Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 2 – LIVE BLOG!

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So, what are we looking forward to tonight??

Yay Florence!! Cute concept for the dance but it looked like she missed a step here and there.

Decent score I think. Pardon me while I try to get into the swing of watching both the show AND All Access.

Poor Jana!! Power through girl.

Uh oh…this is standard Tango right? That lift might be a problem. Pretty good dance. Great lines. On the replay, she looks pretty shaky in points. Probably the injury.

LOL…Emma and Rick. Don’t emulate Trump though – ANYONE other than that. 🙂

Actual quickstep steps…but the slowest one ever. 🙂 Emma makes a good Lovey. 🙂

That’s a pretty good score for Rick, all things considered.

Calvin is very charming and quite handsome. 🙂 That was also a pretty damn entertaining (and good) foxtrot!! I dug it.

Derek appears to be giving James pointers in the red room…Also playing with many of the contestants including Ryan, laurie, Jana and others.

Man what I nice surprise for Calvin having Jaleel there. I think the could have given him one 8…

Good dance from Amber and Maks…but she should get the same critique from last week that Jana got – it didn’t seem much like a V. Waltz…..and he does comment on the lack of ballroom hold.

I do wish that Maks (and Val) would resist the urge to talk back to the judges. They seem to do it a lot, while everyone else does it rarely. At least Maks is all happy and cheery. 🙂

Jake…ick. Sorry don’t like the guy. He improved a good bit this week although he missed a hand pass and he’s got pancake hands. If they score him too well, it could be trouble. Hope he doesn’t have a super teenybopper fanbase. I agree with CAI – he was forcing it a bit.

V.Ice – started off great and then got very messy. It was pretty good. I enjoyed it. He’s a bit of an actor, actually. I find him to be pretty charming as well. 🙂

Oh for [email protected]#ks sake with the lip syncing critique, CAI. At least you can use it on someone other than Derek. :::rolls eyes::: Pretty good score…love his attitude.

Bwahahahahahahahaha…Sasha is a universal dick. LOL. Brilliant. Anyway, that worked out far, far better than I expected. Pretty damn good dance, Tera and Sasha!! Kinda over scored though.

Wow…loved that X-Files A. Tango!! Really well done, actually. I am an X-phile from way back and they did it well, I think. Babyface rearranged the music – I didn’t notice! I wonder if you have to get permission to do that? I know Derek has done it numerous times, and possibly Mark.

Great dance from Laurie, but did we expect anything else?? Laurie seems to be doing a bit of a number on Val to make him tolerable. Of course, a massive ringer will do that for some. 😀 Pretty shocked the judges are actually showing some restraint and not whipping out the 9s.

I do love me some James – so funny and charming and sweet. 🙂 That dance was good, but pretty simple I thought. I do think that Sharna was shadowing him towards the end – the way she was a half step behind him so she could see what he was doing. Good plan. Agree with Len about the production, but that would be the fault of the producers who insist on dumb ass themes every week.

Hmmm…is he threatening Laurie? That was an underscore a bit, I think.

That was a pretty little foxtrot! But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t totally distracted by Derek’s…pants. And his hair. Oh Len loved it so you know it was a pretty standard foxtrot. 🙂

Hmmm…Score seems low. Could have used one more 8. It wasn’t a flashy dance but there was nothing notably WRONG with it.

Was Ryan’s dance super short or what? Just me? He was off step a good bit. And all the Derek/Bindi fans are screaming at the TV for the ending of the dance. 😉

6’s are quite generous, IMO, but there’s a method to their madness I’m sure.

Okay…gotta run and do some numbers. 🙂

DWTS 2019 Results: Week 2 – First Elimination

The tension was high in the ballroom as Dancing with the Stars 2019 opened its viewer vote for week two and the stars and their pro dance partners faced the first elimination of the season. Judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba put the entire cast on notice last week that they’d be giving serious and detailed critiques this season, and they didn’t disappoint this week. With the scores tightly packed from Week One and the likes of TV icon James Van Der Beek and Bachelorette Hannah Brown leading the pack, what were the results for week two of Dancing with the Stars 2019? Keep scrolling for the full recap!

