DWTS Week 8 Recap: Trio Round

Photo courtesy of ABC

Was it just me or does it seem like this season is becoming less and less competitive? The finals are just 2 weeks away and Jordan Fisher is the only competitor consistently receiving perfect scores or heck, any perfect score. When I tuned in to watch, I was easily distracted (sorry for the lack of tweets) because nothing seemed to keep my attention until Lindsey Stirling or Jordan Fisher were performing. This week the trio round was slightly different from before. Instead of a troupe member or an eliminated pro (we know Val would pick Maks), a former Mirrorball champ/finalist joined the remaining couples. Let’s see how the stars did this week.

Best Dance of the Night

Jordan and Lindsay’s Quickstep

Lindsay has produced some of the best choreography I have seen on DWTS (of course it helps having a partner who can execute it). This quickstep was no different. In fact, it got a standing ovation for Len! Check it out for yourself here.

Best Trio

Jordan and Lindsay featuring Corbin Bleu

Just like Lindsay, I was definitely seeing double! There are so many similarities between Jordan and Corbin and their dancing skills are included. I believe what made this trio stand out more than the others was that Corbin and Jordan have a very similar dancing style which helped them earn a perfect score.

Who did it better? Jordan Fisher or Amber Riley back in season 17

And I am out of categories for tonight… basically, there is a good chance Jordan and Lindsay are taking home the Mirrorballs this year (in my opinion, although I wouldn’t be opposed to Lindsey and Mark winning, but Mark has won a few times already.)

Trio round
Photo courtesy of ABC


Terrell and Cheryl’s Charleston : 27/30

Drew and Emma’s Rumba : 22/ 30

Victoria and Val’s Argentine Tango : 24/30

Lindsey and Mark’s Samba : 26/30

Frankie and Witney’s Viennese Waltz : 26/ 30

Jordan and Lindsay’s Quickstep : 30/30

Terrell and Cheryl (featuring Season 1 champ, Kelly Monaco)’s Rumba: 24/30

Drew and Emma (featuring Season 24 champ, Rashad Jennings)’s Cha Cha : 25/30

Victoria and Val (featuring Season 23 champ, Laurie Hernandez)’s Jive: 24/30

Lindsey and Mark (featuring Season 6 champ, Kristy Yamaguchi)’s Jazz routine: 28/30

Frankie and Witney (featuring Season champ, Alfonso Ribeiro)’s Jive : 27/30

Jordan and Lindsay (featuring Season 17 finalist, Corbin Bleu)’s Salsa : 30/30

Last week’s recap.

Couples not called to safety

Frankie and Witney

Terrell and Cheryl


Terrell and Cheryl

The semi-finals are next week! The remaining couples will recreate some of the most iconic dances in Dancing with the Stars history and our pros will pick the other dance for their celebrity partners. Follow @late_reviews on twitter to tweet along next Monday night!

About Sapna

I am just a girl who loves to watch TV. A Gilmore Girls-enthusiast who talks really fast and drinks a lot of coffee. Chick or the egg, not sure which came first the coffee or GG watching. I will also be covering Playing House and livetweeting New Girl, Brooklyn 99, and Dancing with the Stars. Follow me on twitter at @Sappy519.

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