Dancing With the Stars – Season 14 – Week 6

So, will the celebrity eliminated this week fail to get the mirror ball trophy but instead win a “Band Of Gold?” :) Yep, that’s my lame introduction to Motown week. Welcome to week six of Dancing With the Stars. Tonight, the remaining eight contestants are challenged to two dances. The first, any unlearned dance. The second, a Motown marathon that will be explained during the show. The couples will dance to classic Motown tunes performed by quite a few legends who will be on hand to sing live. As someone who loves the Motown sound, I am really looking forward to what this week has in store.

After losing Gavin & Karina last week in the dance duel, it should be interesting to see how Jaleel & Kym rebound from being in the bottom two. Melissa & Maks will also be watched closely to see if they can up their scores and dance quality. And what about Gladys? She must feel like this is a coming home week considering the artists who will be in the ballroom. For the others, let’s see if the current higher scoring couples can keep up the momentum. And how about those celebrities nursing some injuries? Can they dance through the pain? So many questions and the answers are soon to come. Let’s get this started folks. :)

The show begins with Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, and The Temptations. They sing some of their biggest hits as members of the troupe perform! Wow. How spectacular is this. A total blast for those who love Motown music.

Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus – Rumba
To vote for Gladys & Tristan, call 1-800-868-3411. You can send the word “Vote” to 3411 to text a vote. Finally, head over to ABC.COM with a registered email and vote online. 8 votes allowed per phone/text/email in this sixth week.

Gladys & Tristan are dancing to “My Girl.” Well, it seems Gladys finally found a dance to truly fit her abilities in terms of dance energy. I’m not being snarky. The Rumba is a slow dance. It is also supposed to be a sexy and passionate dance. So, Gladys got one out of the two. Her and Tristan are definitely cute and endearing but of course, the dance is lacking chemistry and passion. She looks as though she is having a blast dancing to this tune.  A few mistakes here and there, especially toward the end when it seems Gladys is forgetting some simplistic Rumba steps that Tristan choreographed. Of course, I expect the judges to be kind and the audience to vote because Motown basically equals Gladys. But let’s not play with words here- Gladys is far from a strong dancer and this is week six!

Len says Gladys isn’t the best dancer but she is the most charismatic. He says it easy like Sunday morning. Bruno says she has star quality. But he likes the Rumba a bit steamier. Carrie Ann says tonight will belong to Gladys. The truth is though, we had many moments when Gladys forgot the steps. But Len jumps in and says if he were home, he would be picking up the phone to vote.
Carrie Ann- 7, Len- 7, Bruno- 7 for a total of 21/30.

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough – Foxtrot
To vote for Maria & Derek, call 1-800-868-3401. You can send the word “Vote” to 3401 to text a vote. Finally, head over to ABC.COM with a registered email and vote online. 8 votes allowed per phone/text/email in this sixth week.

Maria & Derek are dancing to “Jimmy Mack.” Maria and Derek are performing a very elegant and pleasant to watch Foxtrot. Damn. A small error while on the steps almost causes Maria to fall and she gets a little out of sync. But it doesn’t last long as she and Derek come back together beautifully. Maria is so graceful in hold. She really does have a great frame. And Derek put some classic Foxtrot moves in this to make sure the technique portion was covered. A very solid job and it would have been even better without the little hiccup in the beginning. This should score high though.

Bruno calls it a gleaming blend of elegance. He mentions her loss of footing though. Carrie Ann mentions the same but still calls it excellent work. Len says it was a joy to his eyes and a joy to his ears. He can’t believe what Carrie Ann said.
Carrie Ann- 8, Len- 9, Bruno- 9 for a total of 26/30.

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower – Rumba
To vote for Roshon & Chelsie, call 1-800-868-3405. You can send the word “Vote” to 3405 to text a vote. Finally, head over to ABC.COM with a registered email and vote online. 8 votes allowed per phone/text/email in this sixth week.