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James Van Der Beek & Emma
Week one’s high-scoring couple, James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater, opened the show with a fast and fun cha-cha to Lionel Richie’s classic “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Bruno exclaimed that “James knows how to open big” and Carrie Ann said he was “on fire,” but Len felt like there were a few too many “gimmicks.”

Watch James Van Der Beek and Emma’s cha-cha

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 6; Carrie Ann – 7; TOTAL: 20 (41 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Sailor Brinkley-Cook & Val
Sailor Brinkley-Cook wowed the audience and viewers at home in week one when she stepped in at the last minute for her injured mother, Christie Brinkley, and performed admirably with only a few days’ rehearsal time. This week, Sailor and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy had proper time to practice for their rumba, but it was still pretty short notice to perform such a sensual dance. Len told Sailor she had “a really nice performance,” but all three judges echoed Bruno’s advice that Sailor’s “intention has to be much, much stronger.”

Watch Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Val’s rumba

SCORES:
Bruno – 6; Len – 6; Carrie Ann – 6; TOTAL: 18 (36 combined weeks 1 & 2)

RELATED: Missed week one? Get the full recap and results right here!

Ray Lewis & Cheryl
Football legend Ray Lewis came out fiery in week one with partner Cheryl Burke, but this week, Ray had to get light on his feet for a foxtrot to Earth, Wind & Fire’s classic “September.” Unfortunately, that proved to be too big a challenge at this stage of the competition. Carrie Ann admitted Ray is “enjoyable to watch,” but “there were tons of mistakes” and Len echoed that “it was flat-footed.”

Watch Ray Lewis and Cheryl’s foxtrot

SCORES:
Bruno – 5; Len – 5; Carrie Ann – 5; TOTAL: 15 (30 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Ally Brooke & Sasha
“Potential” was the word the judges had for Ally Brooke and her pro partner Sasha Farber in week one, but would they see it begin to develop in week two? Ally faced online bullying in the past for her dancing with Fifth Harmony, and those doubts lingered as Ally entered the competition, but the judges were far more certain. Bruno declared, “you can dance, period” and Carrie Ann echoed “you are a dancer.”

Watch Ally Brooke and Sasha’s Viennese waltz

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 6; Carrie Ann – 7; TOTAL: 20 (36 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Mary Wilson & Brandon
Music legend Mary Wilson had Len jealous of her moves at their shared age of 75-years-old last week, but this week she had to educate her pro dancer partner Brandon Anderson on Aretha Franklin as well as learn a killer cha-cha. Bruno called their performance “simple, effective, nicely presented” and Carrie Ann declared that Mary “owns the room.” That said, their scores didn’t improve week-over-week.

Watch Mary Willson and Brandon’s cha-cha

SCORES:
Bruno – 5; Len – 5; Carrie Ann – 5; TOTAL: 15 (32 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Lauren Alaina & Gleb
Country star Lauren Alaina brought some sultry down-home charm last week with pro partner Gleb Savchenko, but Len called them out for not enough content, even though they scored in the top three. This week, Bruno “loved it” and called their routine a “strong and focused performance,” but Carrie Ann commented that Lauren’s “shoulders were a little high.” Len was once again disappointed that there wasn’t more pasodoble content in the choreography.

Watch Lauren Alaina and Gleb’s pasodoble

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 6; Carrie Ann – 6; TOTAL: 19 (38 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Sean Spicer & Lindsay
Week one was a little rough for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and pro partner Lindsay Arnold, sitting just one point up from bottom of the leaderboard. While the scores didn’t show much of a lift, all three judges agreed with Len’s comment, “better than last week.” Bruno added, “I actually have to admit, it looked like a tango,” and Carrie Ann called it “super-much-improved.”

Watch Sean Spicer and Lindsay’s tango

SCORES:
Bruno – 5; Len – 5; Carrie Ann – 6; TOTAL: 16 (28 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Karamo & Jenna
The judges were disappointed in DWTS superfan Karamo’s week one performance with pro partner Jenna Johnson, so he called in some support from his fiancé and his future mother-in-law, Carol, a former professional dancer and ballroom instructor. The extra coaching paid off with Bruno declaring, “everyone is going crazy for Karamo” and Carrie Ann shouting “that’s the pizzazz I wanted to see from you!” But Len wasn’t particularly impressed—or intimidated by Carol—saying he “wasn’t overstruck on it” and echoing the other judges’ critique that “body contact” wasn’t what it needed to be.

