Sunday, May 31, 2015

My May Playlist!

Is May really over?  It went by SO fast!  A lot happened which made it feel like it went even faster.  I'm ready for June though because maybe it will finally stop raining.  It's also one month closer to my birthday!  I'm also excited for baseball games.  I'm still SUPER obsessed with last month's playlist so go check it out.  This month is pretty diverse.  I must have been in a country music mood.  Hopefully you guys enjoy it!  What have you guys been listening to?  Leave some recommendations!

1. Honey, I'm Good by Andy Grammer
I first heard this song on DWTS.  I honestly didn't really love it until I heard it on the radio.  After that it was pretty much in my head at all times.  It's one of those songs that puts you in a good mood no matter what.  I really like that it's so upbeat and fun.  Anybody can enjoy it as well.  Plus it isn't your typical love song.  This music video is adorable too.  Favorite lyric: So nah nah honey, I’m good I could have another but I probably should not I got somebody at home, And if I stay I might not leave alone No, honey, I’m good I could have another but I probably should not I gotta bid you adieu To another I will stay true

2. Pretty Girls by Britney Spears feat. Iggy Azalea
Britney is back!!!!  This song reminds me of 90's Britney.  The music video has the fashion, the clothes, and the dance moves.  I can't get enough!  I really hope this is a sign of new music.  I've always been a big fan especially of old Britney.  I've been waiting for her to go back to her old roots.  I think Iggy adds a nice touch to the song too.  Favorite lyric: The girls roll up Windows roll down Eyes on us Jaws on the ground Watch them go It's just so funny Like bees to the honey! All around the world, pretty girls Wipe the floor with all the boys Pour the drinks, bring the noise We're just so pretty! All around the world, pretty girls Jump the line, to the front Do what we like, get what we want We're just so pretty!

3. This Summer's Gonna Hurt by Maroon 5
If you've followed this blog long enough then you know I love Adam Levine.  When I heard this song I was very confused because it sounded like him but it's not on their album.  It also sounds completely different then all their other songs.  It's very catchy though!  All I know is I'm obsessed!  This might be one of my summer jams.  I am always singing it.  Maybe this means another album is coming soon!  I can only hope!  Favorite lyric: I see her dancing in the streets Sipping champagne on the beach So expensive when she eats Cause she's so fancy I see her when I go to sleep I check my phone when I am weak She never posts anything deep Cause she's so fancy

4. Flashlight by Jessie J
If you saw Pitch Perfect 2 then you probably know this song.  If you haven't seen it then you MUST!  All that was playing in my mind was this song when I left the theater.  I thought it was written for the movie so I was surprised when I found out it was a Jessie J song.  I just love the meaning of the song.  It will make more sense when you see the movie.  I'll let you guys decide what it's about because it has many meanings.  Favorite lyric: I got all I need when I got you and I I look around me, and see a sweet life I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight You're getting me, getting me through the night Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes Can't lie, it's a sweet life Stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight You're getting me, getting me through the night Cause you're my flash light (flash light)

5. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
I'm SO glad this is her next single!  I wasn't sure about this version with Kendrick Lamar but it's growing on me now.  Taylor can do nothing wrong!  She really hyped this music video up and let me just say it did not disappoint!  It was full of girl power which I always appreciate.  Plus it shows a whole different side of her that we've never seen before.  I honestly can't wait for her tour now.  I know it will be AMAZING!  Favorite lyric: Band-aids don't fix bullet holes You say sorry just for show If you live like that, you live with ghosts Band-aids don't fix bullet holes You say sorry just for show If you live like that you live with ghosts If you love like that blood runs cold

6. Girl Crush by Little Big Town
I first heard this song on The Voice and then I forgot about it.  I then heard it on the Billboard Awards and loved it.  It reminds me of an old 50's or 60's song even though it's a country song.  I think every girl has felt this way at some point in their life.  We all want the boy who loves somebody else.  That's just how life goes.  This song really describes that feeling.  I listen to it all the time now.  Favorite lyric: I wanna taste her lips, yeah, ‘cause they taste like you I wanna drown myself in a bottle of her perfume I want her long blonde hair, I want her magic touch Yeah, ‘cause maybe then you’d want me just as much I got a girl crush

