It’s Motown week on Dancing with the Stars. What makes this week different from any other week is the legends of Motown are performing on the Dancing stage for the stars to dance to. It was one of the best nights so far on Dancing with the Stars. Also, another addition to the show Monday night was the Motown dance marathon, where the stars danced for four minutes for the oppurtunity to earn extra points.
Last week Jaleel White and Gavin DeGraw faced the first ever dance duel and White was saved, ultimately sending DeGraw home. This week all the stars brought their game and really enjoyed themselves. So who rose to the top and who fell to the bottom? Let’s review.
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: The classical singer danced the Samba to The Temptations. The judges loved Jenkins Samba but I thought it was one of the singer’s worst dances. It wasn’t bad, but I didn’t think it was that great either. I felt she was stiff at times and her movements weren’t fluid. I just didn’t like it, I’ve seen better out of her. Jenkins scored 29 out of 30 points.
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: The TV star danced the Cha Cha to the The Temptations. Jaleel is finally back. This is the first week since week one where you can see his talent. He completely let loose during his dance and really enjoyed himself. His Cha Cha was wildly entertaining and his best dance so far in the competition. White hasn’t been my favorite this season but being in the bottom two gave him the motivation to improve and have fun, and enjoying himself made the dance even more satisfying to watch. White scored 29 out of 30 points.
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: The football player danced the Foxtrot to The Temptations. Right from the start I was enjoying Driver’s dance. He put so much into the dance that he lost his balance at one point. Week after week he’s getting better, but his performance level is so overwhelming. He is a great performer and he knows how to engage the audience. His Foxtrot was light, fun and perfect. Driver scored 27 out of 30 points.
William Levy & Cheryl Burke: The model danced the Rumba to Smokey Robinson. This guy gets my heart racing every time he gets on that dance floor. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with his dance because he just stood there and moved his hips while Cheryl did all the work. I expected more dancing from him and it wasn’t there. The dance was hot and steamy but there wasn’t enough dancing from hot guy. Levy scored 27 out of 30 points.
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: The TV host danced the Foxtrot to Martha Reeves. Menounos has improved week after week and has become such a wonderful dancer. Her Foxtrot was elegant and sophisticated. She had great frame and even though she made a mistake and lost her footing, she got right back on track like a pro. Menounos scored 26 out of 30 points.
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The TV star danced the Viennese Waltz to Smokey Robinson. This was Gilbert’s best dance thus far. I’ve been saying since the premiere episode that all she needs is a slower dance and she will shine. And she did. She had more control of herself in the Waltz and it was wonderful to watch. Gilbert scored 24 out of 30 points.
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: The Disney star danced the Rumba to Smokey Robinson. I swear, each Disney kid must be given Disney steroids or something that makes them so talented, because it is seriously not fair. While the judges haven’t completely warmed up to Roshon, I think he is the best dancer on the show. He has natural talent and his movements are always intact. Though the judges weren’t in love with his Rumba, it was filled with sensuality and he was in control the whole dance. The kid knows how to put on a show and he never fails to impress week after week. Roshon scored 23 out of 30 points.
Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus: The Motown legend danced the Rumba tonight to the Temptations hit, My Girl. Knight’s Rumba wasn’t the typical Rumba, it had the typical hip movements but it was more fun than it was sensual. And I’m ok with that. I love watching Knight dance, she’s wonderful even though she’s not the greatest dancer. She’s a vision. Knight scored 21 out of 30 points.
Motown Dance Marathon:
Gladys: 3 points
Maria: 4 points
Roshon: 5 points
Melissa: 6 points
Donald: 7 points
Jaleel: 8 points
William: 9 points
Katherine: 10 points *WINNER*
This was a great night of Dancing with the Stars, but Tuesday night someone will have to go home, but who will it be? I think it would be sad if Gladys Knight went home the week she was honored, but I don’t think that’ll be the case. I’m going to go out on a limb this week and say that the bottom two will be Melissa Gilbert and Roshon Fegan and Melissa Gilbert will be sent home. Fegan has been in the bottom two far too many times this season and with the judges determining the fate of the bottom two he won’t be sent home if he’s up against Gilbert.
For all I know I could be way off but what the hell.
Who do you think will be the next star elimination?
Tune in Tuesday night on ABC at 9pm ET to find out the fate of our favorite dancing stars!