Fifth Harmony fans may have criticized Ally Brooke for being the weakest dancer in the group, but she’s proving that she might be the strongest dancer this season on “Dancing with the Stars.” After a breakthrough rumba on “Movie Night” put her on top of the leaderboard, her jive on “Top 10” night kept her there. Watch her performance above, and scroll down to vote for whether you think it was the best routine of the night.
Brooke got straight 8s last week for her “Selena”-inspired rumba, but this week she had to tackle a much faster-paced style, and her pro partner Sasha Farber was tough on her during training week, putting her through a crash course boot camp of cardio workouts to improve her stamina. It paid off. Bruno Tonioli was “tingling with delight” over her “diva jive.” Carrie Ann Inaba thought dancing to an iconic song like Tina Turner‘s “Proud Mary” was a risk, but she “nailed it.” Len Goodman was “proud of watching that performance,” and guest judge Leah Remini thought Brooke was “amazing.”
The pop star got another round of 8s from the judges, putting her back on top of the leaderboard in a four-way tie with Kel Mitchell, Lauren Alaina and Hannah Brown. But since no one was formally eliminated from the show last week (Ray Lewis had to withdraw due to injury), the scores from last week and this week were combined, and Brooke stood alone with a grand total of 56 out of 70. I feel like I keep saying that we have a new front-runner every single week, but it’s been that kind of season. The winds keep changing, so maybe Brooke really will ascend to the top of our Mirror Ball Trophy odds after this number.
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