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Amy Breaks Down

April 14, 2014 | 2:32

Amy Purdy's frustration boils over as she and her partner Derek Hough rehearse for their Waltz, on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.

  • Amy Breaks Down
    The star athlete has a rare moment of frustration.
    Amy Purdy's frustration boils over as she and her partner Derek Hough rehearse for their Waltz, on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 5  | 
    2:32
  • Amy's Cinderella Moment
    Amy Purdy comes up big with a 37 out of 40.
    After a rough week of rehearsals, Amy Purdy and Derek Hough get a 37 out of 40 on their Waltz to "So This Is Love" from Cinderella, on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 5  | 
    4:08
  • Charlie's Supercalifragilistic Jazz
    The pair charms a 10 from Len despite a little mishap.
    Despite a mishap, Charlie White and Sharna Burgess charm a 10 from Len with their Mary Poppins-inspired Jazz routine and end up with a 37 out of 40, on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 5  | 
    3:38
  • Danica's Beauty and the Beast Quickstep
    Danica and Val get a 39 out of 40.
    Disney fan Danica McKellar and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy get a near-perfect 39 out of 40 for their Quickstep routine on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 5  | 
    3:27
  • James Makes Dreams Come True
    James gives a young girl the tour of a lifetime.
    A young woman named Hannah asked James Maslow to prom. He couldn't make it due to the DWTS schedule, but he invites her to the show to take a tour of the set with her family on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 5  | 
    1:40
  • James and Peta Let It Go
    The first perfect score of the season.
    James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd dance a Contemporary routine to "Let It Go" from Disney's hit movie Frozen and get the first perfect score of the season, on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 5  | 
    3:55
  • Nene and Tony: Partner Drama
    Their fight ends practice early.
    After last week's Switch Up, Nene Leakes and Tony Dovolani have it out over some unresolved tension, prompting Nene to walk out on practice on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 5  | 
    2:47
  • Relive the Dances 4/14
    A look back.
    Watch the highlights from tonight's performances.
    Episode 5  | 
    1:04
  • The Fourth Elimination of DWTS 2014
    Spoiler: See who went home in Week 5.
    Spoiler: See which star was sent home on Week 5 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 5  | 
    3:15
  • Dance Happy, Be Healthy - Combination Routine
    Let's put all four dances together!
    Louis van Amstel combines the Cha Cha, Salsa, Jive and Disco choreography into one routine.
    Episode 5  | 
    1:48
  • Drew & Witney's Generation Gap
    He might be older than her father.
    Drew Carey and his Switch-Up partner Witney Carson have a big age gap, but that doesn't stop them from having a lot of fun as they rehearse for Week 4 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 4  | 
    1:49
  • James's Fierce Tango
    The pair receives a 35 out of 40 from the judges.
    James Maslow and his Switch-Up partner Cheryl Burke get a 35 out of 40 for their aggressive Tango on Week 4 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 4  | 
    1:41
  • Let's Talk About James's Pelvis
    Bruno and guest judge Julianne Hough discuss it in detail.
    After James Maslow and his Switch-Up partner Cheryl Burke's Tango, guest judge Julianne Hough and judge Bruno Tonioli have a nice discussion of James's pelvis on Week 4 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 4  | 
    1:19
  • Meryl & Val Flirt With Perfection
    The Switch-Up partners land a 39 out of 40 for their Argentine Tango.
    Switch-Up partners Meryl Davis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy land a 39 out of 40 for their passionate Argentine Tango on Week 4 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 4  | 
    2:57
  • The Judges Argue Over Charlie's Rumba
    It was beautiful, but was it representative of the style?
    Everyone agrees it was a beautiful dance, but there's disagreement between some of the judges as to whether or not Charlie White and his Switch-Up partner Peta Murgatroyd actually danced a Rumba on Week 4 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 4  | 
    4:07
  • Relive the Dances 4/7
    A look back.
    Catch the highlights from this week's performances.
    Episode 4  | 
    1:20
  • Amy Dances for Her Father
    Her touching story for the man who gave her life twice.
    Amy Purdy preps for her "Most Memorable Year" theme dance, in honor of her father, who she says gave her life twice. See her touching story from Week 3 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 3  | 
    2:36
  • Amy's Moving Contemporary Dance
    Not a dry eye in the house for Amy and Derek.
    Amy Purdy and Derek Hough's stirring tribute to her father, who gave her a kidney and inspired her to live life to its fullest after she lost her legs, from Week 3 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 3  | 
    2:03
  • Billy Dee's Announcement
    Billy and Emma have some important news for the ballroom.
    Billy Dee Williams and his partner Emma Slater have some important news for the DWTS Ballroom, on Week 3 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 3  | 
    2:17
  • Candace's Full House Reunion
