It’s Pitbull week! Except not really…oh wait, I know! It’s Latin week! Nope, not really that either…hmmm. Who the hell knows what the theme of this week is supposed to be. Some couples are dancing to Pitbull songs, but not all of them; and we’ve got a few ballroom dances peppered into a bunch of Latin dances…oh, and one lone jazz. A little something for everyone, I suppose.
I could see Jonathan making a bit of a comeback this week, since jazz seems like it would be right in he & Allison’s wheelhouse; Mike is likely pretty screwed with the Argentine tango. Tommy could go either way with the foxtrot – it’s his first “true” ballroom dance, so it will be interesting to see how he fares. At the top of the leader board? I’m guessing Janel gets rave reviews for her samba, regardless of how good it actually is, because they need her to have a comeback week; I think Sadie will unfortunately be back to getting low balled after finally getting the scores she deserves last week. Ditto for Alfonso – I fully expect him to get nitpicked to death AGAIN, and if he & Witney are going the route I think they are with their salsa, they could be taking a big risk…so I’m bracing myself for the most harsh critique they’ve had yet. Bethany? One big question mark…this will be her first “intense” dance, which could work for her or against her.
Heidi is currently traveling and has limited computer access, but she wanted to make sure this went up for you guys She should be back later tonight with more intel…
ETA: I’m Baaaackkk! With Lea and Artem’s song – and no, it’s NOT the Iggy Azalea version. I also wanted to add that I’ve been rewatching the show and left something out of my numbers post that I wanted to mention. I REALLY appreciate and love how the dancers in the sky box are wearing little tribute costumes to one of their cohorts from time to time. This past week they were all wearing dreadlocks after Tommy’s dance, and this was after they were all imitating Tony after his audition tape was shown. The previous week they all had beards and duck calls. They show a lot of camaraderie with each other that is fun to watch. Which makes the judges and their behavior that much more dreadful. ~Heidi
ETA2: Lots of complaining by Derek fans about his and Beth’s song. Chillax, people. Of all people, he can handle it. And if it doesn’t work? Well, it happens. Jonathan? Much harder to tell how that’s going to go. Oh, and if you scrooooooll down, you’ll see Derek and Beth had a special visitor in their rehearsal. ~Heidi
ETA3: We think we know who sings Antonio’s song, but we’re not 100%. Be sure to tune into our Live blog tonight for some potential spoilers for next week.
Janel and Val – Samba
Jonathan and Allison – Jazz (Song: “Back in Time” by Pitbull )
Bethany and Derek – Tango (Song: “Jealous (I ain’t with it)” by Chromeo )
Alfonso and Witney – Salsa (Song: “Booty” by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull )
Lea and Artem – Salsa (Song: “Sexy People (The Fiat Song)” by Arianna feat. Pitbull )
Michael and Emma – Argentine tango
Antonio and Cheryl – Salsa (Song: “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias, we THINK )
Tommy and Peta – Foxtrot (Song: “September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire )
Sadie and Mark – Rumba (Song: “Diamonds” by Rihanna )
Some more not-so-subtle clues from Alfonso & Witney…
Oooh @therealalfonsoribeiro … dat booty tho #DWTS #TeamWitfonso @witneycarson
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