DWTS All-Stars Week 3 Sneak Peek: Iconic Dances and a Double Elimination!
Do you think the extra stress of this week will prompt another Gilles Marini injury? Actually, he sounds excited for Dancing With the StarsSeason 15All-Stars Week 3 — mostly because it’s his job to design his team’s costumes and he told On the Red Carpet he’s not giving Peta Murgatroyd much to wear. He suggested all straight men tune in on Monday to enjoy the show! Other than Gilles pimping out his partner, it’s hard to know what to expect from Iconic Dances Week. The celebrities have to be the “creative directors” of their routines — deciding the music, wardrobe and theme. So whichever celebs get dumped will probably end up blaming themselves in some way. And we’ll lose two couples because there’s a double elimination on Tuesday. It feels early for that kind of scare tactic — and it is. It’s mentioned a couple of times in the On the Red Carpet videos that the double dump was moved up from later weeks. Hmm. Wonder why...
There are 11 coupes left, but not everyone shot a video with OTRC and even those that did didn’t always share full dance information. We have some mysteries to solve in the days leading up to Monday’s Week 3 Performance Show!
Kirstie Alley &Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cha-Cha-Cha Can Maks explain the iconic dance concept for this week? "I have no idea," he told OTRC with a laugh. "I know it's 'my show' but I wasn't part of that script where they decided to do an iconic dance.” Ha! “I think what it is, it's fitting for the All-Stars season. All these stars have already done something that was amazing, so they've been brought back not to do better but to probably do different. So now we get to choose an iconic dance, someone's performance, and see what we can do with it to re-ignite it."
They chose "Moves Like Jagger," Carson Kressley's hilarious Season 13 routine. Kirstie thought Carson did move like Jagger and he inspired her with his thorough entertainment. And the bar is low. Just saying, when it comes to technique, Carson set a low bar.
By the way, Kirstie promised Maks if they get eliminated, she's taking him to Italy. So it's win-win. Except for her clarification: "If we win the thing I'll pay for your trip. Otherwise..." Not much of a "taking you" if you have to pay for your trip!
Emmitt Smith &Cheryl Burke, Paso Doble Cheryl said they were not allowed to pick Freestyle dances as their iconic routines. "We have something in store that I think Emmitt really likes and so hopefully we come out and shine next week,” she said. They picked a Paso Doble. "It's a song that he loves and we're going to just try and..." Emmitt breaks in to do a strong matador stomp. "There you go!"
By the way, Cheryl was particularly upset this week because her "bestie" Kym Johnson was eliminated. Womance!
Gilles Marini&Peta Murgatroyd, Tango Gilles is giddy in his video, saying next week it's Peta's turn to hear people talk about showing more skin. He gave a whole argument to the straight men out there: "Monday night football? Forget about it! Just recap later on. Watch Peta dancing next week. It's going to be sick." What a good pimp! Peta is worried she'll end up having a wardrobe malfunction 'cause there's not much holding her costume together. She's going to be sticky-taped into it.
In picking their iconic routine, Gilles said he didn't look at the dance or who really danced it. He liked a particular song and that's why they went for it. He also chose not to dance a routine that was done by someone else in this competition. He understands it could be considered an honor, but to him, out of respect, he didn't want to take on a previous All-Star contestant's routine.
Peta tweeted that they have the Tango. We already know Gilles can rock an Argentine Tango but in the video they don't mention exactly which past Tango was their iconic inspiration. Gilles said they are going for two very different things at the same time and he wants to "shock and amaze" both worlds at the same time. He wants people to talk about the routine at work and check it out the next day on YouTube.
Apolo Anton Ohno&Karina Smirnoff, Foxtrot Apolo said they didn't know about the double elimination until that night, during the Results Show. They thought it was coming the next week. Their chosen dance was already set. "We chose a dance that's not very high in energy but it's got a lot of emotion, a lot of passion, it's seductive, it's sensual." Karina said. "So it's completely different from the high impact, but it's still high impact in a different kind of way." Now that they know there's a double elimination, she joked that Apolo's going to fly and land on his pinkie — and save the world while he's at it!
