We're only one week away from the finals on DWTS, meaning only the best of the best were left for week 10!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy made a special appearance at the judges table to help decide which teams were good enough to compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy! This also meant that each couple had a chance to score 10 additional points with each routine!
This season, Amber Riley has had to deal with busy schedules and fight through the pain of knee injuries! However, the Glee is finally starting to heal, and it definitely showed in her performances as she found herself back on top!
Amber and Derek Hough brought new meaning to the term "jazz hands" with their first dance that definitely seemed to rub judges the right way. But Maks had to rain on their parade and kept them from earning a perfect score by giving them a 9 out of 10! Fortunately, he came around for their next performance and awarded them with a 10 along with the other judges, meaning they were just 1 point shy of perfection earning a total of 79 out of 80 for the night!
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff got off to a decent start and earned a 35 for their tango that Len Goodman simply didn't think was tango-y enough! But they really pulled through with their second performance as they got a perfect score their rumba! Corbin and Karina were hot on Amber and Derek's trail and were the second highest scoring team of the night with a total of 75!
The couple earned a respectable 33 for their jazzy performance, but they REALLY picked things up with their second routine which was a super spicy argentine tango! Just judges praised his overall passion and his ability to overcome, and it came through as they rewarded him with a 38 to bring his total up to 71 for the week!
As we previously mentioned, Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani were slightly off their game this week, but they were still able to come away with a total score of 65. However, with with the finals on the line, everyone else is stepping up their game and they just didn't have enough to avoid being eliminated!
Bill Engvall was the latest contestant to be bitten by the injury bug during rehearsals this week as he started experiencing pain in his groin! The comedian didn't let that keep him from having fun, though, as he and Emma Slater proved why he's become the fan favorite!
The scores weren't exactly there for the duo as they were the low-scoring couple of the week with a total of 60, but the judges once again praised their effort, especially in for their surprisingly serious argentine tango that earned them a 32! The fans once again pulled through for Bill and saved him from elimination and send him to the finals!
After another strong week of performances, only four teams were left standing to move onto the finals and get one step closer to hoisting the Mirror Ball Trophy! We can't wait to see what Amber, Corbin, Jack, and Bill have in store for us with everything on the line next week!
Ch-ch-check out some of their best performances (below)!
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