The competition on Dancing With The Stars has only been getting tougher, which means it's time for some hard eliminations.
This week, the celebs and their partners danced to a song that was representative of their most memorable year ever! Since there's a wide range of people on the show, from entertainers to athletes, the songs were all unique, and amazing!
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But let's get the hard part out of the way and reveal who didn't make the cut this week…
This week, the couple to get kicked off was NFL-hopeful Michael Sam and his partner Peta Murgatroyd. Always a class act, Michael said:
"It was an awesome experience. Please give my partner Peta everything. She was amazing. I had a great time."
The duo turned in a strong Rumba to I'm Not My Father's Son, from the musical Kinky Boots. It was about the year that Sam came out as gay AND joined the NFL. They got a 30 out of 40 for their score, but it just wasn't enough.
The highest scoring performance of the night came from Hunger Games star Willow Shields and Mark Ballas. They chose Atlas by Coldplay for their contemporary dance, representative of the year Willow was cast to be in The Hunger Games when she was only 10 years old!
This dance was as close to perfect as you can get, earning a 39 out of 40 score! And we can't help but think how inneresting it is that Willow picked a song by Chris Martin, who is her movie-sister Jennifer Lawrence's real-life boyfriend!
Olympian Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough danced the Argentine Tango to a song all Olympic fans should remember: Dark Eyes, a Russian love song. Why should you remember this? Because it's the song Nastia skated to in 2008, where she won the gold!
Believe it or not, this is the first time she's performed to the song ever since then, and earned a 36 out of 40.
There were some other incredible performances, but one that was particularly amazing was war vet and amputee Noah Galloway with partner Sharna Burgess, who danced a contemporary number to American Soldier, by Toby Keith. This is a song near and dear to him because it's about the year he lost his arm and leg. He explained:
"I quit looking at what I was missing and paid more attention to what I still had left. This dance represents the journey of acceptance from the man I was to the man I have become."
The judges loved both him and the dance, giving it a 32 out of 40.
Until next week…
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