‘Dancing With the Stars’ recap: November 1

    Couple: Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Dance: Foxtrot
    Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” was extra special as the series celebrated its 200th episode. To commemorate the milestone, this season’s stars had to recreate some of the show’s best-loved performances. 

    Brandy, still riding the high from retaining the top spot last week, was in for a challenge: She and Maks were doing Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke’s sultry Foxtrot.
    “The whole thing about that was the attitude and the delivery and the mood,” Maks explained. “They set the mood hot, steamy. So it has to have an element of that seductiveness.”
    Way back at the beginning of the season, Brandy said she’s not really comfortable with her own sensuality—mainly due to the fact that she hasn’t had some lovin’ in six years (yikes)! Still Brandy, was determined to do whatever it takes to perform at her peak.
    “It’s essential that I nail the character of the Foxtrot because I want to stay on top and I want to win this thing,” she said.
    We’re not sure what happened during practice, but Brandy looked awfully comfortable playing a vixen in red during her Foxtrot to “Fever.”

    Judge Bruno Tonioli loved the spiciness of the dance, raving that “every step was driven by relentless eroticism.” 
    Guest judge Gilles was so impressed with Brandy’s sexiness that he “felt goosebumps all over my body. That performance was unreal. “
    Judge Carrie Ann Inaba congratulated Brandy on a job well done, saying. “What was beautiful, Brandy, this week, Brandy, was the way you attacked the sensuality parts.”

    Most of the judges were quick to point out a minor misstep (it was so small we missed it!), but judge Len Goodman glossed right over it.
    “I’m surprised about these people being so pedantic about a slight mistake when we’ve just witnessed the most fantastic Foxtrot of the whole season,” Len said.

    Slip-up aside, Brandy and Maks still trotted off with 37 points from the judges.

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