‘Dancing With The Stars’ November 18, 2019 Eliminated James Van Der Beek & Emma (Recap)
Hey, “Dancing With The Stars” fans. Tonight, November 25, 2019, another performances/results show did indeed air. All the judges: Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba were back to give their critiques. There were no guest judges tonight. So, we were back to just three judges.
Also, tonight, was the semifinals round, which means we only had four couples dancing tonight for another two rounds. The first round was called a Redemption round because the couples performed a dance that they didn’t do so well the first time around to see if they could do it better this time.
Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko kicked off the performances with a Paso Doble routine. They were mentored by Len during rehearsals.
Their paso doble was to the song, “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson. Afterwards, Len told Lauren, “It had a lovely mix of aggression and expression. I wanted to see even more paso choreography, but it was a terrific routine. It was so much improved.”
Bruno said, “You could handle it with all the male pros on the dance floor. It was more centered and the shapes were better. You only went wrong a little bit once.”
Carrie Ann said, “You’ve come so far, but you’re locking your knees a little bit.” Carrie Ann gave Lauren a 9 score, Len a 9, Bruno a 9 for a total 27 points out of a possible 30 points.
Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson were up next with a Tango by mentor Bruno. Afterwards, Bruno told Kel, “I’m so proud of you. You were the perfect student, and you delivered a proper tango, but there was just one mistake where you went on the wrong foot.”
Carrie Ann said, “You have become so refined. You, to me, have come the furthest. I thought it was fantastic.” Len said, “You had intensity, and you attacked the dance, but you were missing a few heel leads.” Carrie Ann gave Kel a 9 score, Len a 9, Bruno a 9 for a total of 27 points.
Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber danced up Vienesse Waltz. Len mentored them. Afterwards, Len told Ally, “It had a lovely gentleness and the technique was far better, but it lost a little bit of fluidity at times.”
Bruno said, “It had great flow. It was touching and pretty, and a joy to watch.” Carrie Ann said, “You’re phrasing is beyond amazing ,and I thank you for pouring yourself into the dance.” Carrie Ann gave Ally a perfect 10 score, Len a 9, Bruno a 10 for an almost perfect 29 score.
Next up, was Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten. They danced a Rumba number. Carrie Ann was their mentor during rehearsals.
After their performance, Carrie Ann told Hannah, “You improved a heck of a lot.” Len said, “You married the movements of your hips and the arms beautifully.” Bruno said, “I was impressed by how you placed your feet and pushed them through your hips.” Carrie Ann gave Hannah a 9 score, Len a 9, Bruno a 9 for a total of 27 points.
James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater served up a Cha-Cha-Cha routine. Len mentored them. Afterwards, Len told James, “I wanted more cha-cha-cha. There was too much messing about with all that disco.”
Bruno said, “It was a disco cha cha extravaganza, but you were off on your timing multiple times, which surprised me.” Carrie Ann said, “It was really entertaining, but your posture was broken, and you need to watch those small details. Carrie Ann gave James an 8 score, Len an 8, Bruno an 8 for a total of 24 points.
Now, it was time for their second round of dances which consisted of new dances. Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko kicked things off again with a Viennese Waltz routine to the song, “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw.
Afterwards, Len told Lauren, “I liked the elements of slow waltz along with the Viennese waltz. It was a lovely dance.” Bruno said, “It was so sophisticated, so classy, but what really impressed me was your chemistry. You were like a dream couple.”
Carrie Ann said, “You have become one. You’ve truly blossomed.” Carrie Ann gave Lauren a 9 score, Len a 9, Bruno a 9 for a total of 27 points.
Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson were up next with a Contemporary routine to “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.
Afterwards, Bruno told Kel, “I loved the fluidity and ease of movement. Plus, the sincerity and honesty of the performance.”
Carrie Ann said, “I am so grateful. Thank you for that.” Len actually gave Kel a standing ovation. So, that was quite impressive. Carrie Ann gave Kel a perfect 10 score, Len a 10, Bruno a 10 for a perfect 30 score!
Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber had to follow that up with a Charleston dance. Afterwards, Carrie Ann told Ally, “It was a showstopper that proved you deserve to be in the finale.”
Len said, “It was a joyful performance with lots of Charleston references.” Bruno said, “It was sparkling, exuberant, barnstorming fun. I liked the swing and Lindy hop references in there too.” Carrie Ann gave Ally a perfect 10 score, Len a 10, Bruno a 10 for another perfect 30 points!
James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater hit the stage next to deliver a Foxtrot routine. Afterwards, Len told James, “You danced with so much feeling and emotion after such a difficult week.” Bruno said, “We were with you all the way through with great turns and beautiful lines.”
Carrie Ann said, “I don’t know how you got through that just now. In the midst of all your tragedy, I felt silly talking about posture, but I loved your posture. Your performance was poetry in motion.”
(The tragedy they spoke of was James’ news about his wife having a miscarriage.) Carrie Ann gave James a 9 score, Len a 9, Bruno a 9 for a total of 27 points.
Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten danced a Contemporary routine to the song, “Lose You To Love Me” by Selena Gomez.
Afterwards, Bruno told Hannah, “You did pretty well for a first-timer with a great dynamic in the lifts and drops.” Carrie Ann said, “You moved beautifully, and you put lots of trust into Alan on those lifts.”
Len said, “I’m normally not a fan of contemporary, but the emotion came out, and it was a true couples dance.” Carrie Ann gave Hannah a 9 score, Len a 9, Bruno a 9 for a total of 27 points. That wrapped up tonight’s performances.
Now, it was time for the results. Everyone was safe except for Ally Brooke & Sasha Farber and James Van Der Beek & Emma Slater. They were the bottom two vote-getters.
The judges were given the opportunity to save one of the couples. Carrie Ann and Bruno both chose to save Ally Brooke and Sasha. So, that was it for James and Emma. Later, it was revealed that Len would’ve voted the same way if his vote was needed.
Ally Brooke tried to make a very sweet gesture by attempting to give her final three spot to James, but nobody was having that. So, the final three couples who will be dancing for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy this season are: Hannah Brown & Alan Bersten, Ally Brooke & Sasha Farber, and Kel Mitchell & Witney Carson.
How do you guys feel about that? Are you happy about it? Are you sad? Or do you just not care one way or the other? Let us know in the comments section.
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The next,new Dancing With The Stars episode is scheduled to air next Monday night, November 25, 2019 at approximately 7 pm central standard time on ABC. This one will be the finale, and a winner will be crowned.
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