Dancing With the Stars recap: Ain't No Party Like a Mirror Ball Party

Party Anthem night brings out the robots and the sparkles, pushes one couple to a perfect score, and eliminates another
Ep. 06 | Aired Apr 21, 2014

Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 32/40 Drew Carey had been a baller and a player, but before tonight, he'd never been a pimp. I know, it's hard to believe. Cheryl brought in Lindsay and Witney -- SYTYCD! -- to help with the pimp status, and then the rest was up to Drew (and his red suit). The dance was entertaining, and I enjoyed watching Drew Carey throw up deuces at the beginning, but there was a noticeable struggle in the middle. Honestly, the best thing about Drew is how hard he is on himself. It's very endearing to see him care so much. And despite whatever his mess up was, Redfoo complimented his "stanky pimp face," and told him he was a pimp to the tenth degree, and no one can ever take that away from him. Nor can they take away the moment Redfoo yelled, "It's Drew Carey, trick!"

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36/40 Is Charlie White the cutest human being ever created? It's a legitimate question, and it's one I don't have the answer to, but tonight's cha cha only helped point things toward a yes. Charlie spent all his time in rehearsals working on his hips, and I think it paid off? Was it just me, or did I miss the hip action in the routine? I think the cameraman might've been focused on Charlie's upper region. Rookie move, camera guy. Really.

But after adding in a little black light action, Charlie had left his mark on the week (and my heart). Carrie Ann gave a nod to his improved hip work, and Redfoo said the routine had made him want to dance. But Len touched on the thing I love the most about Charlie -- his musicality. Obviously he's an Olympian, but it still should be said that this guy really can move to the music, and I love watching him. Now, if I had a say, he'd be wearing a Mary Poppins blazer every week, but you can't win em all, right?

Also, special shout-out to Sharna's eyelashes, which deserve a mirror ball trophy all their own.

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 38/40 Last but not least, the jive! Derek and Amy's approach to this routine was all about wedding crashers, though I'm not sure they understand what wedding crashers do. Because what Derek was doing was straight up stealing the bride, which is an entirely different league of crashing a wedding, but I digress. The footwork in this made me want to dance, but I had trouble getting past the mishap in the middle. I'm the type of person that gets so embarrassed for them, I have trouble moving on, but they kicked until they couldn't kick anymore. (And then they kicked some more after the routine was over.) And Amy did get extra points for the cartwheel, because it's a freakin' cartwheel. I mean, come on.

The number blew Redfoo's mind, and Len thought it was fantastic despite the incident. Carrie Ann was all for the kicks and flicks. Viva la hip flexers!

Finally, I have to give a special shout-out to Jenna, who I know from SYTYCD, for being in pretty much every routine tonight and killing it. She has to be exhausted right about now.

And, because I have to, let's get to the elimination: Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke left us. It wasn't a shocking moment, but I had secretly hoped it would be Candace.

Now it's your turn. What did you think of the episode? Did the right couple go home? Sound off in the comments below!

The dancers' total scores are below. Combined with the viewer votes from this week, these scores will help decide which couple leaves us next week:

Meryl: 154
James: 146
Amy: 145
Danica: 143
Charlie: 142
NeNe: 132
Candace: 127

Now who wants to go to an LMFAO concert with me?

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