DWTS RECAP: Halloween Special

DWTS RECAP: Halloween Special

 
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By Joanne Rosa

Last night was Mischief Night, or Hallows Eve, so the stars had a Halloween themed dance night. There are just eight stars left, and another star will be eliminated tonight.

Before that happens, there will be two team dances that will help the winning team, and lower the score of the losing team.

Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy

VICTORIA ARLEN, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY

ABC/Craig Sjodin

“The Night We Met” by Lord Huron
Viennese Waltz
#TeamViVa

After being in jeopardy last week, Victoria found it difficult to get through rehearsals. She questioned everything that she did, but the hard work paid off. Len said the dance looked natural, like a leaf on a string. Bruno said it was fluid, and that she took the judges’ tips from last week about fixing her arms. Carrie Ann said she could tell Victoria was connected to her emotions during this dance.

Carrie Ann: 9
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
TOTAL: 27/30

Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold

LINDSAY ARNOLD, JORDAN FISHER

ABC/Craig Sjodin

“Animals” by Martin Garrix
Paso Doblé
#TeamFishUponAStar

These two killed it, yet again. “It was the biggest, baddest, Paso ever,” Bruno exclaimed. Jordan was a little more aggressive in his dancing, but it made him seem more powerful. Len informed viewers that he watches Jordan closer than any other celebrity. That being said, “Damn it you devil, you danced like an angel!” Enough said.

Carrie Ann: 10
Len: 10
Bruno: 10
TOTAL: 30/30

Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev

NIKKI BELLA, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV

ABC/Craig Sjodin

“I Put a Spell on You” by Bette Midler (“Hocus Pocus” version)
Jive
#TeamSmackdown

Carrie Ann could tell Nikki was trying to fix her legs in her dance, but it came across as trying too hard. Dancing should look effortless. Len thought the whole thing lacked punch, but it wasn’t terrible. Bruno noticed a few mishaps, and said it was difficult for Nikki to “get back into gear.”

Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
TOTAL: 24/30

Vanessa Lachey & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

VANESSA LACHEY, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY

ABC/Craig Sjodin

“Game of Survival” by Ruelle
Paso Doblé
#TeamBabiesandBallrooms

Now that Vanessa’s hubby Nick is home with the kiddos being Mr. Mom, she is in it to win it! Len said it was hard to see the dance with all of the production going on, but it was definitely lacking Paso Doblé. Bruno and Carrie Ann know that Vanessa is strong, but she was so forceful that she lost balance at the end of each move.

Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
TOTAL: 24/30

Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke

Disney ABC

ABC/Craig Sjodin

“Super Freak” by Rick James
Tango
#TeamGetchaPopcorn

Terrell is a big guy, and Cheryl is a tiny woman, and he needs to learn how to handle a small lady! Bruno said they looked awkward together. There were some thing Terrell could improve on, like not stopping as much on the dance floor when he isn’t immediately dancing.

Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 8
Bruno: 9
TOTAL: 25/30

Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas

LINDSEY STIRLING, MARK BALLAS

ABC/Craig Sjodin

“Roundtable Rival” by Lindsey Stirling
Paso Doblé
#TeamSTARK

Note to other stars: don’t ever bend it like Lindsey! She got a perfect score last week, but she fractured a rib on stage. If it doesn’t heal and she has to miss a dance at any point in the future, she will be forced to forfeit. When Lindsey finished her dance, she had to be helped up. She was practically in tears. There were points during the dance when the judges could tell that Lindsey was in pain, but she still had potentially the fastest Paso Doblé the judges have seen on DWTS.

Carrie Ann: 9
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
TOTAL: 27/30

Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson

FRANKIE MUNIZ, WITNEY CARSON

ABC/Craig Sjodin

“Every Breath You Take” by Chase Holfelder
Contemporary
#TeamFranneyPack

You all, Frankie was basically Wendy’s idea of the killer last night. Like Len, we’re not exactly a big fan of horror movies, but there’s no denying that Frankie was fantastic tonight! Whitney’s choreography was on point. Bruno called the dance “spine tingling good,” and Carrie Ann said that Frankie “elevated what dance is.” For Frankie, we will like the killer; just for tonight.

Carrie Ann: 10
Len: 10
Bruno: 10
TOTAL: 30/30

Drew Scott & Emma Slater

DREW SCOTT, EMMA SLATER

ABC/Craig Sjodin

“Remains of the Day” by Danny Elfman
Charleston
#TeamHotProperty

For Drew, Charleston is possibly the perfect dance for him. Carrie Ann said it was quirky, fun, and it worked. Drew found himself at the bottom after last week’s judges’ scores. There was so much fog on the dance floor that Drew and Emma ended up falling on stage. Luckily, it looked like it was a part of the quirky choreography.

Carrie Ann: 9
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
TOTAL: 27/30

Two couples found out they were in jeopardy before they did their group dance. Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke, and Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev.

Team Monster Mash
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev
Terrell Owens (Team Captain) & Cheryl Burke

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“Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Len thought the whole dance was a bit messy. “There was too much wheeling’ and dealing’ and this and that… the individual dances were too broken up for me.” Bruno said for the group number, they are looking for overall synchrony, and it just wasn’t there. Unfortunately, the dance didn’t come together as well as they thought.

Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
TOTAL: 24/30

Two more couples found out they were in jeopardy last night before they performed. Vanessa Lachey with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Drew Scott with Emma Slater.

Team Phantom of the Opera
Drew Scott (Team Captain) & Emma Slater
Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson
Vanessa Lachey & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Victoria Arlen & Valentin Chmerkovskiy

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“Phantom of the Opera” by “Phantom of the Opera” Original London Cast & Michael Reed

Team Phantom of the Opera came to slay last night! They even got a standing ovation from Bruno and Carrie (no Len, of course). Bruno thought the choreography was genius; words failed Carrie Ann. Len called it the most polished dance he’s ever seen on DWTS.

Carrie Ann: 10
Len: 10
Bruno: 10
TOTAL: 30/30

The Halloween night show had a shocker for viewers last night with a surprise double elimination. Vanessa Lachey and Nikki Bella were sent home.

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Tune into Dancing with the Stars next Monday at 8|7c on ABC.

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