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Recap: Dancing With The Stars – Season 25, Week Two

Ballroom Night & Latin Night

Two weeks into Dancing With The Stars and things are already heating up! The dancers had to learn not one but two dances in one week…and go through two eliminations!

Ballroom Night is always a scary time because it is all about technique, but the dancers have time throughout the competition to improve their ballroom skills. If you remember from last week, Terrell/Cheryl and Barbara/Keo ended at the bottom of the leaderboard, so they will need to dance their hearts out to stay in the game. With premiere night jitters out of the way, it’s time for everyone to shine.

At the end of Ballroom Night, the leader-board looked like

Victoria/Val 24                                                                                                                  Jordan/Lindsay 24
Vanessa/Maks 24
Frankie/Witney 23
Sasha/Gleb 23
Nikki/Artem 21
Lindsey/Mark 21
Debbie/Alan 20
Terrell/Cheryl 20
Drew/Emma 20
Derek/Sharna 19
Nick/Peta 19
Barbara/Keo 17

Victoria and Val must have sprinkled some fairy dust in their ballroom shoes because they flew from a 19 on Premiere Night to a 24 on Ballroom Night. Vanessa and Maks also climbed to the top of the leaderboard from third place on premiere night.

Terrell definitely realized what he needed to do to keep himself safe, going from a 15 to a 20. However, Barbara didn’t get the memo and remains at the bottom. Although Terrell improved, he and Barbara still end up in jeopardy. After the first elimination of the season, we must part ways with Barbara Corcoran and Keo. On to Latin Night!

America’s favorite night has come and gone, and I’m sure we’re all still starstruck. Latin Night never fails to entertain. This year we had football firefighters (Terrell) and “cougar[s] from Cuba” (Debbie)! Latin Night is the night where our stars either give it their all or die trying, and the leader-board definitely shows that.

Frankie/Witney 25                                                                                                                Lindsey/Mark 24                                                                                                                      Jordan/Lindsay 24                                                                                                                   Vanessa/Maks 23                                                                                                                Sasha/Gleb 22                                                                                                                      Debbie/Alan 21                                                                                                                        Drew/Emma 21                                                                                                                            Victoria/Val 20                                                                                                                            Nick/Peta 19                                                                                                                      Derek/Sharna 19                                                                                                                Terrell/Cheryl 19                                                                                                                    Nikki/Artem 18

These scores were surprising and very different than what we’ve seen these past two performances. Frankie and Witney surprised everyone with their cha-cha where Frankie showed just how cool he can be. Our stars Lindsey and Jordan did not surprise us at all and remain at the top of the leaderboard where they seem to be having their own competition with each other.

Victoria and Val were a couple that didn’t get the fiesta invitation and ended dropping in scores — not a very nice birthday present for Victoria. The biggest surprise in scoring though was Nikki Bella. As a female WWE star, you would think she was very in touch with her sexy side, but instead she voiced her concerns about dancing with a man that wasn’t her fiancé.

At the end of the night, Nick/Peta and Debbie/Alan were in jeopardy. Debbie Gibson had to say her farewells.

Next up is Guilty Pleasures, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store! Check back for a re-cap after the episode airs.

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Written by SeVohn Hunter

SeVohn Hunter is a staff writer for POParazzi, studying Journalism at West Virginia University – Potomac State. When she’s not writing, she is usually dancing or listening to the same song on repeat! She loves R&B/Soul, but listens to almost every genre of music. You can find her on social media as sevohnalexis.

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