What a fun night for Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 3. Short, but, fun. I’m looking forward to a longer show tonight. So, let’s review the scores again. I think I agree with these standings with an exception to Gleb and Jana. There scores should have been higher. I think James and Sharna deserved high scores as well.
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold (Viennese Waltz): 8-8-8-8 TOTAL: 32 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy (Tango): 7-8-8-8 TOTAL: 31 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber (Viennese Waltz): 8-7-8-7 TOTAL: 30 (IN JEOPARDY)
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess (Cha Cha): 7-7-8-7 TOTAL: 29 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough (Tango): 7-7-7-7 TOTAL: 28 (IN JEOPARDY)
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev (Salsa): 7-7-7-7 TOTAL: 28 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko (Jive): 6-7-6-7 TOTAL: 26 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke (Cha Cha): 6-7-6-6 TOTAL: 25 (IN JEOPARDY)
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Allison Holker (Jive): 7-6-6-6 TOTAL: 25 (IN JEOPARDY)
Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Salsa): 7-6-6-6 TOTAL 25 (IN JEOPARDY)
Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson (Paso): 6-6-5-6 TOTAL: 23 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION – HEAD JUDGE’S DECISION
Rick Perry and Emma Slater (Paso): 6-6-5-6 TOTAL: 23 (IN JEOPARDY)
Now onto some media, interviews, bumpers from Al, and some red room coverage….
Glamour talked with a few of the couples. Be sure to read the link for more.
But back to the dancing, shall we? “I didn’t adapt too well to cha-cha,” revealed James. “I’m perfectly OK with making mistakes or not grasping something, but I’m not OK with not knowing why. We really went through a couple rough days trying to get to the bottom of what was holding me back. It was a disaster at camera-blocking and completely went off the rails again. Then, in between dress rehearsal and the live show, Sharna made a couple changes and made me feel way better about it. When we did it for the live show, it was the best run I had. To have it happen when immunity was on the line was not bad.”
Laurie Hernandez was literally bouncing around backstage, thrilled to have been granted immunity this week. Still, there was one part of the show she didn’t like: The lack of the judges commentary. “I don’t know what to fix for the next time,” said the fan favorite.
Laurie and partner Val Chmerkovskiy wound up one point behind first place finishers Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold, and at this point in the competition, doesn’t count anyone out. “Everyone is competition [for me] on the show. I need to work extra hard to keep my spot, but so is everyone else.” Still, “every week exceeds my expectations,” said the longtime DWTS fan. “It’s incredible.”