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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars 2014: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Week 9 Jive (VIDEO)

On the Dancing With the Stars semifinals (Season 18, Week 9), Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced the Jive.

In the video, Meryl met with Kristi Yamaguchi, who gave her advice about the mental stamina you need for the experience. Meryl said it gave her good perspective. She also said having two dances after being on the bottom of the leaderboard is putting pressure on her and Maks. Maks said he had a creative block. He's afraid of letting her down. He has the best dancer on the show, and that puts a lot of pressure on him. They seem to struggle. He lost his temper some. But they can always return to their friendship. She seemed to cheer him up.

The Jive was to "Hound Dog," and it is fantastic. Sharp, fast, fun, everything you want from a Jive.

Len said "no peril Meryl, that was fantastic!" Kenny Ortega said her kicks and flicks were sparking the floor, everything was great. "It's the king and queen of rock and roll!" declared Bruno. Everything was clean and sharp, and stylistically it was impeccable. "Perfect." Carrie Ann loved it. Maks kissed her! Meryls movements were perfect.

Score: 40/40.

Dancing With the Stars airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.