This week on Dancing With the Stars, the theme was Cirque du Soleil, which prompted the very first perfect score for one couple – Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy. But, for some of the other contestants, their performances were not as well received. Tonight is a double elimination on the show and the two couples going home are …
The eliminations were announced separately during the show. The first to be sent home was Babyface Kenneth Edmonds. Last night, Babyface received the lowest scores, so his elimination is not much of a surprise. And the second couple to head home was Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson, personal favorites of ours.
Another huge event that happened tonight was a romantic proposal among the cast. Pro dancer Sasha Farber proposed to longtime love, Pro Emma Slater.
Several of the contestants have had their ups and downs when it comes to consistency in their dancing on the show. One contestant who has stirred up a little controversy over the past week, was Amber Rose.
Last week on the show, judge Julianne Hough told Amber Rose that her dance made her a little uncomfortable. Rose took that as body-shaming and spoke out about the comment. Fortunately, Rose came out and apologized to Hough during the live show last night. Hough applauded Rose’s apology and explained:
I would like to say one thing also. The thing that I love so much about dance is that dance is a universal platform for people to express themselves – any person. Whether that is age or height, body shape, ethnicity, sexual orientation. It is something that people can express themselves to do,” Hough began. “And for me, I am a huge supporter of that and that alone. As a judge on this show, I am here to solely judge you and everyone else in this competition for only the dancing. So I want you to know that.
According to People, Rose also cleared the air to reporters after the show, stating:
Last week was really hard for me. When she said that … I was just like, ‘How did my salsa make you that uncomfortable?’ But she said that it wasn’t like that and it was just pertaining to my dance and I believe her. So, I love that it’s just all positivity now and just moving forward. People react to things differently. I wouldn’t have reacted that way, but everyone does. It’s cool. I’m glad that it’s over and done and we’re just moving forward.
Currently, judge Len Goodman has other obligations as the head judge on the show Strictly Come Dancing, so he will be absent from the show for a few weeks. This means that the contestants are depending on the scores of just Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Judge Tonioli is also a part of Strictly Come Dancing, but the traveling back and forth appears to be much easier on him. Radio Times reports that Goodman will actually be exiting SCD after this season, as Goodman previously revealed:
This adventure began when I was 60 and now that I’ve reached my 70s, I’ve decided after this year it’s time to hand the role of Head Judge to someone else. It is an honor being part of the wonderful Strictly Come Dancing family and I’m looking forward to my last series very much and to whatever comes next.
Now let’s get back to DWTS, who do you think should have gone home tonight?