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S19 E06 Week 4: My Most Memorable Year


10/06/14 | TV-PG | CC

It was an emotional and unpredictable night in the ballroom as America scored the performances LIVE during "My Most Memorable Year." The 10 remaining couples performed to songs inspired by each celebrity's most memorable year, with some heart-warming—and heart-wrenching—moments on the dance floor. Once again, our hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews welcomed us to the ballroom and introduced us to the judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli and AMERICA! That's right! Tonight, the fans scored the dances LIVE to help determine the judges' final scores for each couple.

WEEK 4 SCORES:

 

 

Carrie Ann

Julianne

Bruno

America

Total

 Janel & Val

 9

 9

 9

 9

 36

 Jonathan & Allison

 6

 6

 6

 6

 24

 Betsey & Tony*

 8

 7

 7

 7

 29

 Bethany & Derek

 8

 8

 8

 9

 33

 Michael & Emma

 6

 6

 6

 7

 25

 Lea & Artem

 10

 10

 10

 9

 39

 Antonio & Cheryl

 7

 7

 7

 8

 29

 Tommy & Peta

 7

 7

 7

 7

 28

 Sadie & Mark

 9

 10

 9

 9

 37

 Alfonso & Witney

 10

 10

 10

 10

 40

*Eliminated this week

• Kicking things off for the night, Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy hoped to follow up on their perfect score from Week 3 with a Rumba to Sam Smith's version of "How Will I Know" and dedicated to the year Janel moved from Hawaii to L.A. While they didn't reach perfection for the second week in a row, they got close and performed a beautiful tribute to Janel's late vocal coach and friend.

• Things went a little Yule Tide in the ballroom as Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker danced a Samba to a medley including "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Milkshake." Bruno felt it had plenty of attitude and spirit, but not the bounce that the Samba needs.

• They were in jeopardy of elimination tonight, but that didn't stop Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani from busting out a fun-loving Jive to "Love Will Keep Us Together" dedicated to Betsey's daughter. The judges and the audience were definitely feeling the love.

• With Colbie Caillat singing her own hit song, "Try," Bethany Mota and Derek Hough danced a Rumba dedicated to 2009, her first year making videos and when she faced bullying from her peers. The dance was beautiful and had a wonderful message, but the Julianne was concerned that there may not have been enough content.

• Racecar driver Michael Waltrip and his partner Emma Slater were in jeopardy tonight, but they responded with a Quickstep that brought some fun to the dance floor. The crowd seemed to love it, but the judges had some tough critiques.

• Things got pretty emotional in the ballroom as Lea Thompson shared her story of the year she lost her father to cancer with her partner Artem Chigvintsev. So to say that their Contemporary routine to "Dance with My Father" brought some chills and some tears would be an understatement.

• Dancing the Samba to "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" by Janet Jackson, Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Cheryl Burke re-lived the music video that made his big break. The steps were mostly there, but the judges felt like he needed to work on his fluidity.

Tommy Chong definitely had a memorable year to share with his partner Peta Murgatroyd, talking about the year he was in jail, but he brought a celebration of freedom to the dance floor with a Jive to the Elvis Presley classic "Jailhouse Rock." The technique was tough, but the performance had the crowd on their feet.

• Young reality star Sadie Robertson was working on creating her own dancing dynasty with the help of her partner Mark Ballas and a Samba to "Hunter" by Pharrell Williams. Mark may have been wearing camouflage—and an awesome beard!—but it was easy to see how great their routine was.

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson closed out the night's performances with a Jazz routine to the Tom Jones classic "It's Not Unusual." And yeah, they brought "The Carlton." And yes, it was worth the wait.

• After a fun and emotional night, it was time to say goodbye to one of our couples who were facing elimination. This time, it was Betsey and Tony's time to leave the dance floor.

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