“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller joins the “Dancing With the Stars” judges’ table next Monday, but how will she compare to the rest of this season’s guests?
Regular judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli, who have been with the show from the very beginning, were joined by celebrity guests starting in week three, when “Dancing” fan and “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts helped rate the contestants when they performed dances inspired by their most memorable years.
Roberts was followed by Julianne Hough on the dreaded switch-up night. Hough, who won “DWTS” twice as a pro dancer, is the only guest thus far this season with professional ballroom experience, and she didn’t pull any punches when she accused Maksim Chmerkovskiy of phoning in his performance with Danica McKellar so he could reunite with regular partner Meryl Davis.
“Disney Night” guest Donny Osmond isn’t a professional dancer, but he brought a different kind of expertise to the event: he won “DWTS” as a celebrity contestant in season nine. On an especially generous night for all the judges, he gave out three perfect 10s: to James Maslow, Amy Purdy, and McKellar.
Redfoo, one half of the dance music duo LMFAO, was a fitting choice to judge “Party Anthem Night,” having produced one of the most successful digital songs in history, “Party Rock Anthem.” He rated the contestants’ “pimped out,” “out of this world” performances with a special, sparkling paddle.
Ricky Martin was the most recent addition to the judges’ table. On Monday’s “Latin Night,” he opened the show with a live performance of a new song, and then praised the contestants for their sensuality and athleticism; it probably didn’t hurt that some dances were choreographed to his music.
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