This is the second night of Dancing With the Stars this week, and we are truly blessed. During the October 18 episode, there will be two rounds of the competition. The first round is all about Prom, and the couples will dance together again. The second round is a massive dance marathon for bonus points. The last couple standing will be crowned the King and Queen of Prom Night.
Daniel Durant and Brit Stewart kick off Prom Night with a very sexy cha-cha to “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake with Timbaland. “You continued your progress from last night,” Len Goodman says before calling it a “well-danced routine.” Derek Hough tells Daniel that he exudes “this swag and this confidence” when he dances.
Carrie Ann Inaba also says it was a “very set routine” but she wants to see him “exaggerate” some of his moves going forward. Daniel and Britt’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 8; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8. Total score = 32 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 66 out of 80.
Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev are through next with their fun and spunky jazz routine to “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”. Cyndi Lauper. Bruno Tonioli admits he loved the performance, but he does point out that she did “miss the dismount” during the routine. Carrie Ann tells Heidi that she “wanted to see more” of Heidi. Len completely disagrees with Carrie Ann. Heidi and Artem’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 9; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8. Total score = 33 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 69 out of 80.
Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki go for slow dance vibes with their Viennese Waltz to “You and Me”. Lifehouse. “You’ve come a very, very long way,” says Bruno. “You really have to polish the detail.” Carrie Ann agrees that Vinny made a “very good attempt at mastering the technique.” Len adds that Vinny had a “lovely musicality,” but he really needs to up his game in the dance marathon. Vinny and Koko’s scores: Carrie Ann = 7; Len = 7; Derek = 7; Bruno = 7. Total score = 28 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 60 out of 80.
Shangela and Gleb Savchenko take things to a whole new level with their ferocious cha-cha to “Waiting for Tonight.” Jennifer Lopez. Shangela channels J.Lo in a gorgeous body suit. “It was insane!” Carrie Ann declares. However, she notes that there have been some missteps. Len tells Shangela that her legs are “still not as sharp” as he wants them to be. Derek thinks the intro was a “main event” moment. “You were fantastic,” he adds. Shangela and Gleb’s scores: Carrie Ann = 9; Len = 8; Derek = 9; Bruno = 9. Total score = 35 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 67 out of 80. Shangela and Gleb got their first 9’s of the season!
Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas perform a sensational jive to “You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall and John Oates. “You’re a fantastic dancer,” Len declared. Derek admits he wanted a “little more energy,” but it was “almost perfect.” Bruno loves that this routine was “equally stunning, equally difficult” after last night’s incredible contemporary. Carrie Ann agrees with Derek that there was “something missing” in the performance. Charli and Mark’s scores: Carrie Ann = 9; Len = 10; Derek = 9; Bruno = 10. Total score = 38 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 77 out of 80. Charli’s first 10 from Len!
Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten brings the emotion to “Breakaway” with a Viennese Waltz Kelly Clarkson. “You get better and better every week,” says Derek. Carrie Ann follows up and says that Jessie is “really growing.” She adds: “Don’t give up.” Jessie and Alan’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 8; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8. Total score = 32 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 61 out of 80.
Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy are the definitions of fierce with their tango to “Good Girls Go Bad” through Cobra Starship with Leighton Master. “That was great!” Bruno screams. Len says the performance was “full of attack, full of purpose.” Derek adds: “Everything about it was perfect.” Gabby and Val’s scores: Carrie Ann = 10; Len = 10; Derek = 10; Bruno = 10. Total score = 40 out of 40. The first perfect score of the season! Total score for both nights: 76 out of 80.
Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater go full emo with their jive to “Basket Case”. Green day. Carrie Ann knows that Trevor and Emma have complicated choreography, and he doesn’t miss a step. Derek says it was a “10 for effort” but some of the performance seemed “a bit robotic.” Bruno notes that the performance was “full of energy” and the side-by-side part was “brilliant.” Trevor and Emma’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 8; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8. Total score = 32 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 64 out of 80.
Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach rock out with their cha to “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON. “I thought you danced so wonderfully,” Len tells Joseph. Bruno says that Joseph “improved so much” within a few weeks. Carrie Ann loves Joseph’s “attention to detail,” but she thinks there are still some improvements that need to be made to take him to the next level. Joseph and Daniella’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 8; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8. Total score = 32 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 66 out of 80.
Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstong dance a powerful contemporary to “No Air” by Jordin and Chris Brown. “It was beautiful,” says Derek. He calls the action “very brave”. Bruno tells Jordin that the performance was “so touching.” Len thought the routine was “well danced”, but he didn’t care for the lift. Jordin and Brandon’s scores: Carrie Ann = 9; Len = 8; Derek = 9; Bruno = 9. Total score = 35 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 68 out of 80.
Wayne Brady and Whitney Carson is the last performance of the evening. They sizzle with their samba to “It Takes Two”. Rob Boss & DJ EZ Rock. “You two are the king and queen of samba,” Bruno declares. Carrie Ann calls it the “breakthrough dance” she was looking for in him. Len gives Wayne a standing ovation and says “that rarely happens.” Derek follows Len with a standing ovation. Wayne and Witney’s scores: Carrie Ann = 10; Len = 10; Derek = 10; Bruno = 10. Total score = 40 out of 40. Total score for both nights: 77 out of 80.
Now it’s time for the dance marathon. The longer you stay on the floor, the more points you get. Daniel is the first to be tapped on the shoulder. They perform a rush and lindy hop. It comes down to Shangela and Jessie. Jessie and Alan are crowned the Prom Queen and King. They get 11 points added to their score.
After the dance marathon, the results of the vote will be announced. The first safe couple is Trevor and Emma. The other couples who are safe: Wayne and Witney, Jordin and Brandon, Gabby and Val, Shangela and Gleb, Charli and Mark, Vinny and Koko, Daniel and Britt, and Jessie and Alan.
The bottom two are Joseph and Daniella, followed by Heidi and Artem. It is now for the judges’ verdict. Derek is first. He chooses to save Heidi and Artem. Carrie Ann chooses to save Joseph and Daniella. Bruno votes to save Heidi and Artem. It comes down to Len. He chooses Heidi and Artem. Joseph and Daniella were eliminated.