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Dancing with the Stars “Season 25 Week 3”

In this scary time, sometimes you need a time out. Thank you DWTS, for the distraction.

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Now, who doesn’t love a guilty pleasure? This week, every dance incorporated the stars’ personal guilty pleasures and it was just a good time.

There was no elimination this week after two celebs went home last week — Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran and pop star Debbie Gibson. Let’s see how everyone did:

Drew Scott and Emma Slater
Dance: Argentine Tango
Guilty Pleasure: Real life crime shows
Phone Number: 800-868-3404

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So far Property Brother Drew Scott is improving every week. The only issue I had with this dance: I saw a little bit of a lack of body contact but, otherwise, it was well done.

Score: Carrie Ann-8, Len-7, Bruno-8; Total: 23

Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess
Dance: Cha Cha
Guilty Pleasure: Reruns of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Phone Number: 800-868-3403

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Derek Fisher looked like he was having the time of his life. He had a small misstep because he missed grabbing Sharna’s arms. Derek has definitely improved but the big smile on his face really made it very entertaining.

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-7, Bruno-7; Total: 21

Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Quickstep
Guilty Pleasure: Chumbawamba
Phone Number: 800-868-3413

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Victoria Arlen was scared of this dance. She didn’t need to be, however. Her quickstep was joyful and outstanding. Since she has no feelings in her legs, Val has to do some small tricks with her. But nothing he does is out of the rules of the competition.

Score: Carrie Ann-8, Len-7, Bruno-7; Total: 22

Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Alan Bersten)
Dance: Jazz
Guilty Pleasure: Being silly with her girlfriends
Phone Number: 800-868-3412

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Maks was out this week so Alan Bersten filled in. Vanessa has shown she knows how to dance. So when she performed alongside the troupe girls, Len said he couldn’t tell who was the non-professional. I agree with this statement.

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-8, Bruno-8; Total: 23

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Guilty Pleasure: Romance Novels- Fifty Shades of Gray
Phone Number: 800-868-3409

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Nikki’s fearless and really goes for it. Her technique is getting sharper and she definitely has the performance down. Len said it was too aggressive. Maybe it was. But I could see that it worked with the character and the music.

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-7, Bruno-7; Total: 21

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson
Dance: Samba
Guilty Pleasure: Boy Bands
Phone Number: 800-868-3405

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Am I the only one falling for Frankie Muniz? I know it’s not just me. I don’t know why but I love that he loves boy bands. I didn’t totally love his dance. The Samba content wasn’t that great. He barely had hip action but his boy band moves were on point. That’s for sure.

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-7, Bruno-7; Total: 21

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas
Dance: Jive
Guilty Pleasure: Stay in her PJ’s all day
Phone Number: 800-868-3407

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The Jive is so difficult but Lindsey Stirling managed to make this a fun dance. She kept up with Mark’s choreography all the way through. Len said it was the dance of the season. There was lots of content but, at the same time, it was fresh and new.

Score: Carrie Ann-9, Len-9, Bruno-9; Total: 27

Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko
Dance: Jazz
Guilty Pleasure: Baking
Phone Number: 800-868-3410

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This Sasha Pieterse/Gleb Savchenko jazz performance was a little boring for my taste. I didn’t think it showed her off as a dancer. I just felt like it was half-hearted and she did better last week.

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-6, Bruno-6; Total: 19

Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Jazz
Guilty Pleasure: Romantic comedies
Phone Number: 800-868-3408

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After being in the bottom two last week, Nick Lachey wanted to come back stronger. This time around, he was much looser. He really got into it. So much so he even wore a leotard. That takes balls!

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-7, Bruno-7; Total: 21

Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke
Dance: Salsa
Guilty Pleasure: Breakdancing
Phone Number: 800-868-3411

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Terrell Owens missed a few moves when he was performing with the rest of the dancers his partner Cheryl Burke included in the number. Confidence is a great thing but I think Terrell needs to work on not being overconfident. As far as I’m concerned, that’s when people start making mistakes.

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-7, Bruno-7; Total: 21

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Charleston
Guilty Pleasure: Comic Books
Phone Number: 800-868-3406

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I loved it. There’s nothing bad about this number at all. Unless you’re Len Goodman who sees something different. He felt there wasn’t enough Charleston moves in the dance. As judge Carrie Ann Inaba pointed out, they did the fastest Charleston that has ever been seen.

Score: Carrie Ann-9, Len-7, Bruno-9; Total: 25

Favorite Quotes

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Tom: “How was your Argentine Tango with him?”
Tom: “At least you didn’t do a rotary dial.”
Tom: “If I can address kids. When you see someone different at school, don’t be an ass!”
Carrie Ann: “The way you mounted up….”
Len: “I wasn’t transported to old Vienna.”
Len: “My guilty pleasure is sitting in the California sun eating bacon and eggs, naked.”
Erin: “I want that played in all night long.”
Tom: “While we return the bed back to Ikea….”
Tom: “Apparently the Jane Fonda yard sale went well.”
Tom: “Sometimes he praises and then you feel like you need a shower.”
Tom: “There is Keo putting Jena through the spin cycle.”
Len: “I don’t want to be grumpy on the last day.”
Tom: “One of Len’s guilty pleasures: getting booed.”

Since there was no elimination this week, no sadness or heartbreak.

Let’s get back to Guilty Pleasures, what’s yours? Not that you asked but mine are soap operas. But I don’t really feel guilty about it so does that mean it’s not a guilty pleasure?

Enough about me. Make sure you vote because you never know who will go home next. We have a lot of people in the middle of the pack right now so this could really be anyone’s game. The best dancer doesn’t always win.

See you next week.

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Dancing with the Stars is on Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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