Watch Karamo and Jenna’s quickstep

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 5; Carrie Ann – 7; TOTAL: 19 (36 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Kate Flannery & Pasha
The Office’s Kate Flannery and pro partner Pasha Pashkov definitely had plenty of energy last week, but the judges were looking for some more refinement. And that’s exactly what they brought with their sleek and classy foxtrot. Len seemed particularly pleased saying, “the bottom line is, you did a wonderful, wonderful dance,” and Bruno exclaimed “Houston to Kate, we have lift-off!”

Watch Kate Flannery and Pasha’s foxtrot

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 7; Carrie Ann – 7; TOTAL: 21 (36 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Kel Mitchell & Witney
Comedic actor Kel Mitchell was a little out-of-control in week one with pro partner Witney Carson, so would he be able to calm those nerves in week two? Adding to the pressure, Kel’s father had brain surgery this past week, so it was hard to concentrate on rehearsals. Len was happy with the performance, saying there was “plenty of rhythm” and “plenty of recognizable steps.” Bruno praised the “naturalness” of the performance and Carrie Ann added that there was a lot of “refinement” over last week. Even better, Kel’s dad is doing well.

Watch Kel Mitchell and Witney’s samba

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 6; Carrie Ann – 7; TOTAL: 20 (36 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Lamar Odom & Peta
Basketball star Lamar Odom and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd unfortunately spent week one on the bottom of the leaderboard, no thanks to the staggering 15-inch height difference between the two of them, so this week was about finding some redemption. Len had some kind words for both Lamar and Peta, telling Lamar he seemed “a little bit more confident” and “on the right track” and telling Peta that she is “doing a fantastic job.” Even so, with a score of 12, Lamar and Peta once again had the lowest score of the night.

Watch Lamar Odom and Peta’s salsa

SCORES:
Bruno – 4; Len – 4; Carrie Ann – 4; TOTAL: 12 (23 combined weeks 1 & 2)

Hannah Brown & Alan
Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown wowed everyone in week one with her debut dance with pro partner Alan Bersten, missing the top of the leaderboard by a single point! This week, they took the top spot with the closing dance of the night, earning not only the first “8” of the season, but the first three “8’s!”

Watch Hannah Brown and Alan’s Viennese waltz

SCORES:
Bruno – 8; Len – 8; Carrie Ann – 8; TOTAL: 24 (44 combined weeks 1 & 2)

First Elimination
With two dances and sets of judges’ scores in the books, and America’s live vote just closed, it was time to find out who would be the first couple eliminated from the Dancing with the Stars 2019 competition. The bottom two couples of the week based on their combined judges’ scores and viewer votes were Ray Lewis & Cheryl and Mary Wilson & Brandon. It came down to the judges to choose which couple to save with Carrie Ann choosing Mary & Brandon, Bruno choosing Ray & Cheryl, and Len’s deciding vote going to Ray & Cheryl as well. That means it was time for Mary Wilson and Brandon Anderson to take a final bow in the ballroom.

Watch the first elimination of Dancing with the Stars 2019!

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It was all glitz, glamor, and Hollywood in the ballroom as Dancing with the Stars went to the movies with Week 3 Movie Night! The celebrities and their dance pro partners celebrated the movies with ballroom dances to songs from their favorite films. As always, they performed in front of three expert critics, judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba, hoping to get rave reviews. So which star shined brightest on movie night? Keep scrolling for the full recap and results, and to find out which celebrity went home on Dancing with the Stars!

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Lauren Alaina & Gleb
Country star Lauren Alaina and her partner Gleb Savchenko earned some good marks last week, and were hoping to improve with a sultry tango inspired by Pretty Woman. Once again she was called out for losing the musicality and having her arm and shoulder a little high, but the judges were impressed with her show opening performance.

