'Dancing With The Stars': James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater cast a spell on the audience with their Halloween Night performance
James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater managed to show their dangerous yet beautiful side with the Viennese waltz.
This week's episode is bringing in the spooks for the viewers with the "Halloween Night" theme and the contestants seemed all geared up for a great night of dancing.
James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater were given the task of performing the Viennese waltz and the pair sure did deliver.
The pair performed the waltz to the song “I Put a Spell on You” by Annie Lennox. However, their performance-focused on showing the love story of a sinister individual. James chose to play a demon who wants to make sure that Emma ends her relationship and Emma chose to portray herself as the good girl who has no idea what is going on with her.
The pair owned the dance floor with their performance as the audience saw a love story unfold in front of them. The performance was a mix of love, tension, and darkness and produced an elegant and beautiful effect.
Everyone thought that it would finally be the performance where someone receives a 10 but it seemed like the judges expected a bit more. Bruno Tonioli was spellbound by the performance and called James “the prince of darkness". He further added that the performance was
Unfortunately, the duo suffered a slip during the performance as James lost his balance due to the fog. Luckily, the pair was able to get back on track within seconds. Carrie Ann Inaba thought that the slip was a minor mistake in the performance and everything else was close to perfection.
Len Goodman also expressed similar thoughts. He applauded the duo for their technical work and remarked that the performance was great. While the judges thought that the performance was deserving of a "10", the minor slip that the duo experienced made them settle for a 9.
James and Emma got a 9 from all three judges making their total score of 27 out of 30. Despite their slip, the audience loved their performance as they cheered for them non-stop.