Dancing With the Stars Week Two Recap: “Latin Night”

Dancing With the Stars

Season 22 | Week 2 | Aired: March 28, 2016

It’s Week Two on DWTS and it’s Latin Night! After what I’m going to once again call an interesting start to the season last year, tonight was definitely just as interesting.

With a Donald Trump themed dance and Mark Ballas out of commission due to a back injury it was obvious there would be no slowing down.

Here are the scores for the night:

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Samba
Song: “Bun Up the Dance” – Dillon Francis & Skrillex
Score: 21

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Don’t” – Ed Sheeran
Score: 20

Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Silwinska
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Ran Kan Kan” – Tito Puente”
Score: 13
*Jeopardy*
*Lowest Score*

Paige VanZant & Alan (Standing in for Mark Ballas)
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Score: 24

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Adorn” – Miguel
Score: 19

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Conga” – Gloria Estefa
Score: 19

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Stole the Show” – Kygo feat. Parson James
Score: 20

Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Pata Pata” – Miriam Makeba
Score: 15
*Jeopardy*

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Ain’t Too Cool” – LunchMoney Lewis
Score: 20

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Echa Pa’lla (Manos Pa’rriba)” – Pitbull
Score: 24
*Highest Score*

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Buster Voodoo” – Rodrigo y Gabriela
Score: 20
*Jeopardy*

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Samba
Song: “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
Score: 21

Of course, this is a competition which means someone has to go home eventually and tonight was the first elimination.

The couples in jeopardy were Mischa & Artem, Geraldo & Edyta, and Doug & Karina.

The couple eliminated during Week Two was Geraldo & Edyta.

Geraldo and Edyta.jpg

Well, Edyta’s return to Dancing With the Stars was sadly very short, but hopefully she will be back next season. Next week is “Most Memorable Year” and I can’t wait to see what happens to the rest of the couples.

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Dancing With The Stars Week Two: Hometown Glory Pt. 2

Dancing With the Stars S21

Season 21 | Week 2 | Aired: September 22, 2015

It’s night two of Week Two on Dancing With the Stars and tonight the couples are dancing to songs that celebrate the pro’s hometowns.

It was quite an emotional night with many of the pros sharing stories of their families and their hometowns.

Also tonight there was a second elimination! Week Two and there was already a double elimination! Season 21 and they aren’t holding anything back.

The Scores for Week Two Pt. 2:

Hayes Grier & Emma Slater
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” – Jet
Score: 23
Emma’s Hometown: Tamworth, England

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Hound Dog” – Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Score: 21
Witney’s Hometown: American Fork, Utah

Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Overture 1812” – Tchaikovsky
Score: 15
Anna’s Hometown: Chelyabinsk, Russia
*Lowest Score*
*In Jeopardy*

Andy Grammer & Allison Holker
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Heaven is a Place on Earth” – Belinda Carlisle
Score: 23
Allison’s Hometown: Los Angeles

Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Somewhere in Time Theme” – John Barry
Score: 22
Mark’s Hometown: England

Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel
Dance: Tango
Song: “Get Ready” – The Temptations
Score: 18
Louis’s Hometown: Amsterdam

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough
Dance: Waltz
Song: “Only a Man” – Jonny Lang
Score: 23
Derek’s Hometown: Utah/England

Kim Zolciak & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Come Home” – OneRepublic
Score: 18
Tony’s Hometown: Pristina, Kosovo

Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “American Girl” – Elle King
Score: 22
Lindsay’s Hometown: Provo, Utah

Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Girl on Fire” – Alicia Keys
Score: 20
Karina’s Hometown: Kharkov, Ukraine
*Eliminated*

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “I’m Coming Home” – Skylar Grey
Score: 24
Sharna’s Hometown: Wagga Wagga, Australia

Tamar Braxton & Val Chmerkovkiy
Dance: Charleston
Song: “Living in New York City” – Robin Thicke
Score: 25
Val’s Hometown: New York City
*Highest Score*

Mark and Alexa’s rumba was beautiful and actually brought tears to my eyes. Mark dedicated the dance to his parents and they danced to one of the last songs his parents danced to as a married couple. It was gorgeous and they did absolutely amazing.