7. Sangria by Blake Shelton
Who doesn't love Blake Shelton?  Ever since he performed this song on The Voice I have been playing it on repeat.  I'm not exactly sure why I like it but I do.  I think I just really like his music.  It is a country song but I think you'll like it anyway.  It's only slightly country.  For some reason it just reminds me of a good summer song.  Favorite lyric: We're buzzing like that no vacancy sign out front Your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun You take my hand in yours, you lean in
And your lips taste like sangria, your lips taste like sangria

8. Clouds by One Direction
You guys are probably over the One Direction songs.  I just can't help it!  This song popped up on my iPod every time I played it.  I found myself singing this song in my head all day.  I've actually loved it for awhile but now I'm obsessed!  I love how it sounds like an anthem.  I really hope they perform it at their concert.  It will probably sound 1000 times better.  I'm SO excited!  They sound just as good without Zayn.  I honestly couldn't tell a difference.  Favorite lyric: I know you said That you don’t like it complicated That we should try to keep it simple But love is never ever simple No Someday You’re gonna see the things that I see You’re gonna want the air that I breathe
You’re gonna wish you never left me

9. Sparks by Hilary Duff
Here is a fun fact...I'm a big Hilary Duff fan!  I'm not even ashamed!  Lizzie McGuire was my life back in the day.  I'm SO glad she is making music again.  It sounds fantastic!  Also she looks amazing especially since she had a baby a few years ago.  I wish I was cool enough to dye my hair blue.  I listen to this while I'm getting ready for the day.  It's also the perfect work out song.  Favorite lyric: You can promise castles, treasures, babies I don't care Cause for now you're just enough for me
I want you near Like a fairytale to feel your breath right on my neck You remember what I love so baby take me back

10. Black Magic by Little Mix
This song has only been out for a week or so and I'm already obsessed!  I hope they will have a new album soon!  I just love them.  This will for sure be on my summer playlist.  It's just a really cute and fun song.  I'm totally loving their new sound.  Also I love the video A LOT!  I've probably watched 50 times already.  Favorite lyric: Take a sip of my secret potion, I'll make you fall in love. For a spell that can't be broken, One drop should be enough. Boy, you belong to me, I got the recipe And it's called black magic (and it's called black magic) Take a sip of my secret potion, One taste and you'll be mine. It's a spell that can't be broken It'll keep you up all night Boy, you belong to me, I got the recipe And it's called black magic (and it's called black magic)


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weekly Obsession!

OMG you guys my dream has come true!!!!  I'm addicted to Oreo's but sometimes they don't always pick the best flavors.  They did not disappoint this time!  I love eating S'mores but I hate the mess.  Now I can just grab a S'mores Oreo!  It's SO crazy how it really tastes like a S'more.  The cookie part is a honey graham flavor.  At first the chocolate kinda overwhelming but then the roasted marshmallow flavor hits you.  Yes, it ACTUALLY tastes roasted!  I can't get enough of these cookies!  They are limited edition so I highly recommend that you stock up.  I know I will be!  Have you tried these yet?  Let me know your thoughts!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Quiz Tuesday: Can We Guess Your Favorite Disney Princess?

Happy Tuesday!  To be honest, it totally feels like a Monday.  The holiday messed up my days but I still enjoyed it.  It's time for a quiz which is always my favorite part of the week.  Today's quiz is Can We Guess Your Favorite Disney Princess?  I'm very interested to see if they actually pick correctly.  You can take this quiz with me right here.  Share your results in the comments!

I got Belle!  The description says: You love Belle for her kind heart and her loyalty. Plus, she taught you the magic of true love!

Well my favorite is actually Rapunzel.  I do really like Belle though.  So I guess the isn't totally wrong!


Monday, May 25, 2015

Cooking Corner: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you all had a nice day.  I just relaxed with family.  I LOVE sweets so I decided to make a recipe I found on Pinterest.  They are called Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.  They are super simple and you probably have all the ingredients already.  Everybody loves them!  It would be perfect to bring to a party or BBQ because you can't really go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.  If you make this tweet me pictures @jerica_89.  Enjoy!

2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, beaten
1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in peanuts.

3. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture. Stir egg into remaining crumb mixture. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

4. Stir together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in small bowl until well combined. Pour evenly over partially baked crust. 

5. Stir together reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips. Sprinkle evenly over peanut butter layer.

6. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

My Thoughts On Bruce Jenner

This is a post I've been wanting to do for awhile.  I have watched the 20/20 special and the Kardashian special as well.  I now feel ready to share my opinions about Bruce being transgender.

