DWTS 14 Week 2: Sherri Shepherd in fifth place (VIDEO)

Sherri Shepherd had a surprise up her sleeve at the beginning of her second routine last night on “Dancing with the Stars” season 14. And things got moving once she tore off those whole dress for a Tina Turner-inspired routine that garnered Sherri Shepherd a 23 to be tied for fifth place.

Shepherd continues to surprise and delight and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy might emerge from his brother Maksim’s shadow. Val looks like he has a winner while Maksim’s partner Melisssa Gilbert is stiff.  Shepherd had a few mistakes–one more obvious than the others, but she took the advice my dance teachers always give–fake it and don’t let your audience know you’ve done an “oops.”

Bruno Tonioli exclaimed,  “You know how to work all of that magnificent equipment” and she can really shake it. Another score for thick girls.

Carrie Ann Inaba laughed and commented,  “Sherri Shepherd I’m in love with you” and praised her confidence. Isn’t that what our teachers always tell us? Confidence and get the audience on your side.

Shepherd got head judge Len Goodman on her side, and he was all smiles when he said, “You felt good, I felt good and the audience felt good.” He did, however, note,  “I would have liked more jive content” but that was something he felt at this stage was very minor. Shepherd and Val were the second highest scoring team for the jive and they were tied for fifth place with the combined scores. The question from here is can Val increase the content and can Shepherd pull it off?

We hope she comes back and from the roar of the crowd, we think she has the votes as well as the talent to shake, shake it.

Cumulative scores

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26+26 = 52
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 24 + 25 = 49
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 23+26=49
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 26+22=48
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 23+23 = 46
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 21+ 25 = 46
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 21 + 24 = 45
Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 23+21 = 44
Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 23+19 = 42
Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 20 + 21 = 41
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20+20=40
Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani: 20+ 17 = 37

Jive

  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 21
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 21
  • Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani: 17

Quickstep

  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 25
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 25
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 24
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20
  • Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 19

Online voting 

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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on March 27, 2012, in Dancing with the Stars Season 14, Sherri Shepherd and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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