DWTS 2016 Recap: Laurie Hernandez Dances to Michael Jackson, Sasha and Emma Get Engaged!
Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars 2016 continued in Week 4's Cirque Du Soleil Night where the Dancing with the Stars cast performed routines to music from The Beatles, Michael Jackson and more! It was another magical, memorable night as our fearless celebrities continuing their quest for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Which stars shined brightest during this intriguing night of Sambas, Tangos and more? Let's find out right now. See all the highlights of the night in our Dancing with the Stars video recap of Cirque Du Soleil Night with all the top moments along with the first perfect score of the season in the Glitter Report! Oh, and check out that awesome marriage proposal that shocked the ballroom on Results Night!
The First Perfecto: Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy (Jazz): Laurie channeled her inner-Michael Jackson for this one. Carrie Ann felt like a a star was born with that one. Julianne says Michael Jackson may be the King of Pop, but Laurie is Queen of the Ballroom! In short all the judges were blown away. Guess that's why they gave Laurie three 10s for the first perfect score of the season. Enjoy Laurie's dance all over again right here, right now!
Sasha Farber and Emma Slater Get Engaged! See the ballroom proposal!
Show-Stopper: James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess (Quickstep): Bruno felt the dance was a real show-stopper that James nailed stylistically. Carrie Ann agreed it was a great way to end the most magical night of the season even though there was a teeny mistake in the mix. Julianne believes James could change careers and become a Broadway star.
Controversy No More: Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Argentine Tango): After settling some miscommunication between Amber and Julianne, the latter went on to say this dance was Amber's true essence. Bruno said he would have plenty more of the dish he just saw. Carrie Ann said it was a pleasure to watch Amber blow them away.
Feel the Energy: Terra Jole and Sasha Farber (Samba): Bruno loved that she put some difficult steps in there even though she missed a couple of passes. Carrie Ann felt like Terra changed the energy of the room and Julianne agrees that Terra makes everyone feel free. The dance was good enough to earn her first 9 of the season. See why!
Agent of Fun: Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold (Charleston): Julianne felt the team totally nailed the dance, but wanted a little more energy toward the end. Bruno thinks Calvin is turning into a Marvel Agent of Fun. Carrie Ann forgave all the lifts because it's Cirque Du Soleil Night.
Here's a breakdown of the rest of the dances:
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev (Argentine Tango): Bruno felt Maureen turned into a 1920's movie queen. In short, she was on it. Carrie Ann felt Maureen maintained the focus of everyone in the room but agreed with Bruno that she needed a little more intensity in her footwork. Julianne advised Maureen to trust her partner because he's turning her into a great dancer.
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko (Foxtrot): Carrie Ann loved the choreography, but there are times when Jana looks a little lost. Julianne wants to see this team break out of the middle and work on their spotting. Bruno liked the fluid, underarm passes he saw in the dance. He agreed with the ladies that Jana must relax the tension.
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough (Paso Doble): Julianne felt is was a beautifully-done dance, but wants Marilu to think less and feel more. Bruno knows it was a difficult routine that she embraced at times. He wants her to rule the stage. Carrie Ann senses all the ambition inside Marilu, but she may be trying to force the dance "next to Derek" instead of doing it "with" him.
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke (Viennese Waltz): Carrie Ann saw improvement in the dance and was impressed with his frame. Julianne loved Cheryl's choreography and was impressed at how Ryan is applying the notes he's been given. Bruno felt this was his best performance so far.
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Allison Holker (Tango): Julianne knows that it wasn't his best dance, but there's always next week. Bruno agrees. Carrie Ann wants Babyface to come back harder, stronger and more definite.
Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson (Viennese Waltz): Julianne felt the theme really worked in Vanilla Ice's favor. Bruno felt the spinning was much better, but he needs to be careful of not turning into Edward Scissorhands. Carrie Ann felt he moved to a new level with this dance.