“DWTS” Week 6: Famous Dances Night

October 19, 2015

Last night’s “Dancing with the Stars” was jam-packed with memorable moments: Three pairs earned perfect scores, Alexa PenaVega performed with a live snake and Hayes Grier embraced his inner John Travolta.

Famous Dances Night opened with a high-energy performance to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston, which included nods to Flashdance (yes, water and all), Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” Chicago and more.

Andy Grammer and Allison Holker took us back (way back) to the 1950s
with their take on “Good Morning” from Singin’ in the Rain. Holker choreographed the power duo’s jazz piece, which had them dancing on stairs, a countertop and, yes, Couches. Straight 10s across the board.

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough had the time of their lives
recreating the iconic final routine from Dirty Dancing. The couple even worked with the original Baby, Jennifer Grey, to master The Lift and the passionate rumba steps. Irwin and Hough also received a perfect 10 from each judge.

Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson turned up the HEAT
with their oh-so-sexy rumba routine to “Pony” by Ginuwine, à la Magic Mike. Channeling Channing Tatum, PenaVega overcame his discomfort and owned the steps (that shirt tear, though!). The duo scored 38/40 and received A LOT of gratitude from all the ladies in the room.

Tamar Braxton and Valentin Chmerkovskiy SLAYED their jazz routine
to Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation,” scoring 40/40. Braxton didn’t miss a beat, despite losing rehearsal time because she was sick.

At the end of the night, Paula Deen and Louis van Amstel were sent home. What did you think? Were you ready to dance along on your couch to “Good Morning,” or try the Dirty Dancing lift in your living room? Let us know in the comments—and tune in next Monday for Halloween–themed routines.

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