Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko take the dance floor next, performing the waltz to “She Used to Be Mine” from Tony Award-nominated “Waitress.”
Idina Menzel says there was so much complexity in their performance, adding that she broke her. Julianne Hough commends them for performing from the heart, while Bruno Tonioli calls their partnership “a dream.” Carrie Ann Inaba says she felt like she was watching a slice of her life, adding that it was mesmerizing. They score a perfect 40.
Watch Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko’s Waitress-Inspired Waltz
“Showstoppers Night” brings the glitz and glamor of Broadway to the dance floor tonight. Couples will dance to shows that are currently playing, as well as those that have ended their run. They will also all perform a second song as part of the “Team-Up Challenge.” Dance styles include the samba, paso doble, contemporary, waltz, Charleston and jazz. Scores from the challenge will be added to the final judges’ scores from the first round of competition. Idina Menzel joins the judging panel tonight as a guest judge and will also perform her new single “Queen of Swords.” Other performers include Leona Lewis and Mark Ballas (former pro) and The Four Seasons. One couple will be eliminated tonight, as five couples near the semifinals.
Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions
Love that @kramergirl has the song by @SaraBareilles …stand back while I sob. #dwts
— PDU64 (@KAFRY80) November 8, 2016
@kramergirl and @SaraBareilles what more could I possibly ask for?!?AMAZING!! ❤️ #DWTS #TeamGlamer @DancingABC
— Layla Budin (@laylabudi) November 8, 2016
I'm gonna cry with this one. 'She Used To Be Mine' is one of the most gorgeous songs ever written. #DWTS #Waitress
— ✨ Haley ✨ (@alohaleymora) November 8, 2016
YAY IT'S TIME #WaitressMusical #DWTS
— Johnny (@JohnnyKeps) November 8, 2016
I am NOT PREPARED for this Waltz to She Used to be Mine #DWTS @SaraBareilles @WaitressMusical
— Brantly Houston (@bthouston11) November 8, 2016
.@kramergirl and @Gleb_Savchenko always put out all the stops! It is so fun to see them grow on this show! Perfect couple! #TeamGlamer #DWTS
— DWTS Interact (@DWTSInteract) November 8, 2016
According to ABC, “Jana Kramer is an award-winning country artist. Her platinum debut single, ‘Why Ya Wanna,’ soared to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2012, making her the most played new artist of that year, and her self-titled debut album hit No. 5. In 2013, the Academy of Country Music honored her with its Top New Female Artist Award, and Blake Shelton picked her to open on his ‘Ten Times Crazier” tour.’” She has also starred in numerous television shows, most notably as Alex Dupre in “One Tree Hill.”
Now in its 23rd season, “Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home each week as couples vie for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
This season’s star-studded line-up includes Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez with Val Chmerkovskiy, actress Marilu Henner with Derek Hough, former NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson Jr. with Lindsay Arnold, reality TV star Terra Jolé with Sasha Farber, country singer Jana Kramer with Gleb Savchenko, and IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess. Jake T. Austin, Rick Perry, Vanilla Ice, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Amber Rose, Maureen McCormick and Ryan Lochte have since been eliminated from the competition.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night starting at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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