Category Archives: Sherri Shepherd

DWTS 14: Compare jive

Jive

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough:

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas

Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy:

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson:

William Levy and Cheryl Burke

Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff:

Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya:

Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani:

DWTS 14: Compare tango

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson

Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff

Sherri Shepard and Val Chmerkovskiy

Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus

 

DWTS 14: Compare rumba

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 27 (9, 9, 9)

William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 27 (9, 8, 10)

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 26 (9, 8, 9)

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 25 (9, 8, 8)

  • Week 3
  • “For the Cool in You”—Babyface

Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff: 24 (8, 8, 8)

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 23 (7, 8, 8)

Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 21 (7, 7, 7)

DWTS 14 Week 4 results: Less bubbly in the ballroom

There were celebrities that I would have rather seen leave first, but the fans have spoken and there will be fewer laughs and less bubbly in the ballroom of “Dancing with the Stars” season 14.

Week 4 (Rock Week) saw Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy leave the dance floor. Shepherd contributed far more to the fun of DWTS this season than say Melissa Gilbert and her partner showed her off better than Tristan does Gladys Knight.

Shepherd was also healthy  while two other women are injured. Gilbert suffered a mild concussion last night. Maria Menounos injured a rib and now has a stress fracture in her foot. That could easily become a break and she can’t dance without being on her feet.

Most people probably expected Gavin DeGraw and his partner Karina Smirnoff to be eliminated. They had been in the bottom two the last two weeks. Yet they were told early on that they weren’t going home.

Of course, besides DeGraw one expected another celebrity to be in the bottom two, but not the celebrity who Carrie Ann Inaba has just labeled the best male dancer of the season. Yet it was Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower who were low on fan support.

If that Disney star wasn’t feeling audience love, another Disney star was. Kyle Massey was back on DWTS as part of a promotional performance for the new DWTS Live Las Vegas show. Massey competed with Lacey Schwimmer during season 11 in 2010. They finished second behind Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough.

Ballroom dance fans will recognize the song the piece the Las Vegas cast performed to because it was used in a famous ballroom routine by Max Kozhevnikov & Yulia Zagoruychenko.

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy’s Dances

Week 1: Foxtrot

Week 2: Jive

Week 3: Rumba

Week 4: Tango

DWTS 14 Week 4: Sherri Shepherd tangles with the tango (VIDEO)

On “Dancing with the Stars” season 14, Sherri Shepherd didn’t exactly rock Rock Week. While Shepherd showed she could light up the stage the first week with her foxtrot and even bring a little drama from her life with her rumba last week, this week the tango and her tangled.

That might have been partially the problem with Rock Week and also partially Val Chmerkovskiy’s strategy. They danced to “Cum On Feel the Noize” by Quiet Riot. Her boots seemed to be too much for her because we know she can handle heels. She was able to rock it out on the judges’ table, but the steps on the ballroom floor were a bit wild.

Head judge Len Goodman commented that although he loved the start, the routine didn’t suit her bubbly personality. He thought she coped well, but that isn’t going to be enough with this tough field.

Bruno Tonioli asked her slyly “Voulez-vous coucher avec mois?” But he also felt her moves needed to be a bit sharper.

Carrie Ann Inaba agreed with Goodman saying that the routine lacked Shepherd’s usual exuberance. She thought Shepherd’s face was expressionless.

For the female fans, we did get to see Val’s chest and like Shepherd, we can fully appreciate it. Did you like the tattoo across Val’s chest?

LEADER BOARD

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (9, 8, 9)
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9)
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 23 (8, 8, 7)
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 7, 8)
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22 (8, 7, 7)
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)
Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 20 (7, 6, 7)

STANDINGS BY INDIVIDUAL DANCE
Jive
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 7, 8)
Levy and Burke had the fourth highest score for jive, tied with Jaleel White and his partner Kym Johnson.
Paso Doble
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)
Tango
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff: 23 (8, 8, 7)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22 (8, 7, 7)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 20 (7, 6, 7)
Viennese Waltz
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9)

