Season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars” is in full swing with the sixth episode, Prom Night, airing on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
The episode featured the remaining 11 professional dancers and celebrity partners performing dances to songs from the year of their own prom nights.
SPOILER WARNING: spoilers for “Dancing With the Stars” season 31, episode 6 “Prom Night,” are below. Do not read on if you do not want the episode spoiled.
The bottom two were Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev and Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach.
The couple sent home at the end of the night was Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach.
What Happened on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Tonight? Who Was at the Top of the Leaderboard & Eliminated?
The show started with a professional dancer number and introductions to the celebrities. Hosts Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro clarified that scores and votes from Monday night’s episode would be added to those from tonight’s episode to determine the bottom two.
Up first on the dance floor were Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart. Durant went to prom in 2007, and he said he had a great time. They danced the Cha Cha to “Sexy Back” by Justin Timberlake. Len Goodman told them the routine was “well done,” but offered a bit of constructive criticism regarding Daniel’s free arm. Derek said the dance was good, but he called the footwork “messy.” They scored 8s from each of the judges, putting them at 32 out of 40 and a 2-night total of 66 out of 80.
Next up was Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev. Heidi shared that her prom was 32 years ago in 1990. The two danced a Jazz routine to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Derek said he loved seeing Heidi having fun on the dance floor and called the side-by-side section “incredible.” Carrie Ann Inaba said she wanted to see more from the contestant. They received three 8s and one 9, putting them at 33 out of 40 and a total of 69 out of 80 overall.
Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki took to the dance floor next with their Viennese Waltz to “You and Me” by Lifehouse. Vinny shared that he was enjoying dances that he could put emotions into, and this was another. The judges liked the dance, with Bruno calling Vinny a “perfect gentleman” and sharing that he thinks he’s come a “long way.”
Carrie Ann didn’t like the footwork, and Len said he wanted more “in hold,” advising Vinny to work on the marathon dance. They earned 28 out of 40, putting them at 60 out of 40 for the two-night total.
Shangela and Artem Chigvintsev took to the dance floor next with their Cha Cha to “Waiting for Tonight.” The audience ate the performance up, and Len loved the parts with the Cha Cha Cha, but he said he needs “crispier” legs. They received a 35 out of 40, putting them at a total of 67 out of 40 for both nights.
The youngest contestant was up next. Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas took the dance floor, and Charli shared that she was able to go to prom even though she hadn’t been going to high school with her friends at the time. They performed the Jive to “You Make My Dreams.” Len loved the routine and called Charli a “fantastic dancer.”
They earned a score of 38 out of 40 from the judges (including the first 10 from Len), putting them at 77 out of 80.
Jessie James Decker and pro Alan Bersten were up next, performing a Viennese Waltz to “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson. In her package, Jessie talked about being bullied in high school and hoped the dance would be “therapeutic.” The judges wanted her to have “more control” during the dance, but they gave her encouragement.
They earned scores of 32 out of 40, putting them at 61 out of 80 for two nights.
Following that was Gabby Windey with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy. She went to prom in 2009, and she and Val performed a Tango to “Good Girls Go Bad” by Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester. Bruno called the dance “very very special,” and he loved the fun dance. They received 10s across the board, receiving the first 40 out of 40 for the night (and the competition other than Selma’s), putting them at 76 out of 40.
Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater were up next, and Trevor shared that he used to play in punk bands while doing the “bare minimum” in school. In the pre-recorded package, Trevor shared that he had a hard time learning this dance. Carrie Ann applauded the pair for going for intricate choreography. Len loved the side-by-side, and he called the dance “action-packed.” They received 32 out of 40, putting them at a total of 64 out of 80 for both nights.
Next, Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach hit the dance floor to perform their Cha Cha to “Shut Up and Dance.” Len thought the dance was “terrific,” and he said that he thought Joseph’s confidence has grown. Derek complimented the “sharp and strong” lunges. They scored a 32 out of 40, putting them at a total of 66 out of 40 for both nights.
Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong danced a contemporary routine to her song “No Air,” which she said played at her own prom. It was an emotional dance for Jordin, who was in tears by the end of it. Derek called the performance “bold,” and Bruno said he loved the “tonality” of the dance. Len didn’t like the lift, saying he wanted to see more dancing instead. They earned 35 out of 40 for the night, putting them at 68 out of 80 for both nights.
Last up for the night were Wayne Brady and Witney Carson. They had a Samba to “It Takes Two.” In the package before the dance, Witney shared that she was worried about the technique. Carrie Ann was “so proud” of Wayne and called the dance his “breakthrough.” Len stood up and clapped for the couple, saying all he needed to for the dance. They scored a perfect 40 for a two-night total of 77 out of 80.
Next up was the dance marathon. The person who stays on the floor for the longest amount of time will get the most points, earning up to 11 extra points.
Daniel and Britt were the first out, followed by Vinny and Koko. The next couple eliminated was Jordin and Brandon. They were followed closely by Joseph and Daniella. Wayne and Witney were tapped out next.
Gabby and Val were next out followed by Charli and Mark. Trevor and Emma were tapped out after a fall. Shangela and Gleb were tapped out last, meaning Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten won the competition and got 11 extra points.
Going into the elimination, the bottom couples were Vinny and Koko with 62 points, Daniel and Britt with 67 points, and Joseph and Daniella with 70 points.
The top of the leaderboard Wayne and Witney with 82 points, Gabby and Val with 82 points, and Charli and Mark with 84 points.
The couples in the bottom two were Daniella and Joseph and Heidi and Artem. The judges chose to save Heidi and Artem, with Len having to ultimately choose who went home.
What Dances Were Performed to What Songs on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Prom Night?
There were performances from the 11 remaining couples on prom night.
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- Charli D’Amelio and pro Mark Ballas will perform a Jive to “You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (Score: 38 out of 40)
- Heidi D’Amelio and pro Artem Chigvintsev will perform a Jazz routine to “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper (Score: 33 out of 40)
- Jessie James Decker and pro Alan Bersten will perform a Viennese Waltz to “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson (Score: 32 out of 40)
- Daniel Durant and pro Britt Stewart will perform a Cha Cha to “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake ft. Timbaland (Score: 32 out of 40)
- Vinny Guadagnino and pro Koko Iwasaki will perform a Viennese Waltz to “You and Me” by Lifehouse (Score: 28 out of 40)
- Shangela and pro Gleb Savchenko will perform a Cha Cha to “Waiting For Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez (Score: 35 out of 40)
- Gabby Windey and pro Val Chmerkovskiy will perform a Tango to “Good Girls Go Bad” by Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester (Score: 40 out of 40)
- Jordin Sparks and pro Brandon Armstrong will perform a Contemporary to “No Air” by Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown (Score: 35 out of 40)
- Trevor Donovan and pro Emma Slater will perform a Jive to “Basket Case” by Green Day (Score: 32 out of 40)
- Joseph Baena and pro Daniella Karagach will perform a Cha Cha to “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON (Score: 32 out of 40)
- Wayne Brady and pro Witney Carson will perform a Samba to “It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock (Score: 40)
During the Dance Marathon couples will perform a Hustle to “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer and a Lindy Hop to “Jump Jive An’ Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra.