There’s double the drama on tonight’s Dancing With The Stars as not one but TWO of our couples will be eliminated just one week before the semi-finals. With special guest stars Josh Groban and Carly Rae Jepsen (who seems to be popping up every time I turn on my tv) to fill in the hour, Tom teases possible upsets as literally one-third of the cast will be leaving.
Though there were several perfect scores on last night’s performance show to choose from, the judges choose Rumer Willis, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Artem Chigvintsev’s Paso Doble trio to open the show with an encore performance. It’s followed by a recap of Rumer and Val’s perfect night and the first quick results of the night – they’re SAFE!
In case you’ve forgotten, Results Night is all about filling an hour for about 8 seconds of announcements, and tonight’s entertainment includes the return of ESPN’s Kenny Mayne – DANCECENTER is back with Kenny, Len, and Jerry Rice! Robert Herjavec’s relationship with Kym Johnson is discussed, revealing Jerry taking extreme measures to capture exclusive video of the couple. Chris Soules is also featured. “This guy has, like, kindergarten math skills,” notes Kenny, as tape rolls showing Witney Carson working with Chris to teach him how to count with a beat. Riker Lynch is showcased next, with some pretty convincing family photos of baby Riker with the Hough siblings and…is that…is that JERRY? Gotta love DANCECENTER for getting the inside scoop!
The next couple to learn their fate is Chris Soules and Witney Carson, who are in jeopardy. Especially after their mixed scores from last night, Chris admits it is scary to face the double elimination.
Tom announces a special opportunity for fans to get their questions answered via Twitter using #askDWTS – what would YOU like to know?
Carly Rae Jepsen is in the ballroom to perform her latest hit, “I Really Like You,” accompanied by a routine choreographed by Emma Slater. Sadly, there’s no special appearance by Tom Hanks.
In a recap of Noah Galloway’s night, we see that there was a rough mishap in dress rehearsal that could’ve really derailed the pair’s confidence. Though the performances went well, Noah, like everyone else, is nervous about the double elimination. Robert had a tough night too, and he just avoids comment when asked how he felt about is scores following the show. One of the two will be eliminated right now – and that pair is…
…Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson.
Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess are SAFE and moving on to the semi-finals.
Of course, the farewell interview focuses on the “are they/aren’t they” questions about the future of Robert and Kym, and, of course, they refuse to answer. Tom not-so-subtly tells Robert he may not have won the mirror ball, but he has won someone’s heart. “I’m not sure I feel that way about you,” replies Robert.
When DANCECENTER returns, Kenny’s getting Nastia Liukin confused with a Russian. His “interview” with her about Derek Hough is pretty funny – I suspect her replies may have been out of context (of course), but I’m not sure they’re not true! Kenny thinks that having one leg actually gives Noah an advantage – after all, he only has to do half the steps! Rumer is described as the daughter of John McClane and GI Jane with an amazing backside. They also examine the “potato head” comparison Rumer claims was a problem for her growing up, determining that Len actually looks more like Mr. Potato Head than she does.
Travis Wall and Shaping Sound, featuring Allison Holker and Jenna Johnson, perform next, and this is one thing I’ve really missed without results shows: the showcase of incredible dance troupes. In addition to each other, the dancers utilize brick wall sets to climb, propel, and show off moves that I can’t even accomplish in my dreams. Travis is pretty awesome.
With just two couples still waiting to hear if they’re safe or in jeopardy, we get the recap of their evening. The first couple to learn they’ve made the semi-finals is Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough, while Riker Lynch and Allison Holker discover they’re in jeopardy.
Before we learn whether Riker and Allison or Chris and Witney will be the pair moving on to the semi-finals, Josh Groban is in the ballroom to perform “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Featured in the ballroom is Maddie Ziegler, who leads young dancers Jaycee Wilkins and Brynn Rumfallo. You might know Maddie from Dance Moms, or that video with Sia, or YouTube, or, like, anywhere else you’ve seen a tween dancer on tv within the last couple of years.
The final results of the double elimination are in: Chris Soules and Witney Carson are ELIMINATED.
Riker Lynch and Allison Holker are headed to the semi-finals!
Chris is emotional and says “This has been fun” before getting too choked up to answer questions. “This has been an incredible experience that I’m just thankful to have been part of.” He calls it life changing and says he is forever grateful.
We’re down to just four couples on Monday, and each of the judges will be spending time with one of them this week. Tune in for the last performance show before the finale!
Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough
Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess
Riker Lynch and Allison Holker
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy