Pure Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 5 Scores, Media, And Interviews

What a night on Dancing With The Stars. I loved every dance….especially Derek and Alexa. I also ended up loving Maks as a Judge. In case you didn’t hear last night, next week pays homage to Famous Epic Dances. Olivia Newton John will be a Guest Judge.

So, here is a recap of the scores last night….

Alexa PenaVega & Derek Hough 10-10-10-10 40 total
Carlos PenaVega & Lindsay Arnold 10-10-9-10 39 total
Bindi Irwin & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 9-9-10-9 37 total
Andy Grammer & Sharna Burgess 9-9-9-9 36 total
Witney Carson & Nick Carter 9-9-8-9 35 total
Hayes Grier & Allison Holker 8-8-7-7 30 total
Alek Skarlatos & Emma Slater 8-7-7-7 29 total
Tamar Braxton & Louis van Amstel 7-7-8-7 29 total
Paula Deen & Mark Ballas 7-7-6-6 26 total

As for interviews after the show, first see Entertainment Tonight and E Online. Alek and Emma’s interview with E Online is especially good if you know what I mean. 🙂 Glamour has a recap up. They may be posting more later. Be watching this link. Below are more interviews. Keep checking back for more additions through out the day. Stopping by Pure Derek Hough is a must too for more with Bindi and Derek.

Access Hollywood:

JC Rubio’s Periscope:


Are Alek and Emma going to date? Below is more on this subject with People. These two are so cute. Alek says Emma is just too hot. Yes, I’m joining Courtney and others in shipping these two big time.:

Things got hot and heavy between Alek Skarlatos and his Switch-Up Week partner Emma Slater. Sure, she injured him during Monday’s rehearsals, but that didn’t matter to Skarlatos, who seemed smitten with the pro.

“Focusing while we’re dancing is a little difficult. I mean, she is super attractive,” Skarlatos said in a package showing their week training. “I can get distracted fairly distracted when I’m dancing with her. I tried to play it cool, and that lasted about 10 minutes. I couldn’t do it. She’s just too hot. I couldn’t keep my cool under those circumstances.”

In the segment, Slater said Skarlatos was the guy she most wanted to dance with, so the feelings appear mutual.

Alek also gives People an undate on his friend Spencer Stone and his nose injury.

“It never gets old but he still has his sense of humor so that keeps me optimistic,” he says. “I’m sure he’ll be fine. It might just take him a minute.”

Stone and Skarlatos, both 23, are two of the three Americans who successfully hampered a terrorist attack on a French train headed to Paris in August.

Skarlatos has been recovering from an injury of his own after he broke his nose during rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars.

He tells PEOPLE about the injury: “It’s nothing. I know it’s a little different shape now but no bleeding, swelling or bruising so I’m optimistic for the results tomorrow.”

How did some of the Pros and celebs feel about Maks’ and his judging? From FOX11 (be sure to read the link for more);

Monday night’s show also featured former “DWTS” pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy making a return trip to the ballroom, this time as a guest judge.

Working alongside regulars Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Julianne Hough, Maksim didn’t hold back.

He bluntly told Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and partner Carson that their dance was “not my type of Paso [Doble].” They wound up with a score of 36.

Carson told FOX411 after the show, “I thought he would be a little more lenient because he’s been in our shoes … but hey, they all have a job up there and are trying to help.”

And Hough commented on Maks, “He’s going to say whatever’s on his mind. There was no bias.”

Chef Deen joked about the bad boy judge, “He’s tough. I tried to give him a cookie and he said ‘I don’t eat cookies.’ He can’t be bought. I tried!”

Also, see Storm Viking’s Tumbler page if you’d like to watch the DWTS All Access interviews from last night.

And here is a GMA recap…