Monday, October 21, 2013

DWTS Season 17: Switch-Up Challenge

It's week 6!  Only 8 couples are left!  After last weeks shocking elimination anything can  happen.  Tonight's theme is the Switch-Up Challenge.  This means that couples will dance side by side but they won't know the style or music until seconds before.  Another couple will be going home tonight.  The show opened with a big group number.  It was full of energy and lots of fun.  Ariana Grande also performed with Mika.  I'm obsessed with her so I loved it.

Bill Engvall and Emma Slater:
He is working extra hard to stay in the competition.  This week he danced the Tango.  It was not traditional at all.  The music was country which is not typical.  Somehow it actually worked.  Seeing him enjoy himself makes you cheer him on more.  It wasn't perfect but he just has fun.  His score was 23 out of 30.

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Valentin Chmerkovskiy:
She wants to show the more sexy side of her personality.  This week she danced the Cha Cha.  I actually really liked it.  She has been growing on me.  She did a killer solo that set the tone of the dance.  She really let loose and had fun.  It was sexy but still classy.  Her score was 30 out of 30.  It is the first perfect score this season.

Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani:
After almost going home last week she is working much harder.  This week she danced the Quickstep.  I didn't really love it.  It was classy and elegant but I wanted more.  It was just kind of boring.  The judges loved it though.  At least she improved from last week.  Her score was 27 out of 30.

Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd:
He needs to step up to make sure people keep voting.  This week he danced the Tango.  I just love him!  It was sharp and clean.  This is the kind of Tango I love.  It was dark and full of intensity.  It had no gimmicks which is how it should be.  His score was 28 out of 30.

Amber Riley and Derek Hough:
She was upset by her scores last week and is trying extra hard to be better.  This week she danced the Samba.  It was AMAZING!!!!!!  She nailed it!  It was fast and full of energy.  She is just incredible and perfection.  I just love her.  Her score was 28 out of 30.

Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke:
He wants to prove he is a good at Latin dances also.  This week he danced the Paso Doble.  This style just didn't fit his personality.  Paso is all about intensity and anger.  He is always cheerful and happy.  He did the best he could though.  His score was 25 out of 30.

Snooki and Sasha Farber:
She wants to be pushed harder by doing harder choreography.  This week she danced the Foxtrot.  I really liked it.  She has improved so much.  It was elegant and fun.  She has definitely matured as a person.  She could actually win.  Her score was 27 out of 30.

Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff:
He was very excited because his music was Game Of Thrones.  This week he danced the Viennese Waltz.  I know nothing about Game Of Thrones but I loved it!  It wasn't traditional but that is what made it so awesome.  It was dark and passionate yet also beautiful.  I wanted more!  His score was 23 out of 30.

Switch-Up Challenge:
4 couples will be dancing on floor at the same time.  Randomly the music will switch so it will be impromptu.  Based on when you are tapped out will determine how many points they will get.

Round 1:
Jack: 2 extra points
Corbin: 4 extra points
Snooki: 3 extra points
Bill: 1 extra point

Round 2:
Brant: 3 extra points
Amber: 4 extra points
Elizabeth: 2 extra points
Leah: 1 extra point

Elizabeth, Amber, Brant, Leah, Corbin, Snooki, Jack, and Bill are safe.  Nobody is going home!  Keep voting for your favorites though!