Tonight’s theme was “Movie Night” on Dancing With the Stars 2019 and it started with a big opening number. Unlike some seasons in the past, the live results for week 3 will not air on Tuesday night. For season 28, there is live voting throughout the show and the bottom two contestants are revealed at the end of the episode. Then, the judges vote off one of the bottom two. Read on below for the spoilers on who was eliminated tonight, along with a recap of the performances, as the show airs live.
Tonight’s DWTS Performances & Scores
The first performance of the night was to the song “Pretty Woman”. Lauren Alaina and her partner Gleb Savchenko performed the routine and received decent scores from the judges. For their score tonight, they received a 20.
Hannah Brown was the second performer of the night and brought some bridesmaid flavor to her routine, with the support of some friends of hers, one of which who is getting married. Brown’s Rumba routine with Alan Bersten received rave reviews from the judges, but they wanted some more hip action from Brown. Brown scored a 21 tonight.
Karamo Brown was the next to perform and he danced with pro partner Jenna Johnson. He didn’t receive the best critiques from the judges, but he said he was going to remain positive about his missteps in his dance tonight. He ended up getting a score of 16.
Pop star Ally Brooke was then up, with partner Sasha Farber, and they channeled Selena for their romantic routine. Head judge Len Goodman gushed over Brooke’s performance, as did the other judges, though Goodman wasn’t fond of Brooke rushing up to him for a high-five in celebration. Before receiving her score of 24, Brooke revealed that she actually is friends with Selena’s family.
Then came the announcement that Ray Lewis was too injured to continue on in the competition, which meant he was forced to leave the show. Instead of him performing, former DWTS winner Rashad Jennings appeared for a special performance, inspired by Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
James Van Der Beek was up next and his wife Kimberly sat in on his rehearsal with Emma Slater. Van Der Beek then revealed that he was dedicating his performance to his wife. He and Slater danced to “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. Co-host Erin Andrews called the performance “crazy beautiful” and the judges responded with a total score of 22.
Kate Flannery then performed a Quickstep dance to “9 to 5”, channeling her inner Dolly Parton. The judges loved the performance and she received a 24 out of 30 with pro partner Pasha, who is a new cast members this season.
The very tall Lamar Odom was up next for a performance inspired by Risky Business and he was coming off of some bad scores. He said he lucked out with the voters. They danced the Cha Cha to “Old Time Rock ‘N Roll” for tonight’s performance. Odom got a bit off track at the end of the routine but he was doing better than the two weeks prior. Judge Goodman said Odom is so much fun to watch but did talk about Odom’s mistakes at the end and Bruno Tonioli praised Odom for giving the dance a “good go”. Carrie Ann Inaba said that Odom was on-beat up until his issues at the end of the dance.
Despite the positive feedback, Odom received a very low score of 12.
Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook then hit the floor, performing a Tango to a song from Mamma Mia and she dedicated the dance to mom Christie Brinkley, who she replaced in this season’s DWTS competition. Cook did a beautiful job dancing with partner Val Chmerkovskiy. Ultimately, they earned a 23 for their score tonight.
Kel Mitchell and dance partner Witney Carson danced the Rumba to “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic and the performance was full of grace, as well as romance. Carrie Ann Inaba said it was a great performance but was a little tight in the energy. She called it “quite lovely”. Goodman then talked about Mitchell getting more shaping in his hands. Mitchell said he can “show more flow” in the future. After the critiques, Mitchell and Carson received a score of 20 out of 30.
For Sean Spicer’s routine, he danced with Lindsay Arnold to Saturday Night Fever and it definitely wasn’t the best performance of the night. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said she wants Spicer to loosen up, as he’s a bit robotic. They ended up with a score of 15 for the night, which meant Lamar Odom had the lowest score of the night.
Who Got Eliminated On DWTS Tonight
And, the first couple revealed as safe tonight was Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber, followed by Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold. Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten were then announced as safe, along with Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko. The next safe couple was then revealed as Kate Flannery and her partner Pasha. Also safe were James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater, followed by Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook with Val Chmerkovskiy. Karamo Brown and Jenna Johnson were also safe. This left Lamar Odom with Peta Murgatroyd and Kel Mitchell with Witney Carson in the bottom two.
One by one, the judges revealed their votes. But, which one of the contestants would be kicked off …? No one. Because Ray Lewis had to withdraw from the competition, no one got voted off tonight.