Week 8 of Season 11 on “Dancing with the Stars” experienced a never-before-done Instant Dance Theme. Each couple rehearsed a routine but did not know what song they would be performing that routine to. But, first, the five remaining couples had to do individual routines. Here is a recap of how it went down.
Lacey Schwimmer was very tough on Disney star Kyle Massey this week. They performed the Waltz where footwork is key. The judges were very pleased with Kyle’s improvement. Score: 27
Jennifer Grey put on a brave face for her performance of the Quickstep this week. She suffered severe knee pain during rehearsals, and it seemed that it might affect her live performance. However, she was brilliant on the dance floor. Score: 27
Kurt Warner is very tough on himself during practice. He and partner Anna Trebunskaya performed the Waltz, and the judges reiterated that, although it was a good performance, Kurt is not as good as some of the other dancers. Score: 24
Bristol Palin had a mini meltdown in the confessional after her performance last week, due to fatigue and missing her son. But, with a visit from her family this week, and an urging from partner Mark Ballas to step it up, Bristol showed more intensity than ever before. Score: 24
Brandy and Maksim Chmerckovskiy have been the reigning leaders for three weeks straight. Tonight, they danced an exquisite waltz that kept them at the top, for Round 1 at least. Score: 29
Once the individual performances were complete, the couples then took to the dance floor again to display their Instant Dance routine. With no more than 20-45 minutes to rehearse their routines to the songs that they pulled earlier in the night, each couple received another score for this round. Interestingly enough, the couples stepped it up in their fun instant dance routines. The judges handed out more than one 10.
Kyle Massey doing the jive, Score: 29. Total Score: 56
Jennifer Grey doing the rumba, Score: 30. Total Score: 57
Kurt Warner doing the cha cha cha, Score: 24. Total Score: 48
Bristol Palin doing the samba, Score: 23. Total Score: 47
Brandy doing the cha cha cha, Score: 28. Total Score: 57