Bachelor Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" at the quarter-final mark on May 7. The top five celebrity dancer who will continue to next week's semifinal are Ingo Rademacher, who had last night's second lowest judges' score, Zendaya Coleman, Aly Raisman, Kellie Pickler and Jacoby Jones.
"I've enjoyed every second of it. I truly am blessed to have taken part in this with all these stars. I'm still just a normal guy from Dallas. What an incredible opportunity," Sean said. Peta said Sean was a tireless worker. Peta: "He's just the most humble, wonderful guy."
Last night Kellie got perfect 10s from judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli but ire -- and just 7 points -- from head judge Len Goodman for her trio paso doble with partner Derek Hough and Tristan MacManus. Disney star Zendaya Coleman earned the first perfect score of the season -- 30 points -- for her salsa trio dance with partner Val Chmerkovskiy and Gleb Savchenko.
Viewers voted via twitter on next week's semifinal dances. Viewers chose Flamenco for Kellie, Charleston for Ingo, hip hop for Zendaya, Afro jazz for Aly and Lindyhop for Jacoby. Sean would danced disco if he hadn't been eliminated. Each celebrity seemed pleased with the viewers' choices.
Aly and Mark Ballas will perform Afro Jazz, here's an example of what that might look like:
DWTS star Cheryl Burke and DWTS alum and retired NFL player Emmett Smith offer this example of Lindyhop, which current NFL star Jacoby and Karina Smirnoff will perform:
Kellie and Derek Hough will dance Flamenco. Here's an example of that dance style:
Here's a DWTS style example of the Charleston, which Ingo and Kym Johnson will perform:
Zendaya and Val will do a hip-hop routine. Val mentioned he was worried about keeping up with her next week. Perhaps this video of Zenday's hip-hop performance at the 2012 Easter Egg Roll is the reason:
Total scores for May 6:
Each couple performed two dances on the show. One was a trio performed by the celebrity and his or her partner plus another professional dancer.
Disney star Zendaya Coleman: 58 out of 60.
Gymnast Aly Raisman: 56
Singer Kellie Pickler: 55
NFL star Jacoby Jones: 52
Soap star Ingo Rademacher: 48
"Bachelor" Sean Lowe: 42
Here's a recap from the week eight, May 6, episode:
Judges are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Hosts are Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet. A total of 30 points, 10 from each judge, were available for each dance. This was the seventh week of season 16 competition.
Olympian and gymnastic standout Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas earned 29 points for their Argentine Tango. Len: "The ballroom tango is like a guy dancing with wife... This is like a guy dancing with his mistress." Bruno: "I had no idea you could be so good at being bad." Carrie: "I'm blown away."
For their trio jive with Henry, they earned 27 points. Carrie Ann: "I'm loving what I'm seeing this week." Len: "You went through it really strong... This was a terrific number." Bruno: "You've grown so much as a performer."
Week eight total: 56 points out of 60. Week seven: salsa, 29; 32 total. Week six: 52 total points, with 27 for their foxtrot. Week five: 25, samba. Week four: 27, contemporary. Week three, 23, Viennese Waltz. Week two: 24, quickstep. Week one: 21, Cha Cha Cha.
Former "American Idol" star Kellie Pickler and 3-time DWTS champ Derek Hough got 28 points, 10 from Bruno and 9s from Carrie Ann and Len, for their Viennese Waltz. "Wonderful technique. A thing of beauty." Carrie Ann: "You went beyond the steps... You have something incredible." Len: "It had an effortless ease to it."
They got 27 points, 10s from Len and Bruno and 7 from Len, for their dramatic paso doble with Tristan MacManus. Bruno: "That was masterpiece theater... Absolutely amazing." Carrie Ann came out and hugged Kellie.: "I'm so proud of you." Len totally disagreed. The judges were all standing and yelling at each other. Len was disappointed that their was so much theater and not enough technique.
Week eight total: 55. Week seven: samba, 29. Week five: 27, foxtrot. Week four: 26, rumba. Week three: 25, jive. Week two: 26, jazz. Week one: 21, Cha Cha Cha.
"General Hospital" soap star Ingo Rademacher and two-time DWTS winner Kym Johnson received 24 points for their foxtrot. Len: "I loved it. Well done." Bruno: "You did a great job." He said Ingo was channeling Fred Astaire but was sometimes more like Fred Flintstone. Carrie Ann: "I think that was by far your best posture in the hold." She compared Ingo's casual style to Gene Kelly.
They earned 24 points for their jive with Lindsay Arnold. Len: "That was full on. It was fun and I liked it." Bruno: "It was like a sugar high... I want some more. I want some more." Carrie Ann: "I thought when we lost Andy that we were gonna lose this heart and this fun. And you brought it back."
Week eight total: 48. Week 7: rumba, 22 total, 25. Week six: 46, with 24 for the tango. Week five: 21, Cha Cha Cha. Week four: 23, Viennese Waltz. Week three: 21 points, Paso Doble, Week two: 20, quickstep. Week one: 20, contemporary dance
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff earned 27 points for their Viennese Waltz. Carrie Ann: "I think that was absolutely stunning." Len asked Jacoby's mom what she thought before he gave his comments. "I loved it," mom said. "So did I. I loved it... I was looking, you were cooking," Len replied. Bruno: "Mama, is happy, I'll tell you that."
