The next couple to take the ballroom dance floor is Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko, dancing a 1970s-inspired samba to “Get Down Tonight” by KC and the Sunshine Band.
Bruno Tonioli praises her performance, calling it “hot.” Carrie Ann Inaba calls out their lifts and says there were issues with musicality. Len Goodman calls it “clean” and quick,” but says it needed more samba content. Julianne Hough says there was a lot of pressure, but adds that she believes in them and liked the “funk” in the dance. After Gleb says they put on a show and that it’s not a “dance competition,” they score a 34.
Watch Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko’s 1970s-Inspired Samba
It’s “Eras Night” and the dance floor is ready for a serious dose of nostalgia. The remaining couples will perform dance routines inspired by various decades to dance styles such as the Charleston, foxtrot and jitterbug. Head judge Len Goodman returns to the judging panel this evening. The first set of team dances also occurs tonight, with Team Past (James, Calvin, Ryan, Maureen) going head-to-head against Team Future (Marilu, Laurie, Terra, Jana). Who will come out on top? One couple will be eliminated at the end of tonight’s episode, leaving seven couples who will be preparing spooky performances for Halloween Week next Monday.
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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, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte with Cheryl Burke, former NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson Jr. with Lindsay Arnold, actress Maureen McCormick with Artem Chigvintsev, 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 and Amber Rose 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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