Dancing with the Stars Recap: Spooky Scores, Scary Results!

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Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars episode was an exciting one, and not just because of the Halloween theme and a major Ghostbusters tribute.

We can't recall a time when the eight stars were all bunched so close on the leaderboard, making it anyone's game ... and putting anyone at risk.

With the slight exception of Nick Carter and Bindi Irwin, everyone had to be sweating this out 'til the end. Let's break down the scores from Monday:

Individual Scores

  • Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough (Argentine Tango): 30
  • Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson (Paso Doble): 28
  • Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas (Paso Doble): 27
  • Andy Grammer and Allison Holker (Paso Doble): 26
  • Hayes Grier and Emma Slater (Waltz): 26
  • Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold (Viennese Waltz): 25
  • Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess (Argentine Tango): 24
  • Tamar Braxton and Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Foxtrot): 24

Team Scores

  • Team Who You Gonna Call (Bindi Irwin, Team Captain / Derek Hough, Alexa Penavega / Mark Ballas, Carlos Penavega / Witney Carson, Alek Skarlatos / Lindsay Arnold): 30
  • Team Nightmare (Nick Carter, Team Captain / Sharna Burgess, Tamar Braxton / Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Andy Grammer / Allison Holker, Hayes Grier / Emma Slater): 28

Combined Scores

  • Bindi Irwin: 58
  • Andy Grammer: 56
  • Carlos PenaVega: 56
  • Alexa PenaVega: 55
  • Hayes Grier: 54
  • Nick Carter: 54
  • Tamar Braxton: 54
  • Alek Skarlatos: 53

We learned that the people in jeopardy were Hayes Grier and Emma Slater, Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas.

Surprised? Yes and no from our perspective. With scores that tight, there was going to be a fairly "shocking" elimination this week no matter what.

Hayes Grier was it.

Chalk it up to the curse of going first. Or no more weak links remaining. Or a young fan base (like really young, the dude's claim to fame is Vine).

All of that put together? A potentially deadly combination for Hayes, who left with his head held high and with a smile on his face, to his credit.

As for the others in jeopardy, we caution that this doesn't even mean “bottom three," so it could have been a random selection, which is kinda weird.

Anyway, do you think the right person went home on Dancing with the Stars? Who do you think will be headed home next week? Discuss!

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