‘Dancing With the Stars’ 5/5/2014 Recap: Top 10 Best Highlights

Tonight was an exciting night on Dancing With the Stars. Check out some of the best performances and the full recap in our Top 10 Highlights below.

1. The Opening Number Was to Mark Ballas’ New Single “Get My Name’

Ballas strummed the guitar center stage, singing his brand new single “Get My Name,” which dropped today. The music video is said to come out a week from now. Until then, check out all the info on Ballas’ song by clicking the below link:

In addition to singing, Ballas moved onto the dance floor and paired up with professional dancer Witney Carson for an explosive dance sequence. The other professionals on the show joined in too, of course.

2. Abby Lee Miller Was the Controversial Guest Judge Tonight

To support the opinionated Abby Lee Miller, the girls from Dance Moms were sitting front row and clapping in excitement. When the camera scanned back to the dancers, Derek Hough and Mark Ballas were visibly nervous. The two dancers have had a feud with the Dance Moms star in the past, so they appeared to be worried that she’s tonight’s guest judge. For more information on their feud with Miller, click the link below:

3. Charlie White and Sharna Burgess Were the First to Dance Tonight

White and Burgess were the first couple announced as safe and so, they were the first to hit the dance floor. They gave a very sweet performance and seemed to be on point, but there was nothing that stood out. Nonetheless, judge Bruno Tonioli gave the couple a standing ovation and compared Charlie to a winning thoroughbred. Guest judge Miller had a few things to critique (one of which was Charlie’s hair) and got into a friendly argument about the couple’s performance with Tonioli. Overall, White and Burgess had a good performance and finally received some 10’s … Actually, they received all 10’s and got a score of 40.

4. Tonight Was the First Ever Duel Dance Competition

On tonight’s episode of the show, for the first time, each couple battled another couple it what were called the “duel dances.” For the first duel dance, Maks and Meryl battled Danica and Val, dancing to Jennifer Lopez’s “I Luh Ya Papi.” The two couples got a 34 out of 40.

Candace and Mark battle Charlie and Sharna in a dance that was made up almost entirely of lifts, especially when Candace and Charlie danced together for their solo spot in the performance. It was a truly incredible performance and Candace’s children cheering from the front row made it even more adorable. The four dancers received a 38 out of 40 for their routine.

As for James Maslow, he really did a fabulous job in the duel dance, doing a solo with Amy Purdy, helping her balance and look beautiful on the dance floor.

5. Danica and Val Were the First to be Announced as Being in Jeopardy

Danica McKellar and partner Val danced to Lorde’s version of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” in a powerful tango. It was exhilarating and very sexy, almost gothic. Though McKellar is still suffering with her rib injury, she pulled through like a trooper. The couple conquered their first dance, receiving a fantastic 38 out or 40.

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