Dancing with the Stars 2013 said good-bye to yet another celebrity hopeful on April 23. But which of the week’s bottom two—boxer Victor Ortiz or The Bachelor 2013 Sean Lowe—got the boot? Read on for a full results show recap.
International superstar Olly Murs opened the hour-long episode with his mega hit “Troublemaker.” DWTS pros Gleb Savchenko and Lindsay Arnold joined the troupe to perform visual accompaniment on the ballroom floor.
Following the opening act, show co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke reviewed the April 22 leaderboard to lead into a video montage of week six highlights. Then the highest scoring ladies of the week, American Idol alum Kellie Pickler and her partner Derek Hough, and Olympian Aly Raisman and her partner Mark Ballas, were both proclaimed safe to dance as part of next week’s Latin Night.
After a break, special guest Stevie Wonder waxed poetic on appearing as part of the show, sharing that he considers himself a big DWTS fan and that he’d like to dance one day. A ridiculous pre-taped segment featuring some of the couples—and judge Bruno Tonioli—as they tried to sing “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” followed.
Then Tom and Brooke revealed that the winner of the night’s encore dance was Team Paso Doble, so the four couples—Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy, Ortiz and Arnold, Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff, and Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson—hit the ballroom to reprise their routine. It was terrible, just like it was on April 22, and exemplified why DWTS should stop allowing Twitter voters to make any decisions at all.
With the trainwreck in the books, Tom and Brooke turned back to the main purpose of the evening: results. While Zendaya and Val were saved to dance again, Sean and Peta Murgatroyd found themselves in danger. Brooke then chatted briefly with Sean and Peta. Sean called the judges’ harsh comments about his samba “pretty fair,” and said that if he survived to dance again, he’d “work harder.”
Yet more filler followed, as a behind-the-scenes peek at the pre-show routine followed. The celebrities talked frenetically about the drama associated with preparing to perform live, and Tom closed it out by calling the crew “the unsung heroes of Dancing with the Stars.”
Moments later, will.i.am and his back up dancers, all decked out in Hammer pants, took to the DWTS ballroom to perform the peppy “That Power,” which segued into even more results action. Victor and Lindsay learned that they were in jeopardy, while Ingo—whose young son Peanut is quite the superstar—and Kym were saved to dance again.
In the Red Room, Brooke talked the rumba with Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess, and confidence with Jacoby and Karina.
A spirited Macy’s Stars of Dance performance followed, showcasing the work of choreographer AJ Jones.
After a break, Tom and Brooke chatted up the show’s planned April 29 Latin Night. Then a collection of pros and troupe members hit the ballroom to demonstrate what’s in store for viewers.
Finally, attention turned to the last two couples still awaiting their results, Jacoby and Karina, and Andy and Sharna. Jacoby and Karina were declared safe, while Andy and Sharna were left under the glare of the red lights.
With the rest of the results show hoopla out of the way, the final few minutes of the broadcast were dedicated to the week’s elimination. Sharna looked stunned when Tom revealed that she and Andy would be dancing again next week, leaving Victor and Sean to face the music at the week’s bottom two. After the requisite dramatic pause, Victor Ortiz was eliminated from DWTS 2013.
Victor took the news with a smile as the audience stood to applaud his effort. Victor said he “had a blast” and “made great friends,” and invited viewers to follow his boxing career before he and Lindsay shared a final dance.
Dancing with the Stars 2013 continues April 29 on ABC with the seven remaining celebrity/professional pairs.