Dancing With The Stars – Season 18 – Week 5

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Hey guys!!! Amanda (Celebrity Bug) is back in action and here to recap another exciting week of Dancing With the Stars. Last week, the big switch took place and saw some of the contestants deliver their best performance (NeNe) and others get less than they deserved (Danica). Guest judge Julianne Hough may have ruffled a few feathers among viewers, but in my opinion, she was spot on.

Tonight, the contestants will return to their original partners for Disney Night. It opens with a dreamy dance sequence from the pros and contestants dressed as classic characters. After this, Tom and Erin welcome us and guest judge Donny Osmond, who was crowned, to the show.

Opening Group Number – Entire Cast – DWTS 18… by IdolxMuzic


DREW AND CHERYL ARE ALSO SAFE, and dancing first.

Drew & Cheryl (Quickstep)

Cheryl pulls from some of the training techniques that Witney used last week and after those overly-generous scores from the judges, why wouldn’t she. They are recreating Aladdin with some animation added in, but this is still a step back for Drew. The technique… Well, let’s just say he’s more of a performer.

Len forgives them for breaking hold because of the use of animation, while Donny goes in right away and tells him to work on his arms and make sure they come from the core. Bruno thought it was missing precision and Carrie Ann says his face gives away how much he is concentrating on the moves.

Carrie Ann-7, Len-7, Bruno-7 & Donny-7 = 28/40
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Drew Carey & Cheryl – Quickstep – DWTS 18… by IdolxMuzic

Charlie & Sharna (Jazz)

They are dancing jazz and taking on the Julie Andrews’ classic Mary Poppins. He realizes that he slipped down the leader board last week and is looking to reclaim his spot at the top. The routine is his sloppiest yet and he even drops the cane as they attempt to switch. It is definitely an ambitious routine that could have been a showstopper, but it simply fell apart.

Donny thought it was an amazing performance, Bruno thought it was almost perfect, Carrie Ann thinks he is a wave of happiness and Len thought it was showstopping. Looks like dropping the can will not take a huge toll on his scores.

Carrie Ann-9, Len-10, Bruno-9 & Donny-9 = 37/40
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Sorry, but those scores are insanely generous. I would have given it an 8, because regardless of the difficulty, it does matter that he dropped the cane.

Charlie White ‏& Sharna – Jazz – DWTS 18… by IdolxMuzic


Danica & Val (Quickstep)

Danica defends Maks concerning Julianne’s comments from last week and hopes Val doesn’t feel disappointed after dancing with Meryl. They are taking on Beauty and the Beast… More like Beauty and a Hunk! She is nailing the steps with confidence and looks fantastic in her yellow gown.

Bruno notes the improvement of her technique, Carrie Ann gives her a hug and thought it was perfect, Len kills the buzz a bit by noting the lost of body contact and Donny thought they knocked it out of the park.

Carrie Ann-10, Len-9, Bruno-10 & Donny-10 = 39/40
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Danica McKellar & Val – Quickstep – DWTS 18… by IdolxMuzic

Amy & Derek (Waltz)

Derek felt like a proud parent last week and tonight they are taking on arguably the most popular Disney character, Cinderella. She breaks down from feeling frustrated and struggling with balance. As expected, she pulls it together and delivers a strong performance. It could have been a little more exciting, but still magical for more reasons than once.

Carrie Ann saw some lifts, but will not penalize her. Is that fair? I think not. Len would have liked more in hold, Danny doesn’t know how she does it and Bruno thought she was totally irresistible.

Carrie Ann-9, Len-9, Bruno-9 & Donny-10 = 37/40
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Amy Purdy & Derek – Waltz – DWTS 18 (Disney Week) by IdolxMuzic

Cody & Witney ()

They are taking on The Lion King, the character of Simba in particular. She changes her approach to be a lot stricter than it has been in the past, but let’s see how it works out. He is not a horrible dancer, the movements simply do not come natural to him. This is much better and he is finally disguising the counting a bit.

Len thought he sold it and loved the industry. Donny didn’t feel like he was enjoying himself (Hint: He’s too busy counting). Bruno thought it was great and Carrie Ann finally felt the power.

Carrie Ann-9, Len-8, Bruno-9 & Donny-8 = 34/40
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Cody Simpson & Witney – Samba – DWTS 18 (Disney… by IdolxMuzic

NeNe & Tony (Fox Trop)

NeNe is taking on Cruella De Vil. A match made in heaven if you ask me. She and Tony clash over advice that Derek gave her and her trying to incorporate it into their routine this week. After the switch, Tony admits jealously and insecurity come into place and makes it awkward. It should make you want to step your game up!!! NeNe does what she does best on Real Housewives of Atlanta, curses and walks away, but her dancing continues to improve. Still, too small for her frame, but five weeks and dances later, I have given up on this improving.

Donny says she owned it, Bruno loved it, Carrie Ann thought the switch up was the best thing that ever happen to them, and Len calls it her best dance.

Carrie Ann-9, Len-9, Bruno-9 & Donny-9 = 36/40
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Nene Leakes & Tony – Foxtrot – DWTS 18 (Disney… by IdolxMuzic

Jame & Peta (Contemporary)

They are taking on Frozen, the Oscar-winning and highest grossing animated film of all time. He spends some time bonding with Hanna, a special needs student who asked him to prom. James is cuter than words and this is the best he has ever danced.

Bruno calls it a blockbuster, Carrie Ann thought it was absolute artistry, Len thought the dance could melt even the coldest heart, and Donny thought the choreography was amazing and was amazed by James’ athleticism.

Carrie Ann-10, Len-10, Bruno-10 & Donny-10 = 40/40
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James Maslow & Peta – Contemporary – DWTS 18… by IdolxMuzic

Meryl & Maks (Sumba)

They missed each other and are happy to be back dancing together. Taking on The Jungle Book, and after wasting a minute with some silliness, they get into the routine, which is one again filled with some animation. This is fun and Meryl is simply a superb dancer.

Carrie Ann thinks they are completely in tune with each other, Len thought it was entertaining, Donny says they have set the bar so high and Bruno gets inappropriate, but with a shirtless Maks in front of him, I won’t hold it against him.

Carrie Ann-9, Len-9, Bruno-9 & Donny-9 = 36/40
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Meryl Davis & Maks – Samba – DWTS 18 (Disney… by IdolxMuzic

Candace & Mark ()

Closing out the night with The Little Mermaid, Candace was disappointed with her scores last week and is a little worried about being at the bottom of the leader board. She is shedding her conservative roots a bit and showing some skin. Anything to get a vote, right? The wig is horrible, the dancing is stiff and she loses her timing more than once. She looks like she is having fun though and it is solid.

Len thought it was fun and irresistible, Donny calls her dancing promising, Bruno loved the transformation and Carrie Ann loves the way she moves, but think she gets too nervous.

Carrie Ann-8, Len-9, Bruno-9 & Donny-9 = 35/40
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Candace Cameron Bure ‏& Mark – Samba – DWTS 18… by IdolxMuzic


Candace, NeNe or Cody are heading home.


Final Results & Elimination – DWTS 18 (Disney… by IdolxMuzic

James & Peta – 40/40
Danica & Val – 39/40
Amy & Derek – 37/40
Charlie & Sharna – 37/40
Meryl & Maks – 36/40
NeNe & Tony – 36/40
Candace & Mark – 35/40
Cody & Witney – 34/40
Drew & Cheryl – 28/40

This ends week five of the competition. School work calls so I have to run.

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