It’s always the most difficult and emotional night of the season: Most Memorable Year! See the tear-jerking stories of the stars below!
It was an emotional night on the October 9 episode of Dancing With The Stars. First up, Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson danced Quickstep to “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay. His most memorable year was 2017. Growing up, he achieved many dreams — acting, driving a race car — but he has had mini strokes and multiple concussions, leading to massive memory loss. Finally, he is living in the present and happy. “It was light and fluffy…lots of Quickstep content,” Len Goodman said. Bruno Tonioli loved the glitz and glamour. “You didn’t do that well last week, but now you’re back!” said Carrie Ann Inaba. They got a 24 out of 30!
Next, Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke danced a Viennese Waltz to “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston. His most memorable year was 2012, when he lost his grandmother, who raised him. “I saw poise, I saw a newfound elegance. It elevated everything,” Carrie Ann said. Len said it was a well-crafted routine with a lot of emotion. They got a 24!
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev did a riveting Contemporary to “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. She recalled an injury that almost left her paralyzed! She fought back and returned to the WWE ring 7 months later. “I saw your inner dialogue in your movements…that’s the first time we have really seen you..it was beautiful,” Carrie Ann said. ” Len said it was “strong, powerful and dynamic.” Bruno said it was a contemporary version of the Kama Sutra. Ummm….ok.
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd danced a Contemporary to “Falling Slowly” by Marketa Irglova & Glen Hansard. His most memorable year was 2011, when he married wife Vanessa. It was DEFINITELY his best dance, and he got a standing ovation. Len loved the sensitivity. Bruno said there was a lot of energy. Carrie Ann loved the choreography and said it was his best dance. They got a 22!
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas did a Viennese Waltz to “Anchor” by Mindy Gledhill. Her most memorable year was 2016, when her dad passed away from cancer. “Gorgeous and magical…moving and inspiring” Bruno said. Carrie Ann was in tears. “There is such a unique artistry to you.” Len loved the imagination but wanted more Viennese Waltz.
Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess did a Jazz to “Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield.
Drew Scott and Emma Slater did an enthusiastic Jive to “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen.
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold took our breath away with a Contemporary to “Take Me Home” by Us The Duo.
Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko danced a Foxtrot to “Over My Head (Cable Car)” by The Fray. Such a good song!
Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy are back together after a “personal issue” last week. They did a Rumba to “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)” by Vanessa’s husband Nick Lachey.
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy did a Foxtrot to “I Lived” by OneRepublic.
HollywoodLifers, who had the best dance of the night?