Sabrina Bryan &Louis van Amstel, Paso Doble They don’t name the dance style in their video, but Louis tweeted that they chose the Paso Doble. "It's exciting and yet more pressure," Louis said of the week’s theme and double elimination. "The Iconic Dance is we choose one of the dances that has been done in the past 14 seasons but it has to be iconic. So either it had three 10s or there was such sentimental value, but the one we chose has both. Whoever did it had three 10s and it was very sentimental to Sabrina. It's literally iconic to Dancing With the Stars."
Does that make immediate sense to someone? Bells ringing? Do you think they are doing Sabrina's own Paso with Mark on Season 5? They got a perfect score for it on Week 4, which was the earliest anyone had ever received a perfect score. Would you want to redo one of your own routines?
Shawn Johnson &Derek Hough, Quickstep "I love it,” Shawn said of the Iconic Dance concept. “I love the challenge. I love the motivation that comes with it. I feel like the dance that we chose is like a standard and I just have to work harder to hopefully do better. I don't want to compare it, 'cause I feel like it's already an iconic dance so I don't want to take anything away from it, but just do it in our own way."
Derek said he love, love, love, love, loves the song and we already heard it on Tuesday night. Derek wanted to break all the rules with his dance next week but since there's a double elimination ... maybe not.
It sounds like they're doing Helio & Julianne's Quickstep with the music from "The Mask." As in, the yellow zoot suit. As in, his sister's dance. As in, their fellow All-Star's routine that we just saw again earlier on Tuesday night when they showed the All-Stars contestants' best routines. This is ambitious. Would you even want to touch that routine — especially with Helio right there?
Helio Castroneves &Chelsie Hightower, Quickstep Helio and Chelsie don’t beam their trademark smiles in this video, because they just survived being in the bottom two. It hurt to be there, especially knowing they face a double elimination next week. But they have good things coming, including a Quickstep next week.
"The Quickstep is something that I feel more comfortable [with], maybe," Helio said. "Or maybe everybody remembers how well I did." His Season 5 yellow zoot suit Quickstep with Julianne Hough is definitely one of the icons of the series.
Chelsie didn't have much to say in the video. "I'm a little quiet because I feel bad, I honestly do," Chelsie said. "I don't want to put him in that [bottom two] position and you do feel like you take kind of a lot of credit for it." "It's a South America thing," Helio said, joking about Chelsie's "blonde" moment from last week when she wasn't sure about Brazil's language. "They think I'm dumb, that's why they're not voting!" Chelsie said.
Chelsie said Helio is going to tap into his inner creative director abilities and pull it out. "It's going to be a good week for us," Chelsie said. And they really want votes!
Drew Lachey &Anna Trebunskaya, Cha-Cha-Cha They survived this week without being in the bottom two again, but they can't catch their breath because next is a double elimination. Anna is calling this season The Hunger Games — she's expecting a pack of mutant wolves to come after them next.
Drew said, moving forward, they are going to bring more of what they did Week 2 instead of Week 1. Anna said they aren't going to do just a Foxtrot or a Jive, it's going to be them doing the routine. Their personalities and teamwork will come first. Good plan. Especially if they got for another cool rock star vibe like they did this week.
They don’t talk about their specific dance in the video, but Anna tweeted that they have the Cha-Cha-Cha.
Bristol Palin &Mark Ballas, Paso Doble Mark explained why he chose their particular iconic dance for Bristol. "I picked this one because this was the dance she got the highest score the last time we did it [on Season 11]. I like the song, and Derek and Joanna did it. It was a really cool number."
Sounds like Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough’s Futuristic Paso Doble from Season 9!
Kelly Monaco&Val Chmerkovskiy, Paso Doble Kelly and Val also don’t have a video, but she told Soaps In Depth she and Val will be doing a passionate Paso Doble. "I have done that [dance], but I don't remember any of it," Kelly said. "Val's going to nail it. You got to choose an iconic dance, and I chose his brother [Maksim] and Laila Ali's dance [from Season 4] to redo because I think he can do it better!" Them's fightin' words, Maks!
Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Monday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.