'Dancing With The Stars' season 27: Will the remaining female contestants survive 'Country Night'?
The fact that only women contestants have been eliminated from this season of DWTS so far hasn't escaped fans or fellow contestants. Let's hope things change for the upcoming week 7
ABC's hit reality show 'Dancing With The Stars' had started with quite the odd number of celebrities — six male contestants, and seven female. And now, six weeks after the Season 27 premiere, there has been a surprising amount of reduction in the total of female contestants. In fact, it's shocking indeed, that in the upcoming episode themed 'Country Night', out of all the seven remaining contestants competing for the coveted Mirrorball trophy, there will be just two women contestants, while all the initial six male ones are still intact.
And this brings us to the burning question, whether the number of female contestants will be struck with the blow of elimination once again? Or even worse, in case it's a double-elimination night, will they follow suit and see both the remaining female contestants going home? Or will there finally be a change of fate?
Well, we cannot assert any of those possibilities with certainty — no matter how loudly contestant and radio personality Bobby Bones might have called the blatant repeated elimination of only women contestants "absolute horse shit". But here's what we do know — all the eliminations so far have been women. Starting with Nikki Glaser, the list followed up with Danelle Umstead, Nancy McKeon, Tinashe, and finally, Mary Lou Retton, as the latest one to leave the competition. Hopefully, as week seven commences, things may change. And even otherwise, here's what is going to make for a superbly entertaining night for the audience, viewers, and judges on week seven of DWTS, which returns on Monday, November 5, at 8 pm EST on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
With bonus performances by ACM New Female Artist of the Year, Lauren Alaina, who will deliver her new song 'Ladies in the '90s' alongside Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten's Samba, things are about to heat up for sure, especially now that the rumors of their apparent feelings for each other have been addressed. There will also be CMA-nominated artiste Chris Janson, singing 'Can’t Help Falling in Love' as Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess dance their Viennese waltz. Milo Manheim and Witney Carson will dance to 'Born to Love You', performed live by multiplatinum and CMA-nominated group LANCO.
On the other hand, Carly Pearce will perform her gold-certified No. 1 single 'Every Little Thing', alongside Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe, while DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold will present a Viennese Waltz to Tennessee Whiskey' by Chris Stapleton. There will also be 'Grocery Store Joe' Amabile and Jenna Johnson bringing a hot Tango to the floor to 'Burning Man' by Dierks Bentley ft. brothers Osbourne.
And of course, John Schneider and Emma Slater are set to woo fans again with a Jazz to 'Thank God I’m a Country Boy' by John Denver, and Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke are gearing up with a Charleston to 'One Shot' by Hunter Hayes. In addition, CMA-nominated multiplatinum-selling artiste Cole Swindell will perform 'Love You Too Late' from his No. 1-selling album 'All of It'. The couples will perform not one but two numbers. The first is a couple’s dance featuring a style not yet danced, and the second is a Team Dance, where the couples will split off into two teams: #TeamHayNow and #TeamJoeDown.
Judges’ scores from both rounds of dancing will be combined with viewer votes from the previous week. For their individual dances, each couple will perform a samba, Viennese waltz, rumba, cha-cha, jazz, Charleston or foxtrot dance, while the team dances are country-based freestyles. Sadly, however, the aforementioned double elimination's possibility is still looming large considering there have to be five contestants remaining for the finals night scheduled for November 21, and that's just two weeks away. So here's hoping the women in DWTS are finally cut some slack, because on a side note — they remaining two are pretty skilled dancers.