Sentiments ran high this week on Dancing With the Stars, as the dances revolved around each celebrity’s most memorable year. The stars told tales of their times of inspiration, loss, adversity and triumph. Some of the stars got so choked up that they had trouble answering hostess Brooke’s questions in the Celebriquarium! By the end of the program, feelings were laid bare, there were only 5 points between the high and low scores, and viewers were emotionally invested in Season 14. Cranky head judge Len Goodman proclaimed the entire night "Awesome!"
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Welcome to Week 2 of Season 14! Given that all the dancers last week were either good dancers or good sports or both, I'm particularly happy this is a season that didn't have a week 1 elimination. I'm looking forward to seeing everybody dance again. So let’s just get straight to the dances, shall we?
A new season of Dancing With The Stars began last week! Here is a recap of last week's episode. Beginning tomorrow night we will have recaps each week, every Thursday night.!
Actress Kirstie Alley, Disney star Chelsea Kane, and NFL player Hines Ward are all the celebrities left on this season of Dancing with the Stars. For their final Monday show, the judges get to pick their first dance and mentor the celebrities; after that, it’s the infamous freestyle dance round.
We are down to five couples in Season 12 Week 8 of Dancing With The Stars and this week saw our couples do two dances. One rehearsed and then an Instant Dance where they learn the music and then go and rehearse while the other couples are dancing. That’s a lot of pressure, but at this stage in the game they must be pretty used to it.
Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron kicks off this week’s performance show by thanking us for making last week’s Dancing the country’s most watched program – pow! to American Idol and Carole King Week!
It’s Guilty Pleasures Night on Dancing with the Stars, despite the fact that just watching DWTS IS the guilty pleasure. Couples dance to music considered "guilty pleasures". Hanson is guest house-band this week, and they all look strangely overgrown, but then it has been a Bieber lifetime since they've been on the airwaves.
This week marked the middle of the season for Dancing with the Stars, and to celebrate they treat us with American Theme week. This theme is definitely my least favorite so far this season—especially when compared to last week’s awesome Classical Music Night. Yes, I am a proud American, but I just thought Monday night’s theme trotted out the most overused of American clichés and stereotypes possible. There were more flag and military themed costumes trimmed with rhinestones and sequins than I could have conceived possible. God bless America…?
This week, it’s Dancing with the Stars‘ first-ever classical week, complete with a 46-piece orchestra, opera singer Katherine Jenkins, and hostess Brooke Burke dressed as Aphrodite. I wish I'd have known there was a dress code! Added to this array of classic culture-clash, is David Garett, a classical rock violinist, who opens the show doing an electric violin version of Beethoven’s Fifth.
Kirstie Alley takes a tumble on the dance floor and Ralph Macchio tumbles from the top of the leader board on Story Night on Dancing with the Stars. The celebrities pick tunes that tell a "deeply personal tale" and the competition becomes as much for the sympathy vote as it does for the dancing. “It promises to be an emotional night,” show host Tom Bergeron says, gleefully.