This week in reality TV

Tom Bergeron, left is pictured with Amy Purdy, middle, and actor/dancer Derek Hough on

Tom Bergeron, left is pictured with Amy Purdy, middle, and actor/dancer Derek Hough on "Dancing With The Stars".

Samantha O'Connor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:12 PM ET

Lando Calrissian steps down: Personal dance numbers on Dancing With The Stars brought an emotional twist to some unexpected stars this week, who dedicated their performances to the most important years of their lives. Funnyman Drew Carey reminisced on 2005, the year his son was born, dedicating his weight loss and dance to his little boy Connor. Carey danced a waltz with partner Cheryl Burke, receiving a 30/40 from the judges and a hug from his son. Miraculous snowboarder, Amy Purdy recalled 1999 as her most memorable year and shared the emotional story of contracting bacterial meningitis, losing both of her legs and kidney function to the disease. The strong athlete dedicated her contemporary dance to her father who donated his kidney to her, as not only a contestant in the dancing competition but as a daughter celebrating the gift of life. Amy’s emotional dance earned her a 36/40 from the judges and tears of joy from her father. There was no elimination this week, but one pair was forced to take themselves out of the competition. Billy Dee Williams, the 77-year-old Star Wars legend was obliged to step down due to doctor’s request but gushed about his experience on the show. “I’ve had a wonderful, brilliant, fantastic blast of a time,” he said, with the audience applauding.

Big Brother twist: The power shifted inside the Big Brother Canada house this week, with the shocking twist that put Canada in charge of nominations. By voting online, Canadian Big Brother fans chose who they wanted to see on the block, targeting the major players Andrew Gordon and Sabrina Abbate from the First Five alliance, who have been running the house all season. The two took the rejection from their own country very hard, breaking down in front of their roomies, now left at their mercy. At the Power of Veto competition, the houseguests dressed up in flight attendant outfits, searching for hidden items in a makeshift airplane with a series of clues. Jon Pardy, who until now hasn’t been displayed as the brightest bulb in the Big Brother house, was the only one to complete the riddled challenge, earning him the win. Jon chose to leave the nominations the same, and the First Five alliance was forced to turn on each other. By a vote of seven to two, restaurant manager Andrew was evicted from the Big Brother house. Well played, Canada.

Dim sum disaster: A lobster dinner didn’t mean a fancy feast for the seven remaining MasterChef Canada home cooks, who tried not to boil under pressure during this week’s Mystery Box Challenge. While the competitors shuffled to complete their crustacean cuisines on time, Winnipeg’s Mike Green shone with a simple deconstructed lobster roll, proving that less is more and staying safe for another week. In the elimination challenge, the home cooks were paired up by Mike, the week’s winner, who strategically placed his opponents together for the task of creating five dim sum dishes including BBQ pork buns and spring rolls. Eric Chong and Kaila Klassen butted heads but managed to get themselves together in time to present their five-part dinner to the judges, saving the pair from elimination. It was Marida Mohamed and Julie Miguel’s missing dish that held them accountable. When questioned whose fault it was that there was one plate missing, Julie stepped up to take responsibility for her faults and was then asked to remove her apron, eliminating her from the competition. And don’t look for her to be opening a restaurant anytime soon. “I’m keeping my job with the government because I love it,” she told us in a post-elimination interview.

Adam pulls off a steal: “Ain’t nothing to it but to do it,” was the theme of The Voice this week as two of the winning competitors ironically uttered the same phrase before hitting the stage to their separate battles this week. Coldplay’s Chris Martin joined in the musical fun as a guest mentor during the last week of battles, which left many competitors star struck. Team Blake proved that he has the team to beat in the competition, showcasing some of the best battles of the season, but the entertaining duets were bittersweet as Blake had the tough choice of choosing between some terrific talents. Jake Worthington and Tess Boyer delivered an incredible version of John Hiatt’s Have A Little Faith In Me, which made Blake’s decision to pick between them an agonizing one, but the country star decided to remain loyal to his day 1 man, Jake. He also paired soulful Biff Gore with powerhouse Sisaundra Lewis, who sang James Brown’s This Is A Man’s World with electrifying energy and vocals. Although the two brought dynamic power, Biff was no match for the most feared competitor in the competition, and Sisaundra kept her spot. Team Usher’s Stevie Jo has proved to be a force, beating out Morgan Wallen after their duet of One Direction’s Story Of My Life. But Morgan was given a second life when Adam Levine stole him to his team. The playoffs begin next week.

Happy Voice: Pharrell Williams will be taking a seat in the big red chair as a coach on The Voice’s seventh season.

Saved The Idol: American Idol judges used their “Judges’ Save” on Sam Woolf, keeping the top 8 intact for another week.

Reality Return: NBC announced the return of America’s Got Talent set to air its ninth season on May 27, while MTV’s Catfish will return May 7.

Survivor Switch-up: The Solana and Aparri tribes merged this week before voting out Sarah Lacina.

 


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