To be honest, I originally wanted to watch the 20/20 interview because I thought it was all for publicity.  I just could not believe that Bruce Jenner was going to be a woman.  After about 5 minutes in I realized just how real it was.  I personally have never met a person who was transgender.  Watching the interview gave some really great insight.  I feel like I understand what it really means now.

I watched it with my mom who I thought would hate it.  She is very Christian and isn't very open minded with topics like this.  Surprisingly she felt the same way I did.  I felt bad that he lived his life with such a huge secret.  Nobody should ever have to do that.  I know that people can be extremely brutal to that community which makes it harder to come out.  I think that Bruce can really help the community and make a difference.

I have watched the Kardashians for years and I always wondered why he allowed them to be so rude to him.  Watching that special made me cry.  He loves his family SO much that he thinks his decision will hurt them.  I think they are just scared because they have no idea what to expect.  I would feel the same way.  It showed that they are human and they do have feelings.  I really liked how they never mentioned their image being ruined.  They love and support him no matter what.

The hardest part for me was his conversation with Kris.  I cried a lot.  She is hurt that he couldn't share these feelings with him.  Being together 25 years, she now feels it was all a lie.  It wasn't though.  He has been living with this secret since he was 8.  That is why he never shared how he was feeling.  He will still be the same person but free.  I'm so glad that now he can finally be her.

I want to know what you guys think.  I find it very inspiring.  Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.  Also, be respectful of the LGBTQ community.  They are humans just like us.  Remember that different is a good thing.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DWTS Season 20 Results: The Golden Mirrorball Goes To...

Tonight we find out who wins!!!!!  The couples will dance one more time which is the 24 hour fusion dance.  This is two dances styles combined in one dance BUT they only had 24 hours to learn it.  The show kicked off with a HUGE dance number with all the celebrities.  It was great!!!!  America chose to see Riker's freestyle as the encore.  I could watch this all day!  Redfoo danced and sang.  Charlotte also danced.  Alfonso and Sadie danced together which I loved.  They were in first and second place last season.  Suzanne danced and it was slightly a mess.  Robert also danced.  Jason Derulo sang his hit Want To Want Me.  I'm super obsessed with this song right now!  Amy Purdy danced from last season danced with Noah.  Chris danced next.  Nastia danced her Charleston which was one of my favorites.  Willow danced her Alice in Wonderland Foxtrot.  It still freaked me out.  Fifth Harmony performed their single Worth It while the female pros danced.  I loved it!!!!  The guy pros danced as well and it was HOT!  Sia performed Elastic Heart while Derek and Julianne Hough danced.  I honestly couldn't look away!  Patti danced again.  Now it's time for the 24 hour fusion dances.  Up first is Noah.  He danced a Cha Cha/Argentine Tango.  It wasn't my favorite.  I wanted more original content.  We have seen those moves already.  Also I wanted to see more Cha Cha.  His score was 36 of 40.  Next up is Riker.  He danced a Salsa/Quickstep.  Of course it was AMAZING!  It had the perfect balance of both styles.  It was clean and sharp and just fantastic.  It looked great for only having 24 hours.  I'm rooting for him!!!  His score was 40 of 40.  Lastly was Rumer.  She danced a Foxtrot/Paso Doble.  I really enjoyed it.  It was powerful but soft at the same time.  Their connection was brilliant.  I'll be sad if she wins but it will be well deserved.  Her score was 40 of 40.  Patti sang her song Two Steps Away.  Now we find out who wins!  In third place is Noah.  In second place is Riker.  This means Rumer is the winner!  Congrats and I'll be back with more next season!!!


Quiz Tuesday: Can You Finish These “Friends” Quotes?

Happy Tuesday!  It's been awhile but I've been quite busy lately.  Today I thought we would do a quiz about my favorite TV show.  It's called Can You Finish These “Friends” Quotes?  I've seen every episode multiple times.  This will prove how well I actually remember.  You can take the quiz here.  Make sure you share your results!

I got 5 out of 10.  The description says: You’re quite the “Friends” guru  You know your stuff when it comes to Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe.

I feel like I could've done better.  I guess this gives me a reason to have a binge session!


Monday, May 18, 2015

DWTS Season 20: The Finals Begin Now!

