great dance but there were some issues with his lifts.Â But he did get the second 10 of the evening.
Score: 9 -Carrie Ann, 9-Len, 10-Bruno; Total: 28
Voting Number: 800-868-3406
Bill and Emma
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Bill picked the year, 1982.Â It was the year that he got married to his wife, Gale.Â He said that he gets all the accolades but it really was his wife that deserves the respect and applause. It was really sweet and a beautiful dance.Â I agreed with the judges that Bill needs to work on his arms but he has surprised everyone with how well he is doing.
Score: 8-Carrie Ann, 8-Len, 8-Bruno; Total Score: 24
Voting Number: 800-868-3409
Snooki and Sasha
Snooki chose 2012 as her year because she had her son.Â She spoke of how it has changed her completely and for the better.Â The dance was great and she might not be the brightest bulb in the shed but she is a good dancer.
Score: 9-Carrie Ann, 9-Len, 9-Bruno; Total: 27Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I
Voting Number: 800-868-3412
Brandt and Peta
In 2009 Brandt knew that he wanted to become an actor and his parents supported that decision. His father drove him out to Los Angeles and helped him get settled but his father knew something that Brandt didnâ€™t. In February, his mom called him to say he had to come home. His father was in a coma because he had Lymphoma. Brandt stayed by his bed for 2 Â½ weeks until he passed.Â It was a heartbreaking story and dance and the judges said that Brandtâ€™s father would be proud.
Score: 9-Carrie Ann, 9- Len, 9-Bruno; Total: 27
Voting number: 800-868-3403
Amber and Derek
In 2009, Amber was working at Ikea.Â But she wanted to pursue her dreams. She auditioned for American Idol and was turned down.Â (First of all, how could this girl be turned down when she has one of the best voices out there?) But then she auditioned for Glee and got it. Things turned out even better then she imagined.Â Even though this was not a conventional Foxtrot, the dance was amazing.Â Amber got the third tenÂ of the evening but I have a bone to pick with Len.Â I appreciate that Len is a purist but a seven?Â Really?Â Her dance was one of the best of the night and you gave her a seven.Â Shame, shame Len Goodman.
Score: 9-Carrie Ann, 7-Len, 10-Bruno; Total: 26
Voting Number: 800-868-3407
Elizabeth and Val
So I have to say, this is the dance that I was (no pun intended) excited about.Â In 2012, she had her baby boy, Skye.Â But in 1989 her career started on â€œSave by the Bell.â€Â Because of this it would lead her to her husband and the life they have now.Â She decided to dance to the song â€œIâ€™m so excited.â€Â If you are a fan of Saved by the Bell you know why this is amazeballs!Â So fun and good!
Elizabeth’s Score: 8-Carrie Ann, 9-Len, 9-Bruno; Total: 26
Voting Number: 800-868-3405
Then after all the dancing was over someone had to go home. It did end up being a female star but one that was at the top that night.Â Christina and Mark got the boot, which shocked everyone.Â They were clearly upset but someone has to go home.
Until next weekâ€¦..
Dancing with the Stars airs Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Interview: Henri Esteve on Grown-ish Season 3
An interview with Henri Esteve, who plays Javi on Freeform’s Grown-ish. He talks about his season three experience.
For All Mankind Season 2: Talking with Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, and Sonya Walger [Exclusive]
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the hooks of For All Mankind is that it’s very much a story about the women of NASA. In Season 2, we explore the journeys of the women in the program, either through their own service or through their family affiliations. Four of those…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Season Finale [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the season finale episodes.] How’s everyone after that finale? I will freely admit I got a little misty in episode eight as John told Sara why he loved her, and later that he wanted her despite what he might forfeit, and then at the end when he…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness [Exclusive]
Hands down, one of the best surprises of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is that the serial killer this season has been front and center alongside the cast as a fully-formed character. We’ve watched Libby Hatch devolve from a prim, mild-mannered nurse to a woman in a rage hell-bent on…
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Relationship Recap: John and Sara
[Warning: Spoilers for “Belly of the Beast” and “Memento Mori”] If you’ve read me for a while (thank you!), you know two things — I lean way, way in on the characters I adore and I loathe love geometry arcs. So, I’m torn about where we are and where we…
Louriza Tronco Talks The Order Season 2 [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 2.] The Order’s second season is dark yet delightful entertainment on many levels, and one of its biggest sources of joy and snark is the sassy Gabrielle Dupres. Last season, she was assertive and deadly and fairly annoyed with the world. This season, she’s been…
Previewing Netflix’s Virgin River
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Full disclosure: I have a Netflix account for my Mom, but I’m not a regular viewer. If I get a heads up on something, I’ll go look for it, but I don’t have a wander across its offerings, which, as I understand it, is how most…
Final Thoughts From the Killjoys Team [Exclusive]
This is the day of the week I’d normally hit you up with a Killjoys preview, but now that we’ve put the series to bed and released Team Awesome Force into the wild, I have one more treat for you–some final thoughts excerpted from my conversations with the Killjoys folks….
Michelle Lovretta Talks Wrapping Up Killjoys [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the series finale.] To quote Miss Jackson, “That’s the end?” Yes, friends, it is. And like I promised you, everything would be, was, and is alright. I went to the Killjoys source, series creator Michelle Lovretta, who wrote the last episode, to break down that delicious finale….
Luke Macfarlane Talks Killjoys Season 5 [Exclusive]
As Killjoys winds down its run, I’ve been extremely fortunate to chat this summer with our onscreen and offscreen faves. I’ve said here a few times that Luke Macfarlane was my introduction into the show, and in the intervening five years, he’s been very kind to chat with me for…
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…