Just two minutes into last night’s Dancing With the Stars, hosts Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron shocked the couples with the news that not one but TWO sets of dancers wouldn’t make it to the credits.
Then the hosts told them that the celebs would be dancing the dance they said they most wanted to perform when they had no dancing experience.
Hope they’re all quick studies!
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke went first, dancing the jive. They are safe for another week with a score of 21.
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy did a sexy samba after which judge Bruno Tonioli called Winnie Cooper a “sexy little jungle cat.”
“Beautiful to look at but not quite tamed.”
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater earned a 15 with their tango and somehow managed to stick around for another week. Unfortunately for long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad and partner Byalikov, 15 wasn’t the lowest score of the night.
Diana Nyad became the first elimination from Dancing With the Stars season 18.
Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis proved that she has moves off the ice as well as on and earned compliments on her athleticism during her swing dance with partner Max Chmerkovskiy.
Candice Cameron Bure and partner Mark Ballas danced a non-“raunchy sex” samba which Carrie Ann called “a little too contemporary.”
Double-amputee and Olympian Amy Purdy and her pro Derek Hough earned a 24 while Charlie White did the tango with Sharna Burgess. He broke a hold and broke the rules and then got points for being the “bad boy” of the competition.
High-heel loving NeNe Leakes was told she needs to sharpen up her footwork but that she is otherwise very fun to watch and very capable of “shaking it.” (Like a polaroid picture…?)
With a score of 21, Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff went on to become the second duo eliminated but not until after Cody Simpson put a moonwalk into a tango set to Chris Brown’s music and got himself compared to Edward Cullen from Twilight.
He should’ve lost points for the Chris Brown music and Bruno loses points for invoking the sparkly vampire.
In two weeks, partners will be changing thanks to the switch! Viewers can vote on Twitter for the pairings they want to see using the #DWTS hashtag.
What did you think of the first set of eliminations from Dancing With the Stars?