Dancing With the Stars Season 17 Week 8: Best and Worst Performances
Dancing With the StarsSeason 17, Week 8 was all about Cher. Cher's music, Cher's performances, and Cher's judging. We enjoyed seeing the icon in action, but it felt like she overshadowed the competitors — or maybe that's just because almost everyone underperformed.
After a couple of incredibly strong weeks where 10s were being thrown out all over the place, Week 8 was a bit lackluster. Few people were spectacularly bad, but no one was spectacularly good either. That said, there is always a best and a worst. Read on for our picks, and then sound off in the comments about who you thought brought it this week, and who flopped.
Best: Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff vs. Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy, Cha-Cha-Cha
We love that two of the strongest couples in the competition faced off, and the result was two fab Cha-Chas. Corbin and Karina edged out Elizabeth and Val for the extra three points, but we thought either couple would have been deserving winners.
Honorable Mention: Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke, Tango
Finally, we were impressed by Jack. The Tango suited him, and he had good sharpness. This was just a solid, fun dance.
Elizabeth should have knocked Jazz out of the park, since she has a background in it, but this performance was a bit of a mess. She probably shouldn't have forced Val to change the song after he'd already choreographed most of a different dance.
Who were your favorites and least favorites of the night? Let us know in the comments below.
Catch the next episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 17 on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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