Dancing with the Stars shined its spotlight on the memorable music of Broadway tonight. The seven remaining couples danced to unforgettable songs from some of Broadway’s most popular musicals of all time. So, who was able to rise to the top of the leaderboard and who fell short this week on Dancing with the Stars?
The dark horse is slowly transforming into a dance floor darling, but did his Cha Cha to “Walk Like a Man” from the Tony-winning Jersey Boys advance his cause this week?
- Len Goodman: “It was clean and precise, but it was stiff and starchy.” Score: 7.
- Bruno Tonioli: “It was adequate, but it lacked power.” Score: 7.
- Carrie Ann Inaba: “I saw much more charisma.” Score: 8
Total judges’ score: 22
After last week’s Rumba failed to get high marks from the judges, Nancy asked for more difficult choreography this week. Did Tristan listen and did the pair deliver a memorable Foxtrot to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from Monty Python’s Spamalot?
- Len Goodman: “You gave us more flair, less care.” However, Len said the dance had technical difficulties. Score: 7.
- Bruno Tonioli: “You’re Nancy-Dance-a-Lot! Well done.” Score: 8.
- Carrie Ann Inaba: “You upped the content and nailed it. That was a showstopper.” Score: 9.
Total judges’ score: 24.
Last week’s Tango landed David and Kym tied for second place last week. Could the pair maintain their momentum with this week’s lively and fast-paced Quickstep to “We Go Together” from Grease?
- Len Goodman: “It was a bit rough around the edges, but full of fun and energy.” Score: 7.
- Bruno Tonioli: “You were so charged up that you were like a live wire.” Score: 8.
- Carrie Ann Inaba: “You completely lived up to expectations of Grease, but you were a little out of synch tonight.” Score: 8.
Total judges’ score: 23
After falling from grace last week with her fuzzy Foxtrot, Ricki Lake wanted to redeem herself during Broadway Week. Were she and Derek able to push the limits with their Quickstep to “Luck be a Lady” from Guys and Dolls?
- Len Goodman: “You don’t need luck when you have talent. You proved that tonight.” Score: 9.
- Bruno Tonioli: “Impeccable style and outstanding choreography!” Score: 10.
- Carrie Ann Inaba: “That was poetry in motion. It was everything a number should be.” Score:10.
Total judges’ score: 29
Chaz and Lacey impressed the judges last week with their Samba, so they wanted to improve even more this week with their Tango to “Sing With Me” from Phantom of the Opera. “I want to show people that I deserve to be here,” Chaz said tonight. What did the judges think?
- Len Goodman: “I see the work you’ve put in, but the dance didn’t suit your personality.” Score: 6.
- Bruno Tonioli: “The character of the dance didn’t fit you.” Score: 6.
- Carrie Ann Inaba: “This was the most aggression I’ve seen from you, but we need more content in week six.” Score: 7.
Total judges’ score: 19
Hope received strong scores and straight talk from the judges after her Tango last week, so she was a little hesitant heading into a new week of competition. After a pep talk from Captain Tough Love, partner Maks, she decided to move forward and give it her all with a Rumba to “500 2500 600 Minutes” from Rent. Did the judges appreciate her efforts?
- Len Goodman: “I feel there’s so much there, but it hasn’t come out yet. That was your worst dance of the whole season.” Score: 6.
- Bruno Tonioli: “It didn’t quite gel tonight.” Score: 7.
- Carrie Ann Inaba: “I see all the effort and saw you relax and trust your sexiness tonight.” Score: 7.
Total judges’ score: 20
The war hero skyrocketed to the top of the leaderboard last week with his saucy Samba, so his partner decided to make this week’s Quickstep her most complicated routine ever on DWTS. Did J.R. rise to the challenge of the tough routine set to a song from Chicago?
- Len Goodman: “You are truly relentless. You just keep on keeping on.” Score: 9
- Bruno Tonioli: “You created a rip-roaring, crowd-pleasing number that’s a hit!” Score: 10.
- Carrie Ann Inaba: “I award you with a Tony!” Score: 10.
Total judges’ score: 29
Leaderboard from Broadway Night:
- Ricki Lake: 29
- J.R. Martinez: 29
- Nancy Grace: 24
- David Arquette: 23
- Rob Kardashian: 22
- Hope Solo: 20
- Chaz Bono: 19
The group dance was lively and fun and set to the tunes of “Money, Money” and “Big Spender.” No judge’s scores were given out after the first group routine of this season.
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