Watch Lauren Alaina and Gleb’s tango

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 7; Carrie Ann – 6; TOTAL: 20

Hannah Brown & Alan
This week, Hannah was inspired by her best friend’s upcoming wedding to perform a rumba with her partner Alan Bersten to dance to Wilson Phillips’ hit “Hold On” as featured in the hit comedy Bridesmaids. After setting the high score last week, she was called out for not having enough “hip action” in her rumba, even though she does well with the lyrical dancing.

Watch Hannah Brown and Alan’s rumba

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 7; Carrie Ann – 7; TOTAL: 21

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Karamo & Jenna
Karamo and his partner Jenna Johnson set out to impress Len with a jive performed to Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.” Carrie Ann noticed “a lot of mistakes” but the performance was entertaining and had the crowd jumping. Unfortunately, they still have yet to get more than a 5 from Len.

Watch Karamo and Jenna’s jive

SCORES:
Bruno – 6; Len – 5; Carrie Ann – 5; TOTAL: 16

Ally Brooke & Sasha
Growing up a Mexican-American in San Antonio, Ally has always felt a connection to Selena, so she was inspired to dance a rumba with her partner Sasha Farber to Selena’s “Dreaming of You.” Len was impressed with all of the real rumba content, Bruno called it “beautiful” and Carrie Ann “had chills the whole time” and called it “exactly what we’re looking for.”

Watch Ally Brooke and Sasha’s rumba

SCORES:
Bruno – 8; Len – 8; Carrie Ann – 8; TOTAL: 24

James Van Der Beek & Emma
After setting the high score in the season premiere and following up with a solid score in week 2, James and his partner Emma Slater set out to wow everyone with a seductive rumba to “Shallow” from A Star is Born. Bruno called James a “real gentleman” and Carrie Ann saw “so much poetry in the way moved.”

Watch James Van Der Beek and Emma’s rumba

SCORES:
Bruno – 8; Len – 7; Carrie Ann – 8; TOTAL: 23

Kate Flannery & Pasha
After scoring the second-highest score of the night last week, the judges knew Kate and her partner Pasha Pashkov could work hard. So it was no surprise that Kate and Pasha danced a quickstep to Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” that got the ballroom cheering. Carrie Ann exclaimed “you’re working hard and it is paying off,” and Bruno shouted, “like the movie, this is a big hit!”

Watch Kate Flannery and Pasha’s quickstep

SCORES:
Bruno – 8; Len – 8; Carrie Ann – 8; TOTAL: 24

Lamar Odom & Peta
Last week was a rollercoaster for Lamar Odom and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, and the two of them were determined to step it up this week. Dancing the cha cha to “Old Time Rock & Roll” from Risky Business, they started off strong, but had some rough spots later in the dance and didn’t end up improving their score over last week.

Watch Lamar Odom and Peta’s cha cha

SCORES:
Bruno – 4; Len – 4; Carrie Ann – 4; TOTAL: 12

Sailor Brinkley-Cook & Val
This week, Sailor and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced a fun and flirty tango to “Mamma Mia” hoping to incorporate the judges’ comments about consistency and tone from week 2. Bruno called it “a great, feel-good tango,” Carrie Ann called it “a transformation” and “a huge leap forward,” and Len exclaimed it was “full of energy” and was “a fantastic routine.”

Watch Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Val’s tango

SCORES:
Bruno – 8; Len – 8; Carrie Ann – 7; TOTAL: 23

Kel Mitchell & Witney
Comedic actor and self-proclaimed Leonardo DiCaprio fan Kel Mitchell had to bring the drama for a rumba with his partner Witney Carson to Celine Dion’s Oscar-winning ballad “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. Len had some issues, but called it “a good, solid performance” and Bruno warned Kel that too much intensity can affect fluidity.

Watch Kel Mitchell and Witney’s rumba

SCORES:
Bruno – 7; Len – 6; Carrie Ann – 7; TOTAL: 20

Sean Spicer & Lindsay
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been campaigning for the audience’s votes and the judges’ scores, and this week partner Lindsay Arnold challenged him to channel John Travolta in a dance inspired by Saturday Night Fever. Len called the performance “more like ‘Monday Night Lukewarm,'” but had to admit that Sean had “mastered the roly poly.”

