Dancing With The Stars Semi Finals Recap

And now for the final four! Last night’s Dancing With The Stars saw the semi-finals elimination, which gave us our season 17 final four. They are — Amber Riley and Derek Hough, Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff, Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke, and…. Bill Engvall and Emma Slater. That’s right, unfortunately it was Leah Remini’s time to go. Leah, beset by injuries throughout and not as (ahem) desperate as some of the others to win was graceful in her goodbye. Now for the couples – Corbin and Karina did a tango that earned them a 35 out of 40 because it was a little “full on” and intense. They then performed a Rumba, which gave them the first perfect score of the evening giving them a 75 out of a possible 80 points. Good position to be in. Next we have Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke. They did a jazz number that earned them a 33. Unfortunately, Jack was having some MS related complications but managed to rise above them and deliver a rousing if not technically perfect performance. Later, they danced a Tango that garnered them a 38 out of 40. That leaves them with a 71 out of 80. Not too shabby. Leah and Tony danced a Paso Doble to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” for a 32 out of 40. The judges said her turns were weak. Later in the evening, they danced a Tango set to a string version of “Bad Romance.” They got a 33, which brought them to 65 for the evening. As we now know, this wasn’t enough to carry them through. Bill Engvall and Emma Slater seem to be the fan favorites in the competition. They danced a Tango that gave them low marks in the judge’s books (28 out of 40) but as we know they still made it through. Later, they picked it up with their Tango earning a 32 bringing them to 60 out of 80. Finally, Amber Riley got her knees checked out. The doctor gave her a clear bill of health so this week she brought it. She danced a fierce Jazz number with Derek to start out, earning a 39 out of 40. Impressive! Later they danced a Viennese waltz that was romantic and light footed. They got a perfect score to bring their total for the evening to 79 out of 80. Tune in next week for the finals to see how the four remaining couples try for the coveted mirror ball trophy!