The Dancing With the Stars 2012 cast celebrities will be facing a dreaded double elimination this week and when it is over, only four couples will be left standing on the dance floor. On DWTS 2012 Monday night, each celebrity contestant and their pro dance partner will perform twice.
The first performance will be a ballroom dance and the second will be a brand new twist on the show, a ‘Latin Trio Challenge’. Who will thrill with their performances this week and who will be voted off Dancing With the Stars 2012 in week 8? That will be up to you, the voters, to decide!
WARNING: DANCING WITH THE STARS 2012 SPOILERS AHEAD!
Both of the routines on Monday night will be dances the Dancing With the Stars 2012 cast celebrities have not performed before. The second performance, the ‘Latin Trio Challenge’, will be especially difficult because the celebrity contestant will have to split their dance with two pro partners.
Interestingly enough, Latin heart-throb William Levy will reportedly have both a female and a male pro partner for his trio dance. However, we don’t expect it will feature any kind of gay vibe going on between the two male dancers. I’m envisioning more of a two guys fighting over the same girl kind of theme going on.
Although the early Dancing With the Stars 2012 predictions for this week’s double elimination are already heavily pointing toward Roshon Fegan and Melissa Gilbert as the two DWTS 2012 cast members who will be voted off, I never take anything for granted when it comes to the voters on this show. You just never know when they might decide to turn unpredictable.
Who will shine on Dancing With the Stars 2012 Monday night? Let’s move right along to our DWTS 2012 recap of the week 8 performances and find out!
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd — Tango
Judges: Len Goodman says Donald Driver has set the standards high for the night and it was a first round knockout. Bruno Tonioli says it was awesomely aggressive and he thought he might have to call for a marriage counselor! Carrie Ann Inaba thinks Donald and Peta were really in the zone and wonderfully focused.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno – 9 = 27/30
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough — Viennese Waltz
Judges: Len says she is the best in hold dancing and he wants even more of it. Bruno thinks it was heavenly fluid and very emotionally invested; amazing. Carrie Ann says everyone felt it and the dance sung to them; there was a real emotional connection.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 8, Bruno – 10 = 27/30
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Foxtrot
Judges: Len thinks this may have been Melissa Gilbert’s best dance of the whole season. Bruno says the cougar got the prize on this dance and it was the best performance yet for the team. Carrie Ann agrees it was Melissa’s best dance and her body was much better aligned.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 8 = 24/30
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas — Viennese Waltz
Judges: Len says the dance had plenty of story to it and it was terrific. Bruno thinks Katherine’s technique is spot on and the lift was good, although she had a rare moment where she lost it. Carrie Ann also says Katherine’s technique is lovely but she did lose her balance.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 9, Bruno – 9 = 26/30
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower — Foxtrot
Judges: Len calls them two little dancing munchkins and says they did a good job. Bruno says what Roshon has done in only a week is incredible; his lines are clean and his hold fabulous. Carrie Ann says Roshon made his grandmothers and the judges all very proud.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 9, Bruno – 10 = 29/30
William Levy and Cheryl Burke — Foxtrot
Judges: Len says the dance had flaire and care in the technique, very well done. Bruno says William is a heartbreaker and he could not be more suave if he tried; he hates him. Carrie Ann thinks it was super hot and sexy, the dance was exquisite and the movements gorgeous; so much fun to watch, meow!
Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, Bruno – 10 = 30/30
ROUND TWO – LATIN TRIO CHALLENGES
Donald Driver, Peta Murgatroyd and Karina Smirnoff — Jive
Judges: Len thinks it was really, really fun and a great job. Bruno thinks Donald did a beautiful job keeping up with two firecracker ladies. Carrie Ann says she loved his three-way and he kept up with the women the whole way through
Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 9, Bruno – 9 = 28/30 (Total: 55/60)
Maria Menounos, Derek Hough and Henry Byalikov — Samba
Judges: Len says he didn’t feel the connection with the Samba at all, but if it was a Bollywood performance he would have given it a 10. Bruno thinks the dance was incredibly creative and Maria was the center of attention from both guys. Carrie Ann says there were a few missteps but otherwise they were all perfeclty in sync.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 7, Bruno – 9 = 25/30 (Total: 53/60)
Melissa Gilbert, Maksim Cmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy — Samba
Judges: Len thinks it was one of Melissa’s best dances of hte season and well done. Bruno calls her Rita Hayworth and says it takes two to get the best out of her. Carrie Ann says Melissa makes a very good little cream filling and gave it her all; what a difference a day makes.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno – 9 = 27/30 (Total: 51/60)
Katherine Jenkins, Derek Hough and Tristan MacManus — Cha Cha
Judges: Len says it was clean and very well done. Bruno says it was cool, sexy and had a modern feel; wonderful. Carrie Ann says Katherine brought the fire and owned the dance.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 9, Bruno – 10 = 29/30 (Total: 55/60)
Roshon Fegan, Chelsie Hightower and Sasha Farber — Paso Doble
Judges: Len says it was two skinny fries chasing the ketchup; great job. Bruno says it was good and there were moments he couldn’t tell the two guys apart. Carrie Ann says it was a good routine, powerful, but he was off a few times.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno – 9 = 27/30 (Total: 56/60)
William Levy, Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani
Judges: Len says he salutes all of them and it was fabulous. Bruno says they lost sync a bit but it was great. Carrie Ann says the lines were incredible and it was insanely fun to watch.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno – 9 = 27/30 (Total: 57/60)
That’s it for our Dancing With the Stars 2012 live recap on Monday! Join us again on Tuesday night here at SnarkFood.com for the Dancing With the Stars 2012 elimination results show recap for week 8!