They received 25 points for their paso doble with Cheryl Burke. Carrie Ann: "You have such an impressive presence." Len: "Up until now you've just been a pretender. You've become a contender tonight." Bruno: "Raw. Powerful. Untamed." He said the dance was a Quentin Tarrantino style paso doble.
Week eight total: 52. Week seven: salsa, 27. Week six: 23 points for the quickstep, bringing them to 45. Week five: 26, jive. Week four: 24, fox trot. Week three: 24, rumba. Week two: 23, jazz. Week one: 20, Cha Cha Cha.
"The Bachelor" Sean Lowe, who is now engaged to his top bachelorette Catherine, and Peta Murgatroyd earned 21 points for their tango. Bruno: "Concentrate and sustain your dancing." Carrie Ann: "You've lost the music again." Len: "It was sharp and it was powerful... You lost the fluidity... It was a little bit ugly...
They earned 21 points for their jazz routine with Sharna Burgess. Bruno: "Plenty of magic with a little bit of tragic." Carrie Ann: "It was an ambitious routine and I'm proud of you for going for that. Len: "Attack came in and style went out"
Week eight total: 42. Week seven: rumba, 24. Week six: 46 points, with 21 points for the samba. Week five: quickstep. Week four: 20. Week three: 21. Week two: 20, jive. Week one: 19, Foxtrot.
Teen star Zendaya Coleman, 16 years old, and Val Chmerkovskiy earned 28 points for their foxtrot. Len loved it and gave them a 10. Carrie Ann and Bruno awarded them 9 each. Len: "The longer the show goes on. The stronger you get." Bruno: "You are like a breath of fresh air." Carrie Ann: "Loved it."
They earned a perfect 30 for their salsa trio with Gleb Savchenko. Bruno: Len: "They say twos company and three's a crowd. Not in this case.: Bruno: "Sizzling, dazzling and amazing." Carrie Ann: "You are the queen of the salsa."
Week eight total: 58. Week seven: 27 paso doble, 32 total. Week six: 51 total points, 29 for the Cha Cha Cha. Week five: 29 points, Argentine Tango. Week four: 26, samba. Week three: 24, Viennese Waltz. Week two: 26, jive. Week one: 24, Contemporary dance.
Eliminated week seven: Actor Andy Dick with Sharna Burgess were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars." They received the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes after the seventh week of competition. A very emotional Andy said: "It's been the best... It's just been the best... The fact that we're here on week seven is just amazing... I really thank everybody here, the fans out there, the judges... It's been a wonderful, wonderful ride." Sharna said: "I couldn't have had a more incredible first season (being) paired with Andy... He's given me such a special experience that I'll remember forever."Scores: Week seven: rumba, 17. Week six: 43 points, with 18 for the samba. Week five: 18, paso doble. Week four: Viennese Waltz, 21. Week three: 18, Cha Cha Cha. Week-two score: 20 points, jazz. Week-one score: 17, foxtrot.
Eliminated week six: Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" after the sixth week of competition. Victor said: "I don't take nothin' back. It's been a blast... I'm happy to get this far." He said he enjoyed meeting the cast and hopes to see everyone ringside for a future World Championship bout. Week six: 40 total points, with 18 for their rumba. Week five: 21, Viennese Waltz. Week four: 18, paso doble. Week three: 23, contemporary dance. Week two: 18, jive. Week one: 18, Fox Trot.
Eliminated week five: Actor and comedian D.L. Hughley and his dance partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday's (April 16) results show. They had the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes. The other couple in the bottom two was boxer Victor Ortiz with Lindsay Arnold.
When asked what he'd miss, D.L. Hughley said: "Just Cheryl." Then, he continued. "Len, I watched you during the package and you need to work on your hip action... and the hip surgery Bruno said I should have, I'm willing to you... I've had a ball." The judges were tough on D.L. this season but he kept cracking jokes. When he earned his highest score of the season -- 21 points, 7s across the board -- D.L. said: "That's higher than my SAT scores." In video footage, D.L. is shown saying how appreciative he was of making a new friend in Cheryl and learning a new skill. He vowed to keep dancing long after the show ended.
Eliminated week four: Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump with Gleb Savchenko. "Just to be included with this group of people, you know -- gold medalists, Olympians but most importantly -- just a wonderful bunch of people, so yes, I am really happy... It's been a long six weeks and boy has it taken its toll... It's been the hardest thing I've ever done," Lisa said. She called dancing with Gleb "a gift" because of patience. She thanked her cast mates for making the experience enjoyable.
Week three elimination: Country star Wynonna Judd and partner Tony Dovolani. The couple got just 15 points for their low-energy samba on the week-three show.Week-two score: 18 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 18 points, Cha Cha Cha. "I faced one of my biggest fears and I've made a lifetime friend out of Tony... this is the hardest job I've ever loved. I'm a singer, not a dancer... I can't wait to get back to making my record. I love my country music fans more than ever," Wynonna said when she learned she'd been eliminated.
First to leave: Former ice skating sensation Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus dropped out of the competition on the first results show of the season. Week-one score: 21 points for their contemporary dance. Total two-week score: 36 out of 60. Had Dorothy and Tristan not left the show, the couple with the lowest combined two-week score of judges' points and viewers' votes would have been eliminated. Either Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold or Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko would have been eliminated. Though, comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke had the lowest judges' score, 12 points, in week one and earned the second lowest judges' score, 16 points, on March 25, viewers gave them enough votes to remain in the competition.
Read a recap of the second week of competition here.
Read a recap of the first week of competition here.