Tonight was Iconic Dances night at the ballroom. Contestants and their partners took on some of the most well known dances from both television and movies.
Guest judge Olivia Newton-John from the classic movie “Grease”.
“We have chills they’re multiplying…” Hayes Grier and Emma dance of the night was a Jazz number to “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease. Channeling his inner Danny Zuko recreating the iconic scene. 32 out for 40 for the night.
Andy Grammer and Alison recreated a Jazz number to “Good Morning” from Singing In the Rain. With the classic yellow rain coats and stair case number the couple gave quiet the performance. First perfect score of the night 40 out of 40.
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Cha-Cha’d and brought back Britney’s most memorable VMA performance of “Slave 4 U”. In a very similar ensemble and snake in hand just like Britney, Alexa brought us all back to that moment in 2001. 30 out of 40.
Bindi Irwin and Derek did a Rumba to Dirty Dancing and what is “Time Of My Life” without that lift? Completely reliving the movie and gaining the judges approval as well. 2nd perfect score of the night 40 out of 40.
Paula Deen and Louis recreated Madonna’s VMA performance of Vogue with a Jazz number with a ballroom gown feel. Gaining the lowest scores and not gaining much affirmation from the judges. 24 out of 30.
Carlos PenaVega and Witney took on “Pony” from Magic Mike tonight with and I’m sure the audiences did not complain. Recreating the chair dance and shirt shirt tearing and some Rumba I think we all can approve. 38 out of 40.
Nick Carter and Sharna recreated “Saturday Night Fever”. Bringing back the disco groove with a Samba to “Staying Alive”. Truly capturing the essence of the movie and John Travolta’s classic hip thrust proving Nick to be a contender. 39 out of 40!
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Jived to Jail House Rock becoming the king of rock & roll himself. 30 out of 40!
Tamar Braxton and Val channeled their inner Janet Jackson and recreated a Jazz number to”Rhythm Nation”. This dance was so fun to watch and the choreography really brought the Janet Jackson feel to life. 40 out of 40 for the night.
The ballroom had to say goodbye to Paula Deen and Louis!