“Dancing With the Stars” paid homage to Hollywood and all of its glitz and glamour from the Golden Age of film on Monday night. The celebrities and the DWTS professionals brought Marilyn Monroe, the Lone Ranger, Grace Kelly, Freddie Mercury and more back to life with timeless music and movie themes.
DWTS contenders emerged with Brant and Peta leading the pack. Although Valerie Harper lost her timing and forgot her steps, which scored her and Tristan the lowest of the bunch, in a tie with Bill Nye, one can’t help but root for her tremendous spirit, good nature and true love of life.
- Leah and Tony danced to a James Bond inspired rhumba and scored 8,8,8: 24.
- Corbin and Karina danced a speedy quickstep and scored 9, 8, 9: 26.
- Elizabeth and Val performed the fox trot and earned 8, 9, 8: 25.
- Brant and Peta came out fighting to the quickstep after an injury and scored 9,9,9: 27.
- Valerie and Tristan cha cha cha’d for low scores of 6, 5, 5: 16, which sent the audience into boos and jeers.
- Bill and Emma nailed the paso doble and earned 8, 8, 8: 24.
- Amber and Derek danced a hip-hop infused Charleston and scored 8, 8, 8: 24.
- Jack and Cheryl did a 70’s cha cha cha with little hip flare and received 7, 7, 8: 22.
- Christina and Mark the Clown danced a sexy Charleston and earned 9, 8, 9: 26.
- Snooki and Sasha rocked the quickstep and scored 9, 8, 8: 25.
- Bill Nye and Tyne weren’t lucky in the robot Jazz as his torn quad inhibited his movement, which earned the DWTS pair 6, 5, 5: 16.
If spirit was awarded on “Dancing With the Stars” then there is no doubt Bill Nye or Valerie Harper would be the clear winner. However, as this is a dancing competition/reality television show, there can be only one champ and unfortunately for Bill Nye, it isn’t him.
Two-time champion and DWTS alum Julianne Hough will return as a guest judge when an all-new episode of “Dancing With the Stars” airs next Monday night.
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