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

DWTS 14 Week 4: A gentleman takes the lead

On “Dancing with the Stars” season 14, it was rock week and for the first time, Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas weren’t the high scoring team. Jenkins and Ballas fell to fourth place while football star Donald Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd finished in first with 27.
But Driver and Murgatroyd were only one point ahead of two teams: Maria Menounos and Derek Hough and Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower. Both teams received the exact same score: 9, 8, 9.
Another surprise of the night, musician Gavin DeGraw and his partner Karina Smirnoff were just one point behind Jenkins and Ballas. At the bottom were the Empress of Soul Gladys Knight and her partner Tristan MacManus. But I think fans will save them. Knight and MacManus tangoed to “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen which doesn’t strike me as a good sign for tango, American or international.
Driver and Murgatroyd were also the high score for their dance, the paso doble (which they danced to Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.”) Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas were the second highest score with 24 ( “Time Is Running Out” by Muse). Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the low score (“Conquest” by The White Stripes).
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough were the high score for tango with 26 (9, 8, 9).  Their song was “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper. There’s another song that doesn’t say tango.
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 23 (8, 8, 7)
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 7, 8)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22 (8, 7, 7)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 20 (7, 6, 7)

Jive
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 7, 8)
Levy and Burke had the fourth highest score for jive, tied with Jaleel White and his partner Kym Johnson.
Paso Doble
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)
Tango
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff: 23 (8, 8, 7)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22 (8, 7, 7)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 20 (7, 6, 7)
Viennese Waltz
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9)

COUPLE NAME

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

Phone:

  • 800-868-3403
  • 800-VOTE4-03
  • Text-in Code: 3403 

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff

Phone:

  • 800-868-3404
  • 800-VOTE4-04
  • Text-in code: 3404

Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus

Phone:

  • 800-868-3411
  • 800-VOTE4-11
  • Text-in Code: 3411

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

Phone:

  • 800-868-3412
  • 800-VOTE4-12
  • Text-in Code: 3412

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Phone:

  • 800-868-3410
  • 800-VOTE4-10
  • Text-in Code: 3410

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Phone:

  • 800-868-3401
  • 800-VOTE4-01
  • Text-in Code: 3401

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3407
  • 800-VOTE4-07
  • Text-in Code: 3407

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

Phone:

  • 800-868-3405
  • 800-VOTE4-05
  • Text-in Code: 3405

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3406
  • 800-VOTE4-06
  • Text-in Code: 3406

William Levy & Cheryl Burke

Phone:

  • 800-868-3408
  • 800-VOTE4-08
  • Text-in Code: 3408

Vote online. 

Rumba
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 25 (9, 8, 9)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Salsa
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 28 (9, 9, 10)
Samba
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 25 (8, 8, 9)
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 24(8, 8, 8)
Waltz
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 29 (10, 9, 10)

Week 2

Jive

Quickstep

WEEK 1

Foxtrot

Cha cha cha

DWTS 14: Compare Foxtrot

William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 30 (10,10,10)

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 29 (10,9,10)

  • Week 8
  • Foxtrot
  • “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (8, 9, 9)

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 26 (9, 8,9) Week 1

The Show“—Lenka

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26 (9,8,9) Week 1

The Way You Look Tonight“—Frank Sinatra

Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8,8,8)

Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus: 24 (8, 8, 8) week 3

Cupid“—Sam Cooke

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23 (8, 7, 8) Week 1

Sugar Town“—Nancy Sinatra

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23 Week 1

Sherry“— Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20 Week 1

I Run to You“—Lady Antebellum

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20 (7, 6,7) Week 1

Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby“—Diana Krall

Foxtrot

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 26 Week 1

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26 Week 1

Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 24 (8, 8, 8) week 3

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23 Week 1

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23 Week 1

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20 Week 1

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20 Week 1

DWTS 14 Week 3: Sherri Shepherd rumbas

It was hard to believe that transformation in Sherri Shepherd from happy and bouncy to serious and dramatically emotional in her rumba.

Her story was about the birth of her premature son. She and Val Chermerkovskiy danced to “If I Could” by Regina Belle.

Len Goodman thought she did a great job and her triple spins were good.

Bruno Tonioli felt it was very well expressed.

Carrie Ann Inaba felt Shepherd was “so true to herself.”

  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 29 (10, 9, 10)
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 28 (9, 9, 10)
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 25 (8, 8, 9)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 25 (9, 8, 9)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 24(8, 8, 8)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Foxtrot
  • Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Knight has the third highest score for the foxtrot. She danced to “Cupid” by Sam Cooke.
Jive
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Dancing the jive to Jive “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine, Gilbert and Maksim received the second highest score for the jive.
Rumba
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 25 (9, 8, 8)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Salsa
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 28 (9, 9, 10)
Samba
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 25 (8, 8, 9)
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 24(8, 8, 8)
Waltz
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 29 (10, 9, 10)

Online voting 

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Week 3

Week 2

Jive

Quickstep

WEEK 1

Foxtrot

Cha cha cha

DWTS 14 Week 3 results: A gentleman leaves the ballroom

With five out of 11 teams tied for the bottom spot, it was a hard call this week on “Dancing with the Stars.” Consider that no one scored below 20 this week so the competition was tough. There was the indie musician Gavin DeGraw, the TV icon Melissa Gilbert, the Empress of Soul Gladys Knight, the bubbly talk show host Sherri Shepherd and the singer and soap opera actor Jack Wagner.

