After a dazzling episode for Musical Week at the weekend, we reveal our female and male favourites to win.
With the semi-finals set to hit our screens in a couple of weeks, we look at our favourites among the 'Strictly Come Dancing' six remaining contestants.
Yesterday (December 1st 2013) saw 'Waterloo Road''s get voted out of the competition in their tenth week after landing in the bottom two with Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan following their lively 'Lion King' routine. They performed a samba to the popular Disney hit 'I Just Can't Wait To Be King' complete with lion inspired costumes and, alas, face paint.
Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute perform 'The Lion King' inspired dance
[Spoiler Alert] This week's female eliminee was a shock exit for many.
As Dancing With The Stars entered its fifth week on Monday, it was time for the dancers to wave goodbye to one of their own. We were treated to a performance from R&B singer Aloe Blacc and the pro troupe which started the evening with a glamorous tone. However the tension was raised when host Tom Bergeron announced that "one of our female stars will be eliminated tonight."
Though She Was One Of This Week's Highest Scored Competitors, Christina Milian Was Kicked Off The Show.
The stars then entered into a week given the theme 'The Most Memorable Year' of their lives. Corbin Bleu's foxtrot remembered 2011; the year his sister was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. He earned some serious praise from the judges, earning a total score of 28 and particular warmth from Len Goodman who called the actor a "terrific dancer."
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Who was kicked out after the first week's results?
Dancing With The Stars is back for a seventeenth season and the second episode gave viewers the opportunity the vote off who they thought didn't deserve to return to dance for another week. Last week's dance routines saw a mixture of foxtrot, cha-cha and contemporary as the twelve contestants tried to kick off the competition on a high note.
Keyshawn Probably Shouldn't Have Been On The Show.
The first show saw Amber and Derek placed first, whose high-energy cha-cha performance in front of an audience containing members of the Glee cast was praised by judges for its precision, netting the pair a cool score of 27 - tying the ten-season-old record set by Kristi Yamaguchi of Season 6 for highest score in Week 1.
Season 17 of 'Dancing with the Stars' premièred last night and featured impressive performances from such celebrities as Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley and Jack Osborne. Sadly, Keyshawn Johnson and Bill Nye were less successful.
Dancing with the Stars premiered last night (Monday 16 September) and featured such celebrities as Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley, Elizabeth Berkley, Leah Remini and Jack Osborne. Judged by former professionals and celebrities, the show features inexperienced famous faces paired with professional partners. The judges for season 17 of the dancing competition are Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Amber Riley dazzled the judges with partner Derek Hough.
If you missed the season 17 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, here are a few highlights:
Dancing With The Stars Season 15 had its first ‘9’ score last night (October 1, 2012), courtesy of girl band singer Sabrina Bryan. Her routine, with Louis Van Amstel, had the judges in rapture, especially Carrie Ann Inaba who said she’d never seen such lines of Dancing With the Stars before, according to People magazine. Bruno Tonioli awarded Sabrina 8.5 and compared her to Ginger Rogers, at the height of her career: “a true dazzler.” Len Goodman was equally full of praise for The Cheetah Girls star, remarking on her upper body control and legwork: “the hits just keep on coming,” he said.
At the other end of the scale was Bristol Palin who went home with the lowest score of the evening – a paltry 18, which was less than last week’s score of 19.5. “You were not in hold enough,” Bruno told her, as her Western-inspired routine failed to impress. Palin explained that she had taken her dancing partner Mark Ballas to a shooting range to give him an insight into her world but that sadly hadn’t translated into chemistry on the dance floor.
It was the second episode of the show and tonight, someone will be going home, in the Dancing With The Stars results show. One dancer unlikely to exit tonight is Kirstie Alley, who proved to the judges that her age should not be an obstacle to her progressing n the competition. “Age is just a number and you just proved that to us,” said Carrie Ann, whilst Bruno told her “Experience counts, and you showed it. You blended beautifully.”