Most Memorable Year Live Blog


Dancing with the stars The two-night event begins tonight as the stars dance and reminisce about the most memorable years of their lives.

Last week’s magical Disney+ night finally saw the end of the road for Sam and Cheryl, because there was no way the judges would choose him Again, this time on the suitors Trevor and Emma.

With two new episodes this week, it looks like there will be two eliminations, so voting is more essential than ever! Vote at or text the candidate’s FIRST NAME to 21523. Voting begins at the top of the show.

Trevor and Emma – Jazz

Trevor’s most memorable year was 2009 when he booked a role on Days of Our Lives, but because he froze during filming, the soap opera fired him. After some tough times, he booked a role on 90210.

This routine seemed more contemporary than jazz. Trevor had a stiffness while he danced but seemed to manage.

Len says he didn’t force it or try too hard, and it gave him control, then says it was his best dance. Derek says he sensed her presence and felt it in the moment. Bruno says Trevor is back, revived and energized! Carrie Ann says she cried during the dance because she could feel how hard he was trying and it turned out well, but reminds her to watch her hip.

Carrie Ann- 8, Len- 8, Derek- 8, Bruno- 8 = 32/40

Shangela and Gleb–Foxtrot

Shangela’s most memorable year was 2013 when she broke her leg and was told she couldn’t dance for a long time, if ever. But thanks to the support of her mother, she started dancing on tour again within four months.

I think the fact that Shangela dances to her recovery song – “Roar” by Katy Perry – is so beautiful. And what else was beautiful was this whole routine and the elegant way that Shangela danced it. I, as a ballroom dancer, am also very impressed with Shangela’s attempt to do these heels!!

Derek says an injury can make you appreciate what you have and come back and do great things, and that was awesome. Bruno says she showed the softer side of the tiger, but remarks on her frame. Carrie Ann says tonight was different because she brought another side of herself and how she handled a little mistake. Len says he moved beautifully on the floor and thought the setting was good.

Carrie Ann- 8, Len- 8, Derek- 8, Bruno- 8 = 32/40

Jessie and Alan – Tango

Jessie says her most memorable year was 2014 when she became a mom and danced to her song “Blue Jeans,” which her daughter loves to dance to.

Jessie seems to be dancing well while waiting. The routine was interesting, breaking in the middle to do anything was unexpected though.

Bruno says the second half was perfect, but the first half was fragile. Carrie Ann says her posture has improved and she is a good dancer. Len says there was a fair amount of Tango that was lively and had a punch. Derek says she sold him in the second half.

Carrie Ann- , Len- 7, Derek- 8, Bruno- 7 = 29/40

Gabby and Val–Foxtrot

Gabby’s most memorable year was 2020 when she was an intensive care nurse during the pandemic, and remembers seeing a lot of death and devastation, and honors healthcare workers with this dance.

Val’s magic doesn’t seem to be working tonight as Gabby is very stiff and seems to think too much about steps. It almost feels like Val is dragging her around the deluge rather than taking the steps alone.

Carrie Ann says she’s gorgeous and dazzling, and encourages her to let it go. Len says he had beautiful lyrical movement and effortless ease (disagree LOL). Derek compliments her and says it was beautiful. Bruno says his connection with Val is amazing.

Carrie Ann- 9, Len- 9, Derek- 9, Bruno- 9 = 36/40

Joseph and Daniella – Rumba

Joseph says 2022 is his most memorable year because it was the year he decided to listen to himself instead of all the outside noise and people comparing him to his dad.

Joseph’s arms have a decent hold but lack the correct musicality when left to their own devices. The song “My Way” just doesn’t fit a RUmba in my opinion, so it all felt thrown away.

Len says he didn’t expect him to come out and do his best dance this season as Rumba. Derek says it was a nice basic rumba. Bruno says he framed Daniella in a touching way. Carrie Ann says it was one of the best Rumbas by a man she has ever seen on the show (are we all watching the same show??).

Carrie Ann- 9, Len- 8, Derek- 9, Bruno- 8 = 34/40

Daniel and Britt – Contemporary

Daniel says his most memorable year was 2019 because that’s when he started filming Coda, and acting roles were hard to come by before because he’s deaf.

Incorporating sign language into this contemporary was so smart. And including Daniel’s interpreter in the routine was so touching. Although it was a nice routine, there was a lot of Britt doing tricks as Daniel guided her and personally I wish it focused more on Daniel’s dancing as well.

Derek says he was so moved by the performance, and Daniel didn’t miss a beat. Bruno says he’s so true, real and honest and has the ability to make him feel like he’s dancing with him even when he looks at him. Carrie Ann says he welcomes us into his world and tonight was one of his best dances. Len says there was a nice connection and smoothness, but criticizes the elevators.

Carrie Ann- 8, Len- 8, Derek- 9, Bruno- 9 = 34/40

Jordin and Brandon – Salsa

Jordin says 2017 was her most memorable year because it was when she met her husband and knew the next day that he would be the man she would marry.

This dance was so much fun! It wasn’t quite technically correct, but Jordin is one of those people who makes you happy and energetic just watching her play.

Bruno says it was spicy and nailed the look of spontaneity that salsa calls for. Carrie Ann says she takes ownership of everything she does, then criticizes her free hand. Len says there was attack and action and she worked her hips throughout. Derek says she still plays amazing and always lights up the room, but there wasn’t enough salsa (okay, Derek!).

Carrie Ann- 8, Len- 8, Derek- 8, Bruno- 9 = 33/40

Charli and Mark – Contemporary

Charli says her most memorable year was 2022 because the last few glory years were tough and she was worried about what everyone thought of her, and that’s the year anxiety didn’t stop her. not control.

Mark is such a creative choreographer. Being able to represent anxiety and healing through dance steps is such a talent, both performing them and choreographing them. Charli shines in dances like these, and Mark is the perfect partner for her expertise.

Carrie Ann thanks her for telling her story, then says that Mark scared her as an anxious character. Len says it was really contemporary, full of interesting choreography, and no matter what Mark throws at her, she does just fine. Derek says it was an amazing physical representation of emotional fear. Bruno says it was a dance that defined the show and turned something special into something magical.

Carrie Ann- 10, Len- 9, Derek- 10, Bruno- 10 = 39/40

Vinny and Koko – Jazz

Vinny’s most memorable year was 2009 when Jersey Shore aired and his life changed, and he compared fame on the show to becoming The Beatles.

Koko is a very interesting choreographer. The dancing started so slowly but eventually picked up in the middle and felt like a full club.

Len says it was a great dance, simple but effective. Derek says Vinny has become one of his favorites and that’s what he loves about this show. Bruno asks Vinny how he’s feeling, who says he’s glad he’s done with it, then Bruno says it was simple, effective, and fine with him. Carrie Ann says he’s the reason so many people love the show.

Carrie Ann- 8, Len- 8, Derek- 8, Bruno- 8 = 32/40

Heidi and Artem – Rumba

Heidi’s most memorable year was 1997 when she moved from Louisiana to New York, the same year she met her husband.

This dance went really well and Heidi has great arms, but lacked major hip action for a Rumba. Good choreography too, from Artem.

Derek says she has improved so much and compliments her arms and says it was clean and beautiful but needs more emotion to give it a 10. Bruno says his eyes were popping for her and compliments the placement of his legs. Carrie Ann says they’ve never seen someone evolve and grow consistently week after week the way she has. Len says he liked the feeling of the routine and felt a romance from it.

Carrie Ann- 9, Len- 9, Derek- 9, Bruno- 9 = 36/40

Wayne and Witney–Foxtrot

Wayne says his most memorable year was 2003, when his daughter was born, and she pushed him to be a good man.

I have always loved Witney’s Foxtrots, so beautiful but still unique. Wayne danced it beautifully beside her, with incredible outstretched arms.

Bruno says it was so pretty and beautiful. Carrie Ann says he’s come so far with his frame despite the height difference. Len says it was elegant and sophisticated, but reminds him to look at his hand on Witney’s back. Derek says he doesn’t want to judge tonight, he wants to watch and enjoy.

Carrie Ann- 9, Len- 9, Derek- 9, Bruno- 10 = 37/40

Selma and Sasha – Waltz

Selma says her most memorable year was 2018 when she was diagnosed with MS and started living again with universal support.

Selma then informs Sasha that after speaking with her doctors, she cannot continue competing, but wants to have one last dance with Sasha.

Selma and Sasha dance a beautiful and simple waltz to “What The World Needs Now”, leaving the entire audience in tears.

Tyra announces that no one will be eliminated tonight because Selma left the competition.

Len says this competition is tough for everyone, but if the others have climbed hills, she has climbed mountains. Derek says she was a beacon and brought nothing but joy to everyone. Bruno says he is privileged to know her and has all of her love, respect and admiration. Carrie Ann says there was an elevator but she’ll forgive her (LOL), then says she was just an inspiration to everyone.

Carrie Ann- 10, Len- 10, Derek- 10, Bruno- 10 = 40/40 *scores will not affect competition*

We all knew it was going to be an emotional night, but did anyone expect it to be THAT emotional? ? Selma’s dance journey has been so beautiful and inspiring to watch.

Join me here tomorrow night when the remaining couples perform Prom Night and the Dance Marathon returns!


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