The first elimination takes place in the second week of ‘DWTS.’ The first celebrity of Season 30 was sent home in a unanimous decision by the judges after another round of mainly great performances.
Tyra Banks, the host of Dancing With the Stars, addressed Cheryl Burke and Cody Rigsby’s absences right at the opening of the event. Cheryl will not be competing this week due to a positive COVID-19 test. Because Cody has been with Cheryl all week, he isn’t in the ballroom, but they aren’t out of the competition.
‘DWTS’ Week 2 Performances
Matt James and Lindsay Arnold’s samba is the night’s opening performance. Matt takes off his shirt and tosses it at Bruno Tonioli during his performance! Len Goodman, on the other hand, is not a fan. He claims Matt’s shirt removal was “very needless” and that his hips were “nonexistent.” Derek Hough advises Matt to “consider those feet,” but he remains a “wonderful performer.” Lindsay is taken aback by Carrie Ann Inaba’s criticism of the lift in the routine, something she didn’t expect. Carrie Ann received a 5, Len received a 5, Derek received a 6, and Bruno received a 6. Out of a possible 40 points, you receive a score of 22.
Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy follow with a stunning Viennese waltz. Derek praises Olivia’s “purity” in her performance. Olivia is performing “extremely well” for a beginner, according to Bruno. Carrie Ann is enthralled by their dancing’s “trust and tenderness.” Olivia receives praise from Len for her “excellent rotation” and “good combination of steps in and out of hold.” Carrie Ann gets a 7, Len gets a 6, Derek gets a 7, and Bruno gets a 7. These are Olivia and Val’s scores: Carrie Ann gets a 7, Len gets a 6, Derek gets a 7, and Bruno gets a 7. Out of a possible 40 points, you get a total of 27.
With their sultry and groovy cha-cha, Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong take ferocious to a whole new level. Bruno describes Kenya as “absolutely alluring,” yet he also points out her flaws. Kenya ended the performance in a “wonderful” fashion, Carrie Ann recalls, despite the “difficult start.” Kenya is “working those hips” in a spectacular way, according to Len, who describes the performance as a “strong full-on dance.” Carrie Ann received a six, Len received a six, Derek received a six, and Bruno received a six. A total score of 24 out of 40 is achieved.
For their second DWTS performance, The Miz and Witney Carson tackle the tango. Carrie Ann is astounded that The Miz was able to focus all of his energy into a “distinguished” performance. “There was a lot of aggression, but very little finesse,” according to Len. He does say, though, that the “footwork was quite good.” Derek acknowledges that The Miz has “wowed” him. Carrie Ann gets a 7, Len gets a 5, Derek gets a 7, and Bruno gets a 7. These are the Miz and Witney’s scores: Carrie Ann gets a 7, Len gets a 5, Derek gets a 7, and Bruno gets a 7. Out of a possible 40 points, you get a total of 26.
With their sensual rumba, Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess show off their red-hot connection. Len is forthright in admitting that he did not enjoy the performance. “There was very nothing I liked,” he admits. Bruno recognizes that this was a “honest dance” and a “pure portrayal” of their emotions, but it wasn’t “quite perfect.” Carrie Ann advises the couple to “sustain the movement” and “build on the connection.” Carrie Ann gets a 6, Len gets a 5, Derek gets a 6, and Bruno gets a 6. These are Brian and Sharna’s scores: Carrie Ann gets a 6, Len gets a 5, Derek gets a 6, and Bruno gets a 6. Total score: 23 out of a possible 40.
Christine Chiu of Bling Empire and Pasha Pashkov perform a fiery salsa. Christine has “excellent hip motion,” according to Derek. Carrie Ann compliments Christine on her “wonderful” devotion, but cautions her to “be careful with the lift dismount.” Christine will not be the one to go home this week, according to Len. Carrie Ann received a 6, Len received a 6, Derek received a 6, and Bruno received a 6. A total score of 24 out of 40 is achieved.
To Jimmie Allen’s own music, Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater dance the rumba! Bruno compliments Jimmie on the work he done on his arms. Carrie Ann breaks out during the performance. Jimmie has “such much regard for the art form,” Carrie Ann says, adding, “I couldn’t take my eyes off you.” Jimmie’s lower body was a touch weak, but his upper body was “very excellent,” according to Len. Carrie Ann = 7, Len = 6, Derek = 7, and Bruno = 7. Jimmie and Emma’s scores: Carrie Ann = 7, Len = 6, Derek = 7, and Bruno = 7. Out of a possible 40 points, you get a total of 27.
The foxtrot by Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten is a lovely memorial to Amanda’s late husband, Nick Cordero, who died in 2020 from COVID-19 complications. They dance to Nick and Amanda’s wedding song, “It Had To Be You.” Amanda is referred to as a “star” by Carrie Ann. The performance was a hit with Len. He describes it as “butter on a hot muffin.” Amanda is described as “simply a vision” by Derek, while she is described as “absolutely radiant” by Bruno. Carrie Ann received an 8, Len received an 8, Derek received an 8, and Bruno received an 8. A total score of 32 out of 40 is achieved.
Jojo Siwa and Jenna Johnson’s cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha- “I just saw my favorite Latin dance of the season,” Len tells the girls. Derek advises Jojo to keep her “energy” in check. Jojo, according to Bruno, is “full of vigor and zest.” Carrie Ann received an 8, Len received an 8, Derek received a 7, and Bruno received an 8. Out of a possible 40 points, you get a 31.
This week on DWTS, Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach perform a rumba. Derek describes Iman as “smooth and effortless.” Bruno expresses his gratitude to Iman for the job he did this week. It was a “significant improvement” over previous week, according to Len. Carrie Ann received a 7, Len received a 6, Derek received a 6, and Bruno received a 6. A total of 25 points out of a possible 40 are awarded.
With their cha-cha, Martin Kove and Britt Stewart strive to beat last week’s score. Martin is “moving in the correct direction,” according to Bruno, who saw more steps this time. Martin appears to be “having fun,” according to Carrie Ann, and this is what people respond to. Carrie Ann received a 4, Len received a 3, Derek received a 4, and Bruno received a 4. The total score is 15 out of a possible 40.
In week 2, Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev perform a dramatic rumba. Melora has “such a knack for storytelling” with her body, Carrie Ann exclaims. In this rumba, Len tells Artem that he would have preferred a “few more recognizable steps.” Derek compliments Melora on her “wonderful movement.” Carrie Ann gets a 7, Len gets a 6, Derek gets a 7, and Bruno gets a 7. These are Melora and Artem’s scores: Carrie Ann gets a 7, Len gets a 6, Derek gets a 7, and Bruno gets a 7. Out of a possible 40 points, you get a total of 27.
Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke are still in the competition despite their inability to compete in the ballroom. The judges will award points based on Cody and Cheryl’s taped rehearsal performance of their salsa. Len tells Cody and Cheryl that their salsa had “a lot of razzle and dazzle” and was “full of salsa content.” Carrie Ann admits that the performance was a “tad underwhelming,” but she understands that it was merely a rehearsal. Carrie Ann received a 6, Len received a 6, Derek received a 6, and Bruno received a 6. A total score of 24 out of 40 is achieved.
Mel C and Gleb Savchenko do a beautiful foxtrot to a Beatles tune. Mel C is described as a “beautiful dancer” by Derek. Bruno is virtually speechless, yet he manages to gush over Mel’s “amazing” performance. Carrie Ann compliments the Spice Girls’ singer on her “beautiful elegance.” Mel C “truly pleased” Len this week, he exclaims. Mel C and Gleb’s scores: Carrie Ann = 7, Len = 7, Derek = 8, and Bruno = 8. Mel C and Gleb’s scores: Carrie Ann = 7, Len = 7, Derek = 8, and Bruno = 8. A total score of 30 out of 40 is achieved.
Suni Lee and Sasha Farber give the night’s final performance. They perform a spectacular cha-cha to a Cardi B song. Suni informs Carrie Ann that she watched the gymnast’s confidence grow throughout the performance. Len compliments her on a job well done and her “much better performance” this week. During the routine, Derek must remark Suni’s incredible flip — in heels! Carrie Ann received a 7; Len received a 7; Derek received a 7; and Bruno received a 7 from Suni and Sasha. Out of a possible 40 points, you get a total of 28.
The First Elimination Of Season 30
It’s now time to see the findings. Iman and Daniella, Amanda and Alan, Suni and Sasha, Cody and Cheryl, Matt and Lindsay, Jojo and Jenna, Melora and Artem, Jimmie and Emma, Mel C and Gleb, and Olivia and Val will be the first couples to dance next week. The Miz and Witney are the next safe pair, followed by Brian and Sharna. Kenya and Brandon are the last couple to be safe. As a result, Martin and Britt, as well as Christine and Pasha, are in the bottom two.
It’s now up to the judges to save one of the couples. Derek casts the tie-breaking vote to save Christine and Pasha. Bruno, as well as Carrie Ann, agree with Bruno. Martin Kove has been eliminated, and Christine and Pasha will dance for another week.