Nov 11 2013, 10:02pm CST | by TV Line
Along with an ever-shrinking cavalcade of stars (only six remain!), the episode featured both an individual dance (in a style not previously performed), a “trio dance” and what may be the cherry atop the most shocking string of unexpected eliminations in the show’s history.
Let’s high-kick right to the highlights:
DANCE OF THE NIGHT: Leah Remini’s terrific tango made her believe she’s a contender for the semi-finals (while scoring a string of 9s), and Corbin Bleu’s “breathtaking” waltz earned an especially ecstatic review (plus a perfect 10) from Bruno Tonioli. But here’s the top dance of the evening:
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke: Guest judge Cher may have accused him of resembling a pimp last week, but birthday boy Jack (who got a mini Mirror Ball trophy from Cheryl as a gift) created a graceful, mesmerizing Viennese Waltz this week. Not only did this performance put a sparkle in Len Goodman’s eye (“it was a crackerjack, Jack!”), it earned two perfect 10s (so what’s up with the 9, Bruno?) and stole the strobe, er, spotlight. “It’s like you’re getting wings to fly… and now you’ve got flair and flourish… and it’s just amazing!” summed up Carrie Ann Inaba. Um, could the real Mirrorball trophy be in Jack’s future?
RUNNER-UP: Double perfection, Trio style! First, Corbin Bleu’s Bob Fosse-inspired jazz dance electrified the ballroom (and the judges), earning the first of the night’s two Trio-perfect 30’s. “That may be the best routine I’ve ever seen in all 17 seasons,” gushed Carrie Ann, who went on to note that many have tried and failed to emulate the jazz legend, but Corbin more than succeeded. “I think he would have loved you!” Then, Elizabeth’s sizzling salsa (with the eventually shirtless Gleb Savchenko and Val Chmerkovskiy) proved that blondes really do have more fun. Said Bruno: “It’s obvious darling, it takes two to get you going!”
But now for the moment of truth, tonight’s results:
FINAL TWO COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Bill Engvall & Emma Slater
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“I’m sad … definitely there were some more things we wanted to do,” said a clearly shocked Elizabeth, amidst a chorus of very loud boos from a very unhappy ballroom (along with a trio of very disgruntled expressions coming from the judges). “I am honestly like beyond grateful for this… this was one of the biggest gifts and blessings in my life.”
Now it’s your turn. Did the right couple go home tonight, or are you like me, gobsmacked by this unfortunate elimination? Sound off in the comments!
Source: TV Line
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