Haikus: Dancing with the Stars Season 17 Week 9

Dancing with the Stars (Photo: ABC)
Dancing with the Stars (Photo: ABC)

Quarter-finals time! / There are trio dances, too. / Another shocker?

Amber Riley
Knee-challenged Quickstep
Derek masked low-energy
Too loose in posture
(Score: 24 points)

Leah Remini
Tony’s “tough” Tango
Slow pace made it seem basic
Focus gets praise
(Score: 27 points)

Corbin Bleu
Proper Waltz attempt
Off-center at points, good steps
Fluid motion praised
(Score: 28 points — 10 from Bruno)

Jack Osbourne
Birthday boy V-Waltz
By far his best dance to date
Watch for Matrix hands
(Score: 29 points — Bruno gets booed.)

Bill Engvall
Laundry Charleston
I’m gonna “Yakkity Yak”
Marie Osmond, y’all
(Score: 21 points)

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren
Wedding Cake V-Waltz
Felt more Contemporary
Too artsy for Len
(Score: 26 points)

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