Guilty Pleasures week is gave us a closer look into our stars everyday lives. The opening dance portrayed some of the guilty pleasures many of us watching probably have. Aired a day after the Las Vegas shooting, Tom started the night assuring the audience that Dancing With The Stars is not trying to be inconsiderate by continuing on with the shows and shares their condolences with all impacted.
Drew Scott started the competition by dancing a crime show-esque Argentine tango to portray his guilty pleasure.
Derek Fishers shared his guilty pleasure of watching Fresh Prince of Bel Air, cha-cha-ing to the show’s theme song. Although the dance was very “bootylicious,” Carrie Ann commented that it seemed like Derek was finally getting into the competition.
Victoria Arlen was in a wheelchair while in high school, so for this week she decided to relive her school days through dance. Val challenged her to quick step, and the judges praised them for the performance.
Vanessa Lachey shared that her guilty pleasure was simply hanging with her girlfriends. With Maks out for the week because of personal issues, Vanessa and Alan dance a jazz routine to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and Vanessa held her own dancing with a group of professionals.
Nikki Bella’s guilty pleasure was reading romance novels like Fifty Shades of Grey. Her and Artem performed a sexy Viennese waltz featuring a risque elevator scene. Nikki’s fiance, John Cena, joined them on stage during scoring to show his support of his fiancé’s hidden fantasy.
Frankie Muniz reluctantly admitted his guilty pleasure is boy bands. Frankie sambaed his way into his dream come true when he did a little cameo with the Dancing With The Stars version of NSYNC, lip syncing “It’s Gotta Be Me.” Although he played the boyband part very well, the judges said he had some trouble moving his hips.
Lindsey Stirling’s guilty pleasure was an all day pajama party. She talked about going through a breakup just a week ago and using her heartbreak to gear her through the week, saying she wants her life partner to be someone she can have a pajama party with. She and her partner do a fun and energetic jive that went over very well with the judges. Len called it “the dance of the season.”
Sasha Pieterse said her guilty pleasure is baking. She and Gleb perform a jazzy baking skit for the judges. It was definitely more of a skit than a dance, but the judges said they know she has the ability to perform a good dance.
Nick Lachey’s guilty pleasure was romantic comedies. Nick and Peta performed a jazz routine with jazzercize. Carrie Ann shared her love for Nick’s leotard.
Terrell and Cheryl performed a breakdance salsa in accordance with T.O.’s guilty pleasure. Although Cheryl shared her concerns about Terrell’s breakdancing abilities, she still let him show off some of his skills, which turned out in their favor as they received their highest scores of the seasons.
Jordan Fisher’s guilty pleasure was reading comics, so he and Lindsay dressed up as superheroes and kicked butt with their Charleston dance moves. It was a hit with Carrie Ann and Bruno, but Len complained about the lack of the Charleston.
At the end of the night the leader-board looked like
Lindsey/Mark 27 Jordan/Lindsay 25 Drew/Emma 23 Vanessa/Alan 23 Victorial/Val 22 Derek/Sharna 21 Frankie/Witney 21 Nikki/Artem 21 Terrell/Cheryl 20 Sasha/Gleb 19 Nick/Peta 17
Nick and Peta were in jeopardy last week, and if they don’t get enough votes this week they could both be leaving their spouses and heading home. Lindsey Stirling has definitely been proving that she is in this competition to win it, and we have yet to see her slip up. Next week is Most Memorable Year, so be sure to bring your tissues because it’s always an emotional night!