WASHINGTON, September 26, 2017 – This season started with thirteen couples, and to be honest when first announced there was no standout star to cheer on. In last nights first elimination show, the starting couples, last night’s dance, leaderboard before the show and scores for last night’s dances were:
Barbara Corcoran and Keo Motsepe: Tango – 14; 17 – 31 points (eliminated)Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke: Foxtrot – 15; 20 – 35 points
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke: Foxtrot – 15; 20 – 35 points
Drew Scott and Emma Slater: Quickstep – 16; 20 – 36 points
Debbie Gibson and Alan Bersten: Quickstep – 17; 20 – 37 points
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd: Foxtrot – 18; 19 – 37 points
Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess: Foxtrot – 18; 19 – 37 points
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev: Waltz – 20; 21 – 41 points
Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko: Viennese Waltz 18; 23 – 41 points
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: Tango – 19; 23 – 42 points
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: Tango – 19; 24 – 43 points
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: Quickstep – 22; 21 – 43 points
Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Foxtrot – 21; 24 points – 45 points total
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: Viennese Waltz – 22; 24 – 46 points
Barbara Corcoran was eliminated but not because she was significantly less talented than others. Fan’s on social media and chat boards are asking with DWTS will reward fan favorite pro-Keo Moestep with a partner that can go the distance?
Tonight our dance partners take the stage for the second round of elimination competition. Teams with over 40 points, include Nikki Bella and Artem, Sasha pieterse and Gleb Savchenko, Franki Muniz and Witney Carson, Victoria Alren and Val Chmerkovskiy, Lindsey Stiling and Mark Ballas, Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy, Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold at the top.
According to DancingABC.com, the 12 remaining celebrities ready themselves for Latin Night, one of the hottest nights in the ballroom. Each couple performs a samba, rumba, cha cha, Paso Doble, Argentine Tango, or salsa.
At the end of the night, the second elimination of the season takes place.
Teams most likely to be eliminated tonight are Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke with 35 points or Drew Scott and Emma Slater with 36 points. Stepping out onto the proverbial limb, my guess is that Drew Scott, despite being paired with pro-Emma Slater, will be leaving the dance floor as fan votes will save Owens. And who avoids elimination tonight will depend on fan votes; unfortunately voting for tonight’s show is now closed online and via phone.
So that you don’t miss the voting window in the future, remember you can call in your vote during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Or vote online at ABC.com and on Facebook both are open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and closing at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Wednesday evening.
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Tonight’s dances are:
Debbie and Alan Argentine Tango, “Havana” by Camila Cabello feat
Derek and Sharna Paso Doblé, “Diablo Rojo” by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Drew and Emma Rumba, “Lights Down Low” by Max feat
Frankie and Witney Cha Cha, “Perm” by Bruno Mars
Jordan and Lindsay Samba, “Mi Gente” by J. Balvin and Willy William
Lindsey and Mark Salsa, “Mani Picao” by Ricky Campanelli
Nick and Peta Argentine Tango, “She’s a Lady” by Lion Babe
Nikki and Artem Samba, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi
Sasha and Gleb Samba, “Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld
Terrell and Cheryl Samba, “Hot in Herre” by Nelly
Vanessa and Maks Salsa, “Instruction” by Jax Jones feat. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don
Victoria and Val Rumba, “Easy” by Sky Ferreira
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