Watch Sean Spicer and Lindsay’s cha cha

SCORES:
Bruno – 5; Len – 5; Carrie Ann – 5; TOTAL: 15

Second Elimination
Unfortunately, due to aggravating an old football injury, Ray Lewis and Cheryl Burke were forced to leave the competition this week. Ray danced hard in weeks one and two and brought a great sense of fun to the ballroom. With them stepping aside, no couple was eliminated this week.

Watch what happened with Ray Lewis and his injury

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Episode 2: Hannah Brown Wows With ‘Best Dance of the Night’ (RECAP)

The competition heats up during Week 2 of Dancing With the Stars as the 12 couples return to the stage tonight to perform their second dance of the season. Tonight, we’re introduced to the live voting option, where audience members can text and place votes at ABC.com for their favorite couple — and yes, we’ll also endure the first elimination of the season.

Read on for all of the highlights from Episode 2 — including who goes home, top scores, and judges’ reactions!

James Van Der Beek’s dance

James and pro partner Emma Slater danced the Cha Cha — complete with a toe touch — to Lionel Richie’s “Dancing On the Ceiling” and once again wowed the judges.

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“Another solid performance. Nice crisp footwork,” Len Goodman said. Bruno Tonioli referred to the performance as “showy” before calling out the actor for missing a step in the beginning of the performance.

James earned two 7s and a 6 from the judges, totaling 20. He received a total of 21 from last week, bringing his Week 2 total to 41.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook’s dance

After being thrown into the competition last week due to her mother’s injury, Sailor finally had a full week of practicing before taking the stage. Tonight, the model danced the Rumba with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy to “Señorita”.

Bruno told Sailor that she was “made for this dance” but wanted to see more intention from her. “Dancing is like acting, you have to play the part,” he said.

“I think you’re still making your mom very, very proud out here,” Carrie Ann said with a smile before adding that she’s lacking consistency throughout her dance. “You need to find the middle ground and smooth it out.”

Len weighed in, saying it was a “nice” performance, but because it was so slow, every dance step is magnified, leaving her open for more potential criticism.

Overall, the teen earned 6s across the board, totaling 18. Added to last week’s score, that brings Sailor to a 36.

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Ray Lewis’ dance

Ray and his pro partner Cheryl Burke took on the Foxtrot this week, which they performed to “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. But although the judges loved his fun-loving stage presence, they weren’t too happy with the actual performance.

Carrie Ann told him the performance was riddled with “tons of mistakes” while Len weighed in and said he “went wrong numerous times.”

“It’s only your personality that’s giving you the mark you got,” Len added, before it was revealed he received 5s across the board, which is the same score he received from Week 1.

Ally Brooke’s dance

In Ally’s preview segment, the star revealed that she used to be bullied during her time in Fifth Harmony for her dancing skills and has since struggled with her confidence. But when the singer took the stage to dance an emotional Viennese Waltz with her partner Sasha Farber to an acoustic version of “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”, she didn’t disappoint.

Bruno called it a “very compelling, heartfelt performance” while Carrie Ann said walked over to the popstar to give her a hug for her performance. “You are a dancer,” she said.

Len revealed that it was “pretty” and “lovely” but picked apart her footwork.

Ally earned two 7s and a 6, totaling 36 when combined with last week’s scores.

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Mary Wilson’s dance

The Supremes singer dazzled in a white fringed costume while dancing the Cha Cha to Aretha Franklin’s “Think” with her pro partner Brandon Armstrong — and the judges still seem to be in awe of her!

“You know how to work the room and own the room,” Carrie Ann told her. She added that the singer made “lots of little mistakes” but her stage presence is so mesmerizing, she covered them up. “That’s the sign of a true pro.”

“Mary, it’s a joy to see you out there,” Len added.

The judges gave the singer 5s across the board, bring her overall score combined with Week 1 to 32.

Lauren Alaina’s dance

The country singer danced to Demi Lovato’s “Confident” with pro partner Gleb Savchenko, ending with a powerful split.

Carrie Ann enjoyed seeing the wholesome singer come out of her shell, while Bruno added it was “a very, very strong and focused performance.”

“She’s gone nasty and I liked it. I loved it my darling,” he said.

