Dancing With The Stars, Week 3 Analysis and Results

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 3 Analysis and Results

Calling all fans to Week 3, Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars!  Tom and Erin hosted, making as fun a duo as usual. Carrie Ann Inaba (CAI), Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli judged.


The Cast:

Maksim Chmerkovskiy with      Heather Morris, Singer/Dancer

Peta Murgatroyd                      with      Nick Viall, Former “Bachelor”

Artem Chigvintsev                    with      Nancy Kerrigan, Former U.S. Olympic Ice Skater

Val Chmerkovskiy                    with      Normani Kordei, Singer

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

Keo                                         with      Charo, Actress/Comedian

Emma Slater                             with      Rashad Jennings, NFL Running Back

Kym Johnson Herjavec with      Mr. T., Actor

Lindsay Arnold             with      David Ross, CHI Cubs Baseball Catcher

Sharna Burgess             with      Bonner Bolton, Pro Bull Rider/Model

Gleb Savchenko                       with      Erika Jayne, Singer/Real Housewives of Bev. Hills

Dancing With The Stars: Week 3 Analysis (April 3, 2017)

This week’s Dancing with the Stars theme was “Vegas Night.” Several performances were very good to fabulous. A few showed marked improvement. For the most part, scoring continued to go low. Sufficient, appropriate, and traditional dance content and proper behaviors ruled the night. Alan filled in for Maks again; Maks is making incredible strides in his recovery and hopes to dance next week. After Bonner and Sharna danced, siblings Derek and Julianne Hough did a beautiful dance to represent their parents’ divorce from when the siblings were kids—WOW! Certain pros choreoed and performed lifts, causing CAI to deduct a point from their scores.

  1. Nick Viall: Traditional Tango. .                       Judges’ scores 7-6-7-6.  My score 7.5.

The positive: Nick did quite a bit better this week. He showed much more control, confidence, seemingly a healthier attitude, and all-around improvement, without looking for frequent coaching and encouragement from Peta.

The negative/work on: Posture, technique, and truly feeling and responding to the music.


  1. Mr. T: Tradl. Foxtrot.                                         Judges’ scores 6-6-6-6.  My score 6.5.

The positive & negative: What a sweet and humble man—adorable! Len called him “a gentle giant.” Mr. T REALLY worked hard this week and it showed! He genuinely wanted/wants to improve, and I was delighted to see it. He actually had a little bounce in his step and more rhythm. Mr. T kept up with Kym, flowed with her, did all the right moves. WOW! They had fun, and so did we. Keep working on bounce/rhythm, technique, and posture.


  1. Bonner Bolton: Tradl./Modified Charleston.     Judges’ scores 6-6-6-6.  My score 6.5.

The positive: He’s a sweet, hard-working, and determined guy who gives his all. Notice that his scores have been lower in dances that don’t flow; he did much better last week in the Viennese Waltz.

The negative/work on: Again, traditional content was not quite sufficient. Bonner’s legs and feet are still kind of clunky from bull riding; work on rhythm, confidence, technique, timing, posture, and characterization, and showing that you truly experience and enjoy the music.


  1. Heather Morris: Tradl. Tango.                          Judges’ scores 9-8-8-8.  My score 9

The positive: (Alan; Maks is injured.They had all required movements/techniques, sufficient dance content, and more! WOW! This girl knows how to dance and is used to performing. Loved it! Dance of the Night #1!


  1. Charo: Traditional Foxtrot.                                Judges’ scores 6-6-6-6.  My score 6.

The positive: Dressed all in blue, this couple simulated a wedding, during which Charo behaved demurely. The dance was fun, refreshing, and improved. I actually enjoyed this one. Great job all the way around, Keo!

The negative/work on:  Rhythm, energy, bounce, and technique.


  1. Simone Biles: Tradl. Quickstep.                        Judges’ scores 7-8-9-8.  My score 8.

The positive:  Nice job! Fab choreo, Sasha! Very entertaining!

            The negative/work on: Too much constant smiling by Simone; needs to learn to vary facial expressions according to the requirements of the dance and her experience of it. Feel and respond to the dance; don’t just put on a show. CAI had to subtract a point for the lift.


  1. Nancy Kerrigan: Traditional Samba.                 Judges’ scores 8-9-8-8.  My score 8.5.

The positive:  Nancy and Artem danced to Ricky Martin’s “Shake Your Bon-Bons” and got to meet him in preparation for their performance. Artem was SO excited and happy! It was correct with great footwork/knee/hip action and rhythm. Fun!  Love her attitude!

Work onNext time, show even-better technique and more energy.


  1. David Ross: Jazz to “Magic Mike.”                    Judges’ scores 8-7-8-8.  My score 8.

The positive: Ladies, if you missed this, you missed some good guy dancing and a lot of fun. This guy is enthusiastic, willing to try something new, all in, and both brave and cute in the process. More rhythm, too. Fab attitude, expressions, and overall entertainment value. Is he a serious long-term contender? I doubt it, but time will tell.

The negative/work on: Mainly timing and footwork.


  1. Erika Jayne: Mostly Tradl. Jive.                         Judges’ scores 6-7-7-6.  My score 6.

The positive: Her good attitude/work ethic/physical flexibility continue. However, those characteristics/skills do not necessarily make a good dancer.

The negative/work on: Dance content was not quite sufficient, and it did not contain all expected jive movements. It was only mildly entertaining. Erika’s footwork was mostly flat–WITHOUT bounce, excitement, and sharp kicks/flicks—and her timing was off; so, she needs to work on those plus technique. CAI had to subtract a point for the lift.


  1. Rashad Jennings: Traditional Samba.            Judges’ scores 7-7-7-7.  My score 8.

The positive:  His rhythm was good, but his timing was off somewhat and his footwork was a bit flat at times. Very entertaining!

The negative/work on: Stay on timing and technique.


  1. Normani Kordei: Tradl./Modified Foxtrot.      Judges’ scores 8-8-9-9.  My score 9.

The positive: WOW!  Pretty amazing for week 3. Is there anything this humble girl can’t do? She clearly feels the music and knows what to do with it. Simone dances well, too, but I’d rather watch Normani because I think she’s more into it. Dance of the Night #2!

The negative/work on: Traditional dance content was not quite sufficient. CAI had to deduct a point for the lift, darn it.


WHO WAS ELIMINATED THIS WEEK?  Charo, now that she was behaving nicely.



Long-distance contenders appear to be:  Heather, Nancy, Normani, Simone, and Rashad.

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