Week 4’s theme was “My Most Memorable Year” and these dances, and the reasons for them, were really emotional. Season 20’s Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough were the first pair to score the first perfect 10.Willow Shields and Mark Ballas contemporary “Hunger Games” dance brought out the 10-paddles from each judge except Len Goodman, who gave them a 9. Len called out both Nastia and Derek’s Argentine tango and Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy ‘s waltz for lack of technicality.
But someone had to go home, unfortunately, so this week, Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated. Michael’s dance moves were problematic, perched along the low-middle scores from week after week, although he had tried his best.
After they were booted out, co-host Erin Andrews said, “You had a chance to share your story, your message (of being gay) tonight. What did you get out of this experience?” Michael was all smiles. “It was a remarkable experience and I owe Peta my partner everything,” he said all praises for Peta. “She’s such an amazing dancer. I had such great time, an awesome experience. I thank ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ and everyone for coming out and their support.”
The highlights of the show were Willow and Mark terrific choreography in a rough and tumble contemporary mixed dance moves. Willow is holding her own, garnering a score of 39 out of 40. While, Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway’s contemporary dance was awesome. But what was astounding was Sharna’s choreography and how Noah was able to deliver intricate moves with a missing part of an arm and a prosthetic leg.
A score of 8’s for from all of the judges isn’t bad at all. Len even led the standing ovation from judges and audience alike. Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson performance wasn’t impressive in the beginning, but he has shown signs of improvement each week. Their waltz was so smooth and romantic, it was beautiful. Robert’s dedicated his dance to his late mother, which made Judge Bruno Tonioli say, “Your guardian angel inspired your every move.”
Disney Night will be the theme for next week’s show. We expect to see princesses, pirates and mermaids, and I am willing to wager a “Frozen” moment in the two-hour DWTS. See you all next week, keep on dancing!