Tonight is Week 6 for Season 14 of Dancing With The Stars and this marks the half-way point of the competition. Tonight is also Motown night and we'll have performances by the legendary Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Martha Reeves as well as Australia's top Pop Group Human Nature. The show will kick off with 'Tears of a Clown' performed by Robinson.
Last week we sadly said goodbye to the sweet and classy Gavin DeGraw. Personally I think he was stretched way too thin with all of his commitments. This is the part in the competition that gets really brutal and critical. Keep refreshing because we will be updating this post in real time as the show is happening (EST) with commentary as well as scores.
Tonight there is also the Cha Cha Cha dance marathon that will see those scores combined with the scores of their first dances.
Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus – Rumba – They are dancing to The Temptation's 'My Girl' and how fitting that a Motown legend is dancing to singing legends. This is her song and she is looking like she's in her glory. It wasn't her strongest dance but she is totally a joy to watch! Scores: 7/7/7 = 21/30 + 3 24/30.
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough – Fox Trot – These two are so much fun to watch and I am always happy when she laughs. Their costumes are stunning and they look like they are having a lot of fun performing although Maria looked like she lost her balance on the stairs. But aside from that the dance was fabulous! Scores: 8/9/9 = 26/30 + 4 (dance marathon) 30/40.
Roshon Fagan & Chelsie Hightower – Rumba – With Smokey Robinson performing these two danced to Cruising and despite Roshon being very young and his reservations, he totally pulled off the sensual aspects. Their performance was very tight and soulful. And I LOVED Chelsie's dress. 7/8/8 = 23/30 + 5 = 28/40.
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas – Samba – They are dancing to 'Can't Get Next To You' by The Temptations (LOVE this song). if there is one thing that has been consistent throughout this entire performance it's Katherine being consistently amazing. Her posture is amazing and this was a very busy dance and she busted a move!! Scores: 10/9/10 = 29/30 + 10 = 39/40.
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd – Fox Trot – For him to grow up hearing The Temptations on the radio and now to be dancing live to them must be so surreal. These two are a perfect match. They really complement one another. Donald looked a little bit afraid because you just know he is concentrating so much on his posture so he can get in Len's good books. I loved his reaction to Len. Mission accomplished! 'He needs a ten from Len' Scores: 9/9/9 = 27/30 + 7 = 34/40.
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Vienniese Waltz – Omg Maks is too funny with his comment that it could be worse, she could have an ugly partner. Was he joking? I don't know. He's a perfectionist but I think his method doesn't work with most people. He seems to have this problem year after year and that's not because he's not talented. Clearly he is. Wow the beginning with him spinning her around was really nice. I have to say I haven't been a huge fan of hers but tonight's dance was really very lovely for the most part although there were parts I thought her posture was a bit off but what do I know? The judges have loved her dances all along. Scores: 8/8/8 = 24/30 + 6 = 30/40.
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson – Cha Cha Cha – I love that The Temptations are here tonight. They've still got it. Kym and Jaleel seem to have made a lot of progress in rehearsals this week. I have to say I'm very impressed with his dancing tonight it's so crisp and enjoyable to watch. He seems to truly be enjoying himself tonight. Scores: 10/9/10 = 29/30 + 8 = 37/40.
William Levy & Cheryl Burke – Rumba – Nothing like saving the best for last and by best I mean a hot piece of eye candy. I could stare at his body all day long (and some days I do). He's so sexy and you just know in real life he is every bit the Latin lover you want him to be. Can you imagine if he was a huge dud? That would be kind of sad. Scores: 9/8/10 = 27/30 + 9 = 36/40.
Whose dance did you like the best? Who do you think is going home tomorrow night?