Dancing with the Stars served up another big elimination during Latin Night, an episode filled with routines that were just too hot to handle.
With Barbara Corcoran and Keo Motsepe already eliminated, which other couple lost their place in the competition during week two?
And was it one of those shocking eliminations that nobody saw coming, or was this just a matter of time for an overmatched tandem?
Let’s break down the steamy performances and and find out …
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev – Samba – “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
Nikki improved a lot on Monday’s episode of the series, but then she went and squandered that momentum when she kept cackling whenever she tried to practice for the sexy routine.
We’ve all had a case of the giggles, but did she not know how high the stakes were for this competition? The performance was a little too slow, and it showed that Nikki is not that great of a dancer.
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy – Rumba – “Easy” by Sky Ferreira
Victoria was nervous when she tried to prepare for this routine with Val. The performance was okay, but Len said that it was not all that and he wanted to see some more from them. We have to agree.
At least Victoria can take solace in the fact that Taylor Swift sent her a gift for her birthday.
Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess – Paso Doblé – “Diablo Rojo” by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Sharna is the Queen of raunchy routines, so it was evident this was one she and Derek should be able to get some traction with. Derek was upset about them landing in the bottom two.
Everyone was glad that Derek was taking the feedback on board, but it never really reflected in his score.
Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko – Samba – “Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld
Sasha opened up about some trolls who came out of the woodwork when she gained weight due to PCOS. It helped her channel all of her heartbreak from the ordeal into her performance.
Who would have thought that Sasha would be one of the best performers of the night after her premiere week dud?
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd Argentine – Tango – “She’s a Lady” by Lion Babe
Nick has not been performing as well as we expected him to do on the show so far, but tonight he proved that he could improve if given the time.
The judges were not entirely impressed, with Carrie Ann glad about the progression, but Len continued to play the villain role by essentially calling it trash.
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold – Samba – “Mi Gente” by J. Balvin and Willy William
Going into the competition, it was clear that Jordan knew a lot about the world of dance. From stints on Grease live to Disney spectaculars, he had a huge advantage.
The performance was flawless. They looked confident together and were genuinely believable as a couple.
Drew Scott and Emma Slater – Rumba – “Lights Down Low” by Max feat. gnash
Who does not like to have a tan? That was Emma’s question to Drew before the routine, so she decided to spray him down, and it worked. He looked soooo much better.
It gave Drew more confidence, and the judges even agreed that there was some improvement, so it was a win-win!
Debbie Gibson and Alan Bersten Argentine – Tango – “Havana” by Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
Debbie Gibson has been essentially at the bottom of the pack with Barbara since last week, but she proved she has what it takes to be taken seriously.
Her performance with Alan was her best yet, but the judges felt Debbie was not making the best use of her body.
Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Salsa – “Instruction” by Jax Jones feat. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don
Vanessa is one of the best competitors this season. Her dancing has always been a cut above Nick’s, so it’s a given that she will, make it further than him.
Even Len was impressed, and that’s not something that happens every day, you guys!
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke – Samba – “Hot in Herre” by Nelly
Terrelll initially appeared as the novelty act of the season, but somewhere along the way, he improved and his now middle of the pack. That’s a great change from one week ago.
The judges were all very positive about his improvement.
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas – Salsa – “Mani Picao” by Ricky Campanelli
Lindsey continued to go from strength to strength in her attempt to own the floor, and Mark was clearly loving the whole thing. They were electric, and the pair are probably going to make it far.
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson Cha-Cha, “Perm” by Bruno Mars
If you told us a few weeks back that Frankie Muniz would be a frontrunner on Dancing with the Stars, we would have laughed in your face.
He knew what he needed to do to get the judges talking and they LOVED it. He is a great entertainer.
After the performances, it was time to send another contestant packing. Nick and Peta and Debbie and Alan were in the bottom two couples.
In a true shocker, Debbie and Alan were let go from the competition. Say it ain’t so!
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