The movies are a wonderful place with many different genres, and that translates quite well to the ballroom on Dancing with the Stars.
Let's break down the Movie Night performances!
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev - Argentine Tango - “Dernière Danse” by Indila (Foreign Films)
Tackling the foreign films genre for this routine was always going to be difficult, but there was something about this performance that was just so electric.
The pair knew their moves because they did a lot of rehearsal.
They knew this was a difficult time to be in the competition and the result was a solid performance that proved they are a force to be reckoned with.
Drew Scott and Emma Slater - Paso Doblé - “Legend” by The Score (Action Movies)
The couple was in a good mindset because they managed to secure a nine during last week's performance. But, their performance this week seemed a little on the dull side.
It was not terrible, but there were some moments they lost their timing, and that made the whole thing look messy.
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd - Samba - “Wild, Wild West” by Dru Hill, Will Smith, and Kool Mo Dee (Westerns)
Nick has been one of the weaker performers over the last few weeks, so it makes sense that his performance with Peta is all over the place.
It's becoming ever more apparent that his brother Drew is the best dancer in the family. The judges picked up on the multitude of flaws with the performance, and we have to agree with them.
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy - Paso Doblé - “We Will Rock You” by Queen (Sports Movies)
This was another rock-solid performance, but there were a few minor niggles. Victoria needs to gain control of her arms when she's performing. It does not look good when Val is hitting all the right moves, and her arms are all over the place.
Aside from that, and minor timing issues, the couple should be safe for another few weeks yet.
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke - Jive - “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man (Spy Movies)
Terrell and Cheryl have been improving every single week, and that's what the judges look for. The choreography was strong, and the timing was on point.
Their costumes were visually stunning so they may have some life in the competition yet.
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson - Jazz - “Holly Rock” by Sheila E. (Animation)
Frankie emerged as an early favorite due to his already polished dancing skills, but he has faltered as we approach the midway point of the season.
There were a string of missteps, and that's not a good thing when the others are going from strength-to-strength.
Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Quickstep - “Let’s Be Bad” from Smash (Musicals)
Unlike Nick, Vanessa is a wonderful dancer. Despite some controversy, she and Maks are great together, and they wanted to improve on the scores of the previous weeks.
With well-choreographed performance that was one of the best of the night, they accomplished that goal.
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold - Rumba - “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran (Drama)
The competition is Jordan's to win at this stage. Yes, he has had a lot of experience in the world of dancing, but he is killing it every single week.
His latest performance with Lindsay was up there as one of their best yet. They know what the judges want, and they continue to deliver it.
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas - Argentine Tango - “Human” by Sevdaliza (Sci-Fi)
Lindsay and Mark stunned viewers with the best performance of the entire season. The science-fiction-themed number was full of brilliant moments.
The judges were shocked, but glad about the beautiful performance, and gave them a perfect score.
The bottom three couples for the evening were Victoria and Val, Terrell and Cheryl, and Nick and Peta.
In one of the least surprising moves of the season, Nick and Peta were sent packing.
It was about time. There's only so long you can coast by while the better competitors are being sent home.