It’s Halloween Week on “Dancing with the Stars” and the remaining couples are looking for some ghostly fun with ghoulish routines. And the team dance returns.
The night of dance opens with a “Thriller” styled group dance.
First up are Kel and Witney with a snakey Jive to “Time Warp” form “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. After some rousing applause, Len said that Kel was rocking and he was reeling with a terrific way to start the evening. Bruno loved that they took a cult classic and made it imaginative and original. Carrie Ann called the performance incredible; adding that Kel was off the hook. Kel and Witney earned their highest scores of the season with 27 points for their dance.
James and Emma perform a Viennese Waltz to the Annie Lennox version of “I Put a Spell on You”. Bruno called James the Prince of Darkness in command and pulling all the strings; adding that it was a powerful performance. Carrie Ann called the routine perfection and flawless. Len said that James put a spell on him; adding that the dance was terrific and a lovely mix of tricks and treats. Despite a small incident on the dance floor, James and Emma earned 27 points for their dance.
Ally and Sasha perform a frightful Tango that had Tom saying that’s how you stay here. Carrie Ann noted that Halloween has everyone on point. Len said that Ally came back to life with a terrific Tango. Bruno called it premiere league Tango with attitude; adding that the dance was full of content. Ally and Sasha also scored 27 points for their dance.
Hannah and Alan perform a Jazz dance to “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer. Alan has Hannah playing a dead beauty queen. Tom said that Hannah did the bad girl thing okay. Len noted that Hannah came out and performed full on. Bruno said that there was nothing scary about the dance and a great performance. Agreeing with her fellow judges, Carrie Ann said that Hannah is disconnected with the dance. Hannah and Alan scored 25 points for their dance.
Karamo and Jenna Paso Doble to the music of Beyonce – “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child. During rehearsals the duo carved pumpkins. Bruno said that there was no lack of power or purpose in the dance; adding that Karamo cut the shaping a little short. Carrie Ann called Karmao a sonic boom on the dance floor; adding that he opened up and let it rip. Len congratulated hair, makeup, and wardrobe; while he liked the attack in the dance he noted the importance of the shaping in the dance. Karamo and Jenna scored 25 points including a nine from Carrie Ann.
Lauren becomes a vampire queen for her Argentine Tango with Gleb. Lauren said that the song wasn’t “Whatever Lola Wants” but “Whatever Lauren Wants”. Carrie Ann noted that even with a slip, Lauren made it work for her. Len said that he saw plenty of what Lenny wants, calling it a spirited performance. Bruno asked Lauren for a bit; adding that at time it was like watching Marilyn Monroe as a vampire with a little Madonna thrown in. Lauren has been dancing with fractured ribs. Lauren and Gleb scored 27 points for their dance.
Sean and Lindsay dance a Jive to “Monster Mash” with Sean as Frankenstein. Sean noted that he can relate to Frankenstein; saying that they both have the same kind of moves. Sean noted that it took about four hours in makeup; adding that he now understands why his wife takes so long. Saying that Halloween is about the super natural, he noted that the dance was not super or natural lacking Jive content but he liked that Sean comes out and gives it his all. Bruno said that the monster part was perfection but the Jive part was six feet behind; adding that it was entertaining. Carrie Ann said that it was a dance only your mummies could love; adding that it wasn’t his best dance but she does love his spirit. Sean and Lindsay scored 18 points for their dance.
Kate and Pasha Rumba as Red Riding Hood and the Wolf to ‘Wicked Game” by Chris Isaaks. Bruno called it a beautiful and haunting Rumba; adding that her extensions are better. Carrie Ann loved the confidence Kate had in the dance. Len complimented Pasha on his choreography; adding that it was a knockout performance. Kate and Pasha scored 24 points for their dance.
Sean and Lindsay – 18
Kate and Pasha – 24
Hannah and Alan – 25
Karamo and Jenna – 25
Kel and Witney – 27
James and Emma – 27
Ally and Sasha – 27
Lauren and Gleb – 27
Len divided the eight couples in to two teams – Team Trick and Team Treat – for the team dances. The scores earned will be added to their individual scores for a total score. There is no set dance style, the teams choreograph their own dances.
Up first is Team Trick with James and Emma, Lauren and Gleb, Hannah and Alan, and Ally and Sasha who will be dancing to “Somebody’s Watching Me”. Len noted that it was a mix of styles that were put together with great choreography; adding that he enjoyed it. Bruno called the dance elegant and dramatic. Carrie Ann loved the dance. They earned a scored of 27 points for their dance.
Team Treat is Karamo and Jenna, Kate and Pasha, Sean and Lindsay, and Kel and Witney who danced to “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce. Bruno called the dance nightmarishly entertaining; adding that he loved the effort. Carrie Ann loved the concept. Len liked the fun of the dance; adding that it was wonderful entertainment. They scored 24 points for their dance.
Team dance scores:
Team Treat – Karamo and Jenna, Kate and Pasha, Sean and Lindsay, and Kel and Witney – 24
Team Trick – James and Emma, Lauren and Gleb, Hannah and Alan, and Ally and Sasha – 27
Sean and Lindsay – 18 + 24 = 42
Kate and Pasha – 24 + 24 = 48
Hannah and Alan – 25 + 24 = 49
Karamo and Jenna – 25 + 24 = 49
Kel and Witney – 27 + 27 = 54
James and Emma – 27 + 27 = 54
Ally and Sasha – 27 + 27 = 54
Lauren and Gleb – 27 + 27 = 54
After all of the scores and votes have been added together…
Ally and Sasha are safe
Hannah and Alan are safe
Kel and Witney are safe
James and Emma are safe
Lauren and Gleb are safe
Sean and Lindsay are safe
Karamo and Jenna and Kate and Pasha are in the bottom two.
Carrie Ann chose to save Karamo and Jenna
Bruno chose to save Kate and Pasha
Breaking the tie, head judge Len Goodman said that neither couple deserved to be there but chose to save Kate and Pasha.
Karamo and Jenna have been eliminated.