The nerves have fizzled and the trust is mounting — the third week of competition was the best yet but unfortunately, another celeb was eliminated. Read our recap below!
It was Hollywood night at Dancing With The Stars and the celebrities really brought it for the third week of competition on Sept. 30. See who came out on top and who we had to say goodbye to below!
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Week 3 — The Full Recap
Leah Remini danced the rumba with partner Tony Dovolani. Head judge Len Goodman said he loved the chemistry, while Bruno Tonioli called Leah “a devilish seductress.” They got a total score of 24.
Corbin Bleu danced the quickstep with Karina Smirnoff who really stepped up the speed and the moves. The got a standing ovation from the audience and the other contestants! “This is one for the record books,” Bruno raved. Carrie said it was impressive and had very sharp footwork. Len said it was a “bit hectic.” They got a total score of 26.
Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovsky danced the foxtrot. Carrie Ann Inaba said that other than a minor boo-boo in the middle, it was flawless. Len said it was “delicious and satisfying.” Bruno said she was a brilliant dancer, and Elizabeth was near tears! They got a 25.
Brant Daugherty (who hurt his foot, lost his phone and then was robbed at gunpoint last week!) danced the quickstep with Peta Murgatroyd. Len said it had speed but control — he loved it! Carrie Ann said he is a “fantastic dancer!” They got the highest score of the night — a 27!
Valerie Harper Continues To Inspire
Valerie Harper danced the cha cha with Tristan MacManus as they channelled Grace Kelly and Freddie Mercury. Bruno said the look was right, but she went wrong so many times. “A lot of mistakes but you looked great,” he said. Carrie Ann said she lost her way but she still managed to bring grace the the routine. Len commended Tristan for taking care of his partner. They got a score of 16 and a standing ovation from the judges.
Bill Engvall danced the paso doble with partner Emma Slater to the theme song from The Lone Ranger. Carrie Ann said he nailed it! Len said it was his best dance yet. They got a score of 24!
Amber Riley danced the charleston with partner Derek Hough as she juggled recording her album and filming Glee during rehersal week. Len said “well done.” Bruno told Amber: “you’re an incredible performer. You sell it like no one can!” Carrie Ann said her legs didn’t seem to be keeping up with her top half. They got a score of 24.
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke danced the cha cha, inspired by the 1970’s. Bruno said it was cheeky and very ambitious. Carrie Ann said it was good but not his best. Len said he loves his commitment but the hip action was lacking. They gave them a total score of 22.
Later, Kelly Osbourne, who was watching from the audience, said seeing her brother in a florescent pink shirt was making her dreams come true.
Christina Milian danced the charleston with Mark Ballas (in a clown face). “That was incredible. I loved everything,” Carrie Ann said. Len liked that the danced mirrored the music. Bruno said it was visually inventive and that it was her best performance — brilliant. Their score was a 26!
Snooki Overcomes Her Fears In The Ballroom
Snooki channeled Marilyn Monroe with partner Sasha Farber. They were amazing and even did a one-handed cartwheel! “Meatball is on fire!” Bruno sang to the tune of Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire.” Carrie Ann said Snooki blew her away, and that it was incredible! They got a score of 25!
Bill Nye, who tore 80% of his quadricep last week and was advised not to dance AT ALL, danced jazz to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” with Tyne Stecklein. He was dressed as a robot as to move his leg as little as possible. “I don’t know what Bob Fosse would say about the jazz because to be honest, I didn’t see any. But it was entertaining,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said she was very impressed and that the choreography was great. Len said he had a lot of guts and he was very brave to perform with such a severe injury. They got a score of 16.
Brant and Peta came out on top, while Bill N. and Tyne and Valerie and Tristan were tied at the bottom of the leader board.
Who Goes Home? — The Shocking Elimination
At the end of the show, Christina and Mark, Brant and Peta and Bill and Tyne were in jeopardy (although not necessarily the bottom three).
Ultimately, we had to say goodbye to Bill and Tyne.
As the crowd chanted “Bill! Bill! Bill!” Bill said thank you to his fans while Tyne said she would miss Bill’s sense of humor most.
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