It’s the semi-finals, and it feels like eons ago when poor Matt Walsh crashed and burned after just one night on the dance floor. Imagine if he had stayed and Harry Gussie had died early instead! Oh, the laughs we’d get from the joke vice president a star.
There’s no point in crying over spilled milk (especially when the Golden Bachelor seems to do that in every promo). This is the competition that Xochitl Gomez will lose, right? Let’s see if anyone comes close to stealing her spotlight tonight.
Actress Alyson Hannigan (how i met your mother) with partner Sasha Farber. Farber praised Hannigan by calling her “the true definition of Dancing with the Stars.” It’s the non-dancing celebrities It actually gets better throughout the show. She’s on borrowed time now, of course, and even the underdogs have to step up — and not just stomp while doing a jive to “Footloose.” “Dear, loose and free, let your hair down and have a good time! I like the country and Western feel of it,” said Bruno Tonioli. “There was some hesitation. This is the semi-final. “I’ve improved a lot since the first week.” a result: 25 out of 30
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz with his partner Daniela Karajac. Mraz had to perform a Viennese waltz to the tune of his song “I Won’t Give Up”, even if it made him feel nauseous! The singer-songwriter got a little dizzy during rehearsals while practicing the dance that his partner says is all about him Turn, turn, turn. But he wove some magic on the dance floor, even getting choked up while talking to co-host Julianne Hough afterward. “A beautiful song, a beautiful waltz. “Well, that’s right, you really danced like a gentleman,” said Tonioli. “If you turn, drive more.” a result: 27 out of 30
ariana madix (Vanderpump Rules) With partner Pasha Pashkov. The reality star was resplendent with her rainbow fringes as she performed a tireless dance number to Bruno Mars’ “Runaway Baby” at the top of the show. Apparently, she has a sore back because she can’t stretch her arms perfectly like Inaba wants, but the judges were shocked by her performance, anyway. “You’re not on the run, honey,” Derek Hough said. “You’re going towards the end with that dance. That was solid. “The twists and turns… it got a little heavy in some areas but that was a great way to start the semi-final.” a result: 28 out of 30
Lawson Charitable Foundation (And the bachelorette) with partner Artem Chigvintsev. Lawson’s partner admitted that it is difficult for a non-singer and non-actor like herself to express her emotions, which is the number one job when performing a rumba. But Lawson, who is very close Technically Perfectionist, finally showing a little emotion under the mirror ball. “The rumba is a deceptively difficult dance, but you make it look easy,” Hough said. “The way you crossed your feet. So cool!” a result: 29 out of 30
Actress Xochitl Gomez (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) with partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The top contestant actually thought she would be eliminated from this competition by week five. as if. Tonight, Tonioli declared her a “Samba Diva” for her amazing performance with her “bro” Val on Gloria Estefan’s “Samba.” “The content was off the charts, probably one of the hardest routines we’ve ever seen,” said Carrie Ann Inaba. “Your flexibility, your bounce, so smooth… you’re a star!” excellent a result
The second dance.
Mraz and Karajac. It seems that learning paso doble was difficult for Mraz. But his movement was through the roof. I challenge any of you to do a knee walk on cue. My meniscus is torn just watching! “It’s not always about being perfect,” Inaba said after asking for a hug. “I’m looking for magic. That was magic!” full mark
Gomez and Chmerkovskiy. This is what Chigvintsev meant when he explained to Lawson how important it was to bring color to the dance. Gomez not only danced the waltz, but also… a play He. She. Her art is a sight to behold. It also made Inaba cry, but really, that’s not a big development since the old girl seems to scream every season. But we’re not laughing at you, Carrie Ann! “You know I’ve been thinking about how important this season is,” Hogue said. “This is the first time we’ve ever had the Len Goodman Trophy. I’m telling you right now Len would have loved that dance. It was absolutely perfect. He’s right.” full mark
Lawson and Chigvintsev. How awful having to perform the quick step after Gomez’s extraordinary waltz. But Lawson was full of joy as he played along to Fifth Harmony’s “BO$$” and those dynamite lyrics by Michelle Obama. “She brings a lot of sass and excitement, which I’ve never seen before,” Tonioli said. “Work on it because you got it!” full mark
Hannigan W Farber. Farber made his partner proud by creating a sweet waltz that Hough declared her best dance yet. Hannigan seemed to know that this was her last performance of the season, so she was especially grateful for the opportunity to go out on a good note. “I’m proud of you,” Inaba added. “You have the ability to feel so much. The way you dance with such vulnerability. a result: 26 out of 30
Madix W Pashkov. A vision in the foam of the sea! Madix continues to be amazed. This reality star whose day job involves screaming at her ex-boyfriend Foxtrot is like a real, graceful lady. “It was smooth, silky, and sensual. It was sexy!” “That was a jam-packed foxtrot,” Hough said. full mark
What a shock ending. We all expected Hannigan to come home, right?
Not so fast.
After declaring Hannigan safe with Mraz and Lawson, host Alfonso Ribeiro left Madix and Gomez on the dance floor as Down two. Madix started to tear up. She thought she was a goner, until Ribeiro said everyone was safe. amazing. So mean, Conrad Green!
Five pairs in the end! Good for Hannigan. It’s got dinner party conversation material to last you for decades. Until next week, fringe fans…
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