Dancing With the Stars Review: Spring Break

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It's Spring Break Night, and shoes are flying!

Dancing With the Stars Season 20 Episode 6 delivered several fun performances for the "Spring Break" theme this week, as well as a few that fell a little flat.

We also got to see the team dances this week, and all the drama that goes along with them.

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Patti LaBelle is such a joy to watch. Her shoe flew off in the middle of her quickstep, but she pushed through with a smile on her face anyway.

Nastia and Derek's tango blew my mind. We saw the training, the pressure, and how tough Derek is as a coach. The dance definitely showed how that pays off.

Is it me, or is there always a tease of of romance between the celebrities and their partners at least once each season? This season, though, it isn't one of the Chmerkovskiy brothers. Instead, it looks like Robert and Kym are hitting it off, but they're a little more forthcoming about how close they've gotten.

Erin even awkwardly asked them to kiss on the lips, which they both just laughed off. These two certainly do look like they could be a cute couple. Unfortunately, Robert's timing was off, and he landed at the bottom of the leaderboard again.

I'm still amazed each week to watch Noah dance, but what makes it even more fantastic is how creative Sharna has to be with her choreography. I'm glad she told him she was going to keep pushing him to do more, and I hope they stick around.

Chris stepped up his game SO much this week. Julianne even insisted on a hand shake, and Bruno jumped in for a hug. Good for Chris. No matter who it is, I'm always excited to see when someone improves because they worked hard.

I always enjoy watching the team dances. It's fun to see everyone doing a little something different and working together, and the production of it is really entertaining.

Here's what I didn't like: with Nastia and Derek spending their weeks in New York, they weren't available for their team like they should have been. We saw in the package that the team was left with less rehearsal time, and that the team captain (Nastia) really wasn't a team captain at all. I realize this is a necessary evil, but it bothered me. At the very least, it seems someone else would have taken the role of "captain."

The good thing, though, is that if I hadn't seen that package, I don't think I would have realized that rehearsals for the team had been so difficult. They pulled off a great dance regardless.

Rumer's team wasn't without it's own issues as well, but they also delivered with a fun school themed dance that featured Patti as the teacher. Their team tied Nastia's, rendering the whole idea pretty much useless in terms of scoring. I don't think the team dances ever make too much of a difference in scores, though. What they probably do make a difference in, are viewer votes. Plus, they make for good television!

Again, we were rushed through the elimination this week, with Tom and Erin saying several times how they were running out of time. As for the couple who went home? I'm saddened, but not surprised, that Patti and Artem were sent home.

What did you think of "Spring Break Week," and how did you feel about the elimination? Whose performance was your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Here are this week's scores!

  • Riker and Allison (Samba): 37
  • Nastia and Derek (Tango): 34
  • Willow and Mark (Salsa): 34
  • Rumer and Val (Jazz): 32
  • Chris and Witney (Viennese Waltz): 31
  • Patti and Artem (Quickstep): 29 (ELIMINATED)
  • Noah and Sharna (Rumba): 29
  • Robert and Kym (Jive): 28

*The team dances were tied, adding 39 points for every couple.

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