DWTS Recap: Switch-Up Week
I’m sure some stars are wishing they could make switch-up week a permanent situation for the rest of the Dancing with the Stars competition, as some swapped scores along with their partners.
Almost every star seemed to do better with the switch-up than their everyday partners, but sadly that wasn’t the case for Tamar Braxton.
“This is the toughest routine for me to date,” said the R&B singer in a prerecorded segment.
She danced with Louis van Amstel instead of her normal Val Chmerkovskiy, which had her struggling to keep the same momentum this week.
“It’s going into Week One all over again,” she said.
But Braxton’s first dance on the show hardly missed a beat, whereas this week she was disconnected from her partner yet thrived on her own—an issue she had finally tackled with Chmerkovskiy.
Braxton performed the samba to Beyonce’s “End of Time” and though she couldn’t quite maintain her sassy steps with Amstel, she turned out moves even Queen Bey would approve of on her own.
The judges also noted it wasn’t Braxton’s best performance of the competition, but we all know she can do better.
“Out of all the women left in this competition, you are the one that owns the dance floor,” Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said. “Tonight wasn’t your best performance and you know that. But next week will be great.”
Normally Braxton’s score of 29 out of 40 would’ve kept her towards the top of the leaderboard, but Alexa PenaVega got the season’s first perfect score and there was a slew of tens awarded to other stars too.
Last week Bindi Irwin got the first ten and she followed it with another one this week and Carlos PenaVega earned his season’s best so far with a near perfect 39 out of 40.
The competition is getting tighter but don’t count Ms. Tamar out yet!
No one was eliminated after Monday’s performances so be sure to tune in next week to see who goes home!
DWTS airs Monday’s on ABC at 8/7c.