This Dancing With the Stars recap comes with a heavy heart because Danica McKellar and Valentin Chmerkovskiy were eliminated. Though I am very openly rooting for Candace Cameron-Bure, it is still sad to see McKellar go. I love Winnie Cooper! The tango and samba routine during the celebrity dance duel was just not enough to make the cut. So bye bye!
Besides that big elimination, the big excitement came from the elaborate dances performed on this week’s episode. Also, Amy Purdy, who had a serious back and shoulder spasm last week, really pulled everything together once her doctors gave permission to let her keep on dancing. (Purdy had a very scary back injury while on the air, though she certainly pushed through the injury and was able to dance a very sexy tango with her partner Derek Hough.) This couple definitely deserved to stay on this week.
Finally, Charlie White finally received his first perfect score! And why wouldn’t he? The wonderful quickstep he performed with Sharna Burgess was impeccable.
As I mentioned before, I’m sad to see McKellar go, but I am super excited that Cameron-Bure had an awesome week. Her dances this week were more confident than ever before and she was praised for her breakthroughs in her mind and spirit by the judges. Go girl!
This season is certainly heating up, as are the dances!
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