'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Sherri Heads Home
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy eliminated in a shocker
This was an incredibly tough -- maybe downright shocking -- elimination. Sherri's grace and enthusiasm for dance made her a favorite early on and seeing her in tears as she was eliminated was heartbreaking. Sherri thanked the producers for letting her "live the dream," and gave a shout-out to her partner, Val. She also encouraged everyone to live their dreams. Sherri thanked everyone and said she had the most amazing time dancing.
Here's a quick look at how the remaining stars did this week:
After a close shave – Melissa suffered a mild concussion after this week's performance round – Melissa is still in the game. Her paso doble actually left Maks with a shoulder injury as well! Nonetheless, it was a good dance. Melissa has great rhythm and this dance really highlighted her stamina. Melissa got off to a rough start in this competition, but she has really brought her A-game the last two weeks. Let's hope the trend continues.
Gavin's tango was moody and measured, but a bit problematic. He had trouble moving with Karina, though they did pull off an amazing turn-and-roll toward the end of the routine. The judges didn't love this dance, but they did acknowledge how far Gavin has come this season.
Maria's tango was a coup, considering that she was dancing on an injured foot. She and Derek moved beautifully together. Bruno was a fan of the staccato action of the routine, which he dubbed "brilliant." Unfortunately, it's not clear how much Maria's injury will affect her performances going forward.
Jaleel's winning tango was a lot flashier than his other routines have been. He and Kym moved well together and the routine struck a good balance between actual dance and flips and tricks. Jaleel has been strong throughout the competition, but he might need to set aside his cool-as-ice persona if he really wants to win hearts and minds.
Gladys' tango was a bit too studied, though, as always, her footwork was very precise. Len said Gladys needs to make her steps a bit quicker and that her posture isn't what it should be. This wasn't Gladys' best performance but everyone has an off week.
Donald's shirtless paso doble was intense to the nth degree! There were some incredible spins in the routine and Donald kept pace with Peta and made sure his footwork was sharp and precise. The judges loved this one, especially Carrie Ann, who called it one of the most memorable dances of the season.
Katherine's intense paso doble was a hit with the crowd but wasn't exactly the judges' cup of tea. Bruno commented on a lack of precision and Carrie Ann took issue with the lack of cohesion in Katherine's footwork. Katherine has been No. 1 almost every week, but will she vault back to the top of the judges' leaderboard in the next round?
William's rock 'n' roll jive brought out his funny side, though the routine was a bit of a disaster. William got thrown off in the middle of the routine and never quite got his groove back. In judges' critique, Carrie Ann encouraged him to stay focused. Let's hope he listens!
Roshon's Viennese waltz was a real departure from his usual supercharged hip-hoppy routines. Bruno praised his elegant lines and Carrie Ann compared the routine to "watching the climax of a Disney movie." Roshon took a risk this week, and it paid off. I can't wait to see what he does next week.
Who won the week: Donald and Roshon
Who needs to step it up: Gladys
"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Really the story line is the same every year on these reality shows, particularly on DWTS. They have the senior citizen celebrity, a current athlete, retired athlete, old child/teenage star, current teenage or up an coming star, TV personality, comedian, soap star. They will want you to think a romantic relationship is going on with the dance partner or someone in the audience. Someone loses weight or overcomes a major physical barrier while on the show.. . why do I watch it!!!! Because it is fun.
How about we vote off that hostess, Brooke Burke?? She is the worst hostess ever!!! I'd rather see Sherri than that Brooke!
Being on the show didn't hurt Rickie--she just got married.
Sherrie deserved to go-even tho she was learning, but why the tears. Gladys, when she went into the bottom 3--each time she was smiling. Maybe, she wasn't happy about it but she smiled.
They all know before they start tht they can be eliminated at any time--so be a good sport and smile-you just couldn't be the winner. I am glad Roshon is still competing and if Melissa can't come back-well, she knew she was taking a chance when she took on this challenge.
Love Gavinthe next to go.'s music but he may be
I was very sad to see Sherri Shepherd leave. All this griping about the "stars" dancing abilitites. OMGG..............................yes someone is always voted off, cause that's the way it goes. However, all these "stars" are learning to ballroom dance and they are out of their comfort zone. No matter who it is, they all deserve all the credit there is for learning and performing to the best of their ability in the time they have to learn each dance.
I thought Sherri did an awesome job and especially the fact that she had a lot of potential to go further in the competition, further then three weeks at least.
I think that the judging should change somewhat. I do think it can be perceived as a popularity contest instead of the just on the dancing performance alone, or maybe a little bit of both.
I have mentioned this in previous comments regarding DWTS..............the judges have to go !!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO if , ands or buts about it.................buh bye. I take Carrie Ann and Bruno in very small doses and I mean very small. As far as Len, he needs to take a rest from the show, although he is more tolerable this season then others.
