Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 9 Results

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 9 Results

It’s Week 9, Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars! Tom and Erin hosted. Carrie Ann Inaba (CAI), Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli judged.

 

The Cast:

Val Chmerkovskiy     Normani Kordei, Singer

Sasha Farber  +  Simone Biles, U.S. Olympic Gymnast (most-decorated)

Emma Slater  +  Rashad Jennings, NFL Running Back

Lindsay Arnold  +  David Ross, CHI Cubs Baseball Catcher (won 2016 World Series; retired)

Dancing With The Stars: Week 9 Analysis & Results (May 15, 2017)

This is   Semi-Finals Week on Dancing with the Stars! The 4 remaining couples did not disappoint. The judges’ scores were fair. At the end of round 1, Cheryl Burke performed a number from her highly successful tour that just finished in Japan and will soon start in the USA (30 cities). Singer Calum Scott performed twice (beautiful voice). All couples got post-dance interviews with Erin, except Rashad did not when he ended rounded two, because the show was short on time to present the elimination vote.

DANCE #1: JUDGES’ CHALLENGE

  1. Normani Kordei: Tradl. Vien. Waltz.     Judges: 9.  Me: 9.

Len worked with her, wanting her and Val to achieve 12 consecutive bars of the Viennese Waltz in hold. Mission accomplished! She had a stumble early on, though, which every judge commented on. The only thing I didn’t care for was that whereas the V. Waltz is normally a soft and smoothly-flowing dance, this one had quite a few sharp moments, which is why I scored only a 9.

She’s due for:  a Samba, a Tango, a Jazz, a standard Waltz, or a Charleston.

 

  1. David Ross: Traditional Foxtrot.       Judges: 9-8-9-8.  Me: 9.

Julianne worked with David to keep his bum tucked under—and it worked. He showed good kicks, hold, and form, and rise and fall in his footwork. The dance was cute and happy. I truly enjoyed it.

He’s due for:  a Rhumba, a Samba, a Tango, Contemporary, or a Charleston.

 

  1. Simone Biles: Tradl. Jive.                      Judges: 10-10-10-10.  Me: 10.

Simone clearly had a lot of fun with this one, after Carrie Ann worked with her to show more personality. It was cute, with many kicks and flicks, all of which were sharp. She maintained perfect technique even though she let loose. Her facial expressions were cute, too.

She’s due for:  a Salsa, a Rhumba, an Arg. Tango (maybe), a Jazz, a standard Waltz.

 

  1. Rashad Jennings: Tradl. Rhumba.   Judges: 9-9-10-10.  Me: 10.

Bruno worked with Rashad to control his ‘football’ hands and feet (size 14 feet), and the results were stunning. Rashad showed that he’s learned to finish every arm movement and to use his hands as a dancer must, both with stunning grace. Beautiful! The dance was very graceful, pretty, passionate, and both fast and slow (as is required) during continual movement. WOW! I LOVED IT! My #2 DANCE OF THE NIGHT!Kudos to Emma, too!

He’s due for:  a Samba, a Salsa, a Jazz, a Quickstep, a standard Waltz, or a Charleston.

 

DANCE #2: “MY BIGGEST FAN”

  1. Normani Kordei: Tradl. Jazz.        Judges: 10.  Me: 10.

Biggest fan = her family, who have been through a lot together. She showed various styles, including a little of the Lindy Hop, within gorgeous technique, a stunningly intricate move or two, and sharp or high kicks. Spectacular! ‘MY’ 3rd  DANCE OF THE NIGHT.

She’s due for:  a Samba, a Tango, a standard Waltz, or a Charleston.

 

  1. David Ross: Traditional Tango.      Judges: 9.  Me: 9.5.

Biggest Fan: his family. As usual, David was sweet, charming, and fully into the dance. He works very hard and has improved tremendously to actually become a dancer. I’m very proud of him and of Lindsay. Still, though, his arm movements could be completed more smoothly and his hands could look more graceful. Nine times out of ten, he and Emma are a joy to watch.

He’s due for:  a Rhumba, a Samba, Contemporary, or a Charleston.

 

  1. Simone Biles: Tradl. Rhumba.         Judges: 10-10-10-10.  Me: 9.75.

Biggest fan = her family and former gymnastics Olympian Mary Lou Retton. Again tonight, Simone showed that she was fully invested in the dance and vulnerable. The dance was graceful, flowing, continual, beautiful. Great job, Simone and Sasha!

She’s due for:  a Salsa, an Arg. Tango (maybe), a Jazz, a standard Waltz.

 

  1. Rashad Jennings: Tradl. QuickstepJudges: 10-9-10-10.  Me: 10.

His story: “Yes, I can!,” with his family as his biggest fan. And, yes, he has and he can! Fab choreo! Quick, fun, carefree; correct, more-energetic footwork. His face said it all; he looked happy in general and as usual in his successful partnership with Emma. He and Emma make me feel relaxed and happy every time I see them dance. I loved it and I love this adorable man! My #1 DANCE OF THE NIGHT!

He’s due for:  a Samba, a Salsa, a Jazz, a standard Waltz, or a Charleston.

 

 

WHO WAS ELIMINATED THIS WEEK?  Simone, surprisingly, instead of David (I’d predicted the reverse order)I’d suppose that she’ll participate in the summer tour; I’ll tell you when I know for sure.

 

DWTS News:

  1. The show has been renewed for the fall season this year!
  2. Last Tuesday morning, the morning after, Bonner and Sharna performed on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” Afterward, Bonner said that it was never about being the best dancer; it was just about seeing what and how much he could do, how far he could safely push his body after having been paralyzed in a bull-riding accident 16 months ago and given only a 1-5% chance to ever walk again. The man not only walked again; he also became a pretty-good dancer!
  3. Also, Derek Hough guested on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” today, talking about the end-of-month premiere of Jennifer Lopez’s “World of Dance” show on which he’ll serve as a judge. He’s incredibly likable and talented!

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