'Dancing with the Stars' season 27: Double elimination costs both Team Joe Down and Team Hay Now
Leaving the competition this week was a contestant fans never expected to see getting eliminated, and another whose scores haven't been all that impressive in this season of DWTS.
The inevitable has happened on ABC's hit reality show, 'Dancing with the Stars' season 27, and anybody who has been following the show would know what we speak of. But for those still to catch up, we had reported earlier how the possibility of a double elimination was looming large, and finally, on Monday's Country Night themed episode, the competition saw two star contestants leaving: DeMarcus Ware, and pro partner, Lindsay Arnold, and John Schneider, and pro, Emma Slater.
The news came as a shock, and certainty, both. On one hand was the shock of seeing former NFL pro, Ware, leave the dance floor, especially because of how remarkably consistent his performances have been so far. But on the other hand, it wasn't all that shocking to see Schneider get voted out, because certain fans on social media had made a huge noise about how despite being on the lower side of the leaderboard, he had managed to evade being in jeopardy all this while. Ware and his pro partner Arnold, had performed a Viennese Waltz to “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton, which helped them bag a solid 27 out of 30, while Schneider and Slater's Jazz to “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” by John Denver helped them score a near total of 25 out of 30.
Yet, all of this can be explained by the itinerary for the night that demanded two performances from each couple - one individual and one as a team. And come to think of it, the elimination was well split up between the two teams - Team Joe Down, and Team Hay Now - as both lost one participating couple each. But fans are not ready to accept that of course, with some of them even arguing that the last performance was one of Ware's personal bests on the show so far, and he got eliminated right after that. In Schneider's case, there hasn't been as much of a ruckus, considering fans are just happy it wasn't another female contestant this time again.
As for the performances, here's a quick recap of who danced on what. Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten did the Samba to “Ladies in the ‘90s” on a live performance by Lauren Alaina, which earned them a solid 29 out of 30. Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess did the Viennese Waltz to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on a live performance by Chris Janson, which was also able to help them score a decent 24 out of 30 - their highest scores in the season so far.
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe's Rumba to “Every Little Thing” on a live performance by Carly Pearce helped the duo earn their first ever perfect scores in this season, but at the same time, Grocery Store Joe Amabile fell down a whole point from his last week's score, as his and Jenna Johnson's Tango to “Burning Man” by Dierks Bentley ft. brothers Osbourne got them only 21 out of 30. But at the same time, the night called for another perfect score, with Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke's Charleston to “One Shot” by Hunter Hayes gaining them a solid 30 out of 30. And as usual, Zombies star Milo Manheim and Witney Carson's Foxtrot to “Born to Love You” on a live performance by LANCO was stellar enough to help them bag a 29 out of 30.
But wait - that is not all. Country Night also saw some aww-dorable scenes between Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten. Fans will already know that this is with regards to the budding romance rumors which were addressed by the two in the previous episode. Looks like things have finally escalated between the two as this week showed a pre-taped video of the two going horseback riding, and Bersten finally admitted to Ren, "I am falling for you." And it concluded with a kiss on screen!