By Katie Murray
Only two weeks into the season, contestants are taking risks with some fun routines on DWTS. PLUS Find out who was sent home in last night’s episode here!
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For the final night in week two of season 27 Dancing With The Stars, the celebrities were faced with the task of taking on Sin City and portraying elements of the destination in their routines. After a fun opening number danced by the pros and choreographed by Mandy Moore, we found out that one couple will be sent home at the end of the show. Check out who went all-in with their performance below!
JUAN PABLO DI PACE AND CHERYL BURKE
Favorite Moment: Discovering Di Pace can do splits, when he did a switch-split jump on the couch! We approve! More splits, please!
MILO MANHEIM AND WITNEY CARSON
Favorite Moment: Manheim and Carson’s focus and fierceness when the music hit a strong beat. Have we mentioned that Manheim is only 17 years old!?
DANELLE UMSTEAD AND ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
Favorite Moment: Umstead’s trust in Chigvintsev in allowing him to take her across the entire ballroom and use all of the floor space. We are continuously amazed by this pair!
ALEXIS REN AND ALAN BERSTEN
Favorite Moment: Ren and Bersten’s booty shimmies (that we [thankfully] got to see re-lived after their performance, too!).
JOHN SCHNEIDER AND EMMA SLATER
Favorite Moment: Schneider’s commitment to his role of Elvis Presley. We can tell Schneider really enjoyed this routine!
DEMARCUS WARE AND LINDSAY ARNOLD
Favorite Moment: Watching Ware dance next to his idols, Boyz To Men, with a huge smile across his entire face. (Side note: Isn’t that smile CONTAGIOUS!?) Ware was like a kid in a candy store when Boyz To Men took the stage.
JOE AMABILE AND JENNA JOHNSON
Favorite Moment: Amabile finally letting loose and actually performing! (Okay… It was just a little bit, but we loved it!)
EVANNA LYNCH AND KEO MOTSEPE
Favorite Moment: Lynch’s energy and synchronization with her pro partner, Motsepe.
BOBBY BONES AND SHARNA BURGESS
Favorite Moment: Watching Bones and Burgess saw a woman in half, and then the other magic trick of Bones actually calming down a bit to perform his routine.
NANCY MCKEON AND VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
Favorite Moment: McKeon’s full attack on the routine, especially when she was surrounded only by four strong male dancers.
TINASHE AND BRANDON ARMSTRONG
Favorite Moment: Tinashe’s extension into a tilt during the beats of Britney Spears’, “Circus.”
MARY LOU RETTON AND SASHA FARBER
Favorite Moment: Retton’s smile lighting up the stage during her entire performance. She really seems to enjoy being in the competition, and her happiness is infectious.
Each episode viewers get to see the contestants improve and push themselves harder in hopes of taking home the Mirrorball trophy. With all of the high scores from last night’s episode, how could anyone possibly go home?
During the last moments of this Las Vegas-themed episode, we discovered #TeamSuperDuke and #TeamBlindFaith were in jeopardy. After combining scores from both nights, Umstead and Chigvintsev were sent home.
Tune in to ABC next Monday at 8/7c to keep up with the competition.
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Katie Murray is an undergraduate student at Appalachian State University majoring in Communication Studies with a focus in Media and minoring in Dance. Outside of dance team practice and class, she enjoys drawing, listening to Beyoncé and walking her dog.