    Complete with Kimmy Gibbler!
    Candace Cameron Bure gets a visit from her Full House co-stars Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) as she rehearses for Week 3 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 3  | 
    2:07
  • James's Jumpin' Jive
    Guest judge Robin Roberts loves his high energy.
    James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd get a 36 out of 40 for their Jive, and guest judge Robin Roberts comments on James's flirty flair, on Week 3 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 3  | 
    3:26
  • Meryl's Near-Perfect Foxtrot
    Meryl and Maks get the season's first 10s.
    Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy get the season's first 10s -- and the week's high scores -- with a 39 out of 40 for their foxtrot on Week 3 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 3  | 
    3:57
  • The Switch Up: Contestant Reactions
    See what the stars and pros think about changing partners.
    The stars and pros discuss The Switch Up, and most of them seem pretty attached to their current partners. See what they have to say about the idea of new partners!
    Episode 3  | 
    2:33
  • Relive the Dance 3/31
    A look back.
    Catch the highlights from tonight's performances.
    Episode 3  | 
    1:27
  • Dance Happy, Be Healthy - Disco
    Now we're grooving with some Disco and Hustle
    Let's groove with Louis van Amstel as he teaches some Dance Happy, Be Healthy Disco choreography.
    Episode 4  | 
    1:33
  • Dance Happy, Be Healthy - Jive
    Let's swing with some Jive
    Join Louis van Amstel this week as he teaches the popular Dancing with the Stars dance known as The Jive.
    Episode 3  | 
    1:13
  • Amy Hopes Her Legs Stay On
    Her swing dance with Derek isn't going to come easy.
    Amy Purdy worries that her swing routine with Derek Hough might be too hard on her prosthetic legs, and she hopes they stay attached on Week 2 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 2  | 
    1:15
  • Charlie's Controversial Tango
    They get a 25, but Len has some big issues with the routine.
    Charlie White and Sharna Burgess impress Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, but Len Goodman thinks they've got it all wrong, on Week 2 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 2  | 
    3:27
  • DWTS: Switch Up
    For the first time ever, you decide who dances with whom.
    For the first time ever, you get to decide who dances with whom on Dancing with the Stars. See how it works and go vote now!
    Episode 2  | 
    :44
  • James's Spicy Salsa
    The judges award them a 25 for their sexy dance.
    James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd receive a 25 from the judges -- and flash a lot of skin -- on Week 2 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 2  | 
    1:30
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    Jeremy Miller -- also known as Ben Seaver from ABC's Growing Pains -- weighs in on his ex-girlfriends, Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar, on Week 2 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 2  | 
    :35
  • Meryl's High-Flying Swing Dance
    The pair gets a 25 for their acrobatic routine.
    Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy took home a 25 for their swing dance that included a whole lot of Maks tossing Meryl around, on Week 2 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 2  | 
    1:37
  • Relive the Dances 3/24
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    Catch the highlights from tonight's performances.
    Episode 2  | 
    1:15
  • The First Elimination of DWTS 2014
    Spoiler: See who went home first in Week 2.
    Spoiler: See which star was sent home first on Week 2 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 2  | 
    2:01
  • The Second Elimination of DWTS 2014
    Spoiler: See one of the two stars who went home in Week 2.
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    Episode 2  | 
    2:41
  • James Wants to Dance Naked
    Shirtless, no pants...why not just nude?
    James Maslow honors Len's suggestion that he's there for eye candy by proposing the idea of a nude dance to his partner Peta Murgatroyd, on Week 2 of the 2014 season of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 2  | 
    :35
  • Dance Happy, Be Healthy - Salsa
    Spice it up with some Salsa
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    Episode 2  | 
    1:26
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    Episode 1  | 
    1:47
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    Amy Purdy and Derek Hough inspire the entire ballroom -- including the judges -- and get a 24 for their first routine on the 2014 season premiere of Dancing with the Stars.
    Episode 1  | 
    2:48
  • Billy Dee's Star Wars Routine
    With R2-D2 and the Ewoks cheering him on.
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    Episode 1  | 
    1:53
  • Candace and Mark's First Dance
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    1:29
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    1:22
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    1:24
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    2:56
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    1:21
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    1:42
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    1:34
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    2:59
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    2:34