  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 24(8, 8, 8)

Consider that Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy had the lowest average with 21. 3 for three dances, but DeGraw and his partner Karina Smirnoff were on a little bit ahead with 21.7. Gladys Knight, the oldest contestant, and her partner Tristan MacManus had a 22 point average. Not bad for a lady who sang while the Pips danced.  Of the five, this team had the lowest score–a 19 during week 2.

Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya had a 22.7 average and were behind Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy who had a 23.3 average. But average scores don’t really count during the eliminations. Fan voting does.

At the end of the night it was Jack Wagner and his partner Anna Trebunskaya who were eliminated. Wagner had his own style and wasn’t a bad dancer–there are not really bad dancers this season. He had a tendency to raise his shoulders instead of keeping them down and serene. He didn’t have crisp kicks and flicks in his jive. He didn’t snap his legs to their full extension and his hands were somewhat awkward. His arms didn’t transition with fluidity. He sometimes overdanced, but in another season, he would have had time to overcome that.

For me, it was a real toss up between Wagner and DeGraw, but DeGraw has that awkward puppy charm and his fans obviously came through last night.

DWTS routines

Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya:

Week 1: Foxtrot to “Sugar Town” by Nancy Sinatra 23 (8, 7, 8)

Week 2: Jive to “Gimme Some Lovin” by The Spencer Davis Group  21 (7, 7, 7)

Week 3: Samba to “Lighting Up the Night” by Jack Wagner 24 (8, 8, 8)

The samba is a touch dance for most men (maybe not William Levy) because it requires a lot of hip movement and straight knee to flexed knee. Len Goodman thought it was his best dance. His timing was much better. Wagner’s personal story was finding his biological 23-year-old daughter last year.

DWTS 14 Week 3: First tens of the season posted

How hot is the cast for this season’s “Dancing with the Stars”? Tonight, two celebrities received tens. Two went to the number one couple, Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas who finished the night in first place (29) and Latin lover William Levy with his partner Cheryl Burke received one ten with two nines for 28.
Of course those tens were from Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Head judge Len Goodman has get to give a perfect score of ten this season. His highest score of the night was nine. In all, 11 nines were awarded last night.
In second with straight nines was TV announcer Maria Menounos and Derek Hough (27). Five teams were tied at the bottom with eights straight across. This will be a hard elimination!
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 29 (10, 9, 10)
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 28 (9, 9, 10)
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 25 (8, 8, 9)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 25 (9, 8, 9)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 24(8, 8, 8)
  • Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Foxtrot
  • Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Knight has the third highest score for the foxtrot. She danced to “Cupid” by Sam Cooke.
Jive
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Dancing the jive to Jive “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine, Gilbert and Maksim received the second highest score for the jive.
Rumba
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 25 (9, 8, 9)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Salsa
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 28 (9, 9, 10)
Samba
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 25 (8, 8, 9)
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 24(8, 8, 8)
Waltz
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 29 (10, 9, 10)

Online voting 

COUPLE NAME

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

Phone:

  • 800-868-3403
  • 800-VOTE4-03
  • Text-in Code: 3403 

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff

Phone:

  • 800-868-3404
  • 800-VOTE4-04
  • Text-in code: 3404

Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus

Phone:

  • 800-868-3411
  • 800-VOTE4-11
  • Text-in Code: 3411

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya

Phone:

  • 800-868-3402
  • 800-VOTE4-02
  • Text-in Code: 3402

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

Phone:

  • 800-868-3412
  • 800-VOTE4-12
  • Text-in Code: 3412

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Phone:

  • 800-868-3410
  • 800-VOTE4-10
  • Text-in Code: 3410

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Phone:

  • 800-868-3401
  • 800-VOTE4-01
  • Text-in Code: 3401

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3407
  • 800-VOTE4-07
  • Text-in Code: 3407

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

Phone:

  • 800-868-3405
  • 800-VOTE4-05
  • Text-in Code: 3405

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3406
  • 800-VOTE4-06
  • Text-in Code: 3406

William Levy & Cheryl Burke

Phone:

  • 800-868-3408
  • 800-VOTE4-08
  • Text-in Code: 3408

Vote online. 

Jive

Quickstep

WEEK 1

Foxtrot

Cha cha cha
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