‘Most memorable year’ always brings the waterworks on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ — watch the most personal and emotional stories of the Season 22 contestants, and see who was eliminated below.
It’s week three of Dancing with the Stars and already, the competition is seriously heating up! We even saw our first 9 this week! Read our full recap of the April 4 episode below!
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First, Ginger Zee, 35, danced Contemporary with Val Chmerkovskiy to “Home” by Phillip Phillips, as a tribute to her husband and baby. Len Goodman praised: “Dance is a marriage between movement and music. I thought you really pulled that off.” Bruno Tonioli said: “It had a very clear emotional story. You make a nice little actor. It was wonderful.” Carrie Ann Inaba loved the beautiful story and said it was full of joy. They got a 21!
Football star Doug Flutie, 53, and his partner Karina Smirnoff danced Waltz to “Rainbow Connection” to honor his parents, who both passed in 2015, on the same day. They got a standing ovation. Bruno said his parents would be very proud. Carrie Ann was teary eyed and said Doug “caressed my heart.” Len said it had “elegance, style and emotion. Two people coming together and dancing as one.” They got a 20.
Kim Fields, 46, and Sasha Farber danced a Foxtrot to the “Facts of Life” Theme Song by Gloria Loring. Her year was 1976, when she got her first gig, a Mrs. Butterworth’s commercial! That started her love of acting. “Together, you guys are the A-team,” Carrie Ann said. Len said it was like maple syrup — “smooth and tasty.” Bruno said it was a proper Foxtrot. They got a 22!
Von Miller, 26, danced Contemporary with Witney Carson to “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. He chose 2016, when his football team won the Super Bowl. Len said he gave it 100 percent and the lifts were brave. Bruno called him “super hunk 2016.” Carrie Ann said he wasn’t giving 100 percent. “It was pleasant but I want more,” she said. They got a 20!
Who Was Eliminated On ‘DWTS’ Week 3? — Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Recap
Marla Maples, 52, danced a Jive with Tony Dovolani to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. She danced for 1993, when she had her daughter Tiffany Trump. Bruno praised the content but said she was a little flat footed. Carrie Ann said she is so bright and danced beautifully. “You push yourself.” Len said he was happy and Tony jumped over the table to kiss him! They got a 21!
Antonio Brown, 27, and Sharna Burgess danced a Foxtrot (with his son Antonio, Jr!) to “7 Years” by Lukas Graham. Carrie Ann gave Antonio, Jr. a 10! Carrie Ann said it was awesome and beautiful. Len “didn’t see enough refinement.” Bruno said: “You are a delight….but don’t skip [the steps]. It loses the finesse of the dance.” They got a 20!
Next, Professional UFC fighter Paige VanZant, 21, danced a Paso Doble in a ring with Mark Ballas, who is back from a back injury. Carrie Ann gave them a standing ovation and said he did great for moving the dance forward and giving new life to the show! “That was bad ass!” Len said: “You’re a great teacher and a great choreographer. For me, it didn’t look like a Paso Doble.” Bruno said: “I’m watching Wonder Woman! I’ve got a feeling you’ve got a winner on your hands! I loved the energy.” They got a 23!
Jodie Sweetin, 34, danced an emotional Foxtrot with Keo Motsepe to “Rise Up” by Andra Day to celebrate her sobriety. Bruno said it was her “best performance to date.” Carrie Ann said it was the most inspiring performance of the night and thanked her for sharing her story. Len said she did a wonderful job. They got a 23, and tied for the highest score of the night…so far.
Mischa Barton, 30, danced the Samba to “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. “Tonight, you had a breakthrough,” Carrie Ann said. Len said it was her best dance yet. “More relaxed, more engaged. Timing is not your strong suit,” Bruno said, but added her attitude is getting better. They got an 18!
Next, Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris, 42, and partner Lindsay Arnold danced the Waltz to “National Anthem 96’ Olympic Ceremonies” by Boyz II Men. They got a standing ovation. “You lost your posture on occasion…having said that, you’ve got such fluid movement. I’m a big fan of your dancing. I think you’re great,” Len said. Bruno said it was majestic and stellar. Carrie Ann said he was creating a beat with his movements. They got a 24, the highest score of the night!
Nyle DiMarco, 26, danced a Tango with Peta Murgatroyd to “Verge” by Owl City and Aloe Blacc. Carrie Ann said she thought it was brilliant and said Nyle is “better than Superman.” Bruno said, “That is what I was waiting for! A whiplash-inducing Tango! It had such passion!” Len said he lost his frame on occasion but said it was because it was fast! “I gotta say, you’re proof anyone can do anything if they want to.” They got a 25, including the first 9 of the season from Bruno!
Unfortunately, someone had to be eliminated. This week it was Mischa and Artem.
Who had the best dance of the night, HollywoodLifers? Are you sad to see Mischa go?