Monday’s episode of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars saw a few changes from the regular run of show. Hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet took time out to pay respects to victims of Boston bombings before getting started with the competition.
Thanks to a bright idea from Len Goodman, the couples were assigned to dance head to head against a professional couple. Umm…why? This all seemed a bit ambitious to me. However, one immediate upside was the return of professional dancer Maskim Chmerkovskiy, who has been sitting out this season.
Boston native Aly Raisman took another impressive turn on the dance floor with partner, Mark Ballas. The pair danced the samba and did a great job next to the dueling professionals beside them. “Your technique is very, very strong and what you do now, you have a lovely effortless carefree attitude,” said Bruno Tonioli.
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