It’s Latin night on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ — follow along as we watch the contestants Samba and Salsa their way to victory! Plus, see who is victim to the first elimination.
Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars is already off to an amazing start. Some pairs are clearly leading the pack while others definitely need more practice. Read our full recap of the March 28 episode below!
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Kicking off week 2, actress Jodie Sweetin, 34, (who is currently taking over the HollywoodLife Instagram!) danced the Samba with Keo Motsepe to “Bun Up the Dance” by Dillion Francis and Skrillex. After a bit of a breakdown in rehearsal, she nailed it! “You didn’t need the flames, that dance was hot enough!” Len Goodman praised. Bruno Tonioli said: “I like what I see. You’re getting the taste of it, aren’t you?…Don’t doubt yourself. You’re in the right place.” Carrie Ann Inaba said she is a great dancer with great lines, but said she needs to relax a little bit. They got a 21!
Watch their dance below:
Next, Marla Maples, 52, danced the Argentine Tango with Tony Dovolani to “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran. “I liked what I saw. Tantalizing but still a bit untouchable. You’ve got it, flaunt it!” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said: “I think you’re elegant and sophisticated. I would like to see more elongating in between.” Len added: “It was clean, it was polished, the lift was terrific.” They got a 20.
Geraldo Rivera, 72, danced Salsa with Edyta Sliwinska to “Ran Kan Kan” by Tito Puente as… Donald Trump in Mexico???? He admitted he has no feeling in his right foot, and that definitely showed in that “dance” that was basically him standing in one place. “You did not make dance great again but you did make me laugh. You have a little bit of rhythm …there was improvement,” Carrie Ann said. Len called it “trumpery,” which literally means “showy but worthless.” Bruno said it was “impressive for all the wrong reasons.” They got a 13.
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Professional UFC fighter Paige VanZant, 21, couldn’t dance with partner Mark Ballas since he is injured. She danced Salsa with troupe member Alan Bersten to “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar featuring Lucenzo. Wow! It was amazing! She’s so good — it didn’t matter that it wasn’t with her original partner. Len said it was the best dance so far on season 22. Bruno said she has “so much energy combined with an ease of movement.” Carrie Ann said she rushed a bit, but she completely destroyed every move! She only had two hours to practice with Alan — and it was amazing. They got a 24!
Antonio Brown, 27, and Sharna Burgess danced a super sensual but fun Rumba to “Adorn” by Miguel. “You’ve got it all…you just need to apply it more. Apply the talent to the technique,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann knocked them for the lift, which isn’t allowed in a Rumba. “There is a dancer inside of you. I know, with Sharna’s help, it will come through. It lacked a bit of finesse,” Len said. They got a 19, and the audience boo’d the judges.
Kim Fields, 46, and Sasha Farber danced a sexy Salsa to “Conga” by Gloria Estefan. “You’re such a natural performer. You light up the stage. Just be you,” Carrie Ann said. “You showed great promise and potential. There was a mistake…otherwise, it was fantastic,” Len said. Bruno said she should work on covering any mistakes because she can. They got a 19.
One of my favorite teams, Nyle DiMarco, 26, danced the Rumba with Peta Murgatroyd to “Stole the Show” by Parson James. Len was upset about the lift and said it was “too hectic. Less is more.” Bruno purred: “Tuned in and turned on.” Carrie Ann said: “I thought it was stunning. Tempo wise, you were fantastic. You lacked a connection to the tone of the song.” They got a 20 out of 30.
After last week’s super awkward Tango, Mischa Barton, 30, tried to redeem herself with the Cha Cha with Artem Chigvintsev. “I appreciate the fact that you tried to get into character. There was a lot of Cha Cha Cha but it didn’t fit to the music,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said she was happy she saw more of her personality. “Much more dance content. Your nerves get the better of you,” Len said. Mischa said that rehearsals did not go well and the live band threw her off. They got a 15!
MVP of Super Bowl 50 Von Miller, 26, danced the Cha Cha with Witney Carson to “Ain’t Too Cool” by LunchMoney Lewis. “In general, I thought you were dancing too small,” Carrie Ann said. “Good job, well done,” Len said. Bruno said it was a good performance. I thought it was good but forgettable. They got a 20.
Next, Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris, 42, and partner Lindsay Arnold danced Salsa to “Echa Pa’lla” by Pitbull. Len started: “Full of energy, full of excitement. Full of rhythm and I’m full of praise!” Bruno said: “You’ve got all the moves from A to Z! Smooth arms, smooth hips!” Carrie Ann called him the King of the Ballroom! They got a 24, and tied for the highest score of the night!
Football star Doug Flutie, 53, and his partner Karina Smirnoff danced the Paso Doblé to “Buster Voodoo” by Rodrigo y Gabriela. “It was like watching Spartacus and the dancing Gladiators. So much better,” Bruno said. “Doug Flutie is in the game,” Carrie Ann said. “It had attack, it had purpose, and it was better than last week,” Len praised. They got a 20!
Finally, Ginger Zee, 35, danced the Samba with Val Chmerkovskiy to “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. “You had a slip up but you got right back in,” Carrie Ann said. Len loved the recognizable steps of the Samba. “You bring on the feel good factor. The routine had wonderful content. Your performance never faltered,” Bruno said. They got a 21!
In the end, Geraldo and Edyta were eliminated.
Who had the best dance of the night, HollywoodLifers? Are you upset about the first couple voted off? Next week — most memorable year!