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Welcome to Stevie Wonder night. Our 8 remaining pairs will each dance an individual routine to a Stevie Wonder song. Then we'll have Team Paso Doble vs Team Samba for extra points.
Stevie kicks off the show with a kid named Hunter Hayes, accompanied by our pros and our Dance Troupe. The dance was choreographed by Sasha Farber. Excellent.
Here's our leader board after the individual dances:
29 Zendaya and Val
29 Kellie and Derek
27 Aly and Mark
24 Ingo and Kym
23 Jacoby and Karina
21 Sean and Peta
18 Andy and Sharna
18 Victor and Lindsay
It pains me to say this, but I could have done without Stevie warbling his way through one of my favorite songs, My Cherie Amour. Anna and Tony were wonderful.
Now let's have our team dances. As I've said in the past, I have a hard time really commenting on the team dances because the floor is crowded and I can't see it all. So I'll just give you my overall impressions and the scores.
Team Paso Doble is Zendaya and Val, Jacoby and Karina, Ingo and Kym, Victor and Lindsay. I thought the group parts were a little sloppy and not very good technically. Zendaya and Val were great but I thought the others struggled. Judges say 7,8,7 for a total of 22.
Team Samba is Kellie and Derek, Aly and Mark, Sean and Peta, Andy and Sharna. Now that was great! Loved the energy and bounce. Loved the synchronization. There were some issues with Sean and Andy in the individual sections, but overall I thought the performance was fun. Judges say 8,9,8 for a total of 25.
Here's our updated leader board after adding scores for the team dances:
54 Kellie and Derek
52 Aly and Mark
51 Zendaya and Val
46 Ingo and Kym
46 Sean and Peta
45 Jacoby and Karina
43 Andy and Sharna
40 Victor and Lindsay
The leader board can really be turned upside down after team dances. Zendaya and Val got a couple of 10s in their individual performance, but the team score dropped them to 3rd place. Even with that the top three continue to be Kellie, Zendaya, and Aly. We split our votes among those ladies again this week.
You know the drill. Tune in tonight for results and check back here tomorrow for my results and encores post.