It was New York night on last night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars. Celebrating the beauty, the history and the regal elegance of the Big Apple, the pros kicked things with a classy, over-the-top musical group number set to "On Broadway."
The routine was choreographed by the show's own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore and featured Tiler Peck, a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet.
One of the highlights of the night was Bobby Bones – who went rogue.
At the end of his second week performance – a foxtrot routine set to Frank Sinatra’s "New York, New York" – the Nashville-based radio personality decided to finish with a spur-of-the-moment "floss" dance. The move surprised everyone in the studio, including his professional dance partner, Sharna Burgess. Judge Bruno Tonioli called him "brilliantly bonkers."
"I’m confused," judge Carrie Ann Inaba said with a laugh.
"I was feeling it in my heart," Bones said as he caught his breath. "... Len, I knew you would love it."
"It’s not the most elegant foxtrot I’ve ever seen," judge Len Goodman said. "But what I love about you, you come out, and you give it all you’ve got. And you sell it. Well done."
Bones and Burgess scored a collective 20 points from the judges – the same score they earned in Week 1.
Here’s a breakdown of how the other celebs did:
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold danced the Foxtrot to "Boy from New York City." Len Goodman was impressed with how much DeMarcus had improved, while Bruno Tonioli said it looked like he’d been dancing since birth. They scored 24/30.
Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev danced the Cha Cha to "Welcome to New York." Even though Danielle had a misstep and Carrie Ann Inaba called her out for mouthing the count, Len was impressed. They scored 18/30.
John Schneider and Emma Slater danced the Charleston to "New York’s My Home." Bruno called the smooth dance a "first class ride," and it was a clear step up from the week prior. They scored a 23/30.
Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Cha Cha to "Uptown Girl." Although Nancy had a fractured foot and had a small misstep, she stayed confident throughout. They scored 21/30.
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten danced the Argentine Tango to "Swan Lake." Len was impressed, giving the dance a nine, while Carrie Ann wasn’t thrilled with the lift. They scored 25/30.
"Grocery Store " Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson danced the Foxtrot to "New York State of Mind." Joe found his confidence this week and it showed in his performance, regardless of the fact that he was the only "star" with no performance experience whatsoever. They scored a 17/30.
Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong danced the Argentine Tango to "New Dorp. New York." The duo brought the sexy to the tango for this number, with Carrie Ann calling it "the bomb," and their scores echoed that. They got a 26/30.
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson danced the Charleston to "Living in New York City." They shocked everyone, judges included, after a rocky performance week one. They even tied for the top score of the night with 26/30.
Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber danced the Waltz to "A Natural Woman." Mary Lou started out a little stiff and unsure, and then when the chorus came in, she let loose. Len made Sasha's night when he praised Mary Lou’s hand on her final turn. He did criticize her shoulders, which Bruno echoed when he warned against "losing her neck." They scored a 22/30.
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke danced a Quickstep to "42nd Street." While Len told Juan Pablo to be careful with his posture, Carrie Ann really enjoyed it and they became the third team to tie for first place with a score of 26/30.
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe danced the Samba to "Can’t Touch It." The judges loved the new attitude, but they also appreciated how much strength and power it took to hit each of her lifts and poses. They scored a 24/30.
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS BRUNO ON ALEXIS RENS ARGENTINE TANGO PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS BRUNO ON DANELLE UMSTEADS CHA CHA PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS BRUNO ON JOE AMABILES FOXTROT PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS CARRIE ANN ON BOBBY BONES FOXTROT PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS NANCY MCKEON ON HER LEG INJURY
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