It’s “Motown Week” and the halfway point for this season’s Dancing with the Stars. Tonight, Derek Hough and Maria Menounos, ever the “Jan Brady” to “Marcia” Mark Ballas and Katherine Jenkins, took the floor with the fox trot accompanied by a live performance by Martha Reeves, who brought “Jimmy Mack,” one of her signature songs to the proceedings.
Toss all the “cheesiness” barbs you want at reality competition, the producers of Dancing with the Stars tend to get things as right as right can be. And tonight was no exception, allowing these legendary Motown performers some prime time real estate (The Temptations and Smokey Robinson are also performing tonight).
Unfortunately, the high praise could be carried over for Maria Menounos, who wobbled a bit and most likely won’t be seeing the top of the leader board this week. And unfortunately for all involved, Derek kept the shirt on.