'DWTS' Janet Jackson Night: Celebrity performances ranked from highest to lowest
Wondering who won the dance-offs? Which celebrities were in the bottom? Continue reading for all the answers to your pressing questions!
Another week, another performance! With 'Dancing With The Stars' entering the quarter-finals, this week's double elimination meant that those who survived would make their way to the semi-finals and would be one step closer to winning the season. It is now down to the wire, with some of the strongest competitors battling it out.
With a dance-off taking place between each duo, the additional points would certainly help their leaderboard standing, but as always, the voting is in the hands of the fans. 'Janet Jackson Night' saw some power-packed performances -- here's a look at how they all scored, who won additional points and who had to leave the show.
Suni Lee and pro Sasha Farber
Score: 42 + 2
Lee and Farber danced the Samba to 'All For You' and instantly wowed the judges with their tenacity. Although she has had consistently high scores all season, Lee has struggled to bag a perfect 40. The last few weeks certainly haven't been easy for her, seeing that she was previously in the bottom and on 'Queen Night', she performed two numbers while unwell. But this week, rocking a new hairdo, Lee let go and with it, came a perfect score! When it boiled down to the dance-off, she was up against Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater as both duos danced the Salsa to 'Made For Now (Latin Version)' and were judged by Bruno Tonioli. Tonioli awarded the additional two points to Lee, bumping up her score to 42, as she made her way to the semi-finals.
Melora Hardin and pro Artem Chigvintsev
Score: 40+ 2
Status: Bottom Two, Safe
Hardin and Chigvintsev danced the Paso Doble to 'If' and their power-packed performance helped the judges see a whole new side of her, with Inaba even mentioning that for a woman in her 50s, she is most certainly one of the toughest competitors. For the dance-off, she faced off against Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach, as the duos danced the Foxtrot to 'Again' and were judged by Derek Hough. Hardin came out on top and bagged the additional two points, however, in a twist of events, despite dominating the scoreboard, she found herself in the bottom two against Jimmie Allen. With the judges having to vote, Hough, Tonioli and Inaba all voted to keep her safe, sending her into the semi-finals.
Amanda Kloots and pro Alan Bersten
Score: 40+ 2
With the judges coming down hard on Kloots, it was time for her to give it her all. This week, she danced Jazz to 'Miss You Much'. After weeks of falling short of a perfect score, Kloots and Bersten finally scored 40 out of 40, as the judges were all praise for their performance. Coming off the high of her first perfect score of the season, Kloots faced off against Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke, as the duos danced the Cha Cha to 'Together Again' and were judged by Len Goodman. Goodman cast his vote in Kloots' favour, bumping up her score to 42.
JoJo Siwa and pro Jenna Johnson
Score: 39 + 2
After landing in the bottom last week, JoJo Siwa found herself making an appeal to the 'Siwanators' to have them vote for her. While her fans meant everything to her, Siwa wasn't going to rely on fate alone, as she danced the Salsa to 'Feedback'. The duo would have gotten a perfect score, had it not been for Goodman who was not a fan of their 'gimmicks during the performance. With a score of 39 out of 40, Siwa went toe to toe with Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy (who is also Johnson's husband) as they danced the Rumba to 'That’s The Way Love Goes', judged by Carrie Ann Inaba. While both performances were sensual, Siwa and Johnson amped up the heat and won an additional two points, as well as advanced to the next round.
Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke
Rigsby and Burke danced the Paso Doble to 'Black Cat'. The judges were glad to see him go all out, marking this as one of his best performances of the season. He walked away with a score of 38 out of 40, having bagged his first 10s. When it came down to the dance-off, he was up against Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten, as they danced the Cha Cha to 'Together Again' and were judged by Len Goodman. Rigsby lost to Kloots and while he didn't get the extra points, he was voted safe, making his way to the semi-finals.
Olivia Jade and pro Val Chmerkovskiy
While Jade has been a favourite among the judges so far, it looks like she fell short this week. She danced the Argentine Tango to 'Any Time, Any Place'. The judges felt as though the performance was lacking, which resulted in a score of all 9s, leading to 36 out of 40. When it came to the dance-off, they went up against JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson, as they danced the Rumba to 'That’s The Way Love Goes', judged by Carrie Ann Inaba. While they didn't score the two points, Jade also was the first to be eliminated on this episode's double elimination, ending her 'DWTS' journey.
Iman Shumpert and pro Daniella Karagach
While the judges often point out technical issues with Shumpert, there is no denying that he owns the stage when he is on it. He and Karagacj danced the Cha Cha to 'Rhythm Nation' and while the feedback was mostly positive, Goodman wasn't a fan. Shumpert bagged 9s, save for Goodman, who scored him an 8. With a score of 35, Shumpert faced off against Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev, as they both performed to the Foxtrot to 'Again' and were judged by Derek Hough. While he didn't get the additional two points, Shumpert was votes safe, making his way to the semi-finals.
Jimmie Allen and pro Emma Slater
Status: Bottom Two, Eliminated
Although Allen and Slater have been forming well over the past couple of weeks, this week, their Cha Cha to 'Escapade' seems to have fallen short. Having scored 32 out of 40, Allen found himself at the bottom of the leaderboard. Going up against Suni Lee and Sasha Farber was no easy feat either, as they danced the Salsa to 'Made For Now (Latin Version)' and were judged by Bruno Tonioli. Having lost out to the additional two points, Allen found himself in the bottom two alongside Melora Hardin, who interestingly enough was at the top of the leader board while Allen was at the bottom. With Melora winning Tonioli, Hough and Inaba's votes, Allen was eliminated from the show.
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