AceShowbiz - "Dancing with the Stars" saw celebrity dancers taking a trip down memory lane on the Music Video Night. In the Tuesday, November 7 episode, stars danced to songs from famous music videos before the judges, Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and guest judge Paula Abdul.
The first pair to hit the ballroom that night were Lele Pons and Brandon Armstrong. They danced a Salsa to Shakira's "Wherever Whenever". Derek said that Lele "nailed" the routine, but noted that she had to have better control on her movements. Paula, meanwhile, called her "wickedly seductive." Carrie Ann also praised Lele by saying that she was mesmerizing. The pair got 33 out of 40.
Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov followed it up. They opted to honor Britney Spears with their Cha Cha dance to "Slave 4 U". Carrie Ann loved the routine, saying that the reality TV star was "spot on" and that she channeled Britney perfectly. Derek also dubbed Ariana "fantastic." The performance earned the couple 37 out of 40.
The next couple was Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold. The two danced a Jazz to NSYNC's hit "It's Gonna Be Me" for the night. Bruno said that Harry had issues when it came to syncing, but his performance was enjoyable. Carrie Ann also insinuated that she wasn't impressed, while Derek said that the routine was fun though he needed to connect his movements more. Harry got 24 out of 40.
Later, Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach danced a Jazz to "Take on Me" by A-HA. Carrie Ann said she was "underwhelmed" by the performance, though she loved the classic jazz choreography. Derek agreed, while Bruno praised Jason's storyline. Paula said she was impressed by Jason's transformation into an amazing dancer. The judges gave him 35 out of 40.
Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber hit the dance floor to dance a Quickstep to Christina Aguilera's "Candyman". Derek thought it was Alyson's best dance so far, with Bruno noting that it was "spot on." Bruno also called it a "proper Quickstep." As for Carrie Ann, she noted that there was something magical in the performance. Alyson got 33 out of 40.
Up next, Xochitl Gomez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy followed it up with a Jazz to Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl". Paula raved about how Xochitl perfectly mimicked Gwen's mannerism, though Bruno thought that it wasn't Xochitl's best performance. Carrie Ann disagreed, praising Xochitl for her pro-like response to her mistake. Derek, however, agreed with Bruno as he commented about the off-timing in the performance. Xochitl got 34 out of 40.
Later, Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev danced a Jazz to Janet Jackson's "All for You". Bruno hoped that Charity would focus on power and precision. Derek asked Charity to step it up. Meanwhile, Paula, who choreographed for Janet, wished Charity stepped into the singer's power more. Charity earned 32 out of 40.
Rounding out the night, Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd danced a Quickstep to Elton John's "I'm Still Standing". Carrie Ann said it was a magical performance, but he made some mistakes during the routine. Derek also commented on Barry's mistakes, but the judge praised his frame. Paula thought it was "a joy and delight" to see Barry dancing. The judges gave Barry 28 out of 40.
Before it was time for a dance group, it was revealed that Ariana and Pasha arrived at the top of the leaderboard. It meant that they wouldn't have to do dance-off next week. Later, team Young N' Style, who was made up of Harry, Charity, Lele and Xochitl, hit the ballroom to dance "Gangnam Style" by PSY. After the performance, Derek went to hug Harry as he was impressed by the latter's improvement. The judges gave the team a perfect score of 40.
Following it up, team 4 Everybody, who consisted of Alyson, Barry, Ariana and Jason, danced "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by Backstreet Boys. Carrie Ann said it was a fun performance, though she noted that it wasn't as in unison as the other team was. However, Derek thought that Team 4 Everybody was cleaner than team Young N' Style. Team 4 Everybody got 37.
It was time to find out the results. The safe celebrities were Ariana , Harry, Xochitl, Jason and Alyson. That meant Lele, Charity and Barry were in jeopardy. Unfortunately, the night was Lele's last performance on "DWTS" as she was eliminated.