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Dancing With the Stars Season 25 Episode 9 Review

It's a very special Trio Week on Dancing With the Stars, where our current star will be joined by old stars who all previously danced on Dancing With the Stars. Okay, when I say it that way it sounds confusing, but I promise it's not!

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas (and Kristi Yamaguchi)- 
While I may not agree with him on his score for Lindsey's Samba, I do agree with Len that it was a mild disappointment. I didn't enjoy it as much as I usually enjoy Lindsey's dances. It just didn't thrill me. However, I loved her Jazz trio dance, which was energetic and fun and creative. It was one of the night's better Trio routines for sure.
My Score (Samba): 9
My Score (Jazz): 10

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson (and Alfonso Ribeiro)-
I really enjoyed Frankie's first dance, which I thought that, while imperfect, was still very nice. IT wasn't even close to being his best dance, but it was really enjoyable to watch. However, his Jive was even better, delivering a dose of energy into the night. It was also great to have Alfonso back, because he's just so great, and they all worked really well together.
My Score (Viennese Waltz): 9
My Score (Jive): 10

Drew Scott and Emma Slater (and Rashad Jennings)-
Drew's first dance was one of the night's weakest, but was still decent. It was far from his best, and there was a lot wrong with it, but it wasn't as bad as the judge's made it out to be. His second dance, his cha-cha trio, was better, but still wasn't too fantastic from a technical standpoint. Still, it was so fun to watch that I had to just tack on an extra point.
My Score (Waltz): 8
My Score (Cha-Cha): 9

Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke (and Kelly Monaco)-
Terrell's Charleston was really fantastic, and it just demonstrates how far he's come since his first week on the show. It had great technique, was a delight to watch, and was nearly perfect. His second dance was not. It was a disappointment, and didn't really do justice to his growth this season. I honestly can't put my finger on just what I disliked, but it really wasn't that great.
My Score (Charleston): 9
My Score (Rumba): 8

Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy (and Laurie Hernandez)-
Victoria had kind of an off week again this week, and while I enjoyed both of her dances, she's pretty much been firmly established as a middle of the road performer at this point. Her Argentine tango was really good, and I definitely enjoyed it more than the judges did. Her Jive was not as good ,but it was still fine. Neither were the best of the night, but they also weren't the worst.
My Score (Argentine tango): 9
My Score (Jive): 8

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold (and Corbin Bleu)-
Jordan was amazing. Again. 'Nuff said.
My Score (Quickstep): 10
My Score (Salsa): 10

Superlatives:
Dance of the Night: Jordan & Lindsey's Salsa
Honorable Mention: Frankie & Witney's Jive

Worst of the Night: Terrell & Cheryl - Rumba
(Dis)Honorable Mention: Drew & Emma - Waltz

Rankings for the Week:
1- Jordan & Lindsay - Salsa
2- Frankie & Witney - Jive
3- Jordan & Lindsay - Quickstep
4- Lindsey & Mark - Jazz
5- Terrell & Cheryl - Charleston
6- Frankie & Witney - Viennese Waltz
7- Victoria & Val - Argentine Tango
8- Lindsey & Mark - Samba
9- Drew & Emma - Cha-Cha
10- Victoria & Val - Jive
11- Drew & Emma - Waltz
12- Terrell & Cheryl - Rumba

Wrap-Up-
I honestly didn't really enjoy tonight's show. None of the routines really wowed me, as while Jordan and Lindsay churned out great dances, they seemed kinda familiar, like we've seen them before from them. The judges were also, I don't want to sound mean, but kinda annoying tonight. They seemed overly harsh on the contestants, particularly Len. I also didn't really like the trio gimmick, but I never have. Seeing old contestants was nice, though. In the end, it was just a disappointing night.
My Score: 7.5/10
My Grade: B-

What did you think of this episode? Who was your favorite this week? Let me know in the comments below!