And the Dancing With the Starlets season 25 finalists are.
Welcome to the semi-finals, DWTS fans, which ended with four starlets learning they had made it to next week’s finale. after arguably the roughest week of the competition, packed with injuries and self-doubt. Each remaining celeb had two spectacles, including the professional playmates’ picks for their song, and then a recreation of a flawless score-receiving dance from a previous season, aka the Iconic Dance round.
Sadly, one celeb was eliminated just before the finale, with Victorial Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson landing in the bottom two. And the duo sent home at the end of the semi-finals was Victoria and Val.
Victoria was clearly upset after her elimination, blubbering as Val consoled her, telling he was “so proud” of her. Her parents and the rest of the cast then came out and joined her, proving that DWTS truly is all about family.
Here’s a rundown of the night’s spectacles:
Drew Scott and Emma Slater: 24/30
The Property Brothers starlet tapped into his Scottish side for his tango, even wearing a kilt (which he also plans to do for his wedding). A clear underdog, Emma said, “His sheer determination has taken us to where we are now. I’m proud of him for defeating the odds.” AS for his spectacle, Len Goodman did like the routine, telling, “Well done, Braveheart!” But he noted Drew lost his technology. Carrie Ann Inaba said she did find the kilt “exposing.” Then it got even more awkward when Drew attempted to play the bagpipes and&hellip,it did not go well (tho’ he played when he was junior).
Their 2nd dance was a recreation of Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff‘s Jazz from season 17. “It’ a lot,” Emma said after hearing the routine they’ve received. However Drew said he doesn’t have the same capability Corbin has, Emma has added in a risky stir that could either “be superb. or hospitalizing.” No pressure! “I have never been so jumpy in 25 seasons,” Tom Bergeron admitted of the budge, which they pulled off. “It was joy to observe,” Len said, comparing it to a pizza. Score: 24/30.
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: 27/30
For their very first dance, a Contemporary number, Val determined to recreate her living room, playing her father and Jenna Johnson, a troupe member, Val’s real-life leading lady and a blogger for E! News, playing her mother, just after she was told she would never walk again. “When there was such a storm on the outside, they were an umbrella that protected me,” Victoria said of her parents. BRB, we’re sobbing. And don’t even get us commenced when she ran over to her weeping parents after the routine. Bruno Tonioli called it “so touching, so poignant,” with Carrie Ann praising “all the shades of all the emotional qualities.”
For the iconic round, Victoria and Val performed a Charleston originally done by Amber Riley and Derek Hough in season 17, hoping to channel some of the former champ’s sass. “This dance made history, and now you have to do the same,” Val said to Victoria. Again, no pressure! But the judges loved her take on the iconic dance. “You won on this one,” Bruno said, and Carrie Ann said she “left behind about Amber and Derek” while watching it. After their dance, Tom exposed Victoria suffered a gam spasm during rehearsals, concerning the entire DWTS team, making her spectacle even more epic. Score: 29/30.
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: 28/30
Tho’ Lindsay gravely injured her gam during rehearsal for their pro number on Sunday, she was able to perform&hellip,and attempt to live up to the pair’s ideal night last week. For their Argentine tango, it was a tribute to Jordan’s role as a big brother to his two junior siblings (and even to Lindsay). Unluckily, most of the judges were less than gargled away. “That was not your best spectacle,” Carrie Ann said, drawing large boos from the crowd. For Len, it criticized that it was not a decent Argentine tango. “You can boo your head off,” Len told the audience.
After the dance, we learned Jordan suffered an eye injury after a ravage went in his eye, scraping his cornea. “I wished this dance to represent the journey we went on together,” Lindsay said, tearing up.
Jordan and Lindsay chose to recreate a Jive routine to “Proud Mary” originally done by Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas, which is super fast-paced and vigorous. To indeed stand out, they are going to go for the dual cartwheel. And holy moly, did they Poke this routine. Gravely, it was pretty damn ideal, with the judges even losing their shiz over it. Carrie Ann lost the capability to form sentences for a bit, while Len said Jordan’s Jazz is the best that’s ever been on the display. We agree! Score: 30/30.
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: 29/30
Contemporary is Mark’s playground, so we were expecting a lot from this one (set to one of Mark’s own songs). And they delivered. Len gushed that she “blew” him away, however ended up providing her a 9 instead of a Ten. K?
For round two, they ended up recreating the Tango originally performed by Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the season Legitimate champs who sparked romance rumors all season. (They were NOT dating). So, of course, the routine relied on the chemistry inbetween Mark and Lindsey, who have clearly grown close. Len liked the “overall feel of the dance,” and Bruno commended Lindsey for “raising her game right at the right time.” And Maks even came out to congratulate them! Score: 28/30.
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: 25/30
Oh, and there was another injury, as Witney hurt her gam practising a split for their 2nd routine, which speaking of.
For their final spectacle of the night, Frankie and Witney recreated a Paso Doble originally done by Apolo Ohno and Julianne Hough from season four. The major issue for Frankie? He has indeed bad knees and there are a lot of knee-walks in the routine. And then he has to take her cape off and re-attach it, a firmer budge than it looks. Oh, and the split that Witney injured herself attempting earlier. Still, they were able to power through! Score: 26/30.
Who do you think will win the mirror ball trophy? Sound off in the comments!
DWTS’ finale airs next Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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