Puhleez replace Tom Bergeron's co-host..................P-U-L-E-E-Z-E no more Brooke. She is not a good fit with Tom let alone the show. My dry wall has more personality. OMG ............DWTS can certainly find someone more compatible and one with chemistry. Tom Bergeron can host himself as there is no one better and he is one of the best hosts there is on television, if not the best. But to have someone that is not remotely compatible in any area of this phenomenal show as a co-host, there is a problem somewhere. Samantha Harris was awesome and I think Carson Kressley would have been a hoot.
This is the best season ever, no doubt. Looking forward to the weeks ahead on DWTS. All the stars should be proud of themselves for their dedication, determination and performances.
Ok Come On GET OVER IT ALREADY!
What a farce that they allowed the loser to sit and blubber all over the place after she was ELIMINATED.
THATS THE SHOW-THATS THE WAY IT GOES-Too bad you lost so move on!
But no so they drag it all out and there is sour face Len blubbering too.
THIS from a guy that should have said to her "if this was a contest for perky funny good person-you would win hands down- BUT THIS IS A DANCE COMPETITION" The country has spoke.
She is obviously one of the worst remaining dancers and should have gone with either the other guy with her or even Gladys.
But here we go-DRAMA all drummed up and comin at you:
MELISSA GILBERT BOWS OUT AND THEY SHOVE THE BLUBBERING LOSER BACK IN!
What obvious DRAMA!
It seems to me that the rules dont apply to "certain stars" when they get eliminated and this is an obvious "do over" for an ABC co worker and expect all sorts of drummed up stuff form her gal pals on the View and maybe even a Barbara Wa Wa overkill overexposure pleading for her too.
Sorry but she is not a very good dancer and based on results deserved to go- so GO!
Its become a more "political" show than anything else now and you know the "sister" votes will start rolling in and suddenly she gets through the next 2 or 3 rounds.
Gee just like they shoved that "thing" CHAZ at us the last time by "enabling" too.
I was hoping Sherri would stay on longer to see if she would lose weight. The past few seasons they get a heavy-set celebrity on the show and promote how much weight they drop on the show (ex. Rickki Lake, Kristi Alley). This lets me know that the show's producers are not fixing the results because seems they would want to keep Gladys for the older celebrity and Sherri to be the celebrity that slims down.
that guy Gavin ought to have gone - Improved?? From a complete stick of wood to one that moves its arms - whippee!
It really doesn't matter because they have already chosen Katherine to win it
The voting was really screwy this week! I can't believe Rashon was in the bottom 2. Where are all his young fans? He is one of the best non-professional dancers the show has had in several seasons. I thought Melissa would be going this week-unless some gave her the 'sympathy vote'-but I don't think anyone knew she went to the hospital until well after the show aired. But...Rashon???? Bottom 2???? What gives????
Everydude: What about the lovey-dovey actions between Derek and Maria?? Derek is practically making love to her each week! (Well, there ARE rumors they are a couple....) LOL Most of the pros have their hands and arms all over their partners (and vice versa) during the judges' critiques and when they are 'on the couch'. That's just the way it is!!!
My opinion. Sherri needed to go. Why should she have stayed? She was not that good of a dancer. Everyone got a kick out of her because she would go jumping around, shaking her head with that mouth. She is a nice lady, no argument. But you can't keep voting for "she is so funny". Many of us grew up with Gladys. What an amazing icon. But, no big deal in dancing. She should be next. Unless Melissa can't do it. Even the NFL is took a strong stand on concussions. Many players cannot play for weeks until finally cleared.
Surprised about Roshon being one of the bottom 2? Easy explanation. Name 1 disney kid who made. Only (forget her name) the gal who danced with Mark the same time Kirstie Alley danced. She was great. Kyle Massey. Didn't he make 3rd?
In addition, Roshon is to much Hip Hop. Plus he has dance experience. Maybe the viewers are tired of watching that style in Ballroom Dancing? Too cocky? Who knows, but I am not surprised.
Kirstie Alley lost her shoe during the dance and F'Bombed on camera while she struggled to get it back on while Maks improvised. Cheryl losing her shoe is no big deal. They are still good.
Great show this year. What needs to be done is get rid of the non-dancers right away. Then we have a real battle of the dancers. I have been watching since it's been on, and this would be the biggest free for all ever.
Brooke didn't look so good last night.
...I thought this "SHOW" was taken off the air last year. I hope this "FIXED bullcrap disappears. or moves to late-night. I don't really care. I watch a little FoxFinancial, Antiques Roadshow and
a lot of N.C.I.S and Rockford Files... God Bless America...AGAIN !