The singer earned two 6s and a 7, bringing her total for both weeks to 38.

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Sean Spicer’s dance

The former White House Press Secretary danced the Tango to “Shut Up and Dance With Me” with his pro partner Lindsay Arnold.. on his birthday!

The judges seemed to be in agreement that Sean’s dance was an improvement from last week, which is a good thing considering he had one of the lowest performance dances from Week 1.

Sean himself admitted the performance “felt a lot better.”

This week’s scores were slightly better — two 5s and a 6, bringing his overall total to 28.

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Karamo’s dance

After a rocky first week, the Queer Eye star took the stage and danced the Quickstep with a plan to change the judges’ minds about his dancing ability — and he certainly did just that.

Bruno called it a “really, really, really good performance” while Carrie Inn said the TV star was “electrifying.”

Len, on the other hand, wasn’t a huge fan of the performance, calling it, “hectic.”

Karamo earned two 7s and a 5 (ugh, thanks a lot Len), bringing his two-week total to 36.

Kate Flannery’s dance

The actress danced the Foxtrot to “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra with new pro dancer Pasha Paskov and the judges were blown away.

Carrie Ann said she was “noticeably different” from last week with her technique while Len called the performance “refreshing.”

The Office star earned 7s across the board for her performance, bringing her overall total to 36.

Kel Mitchell’s dance

The All That actor danced the Samba with pro partner Witney Carson, but it was a difficult week for the star, whose father underwent brain surgery. “Seeing him this way, that was hard,” he said through tears during his rehearsal.

But the actor channeled his emotions into his dance, which he performed to “Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown.

“Overall, I thought it was a very good job,” Len said, while Bruno complimented the star for how easily he moved on the dance floor.

“You are so smooth,” Carrie Ann added.

Kel earned two 7s and a 6, bringing his overall total combined with Week 1 to 36.

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Lamar Odom’s dance

After earning the lowest score from Week 1, the athlete was determined to improve with his Week 2 performance.

Bruno said the dance was a “small step in the right direction” while Carrie Ann pointed out several mistakes.

“It’s difficult for you, you’re a very tall guy,” Len said, saying he has a long road ahead of him in the competition.

The NBA star was visibly distraught by the judges remarks, and earned once again one of the lowest scores of the night — 4s across the board, bringing his two-week total to 23.

Hannah Brown’s dance

The former Bachelorette took the stage to perform the Viennese Waltz to Taylor Swift’s “Lover” with partner Alan Bersten and to say the judges were blown away would be an understatement. Even Chris Harrison, who was watching from the audience, gave the 24-year-old a standing ovation.

Carrie Ann was in awe of the reality star’s dance, calling it “pretty amazing.” Len was also a fan of the performance, calling it the best dance of the night.

And the “best dance of the night” deservedly brought in the highest scores of the night — 8s across the board, bringing Hannah’s overall total to 44.

Who went home on Dancing With the Stars Week 2?

Based on live votes combined with the scores from Week 1 and 2, the bottom two couples were Ray/Cheryl and Mary/Brandon. As a surprising twist this season, the judges get the opportunity to choose which couple they want to save.

While Carrie voted for Mary and Brandon to stick around, Bruno admitted he’d save Ray and Cheryl. So Len, being the deciding vote, saved Ray and Cheryl, meaning we say goodbye to Mary and Brandon this week.

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Dancing with the Stars

“DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – 2020 TOUR” DANCES ACROSS THE US AND CANADA THIS WINTER

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America’s favorite dance show is going back on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020” featuring celebrity guests from the 2019 season of Dancing with the Stars. The cast of celebrities includes newly crowned Mirrorball champion Hannah Brown from The Bachelorette, pop star Ally Brooke, country artist Lauren Alaina, comedian and actor Kel Mitchell, The Office actress Kate Flannery, and model Sailor Brinkley-Cook. Each night, one of more of these celebrities will be joining the show to wow live audiences across the country by performing fan-favorite routines from this past season. The longest tour to date will be kicking off January 9th in Richmond, VA.

