PureDWTS Season 20 Week 8: Scores, Media, And New Interviews

Wow, what a great night of dances. They all stepped it up a notch. It’s going to be sad to watch two couples go home tonight. I don’t even want to think about it. 🙁 So, let’s get the scores first….

Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 80 (40/40)
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 78 (39/39)
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 76 (36/40)
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 64 (34/30)
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 63 (31/32)
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 62 (33/29)

Ok, onto some new media and interviews. If you go to ABC7, the Daily Mail here and here, and ET Online, you can view some beautiful photos.

For interviews, first go to E Online (I’d embed all the new interviews, but, it messes up the site). Maria Menounos interviews the couples. I wish she’d interview them more often. She does a great job.

Glamour interviewed the couples as well and they have cute pictures to see at this link. Some of the couples also talked with Fox11. I liked this part with Derek and Nastia where Derek talks on his dancing last night. (eta: she just added her elimination predictions too which I couldn’t disagree more with)

With her partner Derek Hough still injured, Liukin danced with Sasha Farber for the second straight week—but Hough made cameo appearances in the two routines, doing what he could.

Hough, who suffered a broken toe and sprained ankle two weeks ago, told reporters after the show, “I can’t dance really. If you watch, I wasn’t really dancing. I was just stepping gingerly while she did amazing stuff.”

Hough told FOX411 he wasn’t sure when—or if—he’ll be able to be Liukin’s full-time partner again.

“My heart is like, ‘Come back tomorrow, let’s go!’ But I gotta be smart … I don’t want to inhibit her performance if I have to dance gently and timidly.”

Liukin was shown snapping at Hough in rehearsal footage, but she explained backstage the moment was overblown on TV: “All week we have been giggling and laughing … the last five minutes, I was exhausted.”

For lots more with Derek and Nastia, see Pure Derek Hough.

And here are some new interview with Afterbuzz TV. Be sure to send JC Rubio some love at twitter for doing such a good job again…


Keep checking back as we add more soon….

ETA: Here is Diva Darv with a new interview with Keo before the show last night….

ETA2: Melissa Rycroft reviewed the night on GMA. She thinks Robert and Riker might be leaving tonight (no way…I don’t think it will be Riker. I will cry if that happens)

ETA3: Robert has blogged about this week’s dances which he is proud of. He’s hoping he won’t be eliminated tonight. You can read his new blog at Entertainment Weekly.

ETA4: You can read Sharna’s new blog at Closer Weekly. Despite a challenging week, she thought Noah killed it last night and is hoping they make it the semi-finals.

And here is more from Afterbuzz TV with JC Rubio….

ETA5: If you go to Extra, you can listen to some new interviews with the couples.