Previously on Dancing with the Stars: It was Motown Night! Motown legends performed, and the producers did their best to hustle Martha Reeves out of there as quickly as they could. There was also a Dance Marathon, which was a lot of fun. It was another night when everybody did a really good job and nobody was actively unpleasant. This year’s group is surprisingly functional – even Mark hasn’t freaked out on the judges yet.
Hey, Tom Bergeron! I had a long day, any chance you could give me a freebie? You can? Thanks! It’s LIIIIIIIVVVVE!!! The band kicks things off with a Motown Medley. We get some of the B-Team, along with Louis Van Amstel, Lacey Schwimmer, and Val Chmerkovskiy – I think the group numbers work better for Motown than the dances last night. Many of them were very good, but there was such a disconnect between the dance and the music. Nobody does the Tango to the Four Tops, you know?