Roshon & Chelsie are dancing to “Cruisin’ Together.” Aww. Cute. I can’t necessarily call Roshon sexy, even in a dance that equals sexy. He is instead, cute and fun. This is a very cute Rumba. I can’t fault him for any of the moves as he has the hips down. If anything, and I have said this before, he needs to relax a bit. Roshon has this tendency to bring his own dance style that he learned growing up to every dance. At times, it works wonders. But with a Rumba, it is a bit out of place. I like that Chelsie constantly challenges him by making sure the technique is there. Roshon and Chelsie have chemistry and did a respectable job.

Carrie Ann says Roshon’s movements were a bit over-exaggerated. She also points out a lift. Uh-oh. The LIFT POLICE are here. Len calls the movements too jerky. It didn’t flow. Chelsie talks back a bit and gets into it with Len. Bruno says Roshon has a fire but in a Rumba, he needs to watch the hip hop movements. He basically agrees with Len.
Carrie Ann- 7, Len- 8, Bruno- 8 for a total of 23/30.

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas – Samba
To vote for Katherine & Mark, call 1-800-868-3410. You can send the word “Vote” to 3410 to text a vote. Finally, head over to ABC.COM with a registered email and vote online. 8 votes allowed per phone/text/email in this sixth week.

Katherine & Mark are dancing to “I Can’t Get Next To You.” Katherine is adorable. Knowing how proper she is and watching her get down to a Samba is like a breath of fresh air. She is definitely getting her groove on. I am glad Mark opted not to add in any Samba rolls to this. Almost no one does it correct and even though Katherine is a superb dancer, I’m not even sure she could pull those off and make it look like a professional is doing them. All of the other typical Samba moves are great here. I’m not so sure this was the perfect song choice for a Samba but what song from Motown would be? Without a doubt, another strong performance from the person I am absolutely sure is heading right for the finals.

Len calls Katherine the midwife because she keeps delivering. Bruno is up on his feet (of course) and says the marriage of Brazil with funky town has never been so exhilarating. Carrie Ann called it amazing.
Carrie Ann- 10, Len- 9, Bruno- 10 for a total of 29/30.

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd – Foxtrot
To vote for Donald & Peta, call 1-800-868-3403. You can send the word “Vote” to 3403 to text a vote. Finally, head over to ABC.COM with a registered email and vote online. 8 votes allowed per phone/text/email in this sixth week.

Donald & Peta are dancing to “The Way You Do The Things You Do.” I love Donald’s “drive” in this competition. See what I did there? Anyways, Donald is bringing it in this Foxtrot. He is near perfection in hold with Peta. And out of hold, I am impressed by how he is bringing the Motown steps. This actually looks like the perfect dance that you would see at an actual Motown event. Some really great gliding and rise and fall throughout this dance. This is quite excellent if I do say so myself!

Bruno calls Donald a showman. He mentions how he nearly fell over but compliments all around. Carrie Ann compliments the transitions. Len felt as though Donald exploded on the floor. He fake freaked him out a bit before giving him the props. Len wants Peta to make the choreography harder.
Carrie Ann- 9, Len- 9, Bruno- 9 for a total of 27/30.

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Viennese Waltz
To vote for Melissa & Maksim, call 1-800-868-3407. You can send the word “Vote” to 3407 to text a vote. Finally, head over to ABC.COM with a registered email and vote online. 8 votes allowed per phone/text/email in this sixth week.

Melissa & Maks are dancing to “Ooh Baby, Baby.” Dare I say it, Melissa’s best dance? I really do think so. I haven’t seen her be so on point during a dance before. She didn’t look terrified as usual and kept up very well with Maks. Melissa usually fails to deliver for me every week but not this time. I guess lyrical type dancing is better for Melissa as compared to the quicker routines. I didn’t catch any glaring errors nor did I feel as though Maks was dragging Melissa around the floor. She should be very proud because this was a job well done.

Carrie Ann says Melissa works so hard and it is finally paying off. She points out to watch her shoulders. Len points out many positives. He mentions a loss of energy toward the end. Bruno compliments her extensions and the chemistry with Maks. He also talks about her getting a bit tired at the conclusion of the dance.
Carrie Ann- 8, Len- 8, Bruno- 8 for a total of 24/30.

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson – Cha-Cha-Cha
To vote for Jaleel & Kym, call 1-800-868-3412. You can send the word “Vote” to 3412 to text a vote. Finally, head over to ABC.COM with a registered email and vote online. 8 votes allowed per phone/text/email in this sixth week.

