After a stirring night of performances, Dancing With the Stars' results sent TWO couples home last night on Hollywood Night on ABC.
Coming off of last week's Dancing With the Stars results, nothing could compare in terms of shock value ... but did the right duos go?
Let's break down the routines in ascending order:
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess (Western/Paso Doble): The first routine of the night was not its best. In fact, it was its least great.
For a guy who turned a lot of heads early on (and not just for groping Sharna), he's yet to recapture the magic of a bona fide contender.
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold (Sci-Fi/Salsa): The MLBer looked just a little out of step with his partner at times during their salsa.
Like Bonner, Ross shows flashes of brilliance, but probably not nearly enough to hoist up the Mirror Ball trophy in a few weeks' time.
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd (Action/Argentine Tango): Give Nick credit, because as shameless as he is, dude's got some talent!
Week in and week out he legitimately tries to improve, and darn if he hasn't turned in some of the better routines of the week lately.
Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev (Romantic Comedy/Tango): Not the most exciting routine, and performing early, that matters.
It's easy to get lost among later performances with the "wow" factor, though Kerrigan's grace, charisma and technical abilities reign.
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber (Silent Film/Charleston): Sasha did a great job integrating gymnastics into this one, and she #NailedIt.
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater (Horror/Paso Doble): The NFL star not only got into character, but excelled technically too.
Normani Kordei and pro Val Chmerkovskiy (Foreign Films/Argentine Tango): After Heather Morris’ elimination, would she be next?!
After all, the Fifth Harmony singer is the best remaining in the eyes of many observers, so the way things are going, she's in danger!
Fortunately, the highest score earned immunity this time - no doubt a response to last week's debacle - and she got it with a perfect one.
Not that Heather is too happy about this rule change a week too late, but probably a keeper if we're doing this one-night-a-week format.
The six couples without immunity then entered into a dance-off which, as we saw in the elimination of Heather, may not matter at all.
In any case, Simone topped Nancy, Rashad beat David, and Bonner ousted Nick as fans and the judges picked a winner in real time.
And now, the Dancing With the Stars results ...
Normani Kordei, who was immune, Simone Biles, Rashad Jennings, Bonner Bolton and David Ross made it through to the next round.
That means Nancy Kerrigan and Nick Viall have danced for the last time on ABC. At least until Nick finds his way back onto next season.
What do you think? Did America (and the judges) get things right this week, or should Nancy have advanced to the semifinals? Discuss!