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Video: 'Dancing With The Stars' Week 8 Recap

We are down to six couples on this 8th week for Season 14 of Dancing With The Stars and it's a crucial week because tonight there are two dances and keeping with that theme tomorrow night will see TWO couples eliminated. Remember your votes are crucial at this time. No one is safe.

Keep refreshing because we are updating this post with commentary and scores as the show is happening live. Who do you think is going home tomorrow night? Who do you want to see win this thing?

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd – Tango – The heat is on and if there is anyone who can stand the pressure it's Donald. Despite a few moments of anxiety in rehearsals he seems to be on his game although he does look nervous. The moves were perfection. The feedback from the judges should have him pumped for dance number 2. Scores: 9/9/9 = 27/30.

His threesome for the Jive saw Karina Smirnoff dance with them. It was the most incredible Jive I have ever seen. It was intricate, energetic and AMAZING. Scores: 10/9/9 = 28/30 for a total of 55/60.

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough – Viennese Waltz – Derek has quite the potty mouth on him which really turns me on ha! I'm kidding. It's rare to see him this frustrated but he KNOWS Maria has what it takes to win this thing so to not see her deliver must be frustrating for him (in a loving manner). Their outfits, the song (Christina Perri's 1000 Years from the Breaking Dawn soundtrack) is so beautiful. Their dance was magnificent.  My respect  for Derek just went way up for admitting he was a bit of a jerk during the week. That's a man right there! Scores: 10/8/10 = 28/30.

Their threesome included Henry for the Samba who is part of the troupe. I liked this dance but after Donald's Jive it's hard to match that. Scores: 9/7/9 = 25/30 for a total of 53/60.

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Fox Trot – Rehearsals are pretty brutal for these two. Maks is really being a jerk but he's lucky to have Melissa as a partner. I'm not a fan of her dancing but I admire the fact she hasn't hired a hit man for him. That dance was typically bad. I'm sorry but I don't care for her dancing although I really admire her guts. She seems to stumble a lot and looking like she forgot her moves. Is it me? I am not seeing what the judges are seeing. At all. Scores: 8/8/8 = 24/30.

Maks' brother Val got in on this threesome for a very sexy Samba. Melissa is one lucky biotch. This is my favorite dance she has EVER done. Loved her in this. They need to add the brother to the mix more often. Scores: 9/9/9 = 27/30 for a total of 51/60.

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas –  Viennese Waltz - This woman does no wrong in my books. She's been consistently flawless being at the top of the leader board most weeks. She is such a trooper. If she goes home tomorrow night I'm going to become a nun or something.I don't know if it's the dress or the music but this isn't my favorite dance she's done.Maybe it's too vanilla. Okay these two keep kissing in their dances and I have to wonder if there is something going on. Not that it has anything  to do with the dancing or even being my business. Can I just say I don't understand the judges? They thought Melissa was amazing but Katherine has ONE SMALL MISSTEP and Carrie Ann comes down on her with the hammer. I don't get that at all. All things considered she is at the top of the group. Scores: 8/9/9 = 26/30.

Their threesome for the Cha Cha Cha included Tristan McManus which makes this one of the strongest threesome. I like the men in black look to it. Even with part of her costume (that they ripped off of her) dragging under her foot she didn't loose her composure. She's a true pro. Scores: 10/9/10 = 29/30 for a total of 55/60.

Roshon Fagan & Chelsie Hightower- Fox Trot – How ADORABLE that his grandmothers came into the studios to watch him rehearse. He's really grown on me but I have other favorites. He works incredibly hard and I really respect him for that. Scores: 10/9/10 = 29/30.

They chose Sacha for their Paso Doble threesome. This was a great dance. very precise although toward the end Roshon messed up as his timing was a bit off. Scores: 9/9/9 = 27/30 for a total of 56/60.

William Levy & Cheryl Burke –  Fox Trot – This man has to make it to the final three. He brought her such lovely flowers for her birthday which is very sweet. He looks so dapper in his tuxedo and his dancing is fabulous. If he stood there on the ballroom floor meowing like a cat in heat I'd still want him to get 10's. Her's very charismatic tonight. I see 10's in his near future. Scores: 10/10/10 = 30/30.

Their Paso Doble threesome includes Tony Dovolani and I am hoping it's as intense as their first dance tonight. He can totally hold is own with Tony although there was a small part where they were out-of-synch, but overall it was incredible. Scores: 9/9/9 = 27/30 for a total of 57/60 (the highest score of the night).

Which two do you think are going home tomorrow night?


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