Jaleel & Kym are dancing to “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg.” Well, it looks like the Jaleel of week one might be making a return to the competition. I do see some of the same moves here that Kym put into their dance duel last week but that’s okay. After all, it is a Cha-Cha-Cha. This is definitely a comeback to glory dance. Jaleel is moving wonderfully. This is an extremely fun and fast paced Cha-Cha-Cha. Like Donald, a fun use of the Motown moves incorporated into the dance and the technique is there from beginning to end. Jalee’s best dance of the entire season.

Len says Jaleel is back. Bruno says Jaleel burned the floor and it was the biggest sizzler of the season. Carrie Ann says that Jaleel brought his A-game. Quick critiques and all compliments!
Carrie Ann- 10, Len- 9, Bruno- 10 for a total of 29/30.

William Levy & Cheryl Burke – Rumba
To vote for William & Cheryl, call 1-800-868-3408. You can send the word “Vote” to 3408 to text a vote. Finally, head over to ABC.COM with a registered email and vote online. 8 votes allowed per phone/text/email in this sixth week.

William & Cheryl are dancing to “Being With You.” Damn. Talk about hot. I think I might need a cigarette after that. Cheryl choreographed an extremely sensual Rumba. That was perhaps the most sexually inspired dance of the season. Was it too much though for Len? Probably. The Rumba technique was very good. I don’t think anyone can fault William’s hip action. My only real complaint here was that I wish a bit more was put into the dance from Cheryl so William can prove his worth. But he did everything asked of him in terms of bringing a sultry and steamy Rumba to the ballroom.

Bruno tells William it was absolute and utter filth and loved every minute of it. Carrie Ann thanks William on behalf of all the women but wants more because she feels as though William can handle more. Len has issues with how raunchy it was and wants more technique.
Carrie Ann- 9, Len- 8, Bruno- 10 for a total of 27/30.

Motown Marathon – Cha-Cha-Cha
All the couples dance together. Once you are given a “tap”, you are out. Points are awarded depending on how long you last in the marathon.
1st out- Gladys & Tristan
2nd out- Maria & Derek
3rd out- Roshon & Chelsie
4th out- Melissa & Maks
5th out- Donald & Peta
6th out- Jaleel & Kym
7th out- William & Cheryl
Winners- Katherine & Mark

That was really difficult to keep up with. Not because it was bad but just because it is way too difficult to watch eight couples doing a Cha-Cha-Cha. From what I saw, everyone had tons of energy and no one totally screwed up. Though to be fair, I have no idea what errors or mishaps may have happened that the cameras did not catch. The judges eliminations were pretty much as I expected with perhaps Maria & Derek and Roshon & Chelsie leaving earlier than I thought they would. I will edit the scores below to reflect the added points from the marathon.

Final Judge Leaderboard For Week 6:
Katherine & Mark- 39/40
Jaleel & Kym- 37/40
William & Cheryl- 36/40
Donald & Peta- 34/40
Maria & Derek- 30/40
Melissa & Maks- 30/40
Roshon & Chelsie- 28/40
Gladys & Tristan- 24/40

  • Anonymous

    “Band Of Gold” wasn’t a Motown song. It was on Invictus, one of the labels Holland-Dozier-Holland started after they left Motown. The label was based in Detroit though!

  • joeclubkid

    I came running down the stairs, needed a fresh cup of coffee; but i got to see the first dance… Let’s keep this party going…!!! 

  • too-cool-for-school

    I love that the Motown singers are there! This will be a good show. I thought Gladys did really well tonight! Even if it wasn’t perfect, it was a really sweet dance. A good way to kick off the show! 

  • Trina

    Can we keep the Motown singers? Beats the hell out of the awful DWTS singers! What a great show tonight. Smokey sounds really great especially. 

  • too-cool-for-school

    Roshon/Chelsea did much better than Maria/Derek, IMO. Not sure that they deserved 9s.

    EDIT: And a SEVEN for Roshon? Outrageous.

  • Anonymous

    Roshon was much better than a 7. Wow. But he does do a lot of jerky movements on the floor for this dance.

