Stars: Donald Driver, Katherine Jenkins, William Levy, Maria Menounos,
Network: ABC, airs Mondays, Tuesdays
Original Telecast: May 15th, 2012
All I can say is …Wow! Tonight’s DANCING WITH THE STARS was a shocker to say the least. The couple who came in first went home! Yes, you heard me right. Maria Menounos & Derek Hough were eliminated from DWTS, ending Hough’s chances of winning a record breaking fourth mirror ball trophy. However, his dismissal allows the possibility of pro Cheryl Burke, along with star William Levy, tying Hough’s record of three wins. Hough seemed unshaken when told their journey would end right then and there, almost as if he expected it.
The second most shocking moment of the night was after the encore, performed by Levy & Burke, when Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas were the first to be told they were in deed safe. It was only surprising because Jenkins hurt her back at the tail end of her routine the previous night and it affected her marks ever so slightly, landing them in last place.
A video segment on the strengths and weaknesses of the stars preceded the Macy’s Design a Dance featuring fan picked Tristan MacManus & Chelsie Hightower dancing to the Samba.
Alanis Morissette took to the stage and belted out a song from her new album. Do they still call it an album or is it a song from her new CD? At any rate, it is sure to be a hit. Then, with ominous music playing in surround sound, Menounos & Hough received the words no one wants to hear…”You are in jeopardy.”
Hough’s sister Julianne Hough delighted the crowd with a performance with ROCK OF AGES castmates Mary J. Blige and Diego Boneta in a teaser promotion of their film coming out in June.
And finally, in the already jam-packed hour of talent, Carrie Underwood sang, making the show feel more like a concert than a dance competition.
But, it is in fact a competition and soon there was nothing left to do but announce who will be going onto the finals and who has danced their last dance. Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd were safe and Menounos & Hough were out. Onto the finals…stay tuned!
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