The all-new production will feature fan-favorite professional dancers wowing audiences with every type of ballroom dance. The show continues its legacy of performing showstopping routines alongside new numbers choreographed just for the live show ranging from the time-honored dances of the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Tango – and everything in between. In the longest and most expansive North American tour to date, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the excitement, glamour and glitz they see in the ballroom every Monday night live in their hometowns.

The tour delivers a spectacular night of dance performances from world-renowned dancers including Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Brandon Armstrong, Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach.

Tickets for “Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020” are on sale now. To purchase tickets and to get the full list of tour dates, please visit dwtstour.com. VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

“Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020” is produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Studios. The show is directed by Mark “Swany” Swanhart and co-directed by Amanda Balen.

“Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020” Dates:
January 9 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theater with special guest Ally Brooke
January 10 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Borgata with special guest Ally Brooke
January 11 & 12 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun with special guest Ally Brooke
January 14 – Rochester, NY – Auditorium Theatre with special guest Ally Brooke
January 15 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre with special guest Ally Brooke
January 16 & 17 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre with special guest Kate Flannery
January 18 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center with special guest Kate Flannery *Matinee & Evening Show
January 19 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre with special guest Kate Flannery
January 21-23 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre with special guest Kate Flannery
January 24 – Washington DC – MGM National Harbor with special guest Kate Flannery
January 25 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone with special guest Kate Flannery
January 26 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met with special guest Kate Flannery
January 28 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall with special guests Hannah Brown & Kate Flannery
January 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center with special guest Kate Flannery
January 30 & 31– Niagara Falls, ON – Avalon Ballroom Theatre – Fallsview Casino with special guest Kate Flannery
February 1 – Windsor, ON – Caesars with special guest Kate Flannery *Matinee & Evening Show
February 4 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre with special guest Kate Flannery
February 5 – Columbus, OH – The Palace with special guest Kate Flannery
February 6 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat with special guest Kate Flannery
February 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre with special guest Kate Flannery
February 8 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre with special guest Kate Flannery
February 9 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities with special guest Kate Flannery
February 11 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino with special guest Kate Flannery
February 12 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium with special guest Kate Flannery
February 13 – Peoria, IL – Civic Auditorium with special guest Kate Flannery
February 14 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre with special guest Kate Flannery
February 15 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre with special guest Kate Flannery
February 16 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry with special guest Kate Flannery
February 18 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena with special guest Kate Flannery
February 19 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center with special guest Kate Flannery
February 20 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center with special guest Kate Flannery
February 21 & 22 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall with special guest Kate Flannery
February 23 – Orlando, FL – Disney Hall with special guest Kate Flannery *Matinee & Evening Show
February 25 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock with special guest Kate Flannery
February 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater with special guest Kate Flannery
February 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Fox with special guest Kate Flannery
February 28 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium with special guest Kate Flannery
February 29 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium with special guest Kate Flannery
March 1 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Auditorium with special guest Kate Flannery
March 3 – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall with special guest Lauren Alaina
March 4 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall with special guest Lauren Alaina
March 5 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 6 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 7- Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Center with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 8 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 10 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 11 – Omaha, NE – Ralston Arena with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 12 – Davenport, IA – Adler Theater with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 13 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Auditorium with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 14 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 15 – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 17 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 18 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Center with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 20 – Boise, ID – Morrison Center with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 21 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Casino with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 22 – Stockton, CA – Stockton Arena with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook
March 24 – Riverside, CA – Fox Theater with special guests Kate Flannery & Kel Mitchell
March 25 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Hall with special guests Kate Flannery & Kel Mitchell
March 26 – San Diego, CA – Sycuan Casino Resort with special guests Kate Flannery & Kel Mitchell
March 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre with special guests Kate Flannery & Kel Mitchell
March 28 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs with special guests Kate Flannery & Kel Mitchell
March 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater with special guests Kate Flannery & Kel Mitchell
March 31 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Theater with special guest Kate Flannery
April 1- Fresno, CA – Saroyan with special guest Kate Flannery
April 2 – Redding, CA – Redding Civic with special guest Kate Flannery
April 3 – Oakland, CA – Paramount with special guest Kate Flannery
April 5 – Seattle, WA – WaMu with special guest Kate Flannery
April 6 – Spokane, WA – First Interstate Center for the Arts with special guest Lauren Alaina
April 7 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium with special guest Lauren Alaina

*Cast subject to change.