  • sf3456

    I just can’t stand Katherine.  She’s a ringer yet no one is up in arms about that.  If she was with Derek, people would be screaming from the rooftops about her being a ringer.

  • Trina

    Wow Mark and Katherine were fantastic. Girl can move! And are you kidding? William is in the 2nd half of the show again? Ridiculous! I get they feel hes a draw and all but geesh.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    I know Katherine is a great dancer, but I still find her kind of boring. And the underrating of Roshon is ridiculous. I much rather watch a finale of Roshon and Donald over Katherine and William any day. I’m happy for Donald’s scores though. He seems like a nice guy :)

    ETA: Also, Maks is appears to be so unbearable. Geez

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    -delete- wrong post

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    I really don’t care if there are “ringers” on DWTS. There’s no way everyone can have the same level of dance experience. They should have one season full of nothing but stars who are awkward on the floor and then maybe the ringers won’t seem so bad.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    And now Melissa, of all people, gets a higher score than Roshon. Sometimes it is hard for me to take the judges seriously.

  • Trina

    That was one of the best dances of the season. Great from Jaleel.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Ringers don’t bother me, it’s the judges and their moronic scoring decisions that get on my nerves.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Ringers don’t bother me, it’s the judges and their moronic scoring decisions that get on my nerves.

  • Trina

    Holy hell. I need a drink after that O.o

  • too-cool-for-school

    Someone needs to hide Bruno’s 10 paddle when William is up. This is getting ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    Whoa William!

  • Anonymous

    I agree.  Roshon was terribly underscored.  I thought he did a very appropriate Rumba for his age.   I think it was infinitely better than William who just stood there and tried to hump Cheryl……….and Cheryl, scrub off the spray tan.  Way too much!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    Now see that!? How the hell did William earn a 10? A 10!? A FREAKING 10!? Judges are just kinda crazy right now. Hard for me to really care what they say.

  • sf3456

    I hate to praise a Packer, but Donald is rocking this marathon.

  • sf3456

    William got a 10 because Bruno is scoring with his body parts.

  • Anonymous

    Roshon and Donald tapped out of the dance marathon too early.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    Of course they did. They are better dancers than the judges’ pets. Oh and look who were the final two in the dance off? SHOCKER! *rolls eyes*

  • too-cool-for-school

    Boring dance marathon with a boring result. Sigh.

  • Franky

    I think some folks are a bit hard on William. I agree that the “10” wasn’t deserved but I would have given a 9 for that particular Rumba. And I would have Roshon the same. I mention Roshon since they both had the same type of routine. But yeah, I feel like William is getting a bit of a backlash because so many people talk about him and how attractive he is, so automatically, he gets the backlash. He is a very good dancer and some of his previous routines show that. At the end of the day, I do believe he is up there with the higher quality dancers this season. But maybe that’s becoming a minority opinion. :P

  • sf3456

    For real.  When I saw who were the final two, I changed the channel.  All they care about are their pets.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    If he was hot AND actual an interesting entertaining dancer, I would gladly score him points. I really don’t find him as a higher quality dancer, certainly not better than Roshon nor Donald. They are far more entertaining  and show more rhythm than William and Katherine. Katherine had all technique and no flavour in that Samba. It was so limp. William is more of a prop to me. He may have some decent hip action, but that is really all. Nothing about him is really special about him. And it has nothing to do with his looks, it’s the judges who clearly judge him for his hotness, especially Bruno. And after critiquing him properly this time, they still overscore him. And do you really think Melissa deserve a point hight than Roshon? I can also go on about Maria being overrated as well, but honestly, I don’t see her making final three. At least not over Donald, who is much more deserving. 

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    And I’ll gladly won’t tune in the finale if that’s the finale. So grossly overrated. 

  • Franky

     Oh no, Roshon over Melissa without question. But I was impressed by how improved Melissa was tonight, though I do think a slower dance is key to her success. She just becomes weak with a fast dance and Maks needs to force her to move way too much.

    For me, in no particular order, William/Katherine/Donald/Roshon are the tops in terms of quality with Maria right below them. The remaining three are way below. I would move Jaleel up but he needs more than just a one week return to form and then I can place him with Maria. But those are my top four dancers for now. It could change… :)

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    Heh, well I can kinda deal with that top 4 ;)

  • Anonymous

    At the end of the day this is just another reality show.  I tune in for Tom Bergeron, at least he keeps the “real” in reality.

