'Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars' Recap: Power Shifts to the Stars on 'Iconic Dances' Night (VIDEO)
It was “Iconic Dances” theme night on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, during which the All-Stars recreated dances that were hugely popular with viewers in past seasons.
The celebrities were also tasked with taking creative control of the dances, a first for a Dancing With the Stars cast. Adding to the pressure is dancing under the looming black cloud of a double elimination. Yes, not one but two couples will be sent home this week!
Who rose to the iconic occasion and who flopped?
Note: Spoilers ahead if you didn’t watch Monday’s episode.
Most of the All-Stars took their role of creative director very seriously, adding their unique flair to dances made popular by the original couples. Even cranky Judge Len Goodman was awestruck with the quality of the dancing. Most everyone danced up a storm and nobody really flopped, save for a few mishaps.
Melissa Roycroft and Tony Dovolani tie at the top for their JR Martinez samba of Season 13. Though some of the transitions were shaky, Melissa was the first to get the highest score of the season. Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough re-created sister Julianne Hough and fellow contestant Helio Castronoves’ quickstep from Season 5 and brought the audience to their feet. If not for breaking the quickstep hold rules, they could have danced off with the highest score of the night.
The most entertaining performance was given by Kirstie Alley and Maks, who channeled the Carson Kressley “Moves Like Jagger” cha cha of last season. With Maks looking and strutting around more like Mick Jagger than loveable Carson, and Kirstie simulating sexy acts then passing out, this dance was hands down the funniest two minutes of the show. See video above.
Week 3 Leaderboard Melissa & Tony 27 Kelly & Val 27 Shawn & Derek 26.5 Apolo & Karina 25.5 Gilles & Peta 25.5 Sabrina & Louis 25.5 Helio & Chelsie 25.5 Emmitt & Cheryl 25 Drew & Anna 24 Kirstie & Maks 24 Bristol & Mark 22.5
What was your take on Iconic Dances night? Which two All-Stars do you think will be sent home this week?