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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Chrishell Stause Has a Comeback, Kaitlyn Bristowe Overcomes Injury, One Couple Is Eliminated

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On Tuesday evenings second night of competition in the new season of Dancing with the Stars, three former soap stars took to the ballroom dance floor in a night which also featured for the first time this season … the viewers vote counting for 50% of the total score, and one couple being sent home.

The “drama” of the episode was if former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ankle would be OK enough for her to dance her routine.  With her being placed at the end of the show and then “wowing” everyone – it was hard to know how bad the injury was, but, as she detailed on the show she did receive a cortisone shot before performing and changed shoes to help her get through.

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Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause, the former AMC, DAYS and Y&R star, currently on the reality hit, Selling Sunset, showed improvement, while ex- Passions, Desperate Housewives and Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe continued to bring the heat – although the judges want him to dance with less use of his facial expressions – and Daytime Emmy winner Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marley, AW)  continued to be having the time of her life from her performances.

Here’a what went down…

Kaitlyn Bristowe and partner Artem Chigvintsev (Foxtrot): Performing to Leann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” and with the uncertainty of if she would dance at all, Bristowe, who wanted to be a dancer, got major kudos from the judges for her dramatic lines and moves fluidly through the dance floor and closed the night – combined total score of last week and this week 42 out of 60

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Anne Heche and partner Keo Mostepe (Foxtrot): Performing to One Republic’s “Counting Stars”,  Heche revealed this was one of her favorite songs, and she also revealed this dance was to honor her two sons.  Although the judges did not feel Heche delivered as strongly with this performance than in the season opener, Anne still looked like she was enjoying every second of being on the floor – combined total score 36 out of 60

Chrishell Stause and partner Gleb Savchenko (Rumba):  Stause showed her vulnerability including sharing a story from her childhood past.  Then then duo danced to “This Is Me” from the Greatest Showman.  During the performance, Stause looked more fluid on the floor than the previous week and was praised for her improvement  – Combined total score 31 out of 60

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Jesse Metcalfe and partner Sharna Burgess (Foxtror): This duo performed to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and played up their chemistry on the floor. The critique from the judges had more to do with Jesse not looking so intense, and also his posture, but all told they did well – Combined score was 38 out of 60.

Now to the first elimination:  Carole Baskin and Charles Oakley were the celebrities in the bottom two.   It was up to the judges to decide which celebrity would be saved.  Bruno picked Charles, but Carrie Ann picked Carole, leaving Derek to cast the deciding vote … and he saved Carole.

So what did you think of how Chrishell, Anne and Jesse did on last night’s DWTS?  Did the right celeb get sent packing? What did you think of Kaitlyn’s dance and ankle injury? Comment below, but first check out their dances.

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They keep announcing Heche as “Emmy-nominated” when she is in fact an Emmy winner for Another World! Very ridiculous that no one caught that…I actually wonder if Heche even remembers that she’s an Emmy winner.

How can anyone forget how fantastic Anne was on AW??? Yes, they need to say Emmy Winner. Honestly, I have fast forwarded through some of the show (Tyra) so I may have missed that. Will be on the lookout next week.

Chrishell was fantastic. She really seemed like she enjoyed and connected with the dance. Good for her. I was nervous for her though in the eliminations as she was announced safe towards the end.

I was a bit surprised Monica (cheer coach) was safe as I didn’t enjoy her dance.

I am fast forwarding through a lot of Tyra. Her questions don’t seem to hit the mark and it seems sometimes like the stars can’t hear her or maybe they’re just in the afterglow of their dance.

Johnny Weir
Derek Hough
Jesse Metcalf
Chrishell Stause
Anne Heche
Jeannie Mai

I’ve tuned in : caught

Johnny Weir : I love ice skating.. always have.. love the competition… ladies first
Johnny Weir person ; his walk ; his personality ; his drive ; his being
WOAH – this man is funny SALUTE to HIM.. his lgbtq is tagged UP

Derek Hough : handsome trot, foxed up, mixed, always logged his take

Jeannie Mai : this lady is my favorite on “The Real” who would have thought Asian Mix would talk ON . she’s a delight to watch.. to be