  • Franky

     I don’t think that’s how it will play out though at the end. I honestly think Katherine and Donald are finale locks (and that will probably be the top 2). The 3rd person in the finale and in 3rd place is a toss up between Maria and Roshon. Yes, I believe William exits before the finale. I don’t know when but I don’t think he ends up there. It wouldn’t shock me at all if he doesn’t.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    Huh.  Katherine and Mark, William and Cheryl…would they please not make it look too obvious who they want to win???

  • Anonymous

    Anybody watching the 20/20 about Dancing With the Stars tonight?  It’s pretty interesting. 

  • sf3456

    I won’t tune into the finale with the way they’re forcing Katherine and William there.  They must be doing really bad with the votes to prop them like that.

  • callmecrazy

    Omgosh Tristan looks so HOT with glasses on….like superman!  Me likey!

  • callmecrazy

    Maks looked like he was just not happy to be there.

  • sf3456

    I missed a lot of it.  I hope it comes on again or pops up on the internet somewhere.

  • callmecrazy

    Brooke doesn’t look so cheap’ish tonight.

  • callmecrazy

    Who are those wannabe white pips up there?  *laffs*

  • callmecrazy

    Gladys Knight…yowza, those ‘Temptations’ sound horrible and I  thought that was Ruben Studdard at first!

    Gladys still dances in somewhat slow motion and makes too many stop motions as if waiting for the next dance step to kick in. 

  • callmecrazy

    Berry Gordy…who is the father and grandfather to the two members who make up LMFAO…red foo and sky blue!

  • callmecrazy

    Maria Menounos…whoopsie, a bit out of step on the stairs.  Love the dress she has on.  This dance was good but not great. 

  • callmecrazy

    Roshon Fegan….I think Roshon is underestimated as a dancer.  He’s really good and fun to watch.  The judges however are definitely on crack!

  • callmecrazy

    Katherine Jenkins…she looks like Barbarella.  Mark on the other hand looks not on par with the routine….its distracting.  Could be the five o’clock shadow he is sporting…or that he looks like a schmuck!

  • callmecrazy

    Donald Driver….ok those Temptations need a good tailor!  Whoops, he almost dropped Petra…:O  Other than that, this was a good dance!

  • callmecrazy

    Wow Maks….he is freakin pissed!

  • callmecrazy

    Melissa Gilbert…for once I didn’t cringe during a dance of Melissa’s. 

  • callmecrazy

    Jaleel White…wow, this is good.   Kym looks like she is having fun…!

  • callmecrazy

    William Lovey…smoking HOT to look at.  I prefer last week’s argentine tango to this rumba.  Len is just an ol’ fuddy duddy…with the emphasis on DUD!

  • Anonymous

    Seriously. Should I just not watch this since the judges give Katherine 10s every week ? I watch everybody including full Gladys but absolutely fast forwarded Katherine’s dances 3 weeks in a row already. I don’t see the big deal at all with her. At all, no emotion, nothing.

    And I also ff William for 2 weeks already.

    Sorry with the rant. Go Donald !!

  • Anonymous

    William and Cheryl’s Rumba was awesome and sexy!  Love Cheryl’s routines!

    My top sexy Rumba was Julianne Hough’s 1st Rumba with Apolo.  That had a lot of sexual tension in that too.  I love a Rumba where I believe the sexiness, but it’s not slutty or gross.  Julianne and Apolo are my #1 team!

    Max is kinda emotionally abusive towards Melissa at times.  He doesn’t choreo according to his partner’s skill level or to accent his partner’s assets.  He wants them to do his hard routines perfectly and it seems to be the partner’s fault.

  • Anonymous

    I definitely think that Roshon deserved a higher score.  So he is lower than Melissa? I don’t think so. Yes, she did well tonight, but Roshon is so much better.  Len can be so touchy with the rumba. I notice this every season. He can give a low mark to someone and you sit there and wonder what the heck is going on.
     
