Week 6 of Dancing With the Stars featured performances from the top 11 celebrity contestants and a special performance from one of the DWTS judges.
The show opened with host Tyra Banks walking out into the ballroom to welcome viewers and was followed by a tease for the upcoming performance by Derek Hough and his girlfriend Hayley Erbert.
So, who was eliminated from DWTS this week, and what happened during the episode? Read on to find out.
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains a live recap of the October 19, 2020 DWTS episode. In-depth spoilers follow.
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Week 6 Episode Recap
The episode began with Johnny Weir and Britt dancing the Salsa to “On the Floor” by Jennifer Lopez. Their performance had a bit of a mishap with arm and feetwork, but overall the judges praised them. Their overall score was 22 out of 30.
The next dance was from Nev Schulman and Jenna who danced Jazz to “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Their performance was praised by the judges, specifically for the amount of Jazz steps thrown in. Overall, they ended up with a score of 26 out of 30.
For the third dance of the night, Monica Aldama and Val danced the Rumba to “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart in a song dedicated to her husband. The judges were impressed with the performance, saying that it was absolutely amazing and “refined.” Their score was a 27 out of 30, putting them at the top of the leaderboard with their highest score yet.
The youngest contestant, Skai Jackson, was up next with her partner Alan. The two danced the Cha Cha to “Say So” by Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj. Though there were multiple slip-ups during the performance when Skai’s feet slipped, the judges were encouraging, especially loving the opening moments of the dance. They earned a score of 18 out of 30.
The next performance was a Cha Cha from Vernon Davis and Peta in their first dance since Vernon was in the bottom two last week. They danced the Cha Cha to “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang. All three of the judges said they enjoyed watching the dance, though they said there were a lot of mistakes. The final score was a 21 out of 30.
Then, Nelly and Daniella danced the Viennese Waltz to “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw. The judges were astonished by the performance, saying that the dance was beautiful. The performance earned them a 24 out of 30.
Next, the show took a break from contestant performances to allow Derek a chance to dance on the stage once again, this time joined by his girlfriend Hayley Erbert.
The next dance came courtesy of Jeannie Mai and Brandon. They danced the Rumba to “You Gotta Be” by Des’ree. They mostly received positive comments from the judges, and they ended up with a score of 25 out of 30.
Next was AJ McLean and Cheryl dancing the Samba to “Mi Gente” by J Balvin. All of the judges loved the performance, only saying they thought there could have been some more “bouncing” added to it. It paid off in the end with a score of 27 out of 30, tying the highest score of the night.
The ninth performance of the night came from Chrishelle Stause and Gleb dancing contemporary to “Stars” by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. After an emotional performance, they earned a 24 out of 30.
The second-to-last performance of the night came from ex-Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and pro Artem. They danced the Samba to “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. The duo earned a total of 27 out of 30.
Last was Justina Machado and Sasha who danced the Viennese Waltz to “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel. The judges loved the performance and praised the emotion conveyed through the dance. They earned a score of 27 out of 30, tying them for the top score of the night.
At the End of the Night, the Couple Sent Home was…
… Vernon Davis and Peta.
The bottom two couples for the nights were Vernon Davis and Peta and Johnny Weir and Britt. Derek wanted to save Johnny and Britt, Carrie Ann decided to save Vernon and Peta, and Bruno cast the final vote and decided to save Johnny and Britt, meaning Vernon Davis and Peta were sent home.
New episodes of Dancing With the Stars season 29 air on Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.