TV IN HIGH HEELS: DANCING WITH THE STARS RECAP FOR APRIL 10, 2017
Hello and welcome to Vegas Night on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Tonight is Memorable Year Week and the most powerful show of the season. Mine is 2015, the year my goddaughter Isabella was born. Nothing in the world has topped that feeling so far. She is the light of my life, my everything and the reason I keep going. She changed me for the better and I love her more than words can say.
Star: Normani Kordei
Claim To Fame: Fifth Harmony star
Year: 2012—when she joined Fifth Harmony
Pro: Valentin Chmerkovskiy
FIHH: I remember that season of X-Factor! The band had a couple other names before they officially became Fifth Harmony. I am glad they are there to support her for this dance. WOW, this is so moving and beautiful. There are no words to describe it. It is nearly flawless.
Len: She is terrific and charismatic. He just wants more content.
Julianne: She believes in her as much as hr family does.
Bruno: She gave it to him.
Carrie Ann: Every movement had more empowerment than the next. However, there was a lift.
Scores: 8-7-8-9=32 out of 40
Star: Nick Viall
Claim To Fame: Bachelor
Year: 2016—meeting and getting engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi
Pro: Peta Murgatroyd
FIHH: It was nice, but I didn’t like the troupe members added. It was far too distracting to him and Peta’s actual dance and chemistry. I did like him bringing Vanessa in at the end. That was sweet.
Julianne: This was his best dance.
Bruno: This was the way to go and they connected tonight.
Carrie Ann: It really told the story tonight—it was magical.
Len: His best dance so far, but he can improve.
Scores: 8-7-8-7=30 out of 40
Star: Nancy Kerrigan
Claim To Fame: Olympic figure skater
Year: 1995-becoming a mommy
Pro: Artem Chigvinstev
FIHH: Hearing her story of six miscarriages is heartbreaking. I cannot even begin to imagine what she went through. Oh, forget it! I can’t even recap this because her story has me crying so much. The dance is beautiful, but her story has me in a puddle of tears.
Bruno: It is beautiful, but work on the turns.
Carrie Ann: She is so inspiring.
Len: She was in proper hold and she is a front runner.
Julianne: She agrees that she is taking the biggest strides.
Scores: 8-9-8-8=33 out of 40
Star: Mr. T.
Claim To Fame: Pop icon
Year: 1995—the year he was diagnosed with cancer
Pro: Kym Herjavec (Johnson)
FIHH: His story of faith is so moving. I don’t even know what to say. This is his best dance to date, just the emotion and feeling behind it takes my breath away.
Carrie Ann: She tearfully says his faith radiated out of the dance.
Len: They are the A-Team and he admires Mr. T. more than any other celebrity.
Julianne: The beauty was in the performance.
Bruno: Love and respect. He is a good man with a heart of gold and he inspires many.
Scores: 7-7-7-7=28 out of 40
Star: Heather Morris
Claim To Fame: Glee star
Year: 2015—getting married
Pro: Maks Chmerkovskiy—Alan is filling in
Dance: Cha cha
FIHH: The theme showing her life as a married woman is cute. She is definitely a front runner and she really showed her personality tonight.
Len: He loved it!
Julianne: It was amazing.
Bruno: Perfect couple in perfect harmony.
Carrie Ann: It was powerful and beautiful, but there was a lift.
Scores: 8-9-9-9=35 out of 40
Star: David Ross
Claim To Fame: MLB star/Current World Series Champion
Year: 2016—winning his last World Series
Pro: Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Viennese waltz
FIHH: Seeing him as a baseball player is amazing, but nothing beats seeing him as a dad and with his teammates. Antony Rizzo also visited, which was so sweet! This is his best dance of the season and possibly the best of the night. I loved every moment.
Julianne: It was beautiful and had so much spirit.
Bruno: Beautiful, but a bit jumbly.
Carrie Ann: It lost a bit of control, but she loves his enthusiasm.
Len: He did a baseball language that showed his satisfaction.
Scores: 7-8-8-8=31 out of 40
There is a rain delay at the Cubs game, so they played this dance instead! Everyone loved it!
Star: Rashad Jennings
Claim To Fame: NFL free agent
Year—2006—the year his dad had his leg amputated.
Pro: Emma Slater
FIHH: It is so amazing to see his love for his family. This also has me in tears. Seeing him hug his father completely won me over and had the audience on their feet. There is not a dry eye in the house.
Bruno: It was watching two artists at work.
Carrie Ann: He is a born dancer.
Len: He loved it all!
Julianne: She is crying too hard to even say anything except it was emotional and beautiful.
Scores: 10-9-10-10=39 out of 40
Star: Erika Jayne
Claim To Fame: Real Housewife of Beverly Hills
Year: 1989—beginning her career
Pro: Gleb Savchenko
Dance: Cha cha
FIHH: She did well and channeled her inner Madonna. Hearing her story of making it in Hollywood was interesting because I honestly had no idea about any of it!
Carrie Ann: She performs with no apologies.
Len: She plateaued and it is same old same old.
Julianne: She has the legs, but she wants more hips.
Bruno: Well done.
Scores: 8-7-7-8=30 out of 40
Star: Simone Biles
Claim To Fame: Olympic gymnast
Year: 2000—being adopted
Pro: Sasha Farber
Dance: Viennese waltz
FIHH: I remember hearing this during the Olympics. I can’t stop crying. I don’t even know what to say except WOW. Her family being with her was icing on the cake.
Len: Her best dance.
Julianne: This is what she has been waiting for.
Bruno: It was beautiful.
Carrie Ann: It was so beautiful and breathtaking.
Scores: 9-9-9-9=36 out of 40
No tens? Really?
Star: Bonner Bolton
Claim To Fame: Professional bull rider/model
Year: 2015—becoming paralyzed
Pro: Sharna Burgess
FIHH: Hearing his story is devastating. Seeing his recovery is a true miracle. He is a true inspiration. It was a beautiful, perfect way to end the night.
Julianne: He was leading tonight.
Bruno: There is a new leading man tonight.
Carrie Ann: It was beautiful and effortless.
Len: The frame was good, but work on the footwork. Welcome to the competition.
Scores 8-8-8-8=32 out of 40
Results! Mr. T.and Kym and Erika and Gleb are in the bottom two. The couple leaving is…Mr. T and Kym. It is so sad, especially after tonight.
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