There's something so magical about getting to see Dawson dancing a quickstep. (Photo by Erin McCandless, courtesy ABC)
Was it just us, or was this week's "Dancing with the Stars" the quick-and-dirty edition? There was no theme, and no opening number. It felt like we were just barreling on towards the second elimination of the season. (Maybe it was a palette cleanser before next week's Disney Night to look forward to, which is bound to be chock full of the glitz and glamour we love so much?)
Luckily, the episode wasn't lacking on the dance front. In case you missed it, we rounded up the highlights.
James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater: Quickstep
We loved seeing James Van Der Beek and his partner Emma Slater in this lighthearted (and light-footed) quickstep. James' graceful movement quality is perfectly suited to the style, and the sunshine-y costumes and song had us smiling through the whole routine. The judges (including guest judge Leah Remini) gave James and Emma 7s across the board, for a score of 28 out of 40.
Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten: Paso Doble
As lovers of the dramatic and glamorous, we're big fans of the paso doble. And Bachelorette Hannah Brown brought all of the drama and glamour we could've asked for in her paso last night. She and partner Alan Bersten delivered a tight, substantive, passionate performance. The judges gave them straight 8s, for a score of 32 out of 40.
Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko: Foxtrot
We couldn't get enough of Lauren Alaina's foxtrot. The country queen looked more comfortable than she has all season—maybe because she got to dance to a song that was totally in her wheelhouse. She and partner Gleb Savchenko delivered a dreamy routine full of wistful, romantic glances that earned them all 8s from the judges, for a total score of 32 out of 40.
Unfortunately, after last week's brief respite from eliminations, a couple had to be sent home. Karamo Brown and partner Jenna Johnson and Lamar Odom and pro Peta Murgatroyd ended up in jeopardy; ultimately, the judges chose to send Lamar and Peta packing.
What did you think? Was the right couple sent home? And who's going to be eliminated next?