“Dancing with the Stars” has become a part of America’s television landscape and inspired millions around the world to waltz, cha-cha and samba. Now, for the first time in its 14 seasons, the hit show gives television cameras unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to see how the wildly unpredictable reality show comes together on and off the dance floor. Hosted by “Good Morning America’s” Lara Spencer and by actor, “Good Morning America” contributor and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Cameron Mathison, “Dance Floor Confidential” takes viewers backstage to reveal the secrets to the music, the dance, the costumes, the tanning, the judges, and even the tension and high octane pressure that make the show one of the most competitive on TV. Also, former “Dancing with the Stars” favorites including Kirstie Alley, Joey Fatone, Julianne Hough, Ricki Lake and Mario Lopez talk candidly about the show that brought them a new level of fame, and in some cases, some dramatic weight loss. “Dance Floor Confidential: Behind the Scenes of ‘Dancing with the Stars’” airs as a special edition of “20/20,” MONDAY, APRIL 23 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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This week on Dancing with the Stars, the remaining 10 contestants had to tell a story in their routine using music and props. Petra Nemcova and Hines Ward tied in first place with 25 points apiece. Petra performed a heartfelt waltz which Len Goodman said had grace, elegance and fluid movement. Hines danced a samba. Carrie Ann Inaba said he performed the samba like he has “been dancing your whole life.”
Kendra Wilkinson and Chelsea Kane tied in second place with 23 points each. Len praised Kendra for her “gorgeous leg action” in the rumba while Carrie Ann described the routine as “hot, hot, hot.” Chelsea performed a cha cha cha. Bruno Tonioli said he feel the excitement in the routine. Carrie Ann advised Chelsea to work on her hip action.
Chris Jericho, Kirstie Alley and Ralph Macchio all landed in third place with 21 points. Chris performed a rumba. Judges liked the vulnerability Chris showed but thought he could work on his arms, fluidity and hip action. Despite falling at the beginning of her routine, Kirstie managed to pull off her rumba. Judges loved that she was able to overcome the fall. Ralph performed a rumba that Len thought needed a “bit of refinement.”
Sugar Ray Leonard and Romeo took fourth place with 20 points each. While Len thought Romeo took a “huge step back” with his rumba this week, he praised Sugar Ray for improving. Carrie Ann agreed that Sugar Ray showed a lot of improvement.
Wendy Williams took fifth place with just 15 points for her foxtrot. None of the judges were impressed with her routine.
MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), with couples either performing the Foxtrot or the Cha Cha Cha. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home the following week on the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, MARCH 29 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
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