It week 10 and it's part 1 of the finale.  If you missed last week's recap click here.  There are three couples left but only one can win!  The couples will dance two dances.  First they will choose a dance they have done this season to try and get a better score.  Then the round that everybody waits for...the freestyle!!!!!  Typically the best freestyle always wins.  The couples will dance one more time tomorrow.  The winner will be announced tomorrow night!  Be sure to vote for your favorite!  Make sure you check back tomorrow night!  Who do you want to win?

He thought he would never make it to the final so he really wants to prove himself.  The dance he chose to dance again was the Argentine Tango.  It was very hard to watch.  His balance was off and then he just couldn't recover.  I didn't like it the first time and I really wasn't impressed this time either.  Hopefully he can pull it together for the next round or he has no chance.  His score was 32 of 40.  Now it's freestyle time!  He wanted to be vulnerable and tell his story.  It did do that and it was amazing.  I loved the choreography and the connection they had.  I just don't think it was enough.  It just depends on what America likes.  His score was 40 of 40.  This makes his total for the night 72 of 80.

He had a perfect week last week so he really wanted to stay on top.  The dance he chose to dance again was the Paso Doble.  I AM SO OBSESSED WITH HIM!!!  This was the his Pirates of the Caribbean dance from Disney week.  I loved it then but I loved it even MORE this time!  It was full of passion and energy.  It was a lot more contained this time.  I am totally Team Riker!!!!!  I think he will win.  His score was 40 of 40.  Now it's freestyle time!  OMG IT WAS AMAZING!  It was like jazz and hip hop!  He brought old school to a new generation.  I wanted more!!!!!  He totally deserves this!!!  This was one of my favorite freestyles EVER!!  His score was 40 of 40.  This makes his total for the night 80 of 80.

She almost went home so she is pushing herself to win.  The dance she chose to dance again was the Foxtrot.  She really showed that she is a dancer.  I loved this dance the first time but it was timid back then.  Now it was just flawless.  She has really grown more confident in herself.  It's really nice to see that side of her.  She could also win the entire thing.  Her score was 40 of 40.  Now it's freestyle time!  It didn't blow me away.  I actually felt slightly bored.  It was pretty much an Argentine Tango.  I wanted something different.  It showed her personality but it wasn't enough for me.  Her score was 40 of 40.  This makes her total for the night 80 of 80.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DWTS Season 20 Results: Who Made The Finals?

Last night was very close and it's really anybody's game.  Noah is in danger.  I'm not shocked because last night was super competitive.  Almay put together an AMAZING group number.  It was so fun, energetic, and cool!  I loved it!  Riker is in the finals!!!!!  I am SO happy!!!!!  Nastia is in danger.  I'm in total shock!  She was perfect last night!  The female pros danced a fantastic number!  I love girl power!  Flo Rida performed his single GDFR.  I'm SO obsessed with this song!  Rumer is in danger!  I'm only slightly surprised because her first dance wasn't great.  The cast of Teen Beach Movie 2 performed their song Gotta Be Me.  I can't wait for this movie!!!!  It is on Disney Channel on June 26.  Noah is in the finals!  I'm not a fan but good for him.  Nastia has been eliminated.  This means Rumer is in the finals!  I'm upset with these results!  How do you feel?  Let me know!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Book Review: Dark Places

I finally finished a book!  I feel like it has been awhile since I've posted a book review.  Today I'll be reviewing Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.  After I read Gone Girl I immediately bought the other two books by Gillian Flynn.  I just really love her style even though I don't typically like suspense/thrillers.

Dark places is about a woman named Libby Day whose mom and two sisters were brutally murdered.  She was only 7 so she was persuaded to say her brother committed the murders.  Now that she is older she begins to question if he really did after learning a little bit more about the case.  The book follows her investigating the case.  It also shows the perspective of her mother and brother on the actual day of the murders.

This book is set in the mid 80's when everybody believed people were devil worshipers.  It is very graphic so be warned.  I'm sure how I feel about the book.  At times I couldn't put it down but sometimes I just got bored.  I had such high expectations because of Gone Girl but it just didn't live up.  The ending was also not that great in my opinion.  Overall, I probably won't be rereading this but I'm glad I checked it out.

Have you guys read the book?  Let me know your thoughts!


DWTS Season 20: It's The Semifinals!!!!!!

