Most Memorable Year Night (aka “Cut Open a Vein Night”) was the focus of last night’s Dancing With the Stars. Here’s a look at who had the best dances — and the most emotional stories!
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson; Quickstep, 24/30
Kudos to Bryan Cranston for doing a taped segment talking about Frankie. He’s such a nice guy I’m considering trying Fast Blast…but I digress. Poor Frankie’s had some major memory lapses over the years so recalling great times presents a challenge.
He chose 2017 for his most memorable year because he’s learned to live in the present. Len Goodman said the couple’s Quickstep reminded him of his mum’s Yorkshire Pudding. #NoHigherPraise.
Host Tom Bergeron reminded us he can pretty much make anyone feel better about anything when he told the Malcolm In The Middle star not to feel too badly about memory lapses: “I’ve been married for 35 and that happens all the time,” Bergeron stated. “It really does!”
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke; Viennese Waltz, 24/30
Owens selected 2012 as his most memorable year, the year his beloved grandmother Alice, who helped raise him with tough love, and passed away after battling dementia.
He broke down in tears with Cheryl in the pre-dance video package. Terrell carried the emotion not only throughout the dance, but in his post-dance interview. Genuine kudos from all three judges followed. Terrell and Cheryl earned a trio of “8”s,” a recurring score throughout the night, and the competition has added another true contender.
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev; Contemporary, 24/30
Nikki chose 2016, the year she had a comeback in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) ring following a diagnosis that left her neck severely injured.
She and Artem danced “Contemporary.” Carrie Ann Inaba called it another “breakthrough” and a “blend of a newfound artistry.”
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd; Contemporary, 22/30
Nick chose the year he married Vanessa. (Who said boy band members weren’t smart?) We got to see the couple’s real-life wedding footage, a nice touch, and one that pulled on the heartstrings.
Nick wore tuxedo pants as he and Peta danced to a wedding theme. A standing ovation and cutaways to 98 Degrees singers in the audience added to the dance’s poignancy. More unanimous raves from the judges, but Len and Bruno Tonioli break…continue reading on the next page —>