Call us Moonstruck. In a glittery match made in sparkle heaven, the shimmery stars aligned and Cher took over Week 8 on “
The not-quite-EGOT performer (she’s got an Emmy, a Grammy, and an Oscar. Which makes her an EGO) and taller half of Sonny & Cher put on many costumes and hats during her night in the glitterverse. The multi-hyphenate performed two songs, filled in for
But with every costume change, autotune and sparkly light that is Cher, darkness must also fall. And this week the elimination shadows descended upon Brant Daugherty and his equally beautiful pro partner Peta Murgatroyd took them out of the Mirrorball competition. "I learned a lot about myself," the "Pretty Little Liars" actor said, choked up with emotion. "I'm just grateful for the opportunity."
Perhaps had Brant & Peta won their dance-off challenge — in which three pairs of couples went toe-to-toe in either the cha-cha, the rumba, or the disco, for three extra judges' points — they wouldn't be saying goodbye to the glitterverse.
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke were a little intimidated at the thought of having to perform the tango to “
Brant Daugherty was back on the "Pretty Little Liars" set this week, which allowed him to hang out with the Rosewood crew but resulted in losing two days of rehearsals. He worried he wouldn't get the dance in time. Not to mention all that shopping! And while the theme and costuming of his and Peta Murgatroyd's fox trot, set to the "Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" from "Mermaids," was a bit of a headscratcher, the judges thought the routine was solid. If not refined. Cher thought Brant and Peta have star quality: "You have two smiles that went together." Carrie Ann liked how Brant pushed himself week after week, but cautioned him to "finish your lines." Bruno agreed. "Your content is always flawless ... [but] you can be even better." Total: 27.
Cher (along with Farrah Fawcett) had
What do you think, ballroom fans? Did you enjoy Cher better as a guest judge, or as a performer? Think someone else should have gone home instead? Do you believe in life after love?