It’s time to get spooky in the ballroom! Halloween Night is one of the best themed episodes every season of Dancing With the Stars, and this season is no exception. The 9 remaining couples will perform new routines and be split into groups to compete in a terrifying team dance.
Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong begins the scariest night of DWTS with their tango to “Oogie Boogie’s Song” through Ed Ivory and Ken Page. Len Goodman calling the routine a “spirited performance” and the “best dance for me so far.” Derek Hough notes that when Jordin is “good, it’s so good,” but he still wants to see more consistency. Carrie Ann Inaba agree with Derek on consistency. however, admits the show was “very good” but she “struggled with the score.” Jordin and Brandon’s scores: Carrie Ann = 9; Len = 9; Derek = 9; Bruno = 9. Total score = 36 out of 40.
During their Halloween rehearsals, Mark Ballas tell Charli D’Amelio that he had a flare-up with his lower back. He brings in Pasha Pashkov to rehearse with Charli just in case. Mark is able to “Tanguera” a breathtaking Argentine Tango with Charli Fabio Hager Sextet.
Derek admits that he loved Charli and Mark’s “soft, smooth, sensual” rendition of the Argentine tango. Bruno Tonioli call the routine “genius”. Carrie Ann says Charli is “so incredibly talented,” but she wants to challenge Charli to move forward. She wants to see more intensity and intimacy with Mark. Len has high praise for the performance, saying Charli “moved effortlessly across the floor.” Charli and Mark’s scores: Carrie Ann = 9; Len = 10; Derek = 10; Bruno = 10. Total score = 39 out of 40.
Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart’s week did not start as planned. Daniel got sick and had to miss some rehearsals. But they hit the ballroom with a ferocious Paso Doble to bury a friend Billie Eilish. Bruno tells Daniel that he “counted all the way through,” and he only “missed a fraction of a step.” Carrie Ann says that “some of the molds were a little broken” and the footwork felt a “little blunt” at times. Len adds that the routine was “missing some of the key elements that I would like to see in the Paso Double.” But he says that Daniel and Britt put on a “proper performance”. Derek completely disagrees with Len. He loved the performance. Daniel and Britt’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 8; Derek = 9; Bruno = 9. Total score = 34 out of 40.
Shangela and Gleb Savchenko wow with their incredible jazz performance Taylor Swift’s “Look what you made me do” dressed like creepy dolls. Carrie Ann gives Shangela and Gleb a standing ovation. She says she “loved every minute of it” and tells Gleb that it’s his “best choreography yet”. Len, referring to Shangela giving him crispy chicken last week, tells Shangela, “Winner, winner, chicken dinner.” Derek calls the performance “sensational”, and Bruno adds that “Ryan Murphy couldn’t have put it together better.” Shangela and Gleb’s scores: Carrie Ann = 10; Len = 10; Derek = 10; Bruno = 10. Total score = 40 out of 40. Their first perfect score!
Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki get toxic with their Paso Doble to “Get Ghost” through Mark Ronson, Passion pitand A$AP Ferg. Len admits he wasn’t crazy about the performance, but “there were no mistakes during the routine” this week. Bruno states there was “nothing toxic in what you did”, but he advises Vinny to embody the moves more. Carrie Ann gives Koko a note. She thinks the “choreography is too blocky” for Vinny and wants to see “more moves of momentum”. Vinny and Koko’s scores: Carrie Ann = 7; Len = 7; Derek = 8; Bruno = 8. Total score = 30 out of 40.
Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev channel their inner alien to tango to “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” by Moonskin. They start performing with a rubber band between them. Derek thinks it was Heidi and Artem’s “best dance” yet. Carrie Ann says Heidi has a “beautiful precision” like Charli, but she believes the beginning of the routine was the “worst part.” Len agrees that Heidi always puts on “really good shows” but it feels like she’s flat. Heidi and Artem’s scores: Carrie Ann = 9; Len = 9; Derek = 10; Bruno = 9. Total score = 37 out of 40.
Gabby Windey had to adapt quickly after that Val Chmerkovskiy tested positive for COVID-19. Gabby dances a sexy Argentinian tango together Alan Bersten to “Ril” door District 78 ft. Mikayla Lynn. “It was amazing,” says Carrie Ann, adding that she felt Gabby throw her heart into the dance. She also points out Gabby and Alan’s good chemistry. Len always keeps a close eye on Gabby’s movements and noticed a “small incident” during the routine. He felt the action was “too hasty.” Derek calls the performance “bloody brilliant”. Gabby and Alan’s scores: Carrie Ann = 10; Len = 9; Derek = 9; Bruno = 10. Total score = 38 out of 40.
Wayne Brady and Whitney Carson are out of this world with their contemporary “Halloween-themed” routine District 78. Carrie Ann notes that there was “intense choreography” but she wants to see more from Wayne. Len says the show had “powerful, no-nonsense dancing,” but he felt there was a “sameness about it.” Bruno loves the “absolutely clever routine.” Wayne and Witney’s scores: Carrie Ann = 9; Len = 9; Derek = 9; Bruno = 10. Total score = 37 out of 40.
The last few dances are from Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater. They perform a beautiful contemporary tune “Ghost (Acoustic)”. Justin Bieber. Len appreciates how Trevor came back “stronger” after ending up in the bottom two. Bruno calls the routine the “most beautiful, gothic romance … which was brilliant.” Carrie Ann echoes what Bruno says: “It was a great performance.” Trevor and Emma’s scores: Carrie Ann = 10; Len = 9; Derek = 10; Bruno = 10. Total score = 39 out of 40.
Now it’s time for the team dance round. The two teams will aim to earn a team score of 40 from the judges, which will be added to the individual scores. Team Wicked – consisting of Vinny and Koko, Shangela and Gleb, Gabby and Val, Heidi and Artem, and Jordin and Brandon – dance to “The Witches Are Back”m Hokus Pokus 2. Team Wicked’s scores: Carrie Ann = 8; Len = 8; Derek = 9; Bruno = 8. Total score = 33 out of 40.
Next up is Team Scream, which consists of Trevor and Emma, Charli and Mark, Wayne and Witney, and Daniel and Britt. They perform to “Heads Will Roll” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Team Scream’s Scores: Carrie Ann = 10; Len = 9; Derek = 10; Bruno = 10. Total score = 39 out of 40.
Halloween night results
Halloween Night has come to an end, so it’s time for the latest elimination. The first safe couple is Daniel and Britt. Other couples who are safe: Trevor and Emma, Gabby and Alan, Wayne and Witney, Vinny and Koko, Shangela and Gleb, and Charli and Mark. That means the bottom two are Heidi and Artem, along with Jordin and Brandon.
The judges must save one couple. Carrie Ann chooses to save Heidi and Artem. Derek votes to save Jordin and Brandon. Now it’s Bruno’s turn. Bruno follows Derek and votes to save Jordin and Brandon. It all depends on Len. Len chooses to save Heidi and Artem. Since there is a tie, Len’s vote counts as double. It means Jordin and Brandon were eliminated on Halloween Night.