‘DWTS’ Recap: Halloween Night Ends With A Jaw-Dropping Elimination

It’s Halloween night on ‘DWTS!’ The couples got super spooky and performed some of their best numbers yet! Here’s what went down on the Oct. 29 episode!

The night started off with a spooky opening number with stars and pros dancing to “Purple People Eater.” In the midst of Halloween Night, the cast of the Dancing With the Stars Live! tour hit the ballroom to knock our socks off with a chilling performance. When it comes to Halloween, Dancing With the Stars doesn’t hold back. With a score of 24, Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber didn’t receive the lowest score of the night (19), but were ultimately eliminated! Judges appreciated that Mary Lou promised a tango and followed through with a performance to “Shame” by Elle King, but Carrie Ann Inaba thought that the dance “got a little away” from her. The send-off was bittersweet, but it saved Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten from going home!

In addition, hip-hop dance group The Jabbawockeez performed a special Halloween-inspired dance. The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s DJ and dance icon Stephen “tWitch” Boss, will also perform his delightfully eerie number based on a music video from Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween. To top off the night, former Dancing With the Stars pro Allison Holker performed alongside tWitch, who is also her hubby! Check out how your favorite stars and pros did on season 27’s Halloween Night.

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten did an upbeat jazz performance to“Candyman”by Christina Aguilera, and the judges raved over their fast footwork! Len Goodman called it “a lot of fun,” while Bruno Tonioli gushed that it was “enough sugar to last a lifetime.” What made this sugary dance even sweeter was the strong “chemistry” that Alan admitted he has with Alexis! Two weeks in a row and the duo has made the bottom two, but their high score and butterflies tonight showed potential! They earned a 27.

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess did an Argentine Tango to “Mr. Sandman” by SYML. Unlike the original song, this interpretation was more haunting, and Carrie Ann admitted it was “bizarre” — in the least insulting way possible! The judge went on to remark that it was the pair’s “best dance so far,” but Len wished he saw more Argentine Tango. Their unique twist to the traditional dance style cost them, as Bobby and Sharna got a 22. Still, it was their second-highest score in this competition so far!

DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold sashayed to their hearts’ content for a salsa to “Under Your Spell” by Leo Soul. Carrie Ann said “every dance step was executed with clarity,” while Len added that the pair reached their “breakthrough” tonight! Even Bruno said that DeMarcus and Lindsay were “firing on all cylinders tonight.” Despite the high praise, they didn’t make one of the top scores tonight, earning a 26.

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe did a sexy tango to “Disturbia” by Rihanna. After last week’s low score, Evanna bounced back in a seductive bodysuit and owned the dance floor. The change floored the judges, who couldn’t stop gushing! Bruno said Evanna went from a “tame pussycat to a wild panther,” and Carrie voiced what we were all thinking: “You nailed it.” The pair earned a nearly perfect score of 29!

Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson performed an Argentine Tango to “El Tango de Roxanne” from Moulin Rouge, and it was an excellent choice!  The partners finally earned their first eight of the season from an individual judge (Carrie Ann), and overall, scored a 22! That’s a personal best for Joe and Jenna this season.

John Schneider and Emma Slater did a Paso Doblé, AKA a Spanish bullfighting dance, to “Main Titles” by Ray Chew Live. An interesting choice, considering that this song is famous for being on the Beetlejuice soundtrack! John couldn’t keep up with the intense movements the choreography demanded, as Bruno pointed out that “there were so many mistakes.” The judge even said the Smallville actor almost dropped Emma! The duo ended up with a 19, the lowest score of the night.

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke nailed their jive to “Dead Man’s Party” by Atwater Men’s Club! With costumes designed by Juan, a laser show and precise steps, the judges and audience were wowed by the whole performance. The partners deserved their perfect score of 30!

Milo Manheim and Witney Carson performed a contemporary dance to “Toxic” by 2WEI’s cover of Britney Spear’s song, dressed as a zombie and evil nurse. Somehow, it worked. The showmanship impressed the judges so much, they got a 30!

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