'Dancing With the Stars' Week 8: Which Eliminated Celeb Wish They Could Turn Back Time?
SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the elimination results of Week 8 of "Dancing With the Stars."
Sequins, spray tanning, and Cher! It was all there on this week's "Dancing With the Stars," as the remaining mirror ball contenders danced in front of the premier pop goddess — to a soundtrack of her own music, to boot!
Not only did the Grammy- (and Oscar- and Golden Globe- and Emmy-) winning pop icon perform two songs on the live show (her 1998 megahit "Believe" and her new single, "I Hope You Find It"), but she joined Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges' table to critique and score the celeb couples, a task that she admitted made her "nervous."
Cher performs on "DWTS":
In a conference call with reporters last week, Cher said, "I don't know how you judge [ballroom dancing], and that makes me feel a little bit frightened. I don't want to do anything that would hurt anybody in any way."
Of course, there was one couple that did get hurt — but it wasn't Cher's fault. With the show's new Monday-only format, last week's audience votes helped determine this week's ousted couple, and that meant no one was safe. This week, Brant Daugherty and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd were the sixth couple to be eliminated from the competition. Oh, if only they could turn back time…
The "Pretty Little Liars" star — who scored 25 points for his foxtrot to "The Shoop Shoop Song" — was clearly stunned as he spoke about his experience on the show: "I've learned something I never thought I'd ever be able to learn in my life," he said. "I learned a lot about myself and I'm just grateful for the opportunity."
Peta Murgatroyd called her partner "just an amazing guy," and thanked him for giving her "the best time" this season.
See Daugherty's performance from last week:
While this week's Cher theme didn't produce a "Gypsies Tramps & Thieves" jive or a "Dark Lady" dance of any kind, we did get a dance-off for extra points, as well as these Cher-inspired dances: