The design template nights continue on “Dancing through the Stars.” because that the fifth week the the vain the staying 11 celebrity contestants and their pro partners danced come music native the standard musical “Grease.” So who were the judges “Hopelessly Devoted” to, and who was a dancing college dropout by the end of the night? Scroll under for our “Grease Night” live blog through all the minute-by-minute breakthroughs and commentary transparent the night.

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Speaking the “Hopelessly committed to You,” basketball star Iman Shumpert danced a Viennese waltz to the iconic ballad, and also he wasn’t the only one performing the dance style. Over there were additionally waltzes from actress Melora Hardin (“Look in ~ Me, I’m Sandra Dee”) and “The Talk” co-host Amanda Kloots (“Beauty college Dropout”), two of the greatest scoring contestants that the season so far, so pressure was ~ above Shumpert to hold his own against them.

We likewise got 3 foxtrots from nation singer Jimmie Allen (“Sandy”), society media star Olivia Jade (“Summer Nights”), and pop singer JoJo Siwa (“Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee Reprise”). There were a couple of quicksteps indigenous singer Melanie C (“You’re the One That i Want”) and also fitness instructor Cody Rigsby (“We walk Together”). Gymnast Suni Lee took on the often-acrobatic Charleston (“Born to Hand Jive”). Agree wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin danced a fast-paced jive (“Greased Lightnin"”). And also “Real Housewives” star Kenya Moore was offered the sensual rumba (“There space Worse points I might Do”).

Moore was at the bottom because that the previous 2 weeks in a row after judges’ scores and viewer votes were included together, but both times the judges voted to conserve her. Was she able to escape yet again? follow along listed below to find out what happened beginning at 8:00pm (times provided are Eastern).

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Daniel Montgomery, 8:04pm — “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John is there via video clip telling the stars, “I expect you have as much fun as I did.” She’ll be back later, and interestingly they’re walking to execute dances in the order that the songs appear in the movie.

Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy (“Summer Nights” Foxtrot)

DM, 8:05pm — Olivia is young, however she claims she has actually watched “Grease” about 50 times, and Val remmebers the film because it to be a formative experience because that him starting to love dance. Yet Olivia visited an all-girls school, so she didn’t gain the type of star-crossed high college romance viewed in the film.

DM, 8:08pm — Olivia is together a clean, polished dancer. You never ever worry about her as soon as she’s dancing.

Cordell Martin, 8:08pm — True.

Jeffrey Kare, 8:08pm — I believed their power was complete of enthusiasm.

JUDGESLen Goodman assumed it was “full that fun,” and also “it was entertaining.” He additionally priased Val’s “great” choreography. Derek Hough thinks Olivia is a “perfect” Sandy through an “unbelievable” frame. Bruno Tonioli believed she “captured the sweet innocence” and also “kept a beautiful foxtrot going.” Carrie Ann Inaba believed their body call in host was “amazing.”

CM, 8:10pm — four 9s.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (9), Len (9), Derek (9), Bruno (9) = 36

DM, 8:11pm — really well deserved.

DM, 8:11pmTyra Banks claims she only just saw “Grease” for the very first time end the weekend, however I can’t hold it against her due to the fact that I tho haven’t seen “Grease” LOL.

JK, 8:12pm — fine all have actually those remote spots.

CM, 8:13pm — “Grease” to be a clip in mine household cultivation up LOL. My mother saw the nationwide tour sometime in the late ’70s/early ’80s, and also she might’ve sat next to Mister Rogers.

Melora Hardin and also Artem Chigvintsev (Viennese Waltz, “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee”)

DM, 8:15pm — The move reminds Melora of females who led the means for her in her career, and also she’ll be play Rizzo together she teases Sandy for being together a goody-two-shoes. She definitely god the bad girl vibes down last week as soon as she played Rapunzel’s mother on “Disney Villains Night,” so i think she’s acquired this.

CM, 8:18pm — the was a cute performance.

DM, 8:18pm — i think Melora can have lost balance a couple of tiny times in there, however otherwise absent solid and good character work.

JK, 8:19pm — an extremely spunky.

JUDGES — Derek think Melora is “the gift that keeps top top giving,” but it acquired “a small congested increase top” if they were in hold. Bruno think she take away the personalities she plays and also makes them she own, she “plays the so well.” Carrie Ann think Melora provides everyone want to dance through her since she makes it look at fun. Len “feels better for having seeing that” because Melora plays her characters so well.

CM, 8:20pm — one more 10 native Len?

