STAGE TUBE: Highlights From DWTS Week 8!
The competition heated up last night as the remaining six couples hit the ballroom with two rounds of competitive dance performances, a ballroom dance and the Trio dance - both of which were a style that they’ve not yet performed. During the Trio dance, a “DWTS” first, each couple was allowed to add an extra professional dancer to their routine. The second dancer was chosen from a pool of eliminated pros and members of The Troupe. In addition to their regular criteria for judging dance routines, the judges paid extra attention to how well each celebrity was showcased in the performance with an extra dancer in the mix.
Grammy Award winner Chris Brown tears up the ballroom with an incredible performance of his hit song “Turn up the Music,” on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” tonight, TUESDAY, MAY 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. “Turn up the Music,” written and produced by The Underdogs and Fuego, is his first single off his eagerly anticipated new album, “Fortune,” which releases July 3. Capturing the sonic energy of “Turn up the Music,” the 23-year-old entertainer made his directorial debut for the electrifying video which was co-directed by Godfrey Tabarez and viewed over 8 million times within the week it premiered. A mainstay at the top of charts, Brown recently received four Billboard Music Awards nominations, including Top Male Artist. Earlier this year Brown won his first-ever Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for 2011’s “F.A.M.E.” The critically acclaimed album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, his first #1 album, and spawned three consecutive #1 singles.
Also during Tuesday night’s show, Dmitry Chaplin and Anya Garnis will perform a special routine from the “Dancing with the Stars Live in Las Vegas Show” to “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” “Macy’s Stars of Dance” will be an “American Bandstand” tribute to the legendary Dick Clark. The performance will be a huge dance number featuring pro dancers Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani and the Troupe, choreographed by Jamal Sims and Wendy Johnson, and will pay homage to “American Bandstand,” representing four decades of the popular music show, with many of the original “Bandstand” regulars joining us in the audience.
By Tuesday evening’s end, two couples will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes on dances performed on Monday’s performance show. Who among the six couples will be the next to leave the ballroom?
Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd
Roshon Fegan and partner Chelsie Hightower
Melissa Gilbert and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Katherine Jenkins and partner Mark Ballas
WILLIAM LEVY and partner Cheryl Burke
Maria Menounos and partner Derek Hough
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply).
View highlights from last night's show below!