Anne Heche : so love that her 18 and 11 year old son’ join her . she’s full of present… her work speaks volumes and you want to be with her mind. Dance Anne… you love it.. you’ve shown us; and we’re still present

i don’t appreciate that judgment goes out the window… lapse in present, lapse in currency, your own show got bigger

she’s so delight.. god she gave us in the 1980’s Another World (1987 – 1991).. no stop

Jesse Metcalf: stiff it

he’s successful in all that he’s done. daytime ‘ Passion ;
he’s successful in all that he’s done. prime time: Dallas WOW! this ones big.. memory recall present.. “Thank You”
he’s done a few REEL for Movie… DONE
he’s physically SHOWING MORE THAN I”D GET: effin SEX’y ! he’d roll with this fast take hard in

Jesse STUD
once a week… voted on… belabor sex interlude… call
STUD “in” okay?

this gets in

Chrishell Stause : girl YOU mixed!

the star SPOT’Light IN’ned how do you get their?
you STAR’ed
as i’ve said… i hope you get some sort of spousal means
Justin : come on.. you started out … mean something… just enough CARE
OK ?
she can get the extra MEANS… just take CARE of her…. “Thank You” Justin

so i’ll dance this Year

^^^^ Anne Heche : “…i don’t appreciate that judgment goes out the window… lapse in present, lapse in currency, your own show got bigger”

she had a couple of Public ??? estrangement , mental illness was brought in to play… a million years ago… so why did i bring it up ??? she has a mental acuity and toughness. ’nuff said

so be it : her own show got bigger


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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Crowns Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy Winners of Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy

On the three-hour season 32 finale of Dancing with the Stars, it all came down to who would take home the Len Goodman Mirrorball trophy. This would mark the first time the winners would receive the coveted award named after the beloved head judge who passed away in 2022.

With a perfect score for each of their four last dances (from last week’s competitions and the finale), it was clear that the team to beat was Xochitl Gomez and her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. But would America feel the same?

After a stunning night of freestyle routines to close out the final round of competition, and a redemption dance performed earlier in the night, as deemed by one of the judges for the couples to improve upon from a previous performance, the five remaining couples put their best foot forward.

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Here’s how it shook out when hosts Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough revealed the results:

In fifth place: Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber.  Next, in fourth place were former ‘Bachelorette’ star Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev. Third place belonged to Vanderpump Rules star, Ariana Madix and her pro partner, Pasha Pashkov.

Then it all came down to two, Xochitl and Val, or Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz and pro partner Daniella Karagach. Mraz had actually performed his latest single, “I Feel Like Dancing” shortly before the results portion of the show.

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The Season 31-winning celebrity contestant, Charli D’Amelio, returned to the ballroom floor to present the Mirrorball trophy to the winners. D’Amelio had performed earlier in the finale with her former pro partner, Mark Ballas, for a special routine.

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Jason and Daniella were announced in first place, as Xochitl and Val were announced the Len Goodman Mirror Ball Trophy winners. For Val, this marks his third victory in his Dancing with the Stars career. He previously won the Mirrorball trophy with Rumor Willis in 2015 and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez in 2016.

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In the finale, Gomez and Chmerkovskiy performed a redemption foxtrot to Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally”, and finished with a freestyle dance to ‘Que Calor” by District 78.

Happy that Xochitl and Val won the season 32 Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy? Who did you think of the final results? Comment below.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Semi-Finals Conclude with A Shocking Twist

Talk about giving people a near heart attack! After a night of high level competition from the remaining celebrity contestants and their pro partners, the ‘semi-finals’ edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars featured a jaw-dropping ending.

This week saw each couple tackling two all-new dances; one ballroom-style routine and one Latin-style routine. Marvel star Xochitl Gomez topped the leaderboard after two rounds of competition with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy. Xochitl and Val scored a perfect 60 points from the judges performing a samba to Gloria Estefan’s “Samba’ and then a stunning waltz to Lady Gaga’s “La Vie en Rose”.

Following the waltz, judge Derek Hough became emotional and was moved to tears telling Xochitl and Val that the late head judge, Len Goodman, would have loved their performance, adding, “That was absolutely perfect.”

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Going into the semi-finals, the couples were told of the five couples remaining only four would survive and move on the finals. With everything on the line, and through her back pain, Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov finally received their first perfect score from the judges performing a foxtrot.

Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach also received a perfect score in their second round waltz. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said that Jason showed “emotional freedom” in this precise routine.

Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev received 59 out of 60 and a perfect score for their second round performance to the quickstep. The judges commended the former star of The Bachelorette for finally showing some emotion in her performances, instead of just always showing them precision in her dance routines.

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When it was time to reveal which couple was going home and which couples made it to the finals … in a heart-stopping moment, Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber, who believed they would be the couple going home, were first named as “safe!” As each couple learned their fate, the final two couples left  and supposedly in the bottom two were … Ariana and Pasha and Xochitl and Val.  How could this be? Did America vote off the wrong couple?

Then, in a stunning twist, co-hosts Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough announced that no one was going home meaning all five couples from the semi-finals were moving on to the finals, and their scores for the night would carry over into the final round.

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Ariana Madix was moved to tears, thinking her time on the show was over.  She later told Page Six (after the episode came to an end), “That pretend elimination was the most terrifying thing. It was sick and twisted. I was like, ‘I love you guys, but also, I hate you guys for that!’”

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Alyson Hannigan weighed-in on the shocking conclusion as well: “When (Alfonso) called my name, I thought he made a mistake. I was in total disbelief and I was waiting for him to correct himself .. and then he didn’t correct himself and I was like, ‘What universe are we in?’”

The three-hour Season 32 finale kicks off Tuesday, December 5th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC and Disney+.

So, with all five couples moving on to next week’s season 32 finale, who do you think deserves to win the newly-named Len Goodman Mirror Ball Trophy? Share your picks via the comment section below.  But first check out the dance of the night from Xochitl and Val.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: The Season’s First Perfect Score and ‘Brady Bunch’ Favorite Barry Williams Eliminated

It was “Whitney Houston Night” on Dancing with the Stars as the seven remaining couples battled it out featuring songs from the iconic late Grammy-winning vocalist.

The episode contained: a sad farewell, one couple receiving the first perfect score of the season, and another couple almost locking up the second perfect score. but just off the mark by a point. The special guest judge for “Whitney Houston Night” was Billy Porter who opened the show with his rendition of Houston’s “How Will I Know?”

During the competition, Xochitl Gomez with partner Val Chmerkovskiy performed the Tango to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” And even though Gomez suffered an ankle sprain last week, it did not show in her flawless dance choreographed  beautifully, as always, by Val. The judges were abuzz. Bruno said, “That was flawless. So absolutely pristine.” Porter raved calling it, “magical” and “extraordinary!” A 40 out of 40 gave Xochitl and Val the season’s first perfect score.

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In the other top performance of the night, Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix with partner Pasha Pashkov danced the Paso Doble to Whitney’s “Queen of the Night”. The judges were more than impressed. Derek Hough said the routine was “fantastic,” while Billy Porter stood up and cheered Ariana, expressing “It was so clean, it was so sharp! That was one of my favorites!” Ariana and Pasha received a 39 out of 40 securing three out of four ’10’s’ from the judges.

After round one, six of the couples (Madix and Pashkov got a bye from last week’s scoring) were split into groups of two. Each couple would be tasked with performing the same dance style to their own routine, but on the dance floor together. The judges would pick which couple they felt delivered the dance style and routine best and award them additional points.

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The highlight of the night came when Jason Mraz and partner Daniella Karagach went up against Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd both performing the Salsa. Williams, ever the showman, went all out including ripping open his shirt to get the judges attention which distracted Mraz. The judges were also astounded and awarded the points to Williams with Derek Hough expressing, “Barry, when I grow up I want to be like you. I mean, the gyration, the movement and you are such a competitor! That was astounding to watch and I loved it!”

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However, it was not enough to save Williams from elimination. At the end of the night with The Bachelorette’s Charity Lawson, Mraz and Williams and their pro partners left on the stage, it was Barry and his partner Peta who were sent packing.  What followed was a loud chorus of “boo’s” from the in-studio audience.

Before DWTS went off the air, Williams addressed the crown and the audience at home. “This has been the most wonderful experience of my life,” Barry said. “Everyone here has made it a complete delight… and I knew I won from the first night.” Next week, it’s a “Celebration of Taylor Swift” as the remaining couples perform from songs from Swift’s hefty catalog.

So, do you think America got it wrong and Barry should have been left in the competition? What do you think about Harry Jowsey still being in the running for the Mirror Ball Trophy when he is clearly the celebrity contestant having the most difficulty with the dance routines. Comment below.

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