It's week 9!!  I can't believe next week will be the end!  It went too fast!  If you missed last week's review, you can check it out here.  Tonight the couples will dance two dances.  One will be a dance they haven't danced before.  The other will be the Judges choice.  This means the Judges will take control and help the couple that they have.  To avoid favoritism they can not score the couple that they helped.  The show kicked off with big group number.  I LOVED it a lot!  It was super cute and fun.  One couple will be eliminated on tomorrow nights result show.  I will be blogging it so come back.  Make sure you keep voting for your favorites!!!  Who do you think will make the finals?  Let me know!

She has always been moving due to her parents so she really didn't have friends.  She really struggled with being in the public eye.  She is now so confident and loves herself because of the show.  Her first dance of the night was the Viennese Waltz.  I really enjoyed it.  It lost a bit of the typical Viennese Waltz.  It felt too sexy for my liking.  I do love the connection they have.  She also makes everything look effortless.  She is very committed to every dance but this wasn't my personal favorite.  Her score was 38 of 40.  Now it's the Judges choice round.  She got Bruno as her judge.  She danced Contemporary.  I actually loved it!  The concept was Swan Lake inspired.  It had passion and emotion.  It was so clean and precise but it was also flowy and beautiful.  I loved the lift as well!  It was fantastic!  Her score was 30 of 30.  This makes her total for the night 68 of 70.

He has always done whatever he sets his mind to.  After 9/11 he knew he needed to serve his country.  He was depressed after his accident.  He really inspires everybody.  His first dance of the night was the Viennese Waltz.  I loved it!  It was just raw and beautiful.  I got teary eyed a few times.  It had so much content.  It was also smooth which is something he has struggled with.  It was my favorite dance by him so far.  His score was 36 of 40.  He also proposed to his girlfriend!  Now it's the Judges choice round.  He got Carrie Anne as his judge.  He danced the Paso Doble.  I thought he did great.  The concept was about all the battles he has overcome.  I didn't love it.  I wanted more content and passion.  He did great but I wanted more.  His score was 30 of 30.  This makes his total for the night 66 of 70.

He has always been a performer.  His family means everything to him.  They had to split so he could pursue an entertainment career.  It was hard for him but he made it.  His first dance of the night was Contemporary.  I'm just in love with him.  It was just so real and raw.  He looked like a professional.  The lifts were AMAZING!  He really showed his true self and I want more!  His score was 40 of 40.  Now it's the Judges choice round.  He got Julianne as his judge.  He danced the Argentine Tango.  OMG BEST DANCE EVER!!  The concept was traditional vs. modern.  Julianne is traditional and looked fantastic dancing with them.  I couldn't look away AT ALL!  It had passion and flare.  It was perfection!!!!  His score was 30 of 30.  This makes his total for the night 70 of 70.

She wanted to be a gymnast because of her dad.  Her parents were nervous about it because they knew the amount of work it took.  She was determined and won gold in 2008.  She wanted to keep competing but didn't make it in 2012.  It was then that she realized there is more to life than just competing.  Her first dance of the night was the Quickstep.  She did AMAZING!  She just looked great!  It was fun and I wish it never ended!  The flip was unexpected and SO cool!  She is just flawless.  She could win for sure.  Her score was 40 of 40.  Now it's the Judges choice round.  She got Len as her judge.  She danced the Viennese Waltz.  This was so beautiful.  The concept was Len looking back on his dance career.  It was so touching and it felt like it was just them in the room.  I cried.  It was wonderful!  Her score was 30 of 30.  This makes her total for the night 70 of 70.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DWTS Season 20 Results: 6 Become 4

*Sorry this was late!*

Tonight is a double elimination!!  The judges chose to see Rumer's Paso Doble trio dance again.  I personally wanted to see Nastia's Jive trio.  It was my favorite from last night.  Rumer is safe.  Chris is in danger.  Carly Rae Jepsen performed her new single I Really Like You.  I'm OBSESSED with this song!!  Noah is safe.  Robert has been eliminated.  I'm not surprised but I am sad to see him go.  Travis Wall and Shaping Sound performed a contemporary number.  I loved it!!!!  It was super crazy and intense!  Nastia is safe.  Riker is in danger.  Josh Groban performed Over The Rainbow.  Maddie Ziegler from Dance Mom's danced while he sang.  It was amazing and beautiful as usual.  Riker is safe.  This means Chris has been eliminated.  Come back next Monday for the semi-finals!  Were you happy or upset about the results?  Let me know!


Monday, May 4, 2015

DWTS Season 20: Made By America!

