It’s the semifinals on “Dancing with the Stars”. This week the four remaining couples – Donald and Peta, Maria and Derek, Katherine and Mark, and William and Cheryl – will perform two full routines – one Ballroom and one Latin – as they vie for one of the three spots in the finals next week and a chance to raise the Mirrorball trophy as the winner of season 14 of “Dancing with the Stars”.
William Levy and Cheryl Burke start off the night’s performances with a Tango to “Sweet Dreams” by The Eurythmics. Len began by saying this was the best semifinals ever; adding that he was going to be extra critical. Len told William that overall he did a terrific job. Bruno called the performance powerful, firm, convincing, and William was like the dictatior of the Tango; adding that William was totally in command and ace. Carrie Ann said that William showed that he was more than a pretty face, danced beautifully, and had gorgeous lines. William and Cheryl scored 28 points for their Tango.
Donned in hot pink costumes that resembled the flappers of the twenties, Katherine and Mark performed a Quickstep to “Dirty Boogie” by Brian Setzer. Bruno called the performance outstanding and a picture perfect rendition of the roaring twenties; Bruno added that Katherine showed amazing technique and the dance was incredible. Carrie Ann said Katherine brought her A+ game and it was her best dance ever. Len said that he knew Katherine could sing but she can also dance; adding overall it wa a fabulous performance. Katherine and Mark scored 29 points for their Quickstep.
Donald and Peta performed an elegant Waltz that Carrie Ann called dreamy. Carrie Ann said Donald’s performance was emotion and beautiful. Len said Donald took him back to an era of elegance and grace; adding the performance was charming and calling Donald a big rough tough cream puff. Bruno was impressed saying the dance had caring gentle quality, Donald was light on his feet and did a fantastic job. Bruno said it was like watching a romance blossom before his eyes. Donald and Peta scored 28 points for their Waltz.
The final performance of round one was an Argentine Tango from Maria and Derek. Len said that he was caught up in the whole dance. A very animated Bruno called the performance enticing and fabulous where every step had meaning and purpose. Carrie Ann called the performance beautiful, fantastic, and amazing; adding that Maria has come a long way since the show began. Maria and Derek scored a perfect 30 for their Argentine Tango.
Round one scores…
William and Cheryl – 28
Donald and Peta – 28
Katherine and Mark – 29
Maria and Derek – 30
Round two begins with William and Cheryl performing the Samba that had the crowd roaring. About to bust out of her costume, host Tom Bergeron said that everything came out to party. Filled with exuberance, Bruno said that he was going to die of bum envy. Carrie Ann said William had her with hello; adding William lived up to every expectation. Len said that he never looked at a man’s bum so long; calling William the hunk with the junk in the trunk. William and Cheryl scored a perfect 30 for their Samba giving them a total of 58 points for the night.
Katherine and Mark performed a Salsa. In the last moves of the dance, Katherine nearly fell and broke out in tears; Mark kept saying, “I got you.” Carrie Ann said Katherine did a fantastic job; adding that she let loose. Len said he simply wrote, “Katherine the great, world’s wonder woman;” adding that Katherine gave it 100%. Katherine and Mark scored 27 points for their Salsa and earned a total of 56 points for the night.
Donald and Peta performed a Samba to “Mr. Big Stuff”. Len liked it; and Bruno noted that Donald took a big chance and it workd saying it worked beautifully. Carrie Ann simply said Donald brought his A+ game. Donald and Peta scored 29 points for their Samba and earned a total of 57 points for the night’s performances.
The final performance was a Jive from Maria and Derek. Bruno called the dance reanimated and reinvented with moves he hadn’t seen before in a Jive; adding that it worked. Carrie Ann called it another stunner. Len liked the footwork and rhythm of the dance; but noted that it wasn’t a proper Jive. Maria and Derek scored 29 points for their Jive and had a total of 59 points for the night.
Round two scores…
Katherine and Mark – 27
Donald and Peta – 29
Maria and Derek - 29
William and Cheryl – 30
Katherine and Mark – 56
Donald and Peta - 57
William and Cheryl – 58
Maria and Derek - 59