Dancing with the Stars handed out tips, treats and a surprising elimination for Halloween Evening.
On the finish of the fact dance competitors’s two-hour episode on Monday, audiences had been stunned to observe two contestants get eradicated within the present’s seventh week.
Every of the eight remaining carried out a solo dance earlier than they break up into two teams and offered their group freestyle dances for the judges: Crew Monster Mash (comprised of Terrell Owens, Jordan Fisher, Lindsey Stirling and Nikki Bella) first carried out and earned a 24/30 earlier than Crew Phantom of the Ballroom (comprised of Victoria Arlen, Vanessa Lachey, Frankie Muniz and Drew Scott) took the ground and was awarded a 30/30.
Though the ballroom was crammed with pleasure after judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli every gave good scores to Crew Phantom of the Ballroom, the cheering rapidly turned to boos when co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews introduced the double elimination.
“A little bit of a shock right here,” Bergeron, 62, stated earlier than the 4 contestants in jeopardy — Scott, Owens, Lachey and Bella — realized their destiny.
After Scott and Owens had been introduced as secure, audiences suspected that at third pairing would additionally transfer onto week eight earlier than Bergeron introduced the shocker.
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“Vanessa and [Maksim Chmerkovskiy], Nikki and Artem [Chigvintsev], on this seventh week of competitors,” Bergeron stated earlier than taking a protracted pause, “it’s a double elimination. You’re each going residence!”
The dwell viewers was fast to share its shock and disappointment over Lachey — whose husband, Nick Lachey, was eradicated final week — and Bella’s elimination and loudly booed.
After the 2 had been instructed that they had been going residence, a visibly emotional Lachey — who earned a 24/30 for her remaining dance (paso doble) — took her place within the heart of the ballroom with Bella — who additionally earned a 24/30 for her remaining dance (jive) — the place the duo hugged one another earlier than Chmerkovskiy and Chigvintsev joined them for a bunch embrace.
“Vanessa and Maks, Nikki and Artem, a double elimination shocker on the finish of our Halloween Evening present,” stated Bergeron.
Subsequent week, the six remaining will add a DWTS alum to their partnerships for Trio Week.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (eight p.m. ET) on ABC.