Dancing with the Stars airs MONDAY 8|7c on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

Media desperate to politicize Sean Spicer’s dance moves

Was Spicer’s appearance on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ too divisive? Raymond Arroyo has this week’s edition of Seen and Unseen on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer continues to advance on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and the left isn’t happy about it.

President Trump urged his 66.5 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer on Monday, calling him a “great and very loyal guy who is working very hard.” As a result, Spicer received low scores from the panel of judges but picked up so many votes from the viewing public that he wasn’t even considered for elimination.

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ HOST TOM BERGERON SLAMS POLITICALLY ‘DIVISIVE BOOKINGS’ AFTER SEAN SPICER IS CAST

Spicer’s “Dancing with the Stars” survival triggered many critics on social media, and The New York Times even published a story by its in-house dance critic headlined, “No, Sean Spicer really can’t dance.”

The Times called Spicer’s victory over Kate Flannery “outrageous” and criticized the process in which the former Trump spokesperson advanced.

“Spicer’s staying power has little to do with his performances. Over the past eight weeks, he has been the weakest dancer on the show. His low scores from the judges have borne that out,” Times dance guru Gia Kourlas wrote.

Kourlas, who typically covers ballet, called Spicer “untruthful,” because “his soul’s weather” is revealed through dancing.

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“He hides behind an egregious smile, parting his teeth to make it look as though he’s been caught mid-laugh. That smile seems meant to distract from his plan of attack: never actually performing a dance, but conquering it,” Kourlas wrote.

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba even told US Weekly that Spicer advancing bothered her.

“There are really great dancers being sent home, but that is part of our show. It’s always been the audience and the judges’ perspective. So I’m not — I can’t be mad at it, but it’s frustrating,” she told the magazine.

“Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron protested Spicer’s inclusion on the show when it was announced because he wanted to keep politics out of it. It seems Bergeron’s fears have come to fruition and the Gray Lady dance critic isn’t the only person upset that Spicer keeps advancing.

The politically polarizing Spicer caused an uproar on social media:

While some were upset, others came with jokes mocking the outrage:

But Spicer isn’t the first contestant to do well despite suspect performance chops. Last year’s winner, country radio show host Bobby Bones, admitted during the finale that he was not a finalist due to his stepping skills, but because of his following.

“I’m not here because of my scores,” Bones said. “I’m here because of my people.”

Sean Spicer Goes Full Woody From ‘Toy Story’ in Bizarre ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Performance

Four weeks after he pranced down the Dancing With the Stars staircase in a neon-yellow shirt replete with fluffy frills, Sean Spicer finally got the adulation he so craves from his former boss.

Donald Trump may not have found time to publicly denounce the meme video in which he violently murders media organizations, Hillary Clinton and comedian Kathy Griffin, among others, but the president of the United States did tweet his support for “good guy” Spicer in his bid to win the votes of viewers for his newfound skills on the dance floor.

In a bit of ingenious corporate synergy, Monday was Disney night on the ABC reality show. That meant Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown danced the samba to The Lion King’s Simba singing “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” The Office’s Kate Flannery did a Mary Poppins-inspired jazz routine to “A Spoonful of Sugar” and the former White House press secretary donned a Woody costume to do a quickstep to Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

Spicer had a big smile on his face—and has clearly improved since his debut performance in the season premiere. After heaping some compliments on the dancer, judge Len Goodman warned Spicer, “Don’t get overexcited, because there’s still a ways to go. However, it was a proper dance, well done.”

“That was your best dance!” Carrie Ann Inaba added. “You were meant to dance a quickstep, as Woody. You give good Woody! It sort of matches your personality. It suited you so well.”

Waiting for his scores to come in, Spicer choked up as he talked about how he had dedicated the dance to his father, who died of cancer shortly after the 2016 election. The emotion was undercut ever so slightly by his preposterous costume.

He ended up with a 19 out of 30 and his first seven from an individual judge of the competition. “That’s amazing to see that kind of growth,” Spicer said, his voice cracking as he added, “It’s so cool to get those scores tonight.”

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