SCORES — Carrie Ann (9), Len (9), Derek (9), Bruno (9) = 36

JK, 8:21pm — not this time around.

DM, 8:22pm — ns feel favor the judges have cleared up down with their scores this week. Both Olivia and also Melora’s numbers felt best to me.

CM, 8:22pm — Me too.

Iman Shumpert and also Danielle Karagach (Viennese Waltz, “Hopelessly specialized to You”)

DM, 8:25pm — Iman have the right to relate to this song’s devotion since of his marital relationship to Teyana Taylor. Daniella likewise wants Iman to continue his superior acting performance after critical week’s star revolve as Jafar native “Aladdin.” Let’s likewise see if he can proceed his improbably solid work in hold because of this a high man.

DM, 8:28pm — Iman’s performance was supervisor expressive, yet don’t think it was necessarily among his far better dance so far in terms of the steps.

JK, 8:29pm — Too bad Julianne Hough isn’t there as she previously played Sandy in Fox’s 2016 live line of “Grease.” together for Iman and also Daniella’s performance this week, I believed it was fairly lovely.

JUDGES — Bruno could “really feel the sense of a love story,” however he requirements to store the sense of one eagle in trip instead of stooping under to Daniella when they’re in hold. Carrie Ann agrees the this run wasn’t the finest suited to him, however she appreciated the chemistry in between them. Len preferred the “gentleness” that the routine, however his an approach “isn’t great.” Derek loves Iman in general, and also thought it to be a good effort.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (7), Len (7), Derek (7), Bruno (7) = 28

DM, 8:32pm — Again, i 100% agree v the judges scores. What the heck is going on through them being right so often? LOL

CM, 8:33pm — I understand right?

The Miz and Witney Carson (Jive, “Greased Lightnin"”)

DM, 8:36pm — “When you think around ‘Grease,’ you think around ‘Greased Lightnin’,’ claims The Miz about getting to dance to among the centerpiece songs of the musical. Favor Iman, he’s reminded the his connection with his wife, other WWE wrestler Maryse. “If anyone can play Danny Zuko it’s my husband,” she says when she come at his training v Witney.

DM, 8:39pm — A couple of turbulent spots in the routine, as I think his energy got the much better of him, however I still think that was among his best performances.

JK, 8:39pm — Slick, smooth, and stylish.

CM, 8:40pm — I believed it was a an excellent performance.

JUDGES — “Go Miz lightning!” claims Carrie Ann, who loved his energy, yet he to be ahead of the song many of the way. Len thought few of the measures were “problematic,” yet he “rushed it.” Derek agrees that it to be rushed and also lacked a tiny bit the clarity. Bruno believed the timing went wrong at the end, but “what a performance.”

SCORES — Carrie Ann (8), Len (8), Derek (8), Bruno (8) = 32

DM, 8:42pm — v those critiques I assumed there would be 7s in there, however I totally agree v the 8s.

Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten (Viennese Waltz, “Beauty institution Dropout”)

DM, 8:46pm — Amanda has actually watched the movie “a million times,” no surprised for an proficient Broadway performer. Amanda will certainly be play Frenchie, and also Frankie Avalon will certainly actually be performing for their dance tonight. They’re also Zooming with Didi Conn, that played Frenchie in the movie. Frenchie has an “inner goodness” the Amanda should additionally have no problem embodying.

DM, 8:50pm — Amanda even much more than Olivia offers you a feeling of confidence and also security once she dances, specifically in a ballroom format that’s ideal up she alley. I might see this obtaining a couple of 10s.

JK, 8:50pm — Exquisite!

JUDGES — Len thinks she absolutely won’t be a “Dancing v the Stars” dropout, though he admits to having a pair of quibbles. Derek think she’s “consistently fantastic” with “beautiful frame” and an excellent use of her legs, but he wants a little an ext to guideline it over the edge. Bruno think she has “nothing come fear” and “plenty to spare” as soon as it comes to her legs and movement. Carrie Ann assumed it had “technique,” “elegance,” “musicality,” and “storytelling.”

SCORES — Carrie Ann (10), Len (10), Derek (9), Bruno (10) = 39

JK, 8:53pm — almost a perfect score!

DM, 8:54pm — Kinda surprised Len provided a 10 due to the fact that he said during his critique that he had a couple of minor misgivings.

Suni Lee and Sasha Farber (Charleston, “Born come Hand Jive”)

DM, 8:57pm — Suni is playing Cha Cha and also Sasha is play Danny because that this routine. The run number is collection at a high school dance competition, yet Suni to be primarily home schooled because of her gymnastics career, i beg your pardon she thinks is why she’s for this reason shy. So Sasha wants to an obstacle her come to really lug out the sass an perspective that Suni feels favor she lacks, however the acrobatics need to be no problem.

