Peta Mergatroyd Dances Her Way to the FinalsBy: Heather Vecchioni - May 13, 2014
Peta Mergatroyd and partner James Maslow cha-cha-chaed their way to the finals last night on Dancing With the Stars. The blonde stunner and Big Time Rush star hope to earn the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy during the show’s finale on May 20.
Mergatroyd and Maslow impressed the judges by shaking what their mamas gave them to a Michael Jackson tune. Maslow revealed that Jackson is a big inspiration to him, and the show coordinated a meeting between Maslow and famed producer L.A. Reed, who also worked with Jackson.
Maslow took his inspiration to the stage, presenting his own version of Jackson dance move to the judges, who were appreciative of his efforts. They flooded the pair with compliments about the dance, and rewarded them with a perfect score of 40 out of 40.
Just four pairs are left on this Season 18 of DWTS: Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis, Amy Purdy and Derek Hough, and Maslow and Mergatroyd. It is anyone’s guess who will win.
Watch the performance, here:
Many have their bets on Davis, an Olympic ice dancer who won gold in Sochi this year. However, the other pairs shouldn’t be counted out. DWTS combines judge’s totals along with fan votes to see who stays and who goes home each episode. Because of the fan factor, the best dancer doesn’t always win. (I’m talking to you, Zendaya.)
Bure has scraped by each week because the fans vote for her to stay. Purdy, a double amputee and paralympian, has amazed judges and the fans with her ability to keep up with the other dancers, although some feel she is only on the show because of the sympathy factor.
Davis is perhaps the best dancer on the show, but Maslow has a fan base that just won’t quit, and the judges seem to adore him.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about the performance:
Tune in next week to find out who is the DWTS season 18 champion.
Who do you think will win? Leave your comments below!
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