Dancing With The Stars All-Stars returned on Monday for a Michael Jackson themed night in which the final five couples got a chance to double their scores before Tuesday’s results show.
Ahead of another double elimination on Dancing with the Stars All-Stars, the five remaining pairs hit the ABC dance floor for two dances and some of the toughest routines of the season.
The first were an eclectic combination of styles that ranged from Bhangra, Surf, and Lindy Hop to Big Top Jazz and Caveman Hustle. The second dance-offs featured the music of the late King of Pop that gave the pairs a chance to double their scores.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani took on the Caveman Hustle (seriously, you can’t make this stuff up) that eventually earned the pair a surprisingly low 27.5/30. Although it looked like Dovolani would be on the sidelines after injuring his back, Tony pushed through the pain and returned to the dance floor in fine form. On their second dance, Melissa and Tony nailed their MJ-inspired Argentine tango to “Dirty Diana” for a perfect 30/30 and a final score of 57.5.
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough absolutely killed the competition with both dances and were one point away from a perfect double score on both routines. Shawn and Derek performed an incredible Bhangra/Knight Rider combo that earned perfect 10s across the board for a first score of 30/30. The pair kept their momentum on the second dance, an Argentine Tango to the Michael Jackson’s “Bad”. However, after their MJ dance, Shawn and Derek were robbed (ROBBED) of another perfect 30 after losing a point to end the night with 29 and a final total of 59.
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff put in a lot of work this week to nail their Big Top/Jazz routine but faltered slightly to score 27/30 on the first dance. Apolo found his groove on the pair’s Rumba on “Man in the Mirror” to win over the judges. “There was wave after wave of effortless motion,” said Len Goodman. “There was a subtlety to it, there was a calmness. It captivated. It was fabulous.” The hard work in rehearsals paid off with a perfect 30/30 and a final Monday night score of 57.
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke could be in trouble this week after taking on a Secret Agent Man/Lindy Hop routine that earned scores of 27/30 and a tango set to Michael Jackson’s “Leave Me Alone.” Both routines produced 27 /30 from the judges for a final point total of 54.
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy fell to the bottom of the leaderboard this week after scoring a low 25.5 on their Flamenco/Surf routine and another low 28.5 on Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Since three of the pairs scored perfect 30s on the Michael Jackson dances, and one team 29, it may be the end of the All-Stars road for Kelly and Val at 54 points.
With the final three about to be announced, next week will feature performances by The Wanted and Paula Abdul.
Dancing With The Stars All-Stars Leaderboard
Shawn and Derek: 59 (30, 29)
Melissa and Tony: 57.5 (27.5, 30)
Apolo and Karina: 57 (27, 30)
Emmitt and Cheryl: 54 (27, 27)
Kelly and Val: 54 (25.5, 28.5)
What did you think of the scores this week on Dancing with the Stars All-Stars?