Well, if you missed the TV show, which is really a pity, you can read it here an still enjoy the event as if you were there.
Taking after Monday’s shocking elimination of “Dancing with the Stars” fan favorite Willow Shields, viewers could relax on Tuesday realizing that nobody would be sent home during the 10th anniversary special.
Rather, the ABC dance competition commended competitors from previous and present seasons, displaying the greatest opening number in the show’s history with very nearly 50 cast individuals including Golden Riley, Melissa Rycroft, Kurt Warner, Lil Kim, Donald Driver, Amy Purdy and Maria Menounos.
With such a variety of previous competitors as alums of the program, it was just fitting that one of the highlights of the hour-long special was a football-roused paso doble set to the famous NFL theme song including Driver, Hines Ward, Warner, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice.
“It has transformed so many different things,” Pro Football Hall of Famer Smith told Erin Andrews of his life after winning the third season. “Everywhere I go, men and women, boys and girls, they all know me from ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”
Indeed, even Season 1 victor, performing artist Kelly Monaco, was back for a hot performance with professional dance specialist Val Chmerkovskiy, who’s been warming up the floor with Rumer Willis recently.
Patti LaBelle, who was as of late was voted off the show, returned to sing her exemplary hit “Lady Marmalade” with “Glee’s” Golden Riley and Lil’ Kim.
Shockingly, Derek Hough needed to skip an overwhelming routine with Mark Ballas and previous partners Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi, Golden Riley, Purdy and Menounos in the wake of injuring himself amid practices.