DWTS Season 30 Week 6 Spoilers & Live Recap: Who Was Eliminated & Made It Through?

The 'Dancing With the Stars' season 30 judges

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Going into the Halloween-themed episode for season 30 of ABC’sDancing With the Stars,” it was a tight competition all around. The episode, themed Horror Night, aired on Monday, October 25, 2021.

The scores from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli were added to votes from the viewers of the show in order to determine which couples were in jeopardy of being sent home. Then, the judges made the final decision.

SPOILER WARNING: Spoilers for the Horror Night episode of “Dancing With the Stars” season 30, which aired on Monday, October 25, 2021, follow. 

If you’d simply like to know who was eliminated, scroll to the bottom of this post.

This post will be updated as the episode airs.


The Miz & Witney Carson

The Miz and Witney performed the Paso Doble in honor of the movie Hellraiser. The couple danced to the song “Wicked Games” by Rain. Before the performance, The Miz shared that he loved watching the Paso Doble on “Dancing With the Stars,” so he was very excited.

Len Goodman said that he thought The Miz “Nailed It,” and that the dance was a good mix of aggression and expression, and he seemed to like it overall. The rest of the judges agreed.

They received a 9 from Carrie Ann Inaba, an 8 from Len Goodman, 9 from Derek Hough, and a 8 from Bruno Tonioli for a total of 34 out of 40.


Kenya Moore & Brandon Armstrong

Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong were up next with a tribute to the movie Arachnophobia. Before the performance, she shared that she’s scared of spiders and did not celebrate holidays growing up. They were assigned an Argentine Tango for the week.

The judges liked the dance a lot, though they mentioned a “few little wobbles” during the performance.

They received an 8 from Carrie Ann Inaba, an 8 from Len Goodman, 8 from Derek Hough, and an 8 from Bruno Tonioli for a total of 32 out of 40.


JoJo Siwa & Jenna Johnson

Next up, JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson danced Jazz in honor of the movie It. JoJo was dressed as Pennywise from the movie, and the performance was suitably creepy.

The judges loved the performance. Bruno said they “turned a nightmare into a work of art” and called JoJo a “talent.” Carrie Ann said that the dance was brilliant, and she loved seeing JoJo push herself.

They received a 10 from Carrie Ann Inaba, a 10 from Len Goodman, 10 from Derek Hough, and a 10 from Bruno Tonioli for a total of 40 out of 40 for their second perfect score of the season and the second perfect score overall.


Cody Rigsby & Cheryl Burke

Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke were performing a Cha Cha in honor of the film American Psycho. They danced to the song “There Will Be Blood” after Cody shared that he’s ready to get spooky in the ballroom.

The judges were very impressed with the performance, which is their first time really truly being impressed by the duo after their health issues and lack of rehearsal time. Derek told them it was their best dance and that they “really put the work in,” which was clear while watching.

They received a 9 from Carrie Ann Inaba, a 9 from Len Goodman, 9 from Derek Hough, and a 9 from Bruno Tonioli for a total of 36 out of 40.


Jimmie Allen & Emma Slater

Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater were up next with their contemporary routine inspired by A Quiet Place. Before the dance, Jimmie shared that there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for his three children, one of which was born last week. Emma told him in the package that she wanted Jimmie to show how much he loved his children during the dance.

Their dance was beautiful, and both Emma and Jimmie were crying by the end of the dance. The judges loved the performance and complimented the emotion behind the dance. Derek, in particular, thanked Jimmie for the authenticity of the performance.

They received a 10 from Carrie Ann Inaba, a 9 from Len Goodman, 10 from Derek Hough, and a 9 from Bruno Tonioli for a total of 38 out of 40.


Olivia Jade & Val Chmerkovskiy

Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy performed the Paso Doble inspired by the film The Purge. Last week, they were in the bottom two, and their package this week before their dance really showed that Olivia was surprised to be in the bottom two and thought maybe people just “didn’t like” her.

The judges liked the performance, and they said that they also were unsure why Olivia was in the bottom two the former week.

They received a 9 from each of the judges, putting them at a 36 out of 40 overall.


Melora Hardin & Artem Chigvintsev

Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev performed an homage to Cujo, which Melora shared that her father was actually a cast member in. They performed their dance to the song “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley. They were dancing the Jive.

The judges also really liked this performance, especially when it comes to Melora’s acting and playing characters. Carrie Ann said that she needed to “give us more” when dancing.

They received an 8 from Carrie Ann, a 9 from Len Goodman, an 8 from Derek Hough, and a 9 from Bruno Tonioli, putting them at a 38 out of 40 overall.


Iman Shumpert & Daniella Karagach

Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach were up next, performing an homage to Us with their contemporary routine. They received a standing ovation from the ballroom and the judges after their dance.

Carrie Ann was obsessed with the performance, calling it “genius” and “sheer perfection.” Len really complimented Daniella for her choreography, as he said it made Iman look fantastic. Derek said he was “speechless” and it was a “moment.” Bruno said he was “totally transfixed” and called it a “masterpiece.”

They received a 10 from Carrie Ann Inaba, a 10 from Len Goodman, 10 from Derek Hough, and a 10 from Bruno Tonioli for a total of 40 out of 40 in their first perfect score of the season, their highest score this season by far.


Suni Lee and Sasha Farber

Suni Lee and Sasha Farber were given “The Vampire Diaries” as their inspiration for horror night. They were dancing to “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran with a traditional tango. Suni said that the show was her favorite show ever and she’d watched it multiple times.

The judges said they liked the dance, especially when they were in frame. Other than that, they thought it was a little off but Bruno said he could see the drama and that they were improving every time. Carrie Ann said to Suni, “I am so proud. I see you.”

They received a 9 from each of the judges, putting them at a 36 out of 40 overall.


Amanda Kloots & Alan Bersten

Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten’s dance was paying homage to the Saw movies. In their package before the performance, they showed off some of the footage from the rehearsals where the partners weren’t quite on the same page. They were dancing the Argentine Tango to “Paint it Black.”

They received a standing ovation from their fellow pros and the fans in the ballroom. The judges liked the performance and said that the routine overall was “very challenging.”

They received a 9 from Carrie Ann Inaba, a 9 from Len Goodman, 10 from Derek Hough, and a 10 from Bruno Tonioli for a total of 38 out of 40.


Who Was Eliminated on Horror Night?

At the end of the night, Tyra announced the following couples as safe: Iman and Daniella, Olivia and Val, JoJo and Jenna, Cody and Cheryl, The Miz and Witney, Amanda and Alan, Jimmie and Emma, and Melora and Artem.

That meant the bottom two of the night were Kenya and Brandon and Suni and Sasha.

Carrie Ann said she wanted to save Suni and Sasha, Derek said he would save Suni and Sasha as well, and Bruno agreed with them, meaning Kenya and Brandon were sent home.

“Dancing With the Stars” airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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