DWTS week 7 recap, Justin Biebers performance—and scandal!
If you watched Dancing with the Stars last night, you may have missed who was eliminated (sadly it was David Arquette and Kym Johnson, not low scorers Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus), but there is no way you missed Justin Bieber’s not one, but two musical performances! Perhaps to compete with another one of our other favorites, The Biggest Loser, and the always-cute Zooey Deschanel in New Girl, producers had Bieber open the show with his hit Never Say Never along with some cute dance moves—who doesn’t love the sideways moonwalk—and from there the Bieber fever set in.
When host Brooke Burke Charvat asked J.R. Martinez if he thought he was safe, the former front-runner began singing Never Say Never—don’t worry Martinez, we still love you. And what a surprise when Nancy Grace admitted she had Bieber fever. She was all a twitter and didn’t dare talk to the teen sensation backstage because he “was in a trance—and surrounded by 10 body guards.”
Later in the show Bieber debuted a new song off his Christmas album Under the Mistletoe accompanied by Boyz II Men. (I’d love to see some Motownphilly or I’ll Make Love to You but perhaps this was DWTS move to get a younger audience?) And to tie it all back in to Dancing with the Stars, pros Mark Ballas and Chelsie Hightower performed a hip hop-ballroom hybrid in front of the singing heartthrob.
While elimination night in the DWTS ballroom is usually a time of openness and brutal honestly from judges, performers and hosts alike, little was said about departing Arquette and there was no mention of 17-year old Bieber’s impending paternity lawsuit filed by a 20-year-old California woman. You can get more about the scandal and what the teen sensation is saying on Radar Online.