It's week 8!  If you missed my review of last week's episode, you can check it out here.  This week is America's Choice.  The fans had the input on songs, dances, and anything else the celebrities asked.  It is also Trio Dance time!  Trio dances are performed by the celebrity, their partner, and another pro.  These are my favorite so I'm excited.  There is a double elimination this week.  Make sure you keep voting for your favorites!  The eliminations will be on tomorrows result show.  My post will be late but it will definitely be up tomorrow night.  Follow this blog so you'll be instantly notified.

America chose the song Geronimo by Sheppard.  This week he danced the Tango.  I really liked it.  It had an elegance but it was blocky.  I know he can't help it but it just seemed more obvious with this dance.  I usually never notice.  I wanted it to be a bit more powerful.  They do good working with what they can do though.  I applaud that.  I'm glad America had him wear a suit because he looked good.  His score was 31 of 40.  For his trio dance he picked Emma Slater.  They danced the Salsa.  I thought it was very creative.  He really didn't dance though.  He kind of just stood there while they danced around him.  It's almost finals time and I just felt he didn't step it up enough.  His score was 32 of 40.  This makes his total for the night 63 of 80.

America chose the song Lay Me Down by Sam Smith.  This week he danced Contemporary.  I enjoyed it a lot.  I loved the concept that they were the only people in the room.  The lifts were flawless.  It was just so captivating.  I liked that they kept it simple and elegant.  I couldn't look away.  He is most improved by far.  His score was 34 of 40.  For his trio dance he picked Lindsay Arnold.  They danced the Paso Doble.  I was pretty impressed.  It wasn't perfect but he gave it his all.  The intensity was there but his timing was off a few times.  The girls slightly overpowered him but it wasn't terrible.  His score was 30 of 40.  This makes his total for the night 64 of 80.

America chose the song What Now by Rihanna.  This week he danced the Viennese Waltz.  I'm still in love with him!  We saw a completely different side of him and I loved it!  You could see the emotion on his face but he still was in control.  I could've watched that all night.  I really think he could win the whole thing!  He killed it!!  He looked AMAZING in a suit as well.  His score was 39 of 40.  For his trio dance he picked Brittany Cherry.  They danced a Jazz.  OMG he KILLED it!!!!  It was high energy and fun.  I wanted it to never end!  He took control of that dance and it worked for him.  He looked like a pro!  This just guaranteed his spot in the final!  His score was 39 of 40.  This makes his total for the night 78 of 80.

America chose the song Champagne Kisses by Jessie Ware.  This week he danced Contemporary.  This dance just made me smile and feel happy.  It was a cute love story that everybody dreams of.  It felt magical and enchanting.  Their connection really showed plus they finally kissed!  I thought the lifts were too much but I still really enjoyed it.  His score was 33 of 40.  For his trio dance he picked Jenna Johnson.  They danced the Samba.  I thought he did a pretty good job.  He took control and stayed focused.  It was slightly messy but they looked great.  I loved the model theme.  It fit perfectly.  His score was 29 of 40.  This makes his total for the night 62 of 80.

America chose the song Centuries by Fall Out Boy.  This week she danced the Paso Doble.  I LOVED IT!!!!!  It had passion and aggression which I thought was fantastic.  It was such a different side then what we see from her.  I loved the gladiator theme also.  Derek is still injured so I'm proud of her for developing a new connection so quickly.  She can do anything!  Her score was 36 of 40.  For her trio dance she picked Sasha Farber.  They danced a Jive.  It was AMAZING!  The concept was fantastic and so creative.  It was all about juggling two lovers.  The whole thing was fabulous!  I wanted more!!!  Plus Derek danced again!  She is just the best!  Her score was 40 of 40.  This makes her total for the night 76 of 40.

America chose the song Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps by Doris Day.  This week she danced the Rumba.  I did really enjoy it.  America wanted a classic Rumba but to me it felt more like a Tango.  It was too powerful for my taste.  A Rumba is supposed to be romantic, flowy, and beautiful.  I just didn't get that from them.  Their connection was back for sure though.  They needed that.  Her score was 40 of 40.  For her trio dance she picked Artem Chigvintsev.  They danced the Paso Doble.  I liked this SO much better.  It was very classic and I wanted more.  I couldn't look away!  It has passion and intensity!  She really impressed me with this one!  Her score was 40 of 40.  This makes her total for the night 80 of 80.