Meet the Star: Bill Engvall


Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Currently, Engvall can be heard on the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, airing on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.

Engvall was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over 9 million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TVand in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT. Engvall’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish,also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums.Engvall has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Engvall moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte.  Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Jokers, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Engvall won the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up Comedian. He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show.

Engvall resides in Southern California with his family.

Meet the Pro: Emma Slater

 

Emma is from Tamworth, a medieval town in the centre of England. She started dancing at the age of five when she joined a local stage school. Emma was immediately hooked on theatre and took part in a number of local productions.

Emma continued her stage and film career featuring in a George Michael music video ("Round Here") filmed on location in London. She also featured in Lilia Kopylova’s fitness video "Latinasize" with Lilia. In 2005, aged just 16, Emma joined the cast of Simply Ballroom touring the UK (Including London’s West End) United Arab Emirates and South Africa, where she appeared on SA Strictly Come Dancing. Later that year Emma and her partner won the 2005 British Under 21 Latin American Championship at Blackpool, England. Now representing England at all levels and ranked in the worlds top 20, Emma followed this success by winning the 2006 United Kingdom Under 21 Latin American Championships at Bournemouth, England.

Towards the end of 2007 Emma featured in the Universal Pictures movie Mamma Mia. Emma played one of Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) friends and also sang on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for the movie.

After Mamma Mia, Emma joined the cast of Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End directed by James Powell. Emma was the Feature Latin Dancer, she also understudied and played the principal role of Lisa Houseman.

Emma continued her experience of London’s West End with the shows ‘Cheek to Cheek’ at the Coliseum, also ‘Latin Fever’ at The Peacock Theatre, West End and Symphony Hall Birmingham. In 2009 Emma joined Burn The Floor initially for the China tour 2009. However later that year Emma joined the cast at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway, New York City. In between the residency on Broadway and the world tour Emma found time to appear on ITV1’s Popstars to Operastars three times becoming the programme ballroom advisor. At the beginning of 2010 Emma started the Burn the Floor world tour dates including Australia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Florida, New Zealand, West End London, a nine month USA multi-city tour (including Hollywood LA), Belgium, Holland and UK.

In early 2012 Emma joined ABC’s prime time show Dancing with the Stars Season 14 in USA - dancing in the Troupe and Choreographing, Emma appeared on all episodes in season 14 including the final. In total Emma danced 15 numbers for the hit TV show.

In the early Summer of 2012 Emma continued her creative work by choreographing Usher at the prestigious 2012 Billboard American Music Awards, Live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

After DWTS season 14 finished Emma joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars Las Vegas, hosted at the wonderful Tropicana - Las Vegas Strip.

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