Dancing With The Stars – Season 19 – Week 5

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Tonight, the remaining celebrities compete on the fifth week of Dancing With the Stars and they will have to do it with new partners, because “The Switch-Up” is back.

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While some of the pros have voiced their dislike for switching partners… As viewers, it shows us which stars are being pushed to their limits, and which pros could simply bring more to dance floor for their respective star. And we’re off for what is sure to be an interesting night…

Guest judge Jessie J kicks the show off with a fierce performance of her hit single, “Bang Bang”, and her newest release, “Burnin’ Up”.

Next, Tom and Erin welcome up to the show and introduce the remaining stars with their new partners. Definitely some interesting choices here.

Antonio (Bollywood)

Paired with Allison, both of them are nervous, but luckily she has some experience with Bollywood. Let’s see if that helps… He actually looks more natural here, but there is still something missing. I can’t put my finger on it. Julianne thought it lacked a connection, Bruno thought it was out of sync, Carrie Ann thought Allison brought the best out of him and Jessie thought it was amazing. Oh Boy! Just what we need, another guest judge full of fluff. (Edit: Maybe Jessie is going to voice her criticism with her paddles and not her voice)

Carrie Ann-8, Jessie-6, Julianne-7, Bruno-7 = 28/40
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Bethany (Hip-Hop)

She is now paired with Mark, Derek’s best friend. They are dancing hip-hop and while Bethany doesn’t know what swag is, she knows she needs it for her performance. A bulk of the moves do not read “hip-hop” to me, but they are nailing them and completely in-sync. For that, I say good job. Bruno says her confidence is blossoming, Carrie Ann didn’t love the ballroom elements, Jessie says she attacked the routine and Julianne says she completely held her own.

Carrie Ann-8, Jessie-8, Julianne-8, Bruno-8 = 32/40
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Jonathan (Jitterbug)

Paired with Peta, Jonathan is looking to redeem himself after getting last week’s lowest scores. Peta is definitely an upgrade for him, but this routine is WAY TOO challenging for him. These lifts are dangerous!!! Yikes! Carrie Ann says she could see the potential, Jessie said the dance made her “uncomfortable”, and Julianne agrees with Jessie and says she could see the fear in Peta’s eyes. We all could. It makes me sad, because he wants this more than anybody.

Carrie Ann-6, Jessie-6, Julianne-6, Bruno-6 = 24/40
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Alfonso (Flamingo)

After a perfect score, Alfonso is now paired with Cheryl. He is up for the challenge of a new partner and it doesn’t hurt that he is now paired with the second best female celebrity professional to ever compete in the competition (Yes, Miss Hough is No.1). He starts solo and what can I say, the guy was simply born to do this. It’s actually Cheryl that fumbles a bit. Jessie J says she was so drawn in, Julianne says this was the first new partnership that she believed tonight, and Bruno offers some more inappropriate critique.

Carrie Ann-8, Jessie-9, Julianne-9, Bruno-8 = 34/40
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Janel (Burlesque)

Moving from one hot guy to another, Janel is now paired with Artem. They want to make their old partners, Val and Lea, jealous and they face even more added pressure knowing that they will be dancing in front of Jessie J. Home girl is working this routine (and Artem) for everything it’s worth. Very, very nice. Julianne thought it was sexy, but not burlesque. Bruno saw the burlesque and loved that she went for it. Carrie Ann appreciates the level of trust that they developed in one week and Jessie J really enjoyed it.

Carrie Ann-8, Jessie-8, Julianne-8, Bruno-9 = 33/40
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Michael (Disco)

He’s now paired with Witney, and dare I say it, but this is a little creepy and the rehearsal footage doesn’t help. On the other hand, this is his best dance in the competition (all of them have been bad). Bruno didn’t think he hit a single move on time, Carrie Ann doesn’t want to laugh anymore, Jessie says it wasn’t great but he was consistent and Julianne doesn’t see the progression.

Carrie Ann-5, Jessie-5, Julianne-5, Bruno-5 = 20/40
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Tommy (Mambo)

Poor Emma must have pissed someone of the production team off, because this week she doesn’t get much of an upgrade as she moves from Michael to Tommy. In all fairness to Tommy, he’s not nearly as bad or stiff as Michael. He has trouble remembering the steps, but always entertains and for me, this was not an exception. Carrie Ann thought it was lackluster, Jessie thought he looked really comfortable, Julianne thinks he is running out of material and Bruno says he got through it.

Carrie Ann-6, Jessie-6, Julianne-5, Bruno-6 = 23/40
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Sadie (Charleston)

She is now paired with Derek. They have some fun on the farm and get a visit from her father in preparation of their Charleston. She begins solo and if I haven’t said it enough before, Derek is amazing. He is just so in tune with each and every one of his partners, and brings out the best of him. Jessie says it was so clean, Julianne says her body is perfect this style of dance, Bruno calls her the “perfect flapper”, and Carrie Ann calls it magnificent.

Carrie Ann-9, Jessie-9, Julianne-9, Bruno-9 = 36/40
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Lea (Broadway)

Much like Janel, she is moving from one hot guy to another by dancing with Val. After seeing their original partner’s routine, they up the stakes and plan to feature a kiss. Lea is pretty excited about that. The routine is a little frantic and all over the place. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Julianne thought she seemed unsure, Bruno thought it was treat, Carrie Ann didn’t understand the concept but loved it and Jessie thought she was the best of the night.

Carrie Ann-9, Jessie-8, Julianne-8, Bruno-9 = 34/40
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JUDGES’ LEADER BOARD
Sadie – 36/40
Alfonso – 34/40
Lea – 34/40
Janel – 33/40
Bethany – 32/40
Antonio – 28/40
Jonathan – 24/40
Tommy – 23/40
Michael – 20/40

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