DWTS 14 Week 4: Maria Menounos tied for second

Last week on “Dancing with the Stars” season 14, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough set tongues wagging with their steamy rumba routine. This week, it was about rock and roll and despite questionable music choices and Hough’s wild mohawk, this couple has great chemistry.
The pair danced the tango to “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper. Menounos has a stress fracture but is such a trooper. No whining. It’s hard not to root for her. She’s tough, but she seems to have a few stumbles and faulty transitions. I wish they had given them a better song.
Carrie Ann Inaba noted how much chemistry the pair has.
Head judge Len Goodman liked the aggression, but thought she lost a little control. Yet he mentioned that the had the best posture of the ladies.
Bruno Tonioli said she had beauty, attitude and sex appeal.
This couple should continue on, but at what cost? Dancing in heels can only make the stress fracture worse and as it is, dancing in heels hurts.  If she continues on, at some point she’ll have to perform two dances and lifts.
The couple ended the night tied for second with Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower.

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

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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 April 10, 2012, in Dancing with the Stars Season 14, Maria Menounos and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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