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The next episode of Dancing with the Stars Season 17 is in the books. What did you think of tonight’s show?
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November 11, 2013 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 17 Trio Challenge Week Music

We’re back with the list of music for Dancing with the Stars Season 17 trio challenge night. If you missed the past music, you can always check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

Now for the list of Trio Challenge music used on tonight’s DWTS.
Amber & Derek (Mark Ballas) danced a Quickstep to the song “That’s It!” – Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Amber & Derek (Mark Ballas) danced a Salsa to the song “Que Viva la Vida” —Wisin
Leah & Tony (Henry Byalikov) danced a Tango to the song “Love Me Again” —John Newman
Leah & Tony (Henry Byalikov) danced a Jive to the song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” —Twisted Sister
Corbin & Karina (Witney Carson) danced a Waltz to the song “Apologize” —OneRepublic
Corbin & Karina (Witney Carson) danced a Jazz to the song “Yeah!” —Usher feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris
Jack & Cheryl (Sharna Burgess) danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Let Me Go” —Avril Lavigne feat. Chad Kroeger
Jack & Cheryl (Sharna Burgess) danced a Samba to the song “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” —Louis Prima
Bill E. & Emma (Peta Murgatroyd) danced a Charleston to the song “Yakety Yak” —The Coasters
Bill E. & Emma (Peta Murgatroyd) danced a Salsa to the song “Candy” —Robbie Williams
Elizabeth & Val (Gleb Savchenko) danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Young and Beautiful” —Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth & Val (Gleb Savchenko) danced a Salsa to the song “Pucko” —Bonde do Rolê

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Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 17, Week 9 – Let’s Recap Tonight’s Show!! (SPOILERS)

I really have no words.  Leah getting 9′s on the first dance I could over look, but that Jive?? This show has gone to hell.

In what universe is she scoring only a point lower than Corbin and higher than Amber.

That’s all I got. Oh, and Kellie looks great. :-)

Discuss.

SPOILER ALERT!!

Okay, so the two in jeopardy were Bill and Liz…and Liz went home.

When are these people going to learn??  Leah’s dances were clearly sub par tonight, but they felt they just HAD to try (again) to get rid of Bill and protect her (Leah) with high scores. Really, her scores were the only ones out of line tonight, IMO. MAYBE, if they had scored her appropriately, she would be gone and Liz would still be there. Kinda hard to tell with all the elevated scores getting thrown around.

JUST WATCH THEM DANCE THEN GIVE THEM SCORES BASED ON THE DANCE. Or at the very least, start scoring them all on the Derek scale of “too much frippery, not enough content.”

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Karina Smirnoff Writes About The Trio Dance On Dancing With The Stars Tonight And More

Karina Smirnoff has penned her new blog at people.com. She reviews last week’s dances a little. She and Corbin really enjoyed the dance off. She also gives us a little preview for tonight’s dances. Note how she is calling this season “bittersweet”. More below and at the link.

This week we have two dances. One is a trio round. We’re doing jazz in that round and we chose Whitney from the troupe. We’re so, so stoked about it. Every time we’ve loved a dance and gotten positive comments on Instagram, the judges have always said, “Oh, it’s not my cup of tea.” So we’re afraid to get too excited, but we are definitely somewhat excited.

Whitney knows jazz. She knows it from Dancing with the Stars and also So You Think You Can Dance. The three of us love our number and we’re just praying the judges like it, too.

The whole season is bittersweet because even if we go all the way to the end, we only have less than three weeks to go. We keep thinking about it during rehearsals. We’re like, aw, that sucks. It feels like it’s been on for a year, but at the same time, everything goes boom-boom-boom and then it’s done.

ETA: Corbin has also written a new blog at people. Note how their Jazz dance has hints of “Michael Jackson” in it. This is sounding really cool so far. What do you think?

This week’s dances are great. We have the jazz and the slow waltz. We’re having so much fun. Our jazz dance is a trio with Whitney from the troupe, and it is turning out to be pretty sick. We’ve pretty much thrown in everything except the kitchen sink into the number.

Our original plan was to wear jumpsuits and masks so that you couldn’t tell us apart, but in the end we realized it’s two girls and a guy, so you can easily tell us apart.

And once we started working with the masks, we realized it was a little more difficult to get the choreography in there. So we nixed the mask in the back and now we only have a front mask and it’s only half of a mask so that way it doesn’t look as terrifying.

The dance has a lot of hints of Michael Jackson. There’s even a tap section at the end. Karina’s never tapped before, but she’s picking it up really quick. The tables have kind of turned. I’ve been the student the entire time, so it was fun to be able to teach her something.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.