Dancing with the Stars celebrated ‘Cher Night’ – with the pop superstar performing twice and all the dances of the night being to her songs.
Cher started the evening in a short zigzag patterned dress to perform her smash hit BELIEVE. Later in the show Cher also sang her new single I Hope You Find It wearing a huge black feather headdress. The contestants danced to Cher’s hits including Womans World, Turn Back Time and I Found Someone.
The stars admitted they were intimidated, with Corbin Bleu calling her a ‘god’ and comedian Bill Engvall saying she was always ‘one of my fantasy girls’.
‘Cher, my biggest fear was that I was going to meet you tonight and go, “Hi, my name is Oh-my-God-there’s-Cher!”,’ he later admitted to her.
Jack Osbourne, meanwhile, called her ‘a legend’ and admitted: ‘I’m not sure if I’m going to be nervous – or just terrified.’
Cher also happily poked fun at her diva-like reputation. When host Tom Bergeron told her she could do anything she wanted – even order pizza – she quipped: ‘As everyone knows, I don’t know how to call out for pizza.’
Cher said that as a judge she was looking for ‘the star quality, the thing that you can’t put your finger on’, telling Brant: ‘It’s the thing – like the smile that you did – that special thing.’
‘It’s true, you have star quality,’ Carrie Ann agreed. ‘I think out of everybody here you have the most potential.’
But she had also warned him he needed to ‘finesse’ his moves, and Bruno agreed. ‘You have a lot to offer, but she is right. Refine it. It’s brilliant what you do – but you can be even better.’
More Cher advise to the other stars..
To Brant Daugherty: “You two had two smiles that went together.”
To Bill Engvall after his disco to “Strong Enough”: “Uh, I was amazed you could get her up in all those…positions.” (“It’s a little blue pill,” Engvall clarified.)
To Jack Osbourne: “I thought it was great. You’re like a tango-dancing pimp!”
To Amber Riley after her rumba: “Fabulous. You owned it, you bought it, you got a t-shirt.”
To Tom Bergeron: “As everyone knows, I don’t know how to call out for pizza.”
At one point, during a critique of Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy (Spiderweb Bodysuit and Shirtless)’s jazz routine set to her song “Bang Bang,” Cher endured one of the LONGEST BLEEPS EVER RECORDED. Damn that 10-second delay! Try to figure out what she said along with me, and check out some other highlights below.
The bleep occurred right after Cher enthused that she’d liked “the rough part” of Elizabeth and Val’s adventures in burlesque. “I like it when…. [BIG LONG BLEEP],” Cher continued. (The offending language begins at 2:26 below.)