Things got pretty tense last night on “Dancing with the Stars” when the 2014 reality competition kicked off its fifth week. During Monday night’s episode of the hit ABC series the remaining 9 celebrity contestants and their partners were shuffled around (thanks to fans via Twitter) to perform their week 5 routine with a brand new ballroom buddy. But as it turned out their pairings were not matches made in dancing-heaven. In fact, nearly everyone received lower scores in addition to getting some seriously harsh criticism from the judges.
Two celebrity participants who received shocking critiques for their not-so-impressive routines were none other than “DWTS” favorite Janel Parrish and “Mean Girls” star Jonathan Bennett. Parish performed a routine inspired by the 2010 film “Burlesque,” (with her newly appointed partner Artem Chigvinstev), which starred “DTWS” judge Julianne Hough. But as we could have predicted, Hough didn’t hold back when it came to reviewing a style of dance she holds near and dear.
“To me that was not burlesque because burlesque has a cheekiness and almost quirkiness and dryness. That was really raunchy and sexy,” the newest member to the panel said, adding the authenticity wasn’t there. But fans of the “Pretty Little Liar” star weren’t too concerned with Parrish’s lack of technique, which is why Hough received a loud, cohesive boo after her unfavorable remarks.
However, even with Hough’s critique, Parrish still managed to pull off a 33 out of 40, which is more than Bennett can say for his lack luster of a jitterbug. The actor left his original partner, Allison Holker, to shake it out with Peta Murgatroyd during week 5 of the competition. And while Bennett looked like he thoroughly enjoyed himself out on the dance floor, the judges revealed they spent their time watching his routine holding their breath -- “and not in a good way,” Hough added.
But it was Carrie Ann Inaba, who portrayed the bad cop in Bennett’s critique, who claimed that “so much” of his routine “was wrong.” The duo ended up with an underwhelming score of 24 out of 40 -- and from Bennett’s shocked facial expression, you can tell he was in disbelief of the flop-worthy score.
It was a low-scoring night all around for the contestants. Michael Waltrip and Witney Carson received 20 out of 40, Tommy Chong and Emma Slater received 23 out of 40, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Holker received 28 out of 40, Bethany Mota and Mark Ballas were awarded 32 out of 40, Lea Thompson and Val Chmerkovskiy, as well as Alfonso Ribeiro and Cheryl Burke, ended up with a 34 out of 40 while Sadie Robertson and Derek Hough took home the highest score of the night with a 36 out of 40.
Looks like anyone could be on the chopping block for the elimination round of week 5 on “Dancing with the Stars.” Who do you think is going home next? Sound off in the comments section below with your predictions.