'DWTS' vs. 'The Voice': Backstage at TV's Biggest Competition Shows
Monday night TV is going strong with millions tuning in to both The Voice and Dancing with the Stars, and ET was on the set of both shows.
The tears flowed on DWTS last night with the big story being Alfonso Ribeiro's triumph through a painful back injury. The actor delivered a performance that landed him in third place on their semi-finals night.
"We're definitely going to rest," said Alfonso's pro partner Witney Carson. "No drinks for you," Witney told Alfonso.
"I need one," Alfonso joked. "I need just a little number."
Alfonso wasn't the only one who was dancing hurt. Janel Parrish showed us the red mark on pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy's neck from a dance move that involved swinging her around his head. And Bethany Mota and Derek Hough took an inventory of their general bruises, while Sadie Robertson's pro partner Mark Ballas told us he pulled a muscle.
"I'm just hoping I can make it through the rest of this week," said Ballas.
Dancing's ballroom warriors might be beat up, but they still out performed their reality rivals, The Voice. DWTS attracted a whopping 14.6 million viewers, while The Voice pulled in 10.8 million.
The ranks of The Voice will grow thinner tonight as two of the top 12 will be sent home. Contestant Luke Wade stood out last night for a noticeable blunder made during the show, but coach Pharrell Williams shrugged it off.
"Luke had a moment when the track came apart for a second, but he held it down," said Pharrell. "His recovery was awesome."
"Short of singing an entire song as well as you can, singing most of it seems to be the next best thing," said Wade.