It really is spooky szn! And you much better think your favored dance show is not missing out on the enjoyable. From an undead dance set to Billie Eilish’s “Poor Guy” to kick off the show to a really terrifying routine by Sean Spicer, Dancing with the Stars went for it this Halloween Evening. (Even even though Halloween is, you know, Thursday.)
This particular themed evening saw the initial group dances of the season — and a further surprising dancer is out the door. Here’s how it all went down…
Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson
Jive / “The Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Image Show
I do not know how Rocky Horror diehards will really feel about a snake-ified version of “The Time Warp,” but Kel is feeling it. (You can inform by his swift feet and in no way-ending smile all through the dance.) The judges are loving it as nicely. Len says Kel was rocking and he was reeling from it. Kel did good, but honestly, let’s give Witney a hand for such a weird, amazing reimagining of a cult classic.
James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater
Viennese Waltz / “I Place a Spell on You” by Annie Lennox
Only James Van Der Beek can make playing a dancing demon appear very good. He and Emma are carrying out the Viennese waltz this week. The backstory to their dance is he’s a demon who’s upset his dance companion is in a connection. And for a dance about a demon torturing a lady, it is surprisingly attractive and sophisticated — minus one particular slip-up exactly where James lost his footing a bit. But it did not matter a lot to the judges. “You place a spell on me,” Len says in his continued obsession with the former Dawson’s Creek star.
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Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber
Tango / “Sweet but Psycho” by Ava Max
Soon after becoming in the bottom two final week, Ally is prepared to prove herself this week–in spite of the truth she’s terrified. And not just of becoming eliminated: She’s scared of snakes, sharks, thunderstorms, and so forth. But Sasha says she has to be fearless when carrying out the tango, their dance this week, which Ally’s carrying out dressed as Harley Quinn. If I am becoming truthful, the song does not look like a very good match for a tango. But I am not a judge, and the judges appreciate it, so who cares what my thoughts are! Carrie Ann says it is ridiculously very good, Len thinks it is a terrific dance, and Bruno says it was a premier league tango.
Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten
Jazz / “Poor Girls” by Donna Summers
The former Bachelorette star is attempting to shed her previous — each her low scores from final week plus her pageant background — with a spooky jazz dance. As a “poor girl,” Hannah wins more than Len. But that is the only judge who’s completely on board. Bruno says that Hannah appears good as a zombie, but she wants to be sharper on the syncopation. Len disagrees, saying that the dance was crisp and clear. And Carrie Ann tends to make the feedback even far more confusing: She says yes, it is crisp and clear but there is some thing disconnected. With Erin in the sky box, Alan even agrees. He says Hannah is insecure, even even though she does not need to have to be, but he’s functioning on it. Will he have sufficient time?
Karamo Brown and Jenna Johnson
Paso doble / “Survivor” by Destiny’s Youngster
Karamo does not scare effortlessly, but one particular issue that will elicit a scream from him: discovering out he’s dancing to a Beyoncé song. (I am not going to split hairs and say it is essentially a Destiny’s Youngster song … so I will just place it in parenthesis.) They dance the paso doble to a dramatic rendition of “Survivor,” and it earns him the highest scores of the competitors so far. Carrie Ann gets so excited by it she knocks off her Maleficent horns. Len begins his critique by complimenting the hair, makeup, and wardrobe division — which feels a bit like Liz Lemon complimenting the lighting — but he does go on to say Karamo attacked the dance.
Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko
Argentine tango / “What ever Lola Desires” by Sarah Vaughan
In this week’s dance, Lauren is a robust, independent vampire. But I assume Gleb may be the one particular with actual superhuman strength mainly because at one particular point he does a move exactly where he begins on his stomach and leans back to be STANDING ON HIS FEET. I do not know what sort of muscle tissues you need to have to do that, but I know I do not have them. In spite of one particular little slip, the judges are in awe of this dance. Carrie Ann says she can inform Lauren’s core is acquiring stronger and stronger — which is ironic mainly because she apparently fractured a rib on the left side in the course of the initial week and hasn’t had the 3 on the ideal that are bothering her X-rayed but. Now that is a robust, independent vampire lady.
Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold
Jive / “Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett
I am going to pull a Len and say the makeup in this dance is superb. Sean Spicer is barely recognizable as the monster of Frankenstein in his jive… till you appear at his legs. He’s nonetheless pretty clearly struggling with dancing, but he tries his most effective. He truly does. The judges do not pull any punches. “Your timing is not your robust suit,” Bruno says. Carrie Ann gets punny, saying, “That was a dance only your mummies could appreciate.” She even thinks he’s backsliding a bit. When the judges give him an 18, there are boos from the audience. Are we all watching the very same issue?
Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov
Rumba / “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak
But once again, Kate surprises. This week she’s tasked with carrying out a rumba, which is all about movement and providing in to the rhythm. And Kate has no trouble carrying out that. Bruno says her and Pasha’s functionality is attractive and haunting. He does assume that she loses fluidity at occasions, but that her extensions are enhancing week to week. Carrie Ann says watching a lady carrying out a rumba with self-confidence is her favored issue to watch, and Kate has that level of self-confidence. Len not only compliments Kate and her dancing but also applauds Pasha for raising the level of choreography — for all the pros. Let’s all just applaud that Russian werewolf for a minute. I am a fan.
Soon after person rounds, the stars are divided up into two groups: Group Trick and Group Treat. Their group scores will combine with person scores for this week’s rankings.
Group TRICK: Hannah and Alan, Lauren and Gleb, James and Emma, Ally and Sasha
“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell
The group dance is one particular that feels like it was created for 4 newbie dancers who are just beginning to discover two dances in a week. It really is relatively very simple and not completely collectively, but it is enjoyable and they completely lean into the Halloween theme. The judges appreciate it, even though. They are kinder on the celebrities than I am, I guess.
Group TREAT: Sean and Lindsay, Karamo and Jenna, Kate and Pasha, and Kel and Witney
“Sweet Dreams” by Beyoncé
Karamo gets to dance to Beyoncé twice. It really is his most effective dream, but the dance is all about the nightmares. I want I could make a joke about how the dance is a nightmare, but it is not! When once again, it is enjoyable, slightly awkward, but the judges appreciate it. It really is “nightmarishly entertaining,” according to Bruno. They do acknowledge that the stars weren’t generally on time, but the group did their most effective. (“Sean pretty much kept up!” says Carrie Ann.)
The judge’s scores combined with the reside votes to bring us to this week’s bottom two: Karamo and Jenna and Kate and Pasha. And, yes, if you did the math, that suggests Sean Spicer is somehow nonetheless in this. Seriously, America, are we watching the very same show??
The judges can only save one particular couple: Carrie Ann says the two are evenly matched, but goes with Karamo and Jenna. Bruno leans the other way and saves Kate and Pasha. That suggests Head Judge Len has to split the tie. He says neither couple deserves to be right here, but he goes with Kate and Pasha.
So, Karamo is heading house, but he got to dance to not one particular, but two, Beyoncé songs, and that is a win in my books.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at eight/7c on ABC.