    Sorry, but William is being overscored again.  A 10 for that dance? Also, Cheryl knows by now how Len feels if it gets too raunchy. He is old school and a stickler for keeping it classy. 

    I also think that Donald has been underscored, especially in comparison with William. Remember William’s samba where he totally blew one move and still got, what, two 10’s? I don’t remember.

    Donald did a slight stumble, but overall it was beautifully choreographed and very well done. Interesting that Len called out Peta to challenge Donald because he is that good.  I hope she listens.  Donald has a great deal of potential. 

    Gladys did okay with easy choreography, losing her way near the end. But it really was so great to see her out there on Motown night with the Temptations singing. 

    Jaleel did his best dance yet. That was a fierce cha-cha-cha. Is it enough to keep him out of the bottom two again? 

    So who will be the bottom two and face the dance-off?  It could be Gladys and Melissa, even thought she did well this week.  Roshon got low scores, so if his fans don’t vote he might be in trouble. 

  • RockiDreams

    I really look forward to Katherine each week – she is amazing.  I think they all did pretty good last night. Jaleel made a great comeback.  Roshon is a cutie but that was not that great last night.    I completely forget that Melissa is even on the show.  After watching the clip last night of Donald losing his temper over a dumb score, he needs some anger management.  Yikes.  Who should go?  Gladys.  I doubt she will be going anywhere though.  Probably Roshon.  Maybe Melissa.  Oh and William – I could watch him 24/7. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Loved loved loved MOtown night!  Keep it coming!

  • Anonymous

    After watching the clip last night of Donald losing his temper over a dumb score, he needs some anger management.  Yikes.  

    I disagree.  Donald has shown himself to be a very nice person over the course of the season.  There hasn’t been a single bad word about him.  Not to say he gets along with everyone, but he clearly conducts himself accordingly and treats everyone with respect.  And he’s just as sexy, if not sexier, than William.  Just because Bruno isn’t foaming at the mouth over him doesn’t make it so! 

    Just because he got upset over an unfair score doesn’t mean Donald is some headcase.  Far from it, IMO.  If he were that angry, I’d doubt Peta would be so comfortable with him–see Kym and Jaleel for that.

    The judges’ scoring has always been suspect, but it seems particularly bad this year because there are 5 legitimately good dancers in the competition and it feels that 2 of them–Donald and Roshon–are being underscored so there can be a Katherine/William/Maria finale, which has more to do with their pro partners than with the celebs themselves.  But that means Donald/Peta and Roshon/Chelsie get hosed.  Yes, it’s just a reality competition, but I like to see everyone on the same level playing field.

  • hcpoirot

    Maria & derek did not do enough cha cha moves thats why they got tap out so quick. And Roshon and Chelsie done more hip hop than cha cha.

    Poor Kym. She had to choreo 3 different cha cha in a week. (1 last week elimination and 2 this week)

  • hcpoirot

    I do think this week Donald get the right scores. If you compare his fox trot with maria fox trot. maria fox trot look much much better. Thanks to Derek who can choreo a great fox trot routine.

    Meanwhile Peta need to step up her games. She need to choreo different routines that we and the judges not seen before. If it just too predictable, Donald will not get a 10 from Len even if they dance to the perfection.

    Though this season, the celebs dance ability are very close, it all depend on the pro. How amaqzing they can create special routines. Not same old that we had seen so many times. Specially the free styles in finale.

  • Anonymous

    Peta is a new dancer.  We haven’t seen any of her choreography until this year.  I won’t count last year because she and Metta World Peace were eliminated in Week 1, hardly time to determine what she could and could not do.

    IMO, the only reason Maria’s foxtrot *may* have looked better is because Derek is starting to drag her around the dance floor, a la Ricki Lake.  He’s dancing, she’s along for the ride. Part of that is due to Maria’s injuries.  But like Donald, Maria had a small misstep.  Both recovered quickly and did little to impact their dancing. I thought Donald’s was more in keeping with the theme, but that’s a matter of preference.

    The 27 Donald got last night was fair, so no complaints on that.  But both he and Roshon can be forgiven if they feel slighted by the judges overall.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I really enjoyed this theme music.  Great to sing AND dance to.  Love the Motown sound and lots of terrific dances last night!