Dancing with the Stars had a big twist on week 8 of Season 11. The contestants had to compete in an “instant dance round.” Luckily, each duo performed two dances this week on DWTS, one of which they were able to practice with music. The second dance music was received an hour before their performance. Dancing with the Stars had a huge show last week with their 200th episode! The “instant dance round” was their shot at keeping the excitement high, and the first time on DWTS it has been attempted. Did the “instant dance round” succeed in keeping excitement high?
*Elimination Results following Recap
Kyle Massey and Lacey started off the competition on week 8 of Dancing with the Stars. The pair performed a Viennese Waltz. Lacey pushed Kyle harder in practice as the competition continues to get tougher. Her extra encouragement paid off! Len, Bruno, and Carrie Ann all gave Kyle’s performance positive reviews and noted his improvement. The duo received their highest score so far!
Kyle Massey and Lacey’s Score – 27
Kyle Massey and Lacey received the song “Good Golly Miss Molly” for their jive on Dancing with the Stars. It looked like the pair had been dancing to their music all week. Bruno enjoyed the performance so much he had to stand up to give his opinion!
Instant Dance Score – 29
Kyle Massey’s Total Score – 56
Jennifer Grey and Derek danced next on DWTS. Jennifer had knee issues during the week, and a doctor questioned her ability to continue in the competition. Jennifer decided to push thru the pain. The pair performed the Quickstep, and Jennifer’s injured knee did not affect her dancing. Bruno compared the dance to “a classic performed by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.”
Jennifer Grey and Derek’s Score – 27
“Waiting for a Girl Like You” was the song chosen by Jennifer Grey and Derek for the “instant dance round.” The pair performed a Rumba. Again, it was almost impossible to believe the couple had just heard their song for the first time. Jennifer and Derek gave a great performance.
Instant Dance Score – 30 (Perfect Score!)
Jennifer Grey’s Total Score – 57
Superbowl MVP Kurt Warner and Anna followed with the Waltz. Carrie Ann voiced her desire to “have a Ken doll exactly like Kurt for mature people.” Although the judges gave the opinion that some of the other dancers on DWTS were better than Kurt, they complimented his performance, determination, and improvement.
Kurt Warner and Anna’s Score – 24
Kurt Warner and Anna were given the song “Hella Good” for their Cha-Cha-Cha in the Dancing with the Stars “instant dance round.” Carrie Ann mentioned Kurt’s usual trouble with musicality, which he did not have an issue with during this performance! Although not at the level of the previous stars, Kurt and Anna had a great dance.
Instant Dance Score – 24
Kurt Warner’s Total Score – 48
The next star up to perform on Dancing with the Stars was Bristol Palin and partner, Mark. Bristol and Mark went to visit her son and family during the week to relieve some of her stress and homesickness. The pair danced the Argentine Tango. Len started out with positive reviews, but while attempting to give a bit of constructive criticism, he was booed by the audience. Carrie Ann was impressed with the intensity Bristol portrayed in the dance.
Bristol Palin and Mark’s Score – 24
Bristol Palin and Mark picked the song “Mas Que Nada” out of the “instant dance round” bowl for their Samba on DWTS. Carrie Ann thought Bristol lacked musicality, but Bruno and Len gave mostly positive reviews. Mark was upset that he had a misstep in their dance.
Instant Dance Score – 23
Bristol Palin’s Total Score – 47
Next up were Brandy and Maksim with the Waltz. Brandy expressed her surprise at Audrina Patridge and Rick Fox being eliminated in earlier weeks despite their high scores. She expressed her worry about possible elimination and her strong desire to remain in the DWTS competition. If she were to be eliminated this week, it would have nothing to do with her performance. Brandy and Maksim danced very well. Len said he “was overwhelmed by the whole performance.”
Brandy and Maksim’s Score – 29
Brandy and Maksim received the song, “Teenage Dream” for their Cha-Cha-Cha in the “instant dance round.” The couple performed very well. Carrie Ann was concerned about the lack of choreography at the beginning of the dance, but all the judges gave Brandy positive reviews. Maksim had some words for Carrie Ann while the Dancing with the Stars judges were revealing their scores.
Instant Dance Score – 28
Brandy’s Total Score – 57
All the stars performed very well this week. The addition of “instant dance round” brought some great and unexpected dances.
Which star was eliminated on week 8 of Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars?
Kurt Warner! Bristol Palin, with the lowest scores of the week, was again saved by supportive fans. Will Bristol Palin be able to hang on next week?
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