Shay’s Dancing With the Stars Week 5 Recap
This is week 5 of DWTS and the pressure is beginning to take it's toll. Last week was the partner switch up, which for the most part was a positive for the contestants. This week was Disney week and everyone was back with their original partners. Plus, one couple was eliminated again this week.
Another guest judge was also added into the mix this week. That guest judge being, Donny Osmand, who was a former contestant and Season 9 winner with partner Kym Johnson.
Everyone seemed really happy to be back with their original partners, except NeNe. She was partnered with Derek Hough last week and when getting back with original partner Tony Dovolani this week, was not very kind or co-operative. I'm not a fan of NeNe, as I stated from the beginning she thinks she is much better than she actually is. She was very disrespectful to Tony, even walking out of rehearsals telling him he needed to change his attitude. It should be noted that their foxtrot was to Disney's '101 Dalmatians' with NeNe playing Cruela Deville....quite fitting! The judges awarded them straight 9's but it still landed them in jeopardy.
Amy Purdy and Derek had a little bit of a rough week too. Amy, finally finding a few things her prosthetic legs just couldn't do. They got through it though and came out with near perfect scores from the judges. Dancing to 'Cinderella'.
James & Peta did a contemporary from 'Frozen' and nailed a perfect 10 from all the judges.
Not far behind were Danica & Val with a quickstep from 'Beauty & the Beast'.
Meryl & Maks did a samba from 'Jungle Book' which didn't get them their best scores but it didn't hurt them either. They just have a great chemistry.
Cody and Witney also did a samba fro 'The Lion King' which was probably one of Cody's best dances in my opinion, but the judges, mainly Donny Osmond didn't see it that way. They landed near the bottom this week and found themselves in jeopardy.
Charlie & Sharna had a jazz routine to 'Mary Poppins' that found them only one perfect 10 this week, they rounded out with three 9's and a total score of 37.
Candace & Mark had a mediocre samba to 'The Little Mermaid' their scores landed them in the middle of pack and also in jeopardy.
Landing at the bottom of the pack were Drew & Cheryl with a 28 out of 40 points last night. I admire Drew's drive and dedication but he just doesn't have the skill level some of the others do, the judges pointing out his lack of technique. However, even with the lowest score last night he was not in jeopardy so he will get another shot for next week.
If you were keeping up that put Candace & Mark, Tony & NeNe and Cody & Witney all at risk of elimination last night. True to the show's 'surprises' each season it was Cody & Witney that found themselves being sent home.