Here is your live recap of “Dancing With the Stars” season 31 week three, James Bond week. The dance styles and songs are listed below and follow along as we recap the judges’ comments and scores, but be warned of spoilers.
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The two couples in the bottom two were actress Cheryl Ladd and pro Louis van Amstel and weatherman Sam Champion and pro Cheryl Burke. The judges voted: Bruno saved Sam and Cheryl, Carrie Ann saved Sam and Cheryl, Derek saved Sam and Cheryl and that was that.
Louis van Amstel and Cheryl Ladd are going home after week three.
The original live recap continues below.
Charli D’Amelio & Mark Ballas, Rumba
Charli and Mark danced a very sexy and dark rumba to “No Time To Die” by Billie Eilish. The judges were big fans and Charli remains the one to beat. “I love this dark and dangerous take on the rumba,” said Derek Hough. They received three 8s and a 9 from Bruno Tonioli, the first one of the season, for a 33 out of 40.
Cheryl Ladd & Louis van Amstel, Rumba
Cheryl and Louis, who were in the bottom two last week, danced a rumba to “Diamonds Are Forever” by Shirley Bassey. It was a marked improvement on last week, Cheryl did a nice job. “That was your best dance … that couldn’t have gone better,” said Derek. They received four 6s for a 24 out of 40, which the ballroom through was a little low based on the audience reaction.
Trevor Donovan & Emma Slater, Tango
Trevor and Emma danced a tango to “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell. Let’s just say that their sexy tango isn’t going to dispel the talk about their chemistry after last week’s rumba. Also, the tango Emma choreographed was full of content, very hard, and Trevor did a good job. “Someone keeps asking me who the dark horse is and honestly, it might be you,” said Derek. They earned three 7s and a 6 from Len Goodman for a 27 out of 40, which is a lower score than they had last week.
Daniel Durant & Britt Stewart, Rumba
Daniel and Britt danced a rumba to “The World Is Not Enough” by Garbage. It seems like this might actually be harder for him than the jive because the rumba is so slow and kind of a hard dance to count. But he did very well and the judges agreed. “Not only was that sexy and brilliantly performed, your technique, your stature, your posture … was mind-blowing. Daniel, I’m so impressed with that dance,” said judge Carrie Ann Inaba. They earned three 8s and a 7 from Len for a 31 out of 40.
Jordin Sparks & Brandon Armstrong, Rumba
Jordin and Brandon danced a rumba to “Licence To Kill” by Gladys Knight. they do a nice job and it’s her strongest dance so far, but it feels like Jordan is getting a bit lost in the shuffle so far this season. She needs a stand-out dance one of these weeks before she goes home. “You’ve gotta work on your turns, you get a bit unstable on your turns … but overall, your best dance to date,” said Len. They earned three 7s and an 8 from Bruno for a 29 out of 40.
Sam Champion & Cheryl Burke, Samba
Sam and Cheryl danced a samba to “Los Muertos Vivos Estan” by Thomas Newman ft. Tambuco and Sam tired his very best, but the samba is a very fast Latin dance nd he looked a little lost at times. The judges were very kind, with Len saying, “You came out with a terrific attitude. Plenty of attack, plenty of aggression, well done.” They earned three 6s and a 7 from Bruno for a 25 out of 40, which is a lower score from last week.
Selma Blair & Sasha Farber, Rumba
Selma and Sasha danced a rumba to “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton, but Sasha choreographed it with Selma dancing blindfolded, which is a weird thing to choose to do. That’s not what “For Your Eyes Only” means. It felt unnecessary and weird. But then afterward, Sasha explained that it helps Selma control her body to close her eyes, so that makes way more sense. They should have put that detail in the video package. Anyway, the judges praised her musicality and control. They received four 7s for a 28 out of 40.
Wayne Brady & Witney Carson, Tango
Wayne and Witney danced a tango to “The Name’s Bond… James Bond” by David Arnold & Nicholas Dodd, which is also known as the James Bond theme song. This was a very tight tango, very controlled. Wayne’s best dance so far, for us. “That was your first ballroom dance and I was concerned … I gotta tell you, I congratulate you, I thought you were magnificent,” said Len. They earned three 8s and a 9 from Bruno for a 33 out of 40.
