Dancing With the Stars Season 18, Week 9 Best and Worst Performances
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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars Season 18, Week 9 Best and Worst Performances

The Dancing With the Stars Season 18 semifinals (Week 9) brought the competition to a whole new level, with every star giving it their all for two full dances.

Who proved they really deserved to be there, and who faltered under the pressure? Read on for Wetpaint Entertainment's picks for best and worst of the night, and then share your own choices in the comments below!

Best: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Viennese Waltz

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Jive was also fantastic, but we pick their Viennese Waltz for the best dance of the night. It might be our favorite Viennese Waltz in the history of the show. Meryl can sell a story like no one else.

Score: 40/40.

Honorable Mention:
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess, Foxtrot

We're devastated Charlie White and Sharna Burgess were eliminated, and this sparkling Foxtrot shows exactly why we think they deserved to make it all the way.

Score: 40/40.

Honorable Mention:
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd, Cha-Cha-Cha

We're normally not as impressed by James Maslow as the judges, but we loved this MJ inspired Cha-Cha-Cha. Props to Peta for blending pop inspired moves with a ton of real Cha-Cha content.

Score: 40/40.

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas, Viennese Waltz

The visible mistakes made this a weak dance for semifinals week. Fortunately, Candace's Jazz was much better.

Score: 34/40.

Dishonorable Mention:
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd, Rumba

Honestly? We kinda just found this one boring. Yawn.

Score: 36/40.

Who were your favorites and least favorites of the night? Let us know in the comments below.