It was an emotional night of highs and lows as a couple with a perfect score got eliminated in the most shocking results show yet. See what happened on the Nov. 11 episode.
Only six couples remained and each couple had to perform two full dances during week nine of Dancing With The Stars. First, they danced as a team and then each couple danced with an eliminated pro or member of the troupe for the “trio dance.” We saw two perfect dances — and the most upsetting elimination ever.
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Week 9 — The Individual Dances
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Amber Riley, battling a double knee injury, and Derek Hough were up first. They danced the quickstep. “Your presence is dazzling but you got your feet in a bit of a twist,” judge Bruno Tonioli said. “You have set the standard for this competition so, so high,” Carrie Ann Inaba said, which makes judging harder when Amber isn’t perfect. They got a 24 out of 30.
Leah Remini danced the tango with partner Tony Dovolani. “That was a badass, proper tango! Red hot diva! When you maintain your focus, you are absolutely stunning!” Bruno squealed! Carrie Ann said she was truly impressed with her growth. They got a 27!
Corbin Bleu danced the waltz with Karina Smirnoff. “That was so dreamy!” Carrie Ann said. Len Goodman said it was like “poetry in motion.” Bruno thought it was incredible, enchanting and breathtaking. They got a 28!
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke danced the Viennese waltz. “You can spin around with the best of them now — you’re like a carousel. Your transformation is amazing,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann raved: “You’ve built your whole journey on technique. It’s just amazing.” They got a near-perfect score of 29!
Bill Engvall danced the charleston with Emma Slater. Bruno said the timing was way off. Carrie Ann said his dancing makes her smile but she has to be realistic with judging. Len was more blunt: “It wasn’t a good routine.” They got a 21.
Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovsky danced the Viennese waltz dressed as bride and groom. “I really loved the choreography. Your lines are absolutely breathtaking,” Carrie Ann said. Len said: “You are my top dancer. I am a fan, however, this really wasn’t my cup of tea.” They got a 26!
Jack & Cheryl topped the leaderboard after the first round, with Bill & Emma at the bottom.
Trio Dances — The Scores Get A Shake Up
All the couples picked another pro to help enhance the strengths of the celebrity for the trio dances.
Derek and Amber called upon Mark Ballas for their salsa dance. “You were like a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day!” Len said. Bruno said she was irresistible! “You guys are like the dream team! That was insane!” Carrie Ann said. They got a 27!
Leah and Tony choose Henry from the troupe and played homage to the three judges! “It was like watching a mirror!” Bruno screamed. “Delightful wit!” Len loved the “fantastic” concept. They got a 27!
Karina and Corbin picked Witney Carson from the troupe for their jazz routine. “That may be the best routine I’ve ever seen in all 17 seasons! The choreography was insane!” Carrie Ann raved! Then she said, “Sorry girls, I didn’t even see you in the routine.” Len said it was “delicious!” They got a perfect score of 30 for a total score of 58!
Jack and Cheryl danced the samba with Sharna Burgess. Bruno said he had a case of jungle fever! “I had so much fun watching this!” Carrie Ann said the technique went “out the window” but that it was fun. They got a 25.
Bill and Emma picked Peta Murgatroyd for their Willy Wonka-inspired salsa. Bruno said he hopes he has a pre-nup because the girls were so hot in their candy outfits. You need “rhythm and timing,” Bruno insisted. Carrie Ann just paused and said, “Umm…that was so weird.” They got a 21 for a total of 42.
Elizabeth and Val picked Gleb Savchenko for their salsa. “You are a girl on fire! That was, by far, my favorite routine of yours ever! Salsa superstar!” Carrie Ann said. Len said it was fantastic, full of rhythm and spicy! They got a perfect score of 30 and a total of 56!
At the end, Corbin & Karina were at the top with Bill & Emma at the bottom.
Five Couples Move Onto The Semi-Finals
The two couples in danger (though maybe not the bottom two) were Bill & Emma and Elizabeth & Val.
Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Elizabeth & Val. The ballroom actually started booing while Carrie Ann said, “This is not right.”
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— Dory Larrabee