JK, 9:00pm — really clever intro. Together for the performance, remarkable energy!

DM, 9:01pm — There to be so much going top top in the routine. Suni handed it really well, though i kinda shed her in the balloons for a minute there. Certainly the most challenging routine that the night

JUDGES — Derek love the iconic moment with she foot top top his chest. Bruno preferred that they threw whatever at it and threw in track Lindy Hop. Carrie Ann thought it to be “fantastic,” she did “a great job,” but she quiet thinks few of her movements could be “a little more aggressive.” Len favored the facets of Charleston, and he “smiled the whole way through.”

SCORES — Carrie Ann (9), Len (9), Derek (9), Bruno (9) = 36

DM, 9:04pm — fine deserved 9s for Suni. Ns agree through Carrie Ann the she’s still holding ago a little, however she’s really farming into the competition.

Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater (Foxtrot, “Sandy”)

DM, 9:07pm — The challenge for who has seen the movie the most times proceeds as Jimmie says he has seen the movie hundreds of times, and it turns out that Jimmie’s wife got in labor in the past week and also she provided birth. Very sewing she didn’t give birth ~ above Monday night.

DM, 9:11pm — Looked like one or two stumbles in there, yet otherwise a really solid routine because that Jimmie. He’s really an excellent at acquiring into character.

JK, 9:11pm — very emotional performance!

JUDGES — Bruno thought he was an excellent in host and an excellent side by side, and it looked like the on slide was as result of some errant confetti on the floor. Carrie Ann think he’s bigger the end of organize than in hold, for this reason she desires to see an ext balance. Len thinks he has “flair” and also “enthusiasm” even though the method and posture have to work. Derek thought it had actually content and storytelling, “the finish package.”

SCORES — Carrie Ann (8), Len (8), Derek (9), Bruno (9) = 34

Kenya Moore and also Brandon Armstrong (Rumba, “There space Worse points I might Do”)

DM, 9:14pm — “I will certainly fight to continue to continue to be here,” states Kenya around landing in the bottom for the last 2 weeks in a row. She’ll be playing Rizzo because that this performance at a time when Rizzo thinks she can be pregnant. And also Kenya have the right to relate since she was the son of a teenage mom who was adopted by she grandmother. Her grandmother died four years ago, therefore she’s dedicating this regimen to her. Ns feel choose this is walk to it is in a strong routine, character, and also emotionally associated performance because that her.

JK, 9:21pm — skillful tender.

DM, 9:21pm — among Kenya’s the strongest performances through a lot of good hip activity and sensuality and also connection to she character. A couple of really impressive dips in there too. If this is her last performance, it’s a good way to go out.

CM, 9:22pm — Her finest performance!

JUDGES — Carrie Ann is happy she’s quiet in the compete to perform a routine choose that, it was “delicious” and “sensuous.” Len thought it had actually “chemistry,” “romance,” “control,” and also it to be “spot-on.” Derek appreciated the “stunning” half-split in ~ the beginning, and she had good use of she arms. Bruno thought she to be “focused” ~ above translating “emotion through motion.”

SCORES — Carrie Ann (9), Len (9), Derek (9), Bruno (9) = 36

CM, 9:23pm — fine deserved.

DM, 9:23pm — Sadly, i don’t think she’s safe because there room so many people in the middle with directly 9s tonight.

JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson (Foxtrot “Look in ~ Me, I’m Sandra Dee” Reprise)

DM, 9:25pm — unlike the first version of this song, this will certainly be around Sandy coming right into her own and learning to be a fulfilled, complete part of herself, and JoJo and also Jenna affix over exactly how that reflects their relationship this season. Jenna states this is the most linked she has ever felt to a partner, i beg your pardon is yes, really saying something because she winner a Mirror round Trophy v Adam Rippon.

JK, 9:28pm — Stunning!

DM, 9:28pm — one more celeb has actually what i think is her finest performance. JoJo eliminated that.

CM, 9:29pm — Beautiful.

JUDGES — Len stands up says, “You impacted my mind with the top quality of the technique, and also you influenced my heart.” Derek loved the partnership between them, the opening turn was “stellar.” There to be “power” and “grace,” “that to be a moment. Bruno is “shivering”; the musicality was spot-on. Carrie Ann calls that “perfection.”

DM, 9:29pm — right 10s.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (10), Len (10), Derek (10), Bruno (10) = 40

JK, 9:30pm — Bravo!

