Kenya Moore has returned home. Suni Lee was on the chopping block.
It’s the title “Dance with the Stars” for this week. But the interesting take is how bad some also-rans have become.
In “Horror Night”, NBA star Iman Shumpert got a perfect 40 for his impressive contemporary dance based on the movie “Us”. He collaborated beautifully with Daniella Karagach, performing movements like a professional skater. He also tossed it with abandon and walked away with a performance that was one of the best of the year. Even Bruno Tonioli called it a âmasterpieceâ.
Country star Jimmie Allen did a free dance on “A Quiet Place” and ended it visibly emotional. He got a 38.
Only Jojo Siwa (with a scary jazz number “It”) got better – a 40.
While Amanda Kloots was up there with her, she got a 38 for an Argentine tango based on “Saw”. The judges considered it a bit stiff. But, she managed to overcome the critics.
Melora Hardin, who was also a top scorer, only got a 34 for her routine at “Cujo”. Her parents (also at the company) have shown up to watch and usually it’s a sign that someone is coming home.
Olivia Jade didn’t have her parents around. But she only got a 36 for her tango from “The Vampire Diaries”. She got a Zoom call from Nina Dobrev, which might have seemed like a consolation prize, but she responded to the low numbers that have haunted her. No one mentioned the college entrance scandal that made her a regular gossip column. But it hangs there.
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If she’s sent home, it won’t be because she’s a poor dancer.
Monday’s scores indicate The Miz might be vulnerable (he’s not – he’s too fun), Cody Rigsby got a reprieve (he might have gone home sooner if he hadn’t contracted COVID-19) and Derek Hough isn’t done with dancing as a competitor (he did an Emmy-worthy dance with his girlfriend who performed in the Halloween theme).
Look for Hardin, Rigsby, and The Miz to be the next to come home.
Host Tyra Banks wore a mummy dress (good) and a bloody dress (bad) as she performed the drama.
Next week they say hello to Queen. Expect lots of familiar moves (more flipping, Suni Lee) and a break in middle ground. This may be the first time that so many male celebrities have gone so far in the competition.