‘Dancing with the Stars 23’ review: Calvin Johnson, James Hinchcliffe, Laurie Hernandez try to keep momentum
Tonight, “Dancing with the Stars” is airing, once again, its most important show of the show. There are only six pairs left, and given that the finale is right around the corner, almost every single performance matters more than the next.
So who truly shined the brightest on the night? We’re going to give you a sense at least of some of the individual performances in this review; we will be back later with the results, if you are interested in learning a little bit more about who ended up going home.
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough – Mark Ballas was on hand to help with the overall vibe of this “Jersey Boys” performance, and maybe that helped to give the overall performance a little bit of a bump. This was her best dance technically and emotionally in weeks! Score: 36.
Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold – Wonderful waltz — the best of the season. We also really loved having Leona Lewis there to give you even more of the “Cats” flair with “Memory.” It was officially, and he held to the technique really well. Score: 37.
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess – While she was cleared by her doctor, Sharna chose to play it safe and let Jenna Johnson take over one more week, which is probably smart given that James probably isn’t going anywhere. This wasn’t his best performance at all — there was a pretty clear mistake in here — but the scores were still strong. Score: 36.
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber – Going into the night, we thought that this was going to be a really good chance for Terra to shine with the Charleston, given that it suits her personality well and it will allow her to be a little bit more fun and embrace the dance more than anything has as of late. This was reflected in something really energetic and upbeat. Score: 38.
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko – Yes, there was the show dance earlier, but this was the first time we legitimately felt like Jana had the potential to be more than just a finalist. This was about the beauty of the dance more so than just the connection. Score: 40.
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy – This was incredible. No major mistakes, great commitment, and wonderful choreography. We really have a hard time imagining that Laurie will score low at all moving through the rest of the season. Score: 40.
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