It was incredibly moving to hear more about the pro dancers and their lives. Tonight we learned that they came from a variety of backgrounds, from war torn countries, countries with totalitarian governments, and grew up in childhoods with practically nothing.

All these different backgrounds and all these different struggles and it’s amazing to see all them dancing together today.

Of course, it is a double elimination week which means another couples has to go home. Last night Chaka and Keo were the first couple of Season 21 to head home and tonight there were two couples in jeopardy.

The couples in jeopardy were Gary & Anna and Victor & Karina. The couple eliminated was Victor and Karina.

Victor and Karina

Next week is TV Week and I am very excited to see what all the couples will come up with!

What did you think of Week Two Pt. 2?

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Dancing With The Stars Week Two: Hometown Glory Pt. 1

Dancing With the Stars S21

Season 21 | Week 2 | Aired: September 21, 2015

It’s week two on Dancing With the Stars and the couples are already having to do two dances!

Tonight the couples danced to songs celebrating the star’s hometowns while Tuesday night they’ll be dancing to songs celebrating the pro’s hometowns.

Not only that, but they’re already facing a double elimination with one couple going home tonight (Monday) and another couple going home tomorrow.

The scores for tonight are as follows:

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Jive
Song: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” – The Andrews Sisters
Score: 21
Nick’s Hometown: Tampa, FL

Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Midnight Train to Georgia” – Gladys Knight & the Pips
Score: 19
Paula’s Hometown: Savannah, GA

Hayes Grier & Emma Slater
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan
Score: 22
Hayes’s Hometown: Mooresville, NC

Chaka Khan & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)” – Frank Sinatra
Score: 15
Chaka’s Hometown: Chicago, IL
*Lowest Score*
*Eliminated*

Andy Grammer & Allison Holker
Dance: Jive
Song: “Only the Good Die Young” – Billy Joel
Score: 21
Andy’s Hometown: Chester, NY

Kim Zolciak & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Queen Bee” – Rochelle Diamante
Score: 19
Kim’s Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Jazz
Song: “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey
Score: 23
Alek’s Home: Sacramento, CA

Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas
Dance: Salsa
Song: Que Es Lo Que Quiere Esa Nena” – El General
Score: 24
Alexa’s Hometown: Ocala, FL

Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Jive
Song: “La Bamba” – Ritchie Valens
Score: 17
Victor’s Hometown: Hidalgo, Mexico

Tamar Braxton & Val Chmerkovkiy
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “We Are Family” – Sister Sledge
Score: 24
Tamar’s Hometown: Severn, MD

Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” – The Beach Boys
Score: 18
Gary’s Hometown: Tulsa, OK
*In Jeopardy*

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Home” – Blake Shelton
Score: 24
Carlos’s Hometown: Colombia, MO

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough
Dance: Tango
Song: “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
Score: 25
Bindi’s Hometown: Buderim, Australia
*Highest Score*

There was a lot of improvement amongst the couples tonight, particularly with Kim and Tony. Bruno even went so far as to describe Kim’s comeback as “the most unexpected comeback since Lazarus”.

Meanwhile, Andy Grammer wins the award for best response ever when asked what went wrong during his dance by Carrie Ann. Andy’s response? “Dancing is hard!” Yes Andy, yes it is. That’s why I don’t do it, I just sit on my couch and recap all of you dancing.

Of course, this is DWTS which means someone has to go home. This week there were two couples in jeopardy: Chaka and Keo, and Gary and Anna.

This season on Dancing With the Stars, Chaka and Keo were the first couple to go home.

chaka and Keo

What did you guys think of Week Two? Who are you rooting for?

Make sure to watch again tomorrow to see the couples dancing to songs celebrating the pro’s hometowns!

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