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‘DWTS’ Recap — A New Couple Tops The Leaderboard

Mon, March 23, 2015 10:35pm EDT by Dory Larrabee 3 Comments

It was My Jam Monday on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ where the contestants danced to their favorite songs on the March 23 episode. See who thrived and who got voted off first below.

It’s only week two, but Dancing With The Stars is heating up! A new pair topped the leaderboard, one contestant got an emotional surprise, and there was a shocking elimination. Read our recap and warning: spoilers below!

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Chris Soules and Witney Carson started the night dancing to Pit Bull‘s “Time Of Our Lives.” Head judge Len Goodman said: “I thought you came out and did an ok job.” Julianne Hough said his enthusiasm was great. Carrie Ann Inaba said he needed to learn the choreography more precisely: “Details, details, details.” They got a 21/40.

Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani danced to “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Julianne said: “Last week was kinda safe. And this week was all about the sass. That was awesome!” Bruno Tonioli said he liked it. Carrie Ann said it was the perfect dance for her. Len complimented her timing and said it was “terrific.” They got a 28/40.

Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavic danced the Foxtrot. “You guys are so cute!…Be careful, you shuffle your feet a little bit,” Carrie Ann said. Len said it’s easy to see he is enjoying himself. Julianne gave some pointers on his frame. They got a 28/40.

Keo Motsepe and Charlotte McKinney battled social media hatred after their first dance. Charlotte said: “People think because I’m pretty and blonde that I don’t have feelings and I do.” Um, yeah, not the way to get votes. They danced to “California Gurls” by Katy Perry. “You gave it to me! That was really good,” Carrie Ann said. “It was fun, it was cheeky. Better than last week,” Len said. “If you’ve got it, flaunt it. You have talent… You have to work on weight distribution. She needs your help [Keo],” Bruno said. They got a 26/40.

Peta Murgatroyd and Michael Sam danced to “Working My Way Back to You.” “Your footwork was better. I’ve got scarlet fever here!” Len said. Julianne said it was picture perfect, like a Broadway performance. “This week you are in the game!” Carrie Ann said. They got a 28/40.

Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Cha Cha to “Rumour Has It.” It was amazing! Julianne complimented her quick legs. “You have the attack of a warrior. Mission accomplished,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann “loved it.” Len said: “It’s no rumor. You can dance!” They got a 32/40.

More Dances From The Stars

Emma Slater and Redfoo danced the Jive to “My Sharona.” What an improvement! “You went from running on empty to running on plenty! That was ignited!” Bruno said. Len said it had a lot of energy. “That was awesome,” Julianne said. They got a 31/40.

Mark Ballas and Willow Shields danced the Argentine Tango to “Somebody That I Used To Know.” So incredible! “Wow! What just happened?” Carrie Ann said. Len said she looked mature and said the lifts were great. “Your growth in this week was incredible. This competition is getting better and better. You’re a potential winner,” Bruno raved. They got a 32/40!

Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway danced to “Homegrown Honey” — it was dedicated to his girlfriend Jamie, who has been away in basic training for the last six months. “Your musicality is so on point. You know your body so well and I think that’s an advantage. You’re always on beat,” Julianne said. Bruno said it was hot! They got a 27/40! Then, his girlfriend came out and surprised him! Tears. TEARS.

Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin danced to one of my favorite songs from Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud.” Bruno said: “Your flow was flawless.” Carrie Ann said: “The quality of motion was spectacular. You are good but you took it to another level.” They got a 34/40, the highest score of the night!

Allison Holker and Riker Lynch danced the Foxtrot. “The hair and the look — totally slick. The Foxtrot — even slicker! You put in tiny details that are so hip and so now,” Bruno said. Len said it was refined. They got a 32/40!

Artem Chigvintsey and Patti LaBelle danced last to 50 Cent‘s “In Da Club.” During rehearsals, she told the medical crew she felt like her knee was broken. But the show must go on and Patti danced her heart out. “You danced with soul, well done,” Len said. Julianne said she wants to go to the club with Patti. “VIP is the only way to be! Absolutely hot!” Bruno purred. They got a 28/40.

Sadly, the first couple of season 20 was eliminated. Less than 1/10th of 1 percent separated the bottom two couples. In the end, Redfoo and Emma were eliminated.

Who had the best dance of the night, HollywoodLifers?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas