Tonight on Dancing with the Stars, the five remaining celebrities did their best to prove they were worthy of a spot in next week’s semifinals. In addition to two individual numbers (no group performances this time), each amateur was challenged with a 15-second solo within their Latin routine.
Who earned their way into the Final Four…and who was simply the odd man (or woman) out? Read on!
Last night, Dancing with the Stars: Season 7 kicked off with a jam-packed premiere.
All 13 couples - including 2 injured dancers - attempted either a Cha Cha Cha or a Foxtrot. After Round 1, actress/model Brooke Burke was sitting in the lead with a score of 23 while comedian Jeffrey Ross was resting at the bottom with an embarrassing 12. (Even Adam Carolla managed to get a 15 at this point last year.)
Tonight, 12 of the pairs were given one more chance to win voters over before Wednesday’s second elimination. Who proved they were worth saving…and who asked to be sent home? Read on!
On last night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, the last contenders got their chance to prove they were worthy of the finals. In the first ever “face off,” all three couples performed the same style of dance (the Cha Cha) within the same song. This was an opportunity for the viewers and the judges to see how they all tackled an identical challenge. Then in the no holds barred Freestyle round, the stars were allowed to bring whatever their momma gave them.
By night’s end:
- Cristián da le Fuente earned a 26 for his Cha Cha (an improvement from his earlier 21) and a 26 in the Freestyle round. TOTAL: 52
- Jason Taylor scored a disappointing 24 for his Cha Cha (a tie with his last attempt) and a 27 for the Freestyle. TOTAL: 51
- Kristi Yamaguchi achieved perfect scores in both styles. TOTAL: 60
On last night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, the four semifinalists had the opportunity to showcase their improvement. Their dances - chosen at random - were all repeats of styles they had done before.
By night’s end:
- Jason Taylor got a 28 for his Foxtrot (formerly 22) and a 27 for his Paso Doble (26). Total = 55.
- Cristián de la Fuente was coincidentally assigned the same two performances he attempted the night of his injury. Despite horrible flashbacks, he earned a 27 for his Viennese Waltz (25) and a 29 for his Samba (21). His total of 56 topped the Miami Dolphin.
- Underdog Marissa Jaret Winokur scored a 26 for her Quickstep (21) and a 26 for the Rumba (25). Total - 52.
- Kristi Yamaguchi racked up a 28 for her Jive (down from her perfect 30) and a 29 for her Tango (27). Her total of 57 was the best of the evening.
Last Monday on Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, the top two contenders (Jason and Kristi) both made large steps backwards. Meanwhile, Cristián proved a silly little injury wasn’t going to hold him back.
In this week’s semi-finals, the remaining four celebrities performed two familiar styles (one Latin, one Ballroom) that were chosen at random. They were also banned from doing more lifts. Who demonstrated improvement…and who repeated their mistakes? Read on!
Last week on Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, Jason Taylor ended Kristi’s six-episode winning streak and Cristián nearly ended his run with a painful injury.
In tonight’s quarterfinals, the final five stars had another two dances to perform (one Latin, one ballroom). They also had the opportunity to finally perform lifts. Who rose to the challenge…and who simply fell flat? Read on!
Last night on Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, a host of noteworthy events took place.
- Kristi saw her first 8 ever. (She scored a shocking 26 with her Viennese Waltz.)
- Not only did Jason rebound with a 29 for his Quickstep, the football star ended up beating Kristi with his final total. (He earned 55; Yamaguchi had 54.)
- Despite extra padding, Shannon’s booty failed to impress the judges. (She only scored 24 for her Mambo.)
- Marissa ended the night with a higher total than both Mario and Shannon. (Winokur had 52; Shannon and Mario both had 51.)
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Last week on Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, the remaining seven competitors had to perform two numbers—one they had never done before and an unscored group dance.
With the competition now at the halfway point, its time for the Final Six to prove they can go the distance. From this point forward, each hoofer will have to perform two individual numbers (both of which will be graded). Who earned their chance at the trophy…and who earned their way to the emergency room? Read on!
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The division of the sexes formally ended on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars: Season 6. All twelves couples gathered for their last chance to dazzle the viewers before Tuesday’s dreaded double-elimination.
Last week, Adam Carolla and Monica Seles scraped the bottom of the scoring barrel (15 points each) while Mario and Kristi Yamaguchi (24 and 27 points, respectively) made it known they were the ones to look out for. How did the celebrities fare with Monday’s dances? Did they do anything in their second outing to change their standing in the competition?
Last night’s competition was one for the Dancing With The Stars record books. A whopping eighteen 10’s were handed out by the judges. Monday’s Top Two, Helio Castroneves and Melanie Brown, each received six of those.
In fact, the only couple to not receive a 30 for one of their performances yesterday was Marie Osmond and Jonathan Roberts. But who needs points when they have the votes? Even though the judges finally felt that Jennie Garth tapped into her star potential last night, the 90210 star just didn’t have the wattage to outshine America’s sweetheart. As soon as Marie was announced safe for next week’s finals, it was obvious that Garth would be the next go.
So will Osmond’s strong fan base help her win the coveted disco ball after next week’s finals? Will the current fascination with The Spice Girls help boost Melanie Brown’s profile? Or will Helio wipe both ladies away with his charming smile alone? Place your bets now!
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