On Dancing With the Stars Season 18, Week 8 ,Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Danica McKellar and Valentin Chmerkovskiy teamed up for the Celebrity Dance Duel. They had Salsa. A Chmerkovskiy team up? We're all about that!
In the video package, we see that the dynamic was a little weird, even though these pairs have worked together before. Danica found it hard to relax. Danica and Val got into a little bit of a spat when Danica said the men insult them. Val and Maks' grandma showed up when she found out her grandsons were dancing together. It helped move the group to a more positive place.
The result was a really cool dance. there were a couple of moments out of sync, but we liked this overall. Danica kept up with Meryl pretty well. There was a lot of content, and these pairs looked good together.
Len loved the content in the dance, and the technique. He also noted the lack of sync, but as a performance it was fab. Abby Lee Miller said that when they were dancing without the pros there were some mistakes. She would have liked to see the girls in heels. Bruno loved the Samba content. However, they looked slightly off because their bounces were slightly off, but it was good. Carrie Ann thought they did well coming together, but yes, sync issues.
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