On Week 2 of Season 20, “Dancing with the Stars” said adieu to Redfoo. It was #MyJamMonday and Redfoo and his partner Emma Slater jammed to “My Sharona.” Bruno Tonioli said of their performance that they went from running on empty to running on plenty. They were best improved but Monday night’s score and the votes for him didn’t count. Topping the leader board was former Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin and her partner Derek Hough who received the first nines of the season. You can still vote online via the links listed below.
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough: 34 (9, 8, 8, 9) up from 30
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) same score/Riker Lynch & Allison Holker: 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) up from 31/Willow Shields & Mark Ballas: 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) up from 25
Redfoo & Emma SlaterL 31 (8, 7, 8, 8) up from 22 ELIMINATED
- Patti LaBelle &Artem Chigvintsev: 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) up from 25/Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson: 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) same score/Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani: 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) up from 25
Michael Sam & Peta Muratroyd: 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) up from 26
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess: 27 (7, 6, 7, 7) up from 26
Charlotte McKinney &Keoikantse Motsepe: 26 (7, 6, 7, 6) up from 22
Chris Soules & Witney Carson: 21 (5, 6, 5, 5) down from 26
Last week’s leader, Rumer Willis and her partner Valentine Chmerkovskiy were tied for second place with Riker Lynch (whose partner Allison Holker forced him to change his hairstyle) and “Hunger Games” star Willow Shields and her partner Mark Ballas.
Julianne Hough loved the choreography for Riker Lynch’s performance. Inaba said it was sexy and elegant, but still very Riker. Goodman asked him to refine his hold.
Rumer Wills had a “pin sharp sense of purpose” according to Tonioli who loved her attack. Inaba thought the choreography was hot.
Patti LaBelle, who at 70 is the oldest contestant, pulled off a smooth salsa performance with her partner Artem Chigvintsev despite an injured knee.
DWTS managed to pull off another touching moment: a reunion for Noah Galloway and his girlfriend. Galloway’s jam was a song he wanted to dance with his gal and the rehearsal footage showed him talking to her and her talking to him. It’s a great moment. His girlfriend scored his performance saying, “That’s an 11 in my book, baby.”
Not so great moments were reality TV star Chris Soules from “The Bachelor” with his partner Witney Carson who received the lowest score so far this season: 21. Only Len Goodman gave them a six. The other three judges gave them fives for their jive.
Second from the bottom was model and commercial actor Charlotte McKinney and her partner Keoikantse Motsepe. They moved up from their 22 from last week to 26. That wasn’t bad, but McKinney seems to have attracted mean girl attention and the judges pointed out she needs to learn how to move from position to position, something that the relatively inexperienced Motsepe needs to teach her. Motsepe is in his second season with the show, but last season he and his partner, Olympic track and field athlete Lolo Jones, were the first eliminated.
Co-host Tom Bergeron noted, “One thing cyberbullying doesn’t take is courage.” Mean girls and boys, step down.
Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani had a fun and energetic performance with Somers “shaking upstairs and shaking downstairs” as Bruno Tonioli put it.
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson were so cute together that it made judge Carrie Ann Inaba “nauseous.” Head judge Len Goodman thought the business man and shark panelist had panache.
Although Willow Shields at 14 is the youngest competitor the judges found her Argentine tango mature. Mark Ballas and her apparently had fun putting on personal touches to the costumes. Something you might want to try at home with a lot of drop clothes.
Charlotte McKinney &Keoikantse Motsepe
- 26 (7, 6, 7, 6) up from 22
- “California Gurls“—Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
Chris Soules & Witney Carson
Michael Sam & Peta Muratroyd
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev
Redfoo & Emma Slater
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker:
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas
- 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) up from 25
- Argentine tango
- “Somebody That I Used to Know“—Gotye feat. Kimbra
Phone voting begins during the show on Mondays, and is open until 60 minutes after the conclusion of that show in your local time zone.
Online voting at both ABC.com and Facebook opens each Monday when the show begins on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) and stays open until 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) the next day. During the season’s seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth week, online voting will open when the show begins on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) and will stay open until 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) the following morning.