It was another double elimination on Dancing With The Stars All-Stars this week after Monday night’s trio dances and Veterans Day themed performances.
To celebrate the latest round of competition, singers Kylie Minogue and Ne-Yo took the ABC stage before an ensemble performance from the cast of Broadway’s Newsies and two more All-Stars were sent home. Kylie kicked off the show with her 1987 hit “Locomotion” while Ne-Yo gave fans “Let Me Love You” and the cast of Newsies performed “Sieze the Day” from the hit musical.
Although one elimination we saw coming, the second was a surprise given the scores the night before.
When the show got down to business, Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough learned they were safe for another week. Although an injury forced Derek from competition a week earlier, Hough rebounded with the help of Mark Ballas to keep Shawn in contention.
After scoring two perfect 30s on their individual dance and trio the night before, Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were also put through to the next round as the current frontrunners.
However, it was the end of the road for Kirstie Alley and Maks Chmerkovskiy despite a strong individual Veteran’s Day dance. With consecutive low scores over the past few weeks, it was only a matter of time before Kirstie saw her time as an All-Star come to an end. “I want to thank Maks because he’s so patient with me,” said Alley after her elimination. It was fun, Kirstie, Thanks for the memories.
The six pairs then chose next week’s dance themes and styles for each other, routines they hadn’t perfomed on the show.
- Kelly and Val selected “Caveman Hustle” for Melissa and Tony
- Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke chose “Knight Rider Banghra” for Shawn and Derek
- Apolo and Karina chose “Mad Monk Merengue” for Gilles and Peta
- Gilles and Peta gave “Big Top Jazz” to Apolo and Karina
- Shawn and Derek chose “Espionage Lindy Hop” for Emmitt and Cheryl
- Kelly and Val landed “Surfer Flamenco”
Along with the crazy themes in next week’s show, each couple learned they’ll be performing to the music of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” album.
When it came time for the second elimination of the night, Emmitt Smith, Gilles Marini and Apolo Anton Ohno found themselves in the bottom three. After a strong start as one of the leading frontrunners early in the season, Gilles Marini was eliminated from competition despite his best scores of the season on Monday.