DWTS 14 Week 8: William Levy posts perfect foxtrot score

When you hear the roar of the crowd after telenovela star William Levy and his partner Cheryl Burke perform, do you have any doubt they will make the semi-finals? Sealing the deal? A perfect score for their foxtrot.

Levy can be raunchy as he proved in a rumba that was too sexy for Len Goodman, but he can also be sharp and sophisticated. Remember his Latin James Bond Argentine tango?

Last night, he was smooth and sophisticated for the foxtrot, punctuating his routine with sharp turns and changes of tempo.

How sexy was it? Judge Carrie Ann Inaba could only meow.

Head judge Len Goodman was a bit more lucid, calling the performance “a mix of care and flare.”

Bruno Tonioli declared Levy was a heartbreaker, adding, “You couldn’t be more debonair and suave if you tried.”

In the Trio Latin dance, it was Levy, Burke and Tony Dovolani. That’s a high testosterone trio. The performance was hot with a flamenco Zorro flavor.

Inaba was impressed, saying the lines were incredible, but Levy fell out of sync with Dovolani.

Goodman complimented the trio, commenting,  “I salute you. Fabulous job.”

Tonioli compared Levy and Dovolani to raging bulls.  He also noted the lost sync during those knee slides. Knee slides (or star walks) are hard.

While Levy and Burke finished the night with the high score of 57, their average score of 26.5 places them behind early favorite Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas who have an average of 27.2. That, of course, has no bearing on tonight’s results, but both teams should move forward into the semi-finals.

This week Jenkins and Ballas dropped to third, tied with the team of Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd. In second overall, is Disney star Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower.

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

Foxtrot:

  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 30 (10,10,10)
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 29 (10,9,10)
  • 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)
  • Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26 (9,8,9)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8,8,8)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus:24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya:23 (8, 7, 8)
  • Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20
  • Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20 (7, 6,7)

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

Compare paso doble performances

Paso Doble

  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 30 (10, 10, 10)
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 27 (9,9,9)
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke:  27 (9,9,9)
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8,8,8)
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)

LEADER BOARD
Individual dance + Latin Round

William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 30 (10,10,10) + 27 (9,9,9) = 57
*Tony Dovolani*
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 29 (10,9,10) + 27 (9,9,9) = 56
*Sasha Farber*
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9) +28 (10,9,9) = 55
*Karina Smirnoff*
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26 (8,9,9) + 29 (10,9,10) = 55
*Tristan MacManus*
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 28 (10,8,10) +25 (9,7,9) = 53
*Henry Byalikov*
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8,8,8) + 27 (9,9,9) = 51
*Val Chmerkovskiy*

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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 May 8, 2012, in Dancing with the Stars Season 14, William Levy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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