Vinny Guadagnino & Koko Iwasaki, Rumba
Vinny and Koko danced a rumba to “Thunderball” by Tom Jones and it was a little rough. The judges were nice, but they had to admit that it was not his strongest dance. “You were trying very hard and it showed,” said Carrie Ann, trying to be positive. “No diss at all, that’s totally full of respect.” They earned three 6s and a 5 for a 23 out of 40.
Heidi D’Amelio & Artem Chigvintsev, Argentine Tango
Heidi and Artem danced an Argentine tango to “Another Way to Die” by Jack White and Alicia Keys. They did another really nice job, Heidi is coming along nicely as a dancer. For me, this was her strongest yet and the judges agreed. “That was your best dance yet!” yelled Derek afterward. “It played to your strengths fantastic.” They received four 8s for a 32 out of 40.
Shangela & Gleb Savchenko, Rumba
Shangela and Gleb danced a rumba to “GoldenEye” by Tina Turner and it was super sexy, they did a great job. One of the best of the night and the judges loved it. “Damn girl, that was fierce. That is the living definition of fierce!” said Carrie Ann. She also almost dropped an F-bomb, which was hilarious. They received 8s from Carrie Ann and Bruno and 7s from Len and Derek for a 30 out of 40.
Jessie James Decker & Alan Bersten, Rumba
Jessie and Alan performed a rumba to “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey and it wasn’t that good. In a season like this one, it was pretty low on the totem pole. Not a ton of rumba content, honestly, plus Jessie’s footwork was sloppy. The judges were a little harsh on them, but not unfair. They earn two 6s (Carrie Ann and Len) and two 7s for a 26 out of 40.
Joseph Baena & Alexis Warr, Argentine Tango
Joseph and Alexis danced an Argentine tango to “Writing’s On the Wall” by Sam Smith. For such a big guy, he can be very smooth. Also, the Argentine tango is all about tricks and he can do tricks because he’s so strong. Definitely his best dance so far. The judges were nice, but Len didn’t like the lift or the lack of fluidity, but he does agree that it was Joseph’s best dance so far. They received three 7s and an 8 from Carrie Ann for a 29 out of 40.
Gabby Windey & Val Chmerkovskiy, Cha Cha
Gabby and Val danced a cha cha to “Die Another Day” by Madonna and they did a great job. Gabby is a real dark horse in this season. “It had power, it had attack, it had strength,” said Derek, but he also cautioned her not to be too rigid or stiff. They received three 8s and a 9 from Bruno for a 33 out of 40.
The Dance Styles & Song List
Here are the couples and their dance styles and songs, listed in alphabetical order.
Fitness model and actor Joseph Baena and pro Alexis Warr (filling in for Daniella Karagach) will perform an Argentine tango to “Writing’s On the Wall” by Sam Smith
Movie star Selma Blair and pro Sasha Farber will perform a rumba to “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton
Actor and singer Wayne Brady and pro Witney Carson will perform a tango to “The Name’s Bond… James Bond” by David Arnold & Nicholas Dodd
“Good Morning America” contributor and WABC-TV New York’s weather anchor Sam Champion and pro Cheryl Burke will perform a samba to “Los Muertos Vivos Estan” by Thomas Newman ft. Tambuco
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio and pro Mark Ballas will perform a rumba to “No Time To Die” by Billie Eilish
Heidi D’Amelio (“The D’Amelio Show”) and pro Artem Chigvintsev will perform an Argentine tango to “Another Way to Die” by Jack White and Alicia Keys
Country star Jessie James Decker and pro Alan Bersten will perform a rumba to “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey
TV star Trevor Donovan and pro Emma Slater will perform a tango to “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell
Actor Daniel Durant (Oscar®-winning “CODA”) and pro Britt Stewart will perform a rumba to “The World Is Not Enough” by Garbage
Vinny Guadagnino (“Jersey Shore”) and pro Koko Iwasaki will perform a rumba to “Thunderball” by Tom Jones
“Charlie’s Angels” star Cheryl Ladd and pro Louis van Amstel will perform a rumba to “Diamonds Are Forever” by Shirley Bassey
Drag queen superstar Shangela and pro Gleb Savchenko will perform a rumba to “Goldeneye” by Tina Turner
Platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks and pro Brandon Armstrong will perform a rumba to “Licence To Kill” by Gladys Knight
Gabby Windey (“The Bachelorette”) and pro Val Chmerkovskiy will perform a cha cha to “Die Another Day” by Madonna
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