You know what would’ve been fun? If instead of doing that whole “Dance in Movies” montage with Macy‘s “Stars of Dance” performers, why not have the DWTS stars and pros out there? It’d be fun to see Jake as Austin Powers and Chelsie as a 1960s go-go dancer. Anyway, we're not sure what Maxwell brought to the Movie Night theme, but at least “Fistful of Tears” was appropriate enough for Kate.
Let’s take a look at some of the songs performed on the Week 5 Results Show.
Song: "Fistful of Tears"
Dancers: Teddy Forance and Tyne Stecklin
We did a little squeal when we saw Tyne Stecklin, but only because we thought she was Kym Johnson, coming back home to DWTS. Just for a minute. Anyway, she and Teddy threw themselves at the judges’ table — and the judges seemed appreciative — while dancing to the dark, troubled romance of “Fistful of Tears.” Maxwell is a smooth operator, but we still have Sade's “Babyfather” in our heads from last week.
Maxwell recently scored a three-peat with “Fistful of Tears,” his third consecutive No. 1 on Billboard’s Urban Adult airplay charts, making him the first male artist to achieve this feat. Grammy-winning superstars Maxwell and Jill Scott will kick off their U.S. arena tour on May 21 in Cleveland. Maxwell is catapulting off his two recent Grammy Awards and his No. 1 platinum album, BLACKsummers’night (Columbia), which dominated year-end critics lists. Last fall, Maxwell entered the history books at Billboard when “Pretty Wings” and “Bad Habits,” the first two singles from BLACKsummers’night, monopolized the top two slots on the Adult R&B radio airplay chart.
Bonus: Brooke Burke loves the guy. As she Tweeted on Tuesday, "I just met Maxwell. I am a HUGE fan!!!! I'm dying!!!"
Maxwell "Fistful of Tears"
Performer: Debi Nova
Song: “Drummer Boy”
Dancers: Derek Hough, Damian Whitewood, Tony Dovolani, and Dmitry Chaplin
Debi is described as a “Costa Rican sensation” and she’s collaborated with the Black Eyed Peas and Ricky Martin. She does look kind of like a cross between Fergie and Shakira. Actually, she looks almost exactly like Christian Bale’s wife, Sibi. It was great to see Dmitry again — welcome back! — and to see Tony able to actually, you know, dance out there instead of shuffling around in a catatonic haze.
Debi Nova is set to release her Spanish/English, hybrid debut album, Luna Nueva, on Decca/Surco Records this May. She’s amassed an impressive body of work including six Grammy-nominated projects, a No. 1 single, and touring the world. She has been writing and performing professionally since the age of 14 and signed her first songwriter deal at the age of 17, subsequently penning songs for Latin recording artists Belinda and RBD, Sean Paul, Mark Ronson, and her own single, “One Rhythm,” which reached No. 1 in Latin America and on the U.S. dance charts. The forthcoming Luna Nueva is billed as “an irresistible hybrid of Latin rhythms and straight-up pop." Debi Nova “Drummer Boy”
Performers: Macy’s “Stars of Dance”
This week’s performance was “Dance in Movies,” a tribute to some of the most memorable dances from films. It was arranged by award-winning choreographer, Marguerite Derricks, who reprised some her famous choreography from Austin Powers and Fame. It was quite a to-do, actually. Fantastic lighting.
Here are the featured songs:
• “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” the Irving Berlin song from the titular 1930 musical, performed in tops and tails. • “You Should Be Dancing” by the Bee Gees from Saturday Night Fever, performed by guys in white polyester John Travolta suits. • Austin Powers instrumental theme danced by girls in 1960s Go-Go boots and a cute guy in the cheesy Austin suit. Did you know: The proper name of the Austin Powers theme song is "Soul Bossa Nova”? It was originally composed by Quincy Jones for the 1964 movie The Pawnbroker. Cool intel. • Debbie Allen showed up for about three seconds to have a nice darkly lit intro for the inevitable Fame dance.