(SAN DIEGO) — Five of the 12 competitors on season 14 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars have already been voted off the show, and the pressure is on for those who make it to the final three.
Monday night’s routines will be performed to famous classical music pieces, and in addition to their individual routines, the stars will also perform a team dance.
Extra co-host Maria Menounos has sustained several injuries during the season — to her chin, ribs and feet — but has soldiered on, even though she tweeted that her feet got “a little worse” this week.
In fact, over the weekend, Menounos tweeted about the status of her feet, posting: “Trying to stay positive. … I’ve made it this far-feet don’t fail me now! Praying:)” and “Epsom salt bath-check Bone stimulators-check Advil for inflammation-check Ice packs on feet and knees-check Vitamins-check Hahah Night all:)”
She may be having a rough time on the show, but you couldn’t tell from her performances. That’s because Menounos dances very well, and has great chemistry with her pro partner, Derek Hough.
Their sizzling dance floor interaction — and a kiss during one of their routines — have had people wondering if they are more than just dance partners. Others have speculated that they’ve ratcheted up the sex appeal of their act on purpose.
“We’re not really going for anything specifically,” Hough told Good Morning America. “I don’t know. It happens more naturally.”
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