The judges loved both of her routines with Derek Hough — putting Team Shawnough at the top of the leaderboard going into tonight’s double elimination — but Shawn didn't expect things to go well. "This has been the week from hell," she told Zap2it, "I think for the entire cast."
As of two days ago, Shawn said, she and Derek still weren’t finished their Bhangra dance to a Knight Rider theme or their second dance, the Argentine Tango. They threw together the openings of both routines earlier on Monday, if you can believe it. "I think that's why we were so freaking out at the end," Shawn said, "because we were literally expecting to go out there and [bomb]. I'm so proud of what we pulled off."
Shawn has been in the Semifinals before, back on Season 8 when she won. She said at this point in the competition you want to show everyone what you can do, and styles like the ones last night really limited the options and "mentally it shut everybody down."
Please, DWTS, never do that weird mix of dance styles and themes again!
Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Tuesday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.