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
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.