Melanie C and Gleb Savchenko (Quickstep, “You’re the One That i Want”)

DM, 9:34pm — Melanie gets among the most iconic scenes in the whole movie, “a celebration of reinvention” as Newton-John put it. But Melanie has been struggling to discover her to trust this season, which friend wouldn’t necessarily understand from she performances this season. She’s got tons of power, personality, and skill the end there. Which makes this sort of a perfect dance for her since Sandy is in a similar moment in her journey.

DM, 9:37pm — really solid performance by Melanie and also a good production behind them.

JK, 9:38pm — i don’t know about you, however I acquired chills throughout that performance which to be multiplying.

JUDGES — Derek think she was “phenomenal” despite a “teeny little” mistake. Bruno think it takes guts to perform a quickstep in lycra v all the attention on the legs. Carrie Ann noticed she started nervous, yet it “came to life” once she started having fun. Len assumed it to be her best dance so far.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (9), Len (9), Derek (9), Bruno (9) = 36

DM, 9:40pm — A many of people tied up at 36 the end of 40 tonight. That’s gonna be dangerous because that those stars ns think once the viewer votes come into play.

JK, 9:41pm — Probably.

CM, 9:42pm — We could see a surprise bottom two.

Cody Rigsby and also Cheryl Burke (Quickstep, “We go Together”)

DM, 9:43pm — They’re act the finale song, among the ideal known songs, for this reason the press is on with Cody play Danny and Cheryl playing Sandy. Cody actually played Kenickie in his high school manufacturing … he simply couldn’t sing worth a damn. The great news is that’s not a trouble on this show.

DM, 9:47pm — no the finest of the night, yet I actually think the was most likely Cody’s best too. This is a tough night as soon as so many civilization are at your peak. Ns think them having to discover two dances critical week really carried out the ideal in everybody

JK, 9:47pm — currently that’s just how you pull turn off a grand finale!

CM, 9:47pm — an excellent performance. There were some rough spots however a an excellent performance indigenous Cody

JUDGES — Bruno felt the “uplifting celebration,” but he demands to work on the part in hold and also the footwork. Carrie Ann is impression by the performance ~ they had COVID, yet they must be closer in hold. Len thinks he needs a solid frame, however he appreciates Cody’s energy. Derek actually thinks Cody’s structure improved.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (8), Len (8), Derek (8), Bruno (8) = 32

DM, 9:49pm — ns agree v these scores too.


1. JoJo Siwa — 402. Amanda Kloots — 393. Melanie C — 363. Melora Hardin — 363. Olivia Jade — 363. Suni Lee — 363. Kenya Moore — 368. Jimmie Allen — 349. The Miz — 329. Cody Rigsby — 3211. Iman Shumpert — 28


CM, 9:52pm — deserve to Kenya to escape the bottom?

JK, 9:52pm — We’ll see.

CM, 9:52pm — I have the right to see Cody in the bottom. Ns feel prefer The Miz, Jimmie, and Iman have actually the fan base. Probably Kenya, Cody, or Melora?

DM, 9:54pm — right here goes! The for sure celebrities room Kenya Moore (whoa!), Jimmie Allen (interesting as well), Melora Hardin (whew!), Cody Rigsby (okay, now I’m acquiring worried for some folks), Suni Lee, JoJo Siwa (no surprised there), The Miz (I believed he might be in trouble for a minute there), Amanda Kloots (I was kinda worried for she too), and also … Iman Shumpert. Which means Melanie C and also Olivia Jade space the bottom two. Both of them middle scores v 36. No a fan of this an outcome at all.

JK, 9:56pm — no am I.

CM, 9:57pm — Wow.

DM, 9:57pm — “America, what have you done?” says Derek. And also I agree. That votes to conserve Olivia Jade. “This is not the means it’s supposed to work-related out in ~ all,” says Carrie Ann, that votes because that Melanie C. Bruno additionally votes to conserve Melanie C. So Len renders the deciding vote for the 2nd week in a row. “Neither of you deserves to be here,” states Len, who then officially conserves Olivia Jade, which method Melanie C is eliminated, and also that’s some bull-ish. Next week’s show is influenced by fear movies, however really tonight’s finishing was a horror movie.

JK, 10:00pm — Mel C and Gleb had chills, however they certainly didn’t multiple amongst viewers.

CM, 10:00pm — plainly those four guys have actually a pan base.

JK, 10:01pm — Which we really shouldn’t be surprised by in ~ this point.

CM, 10:01pm — Exactly.

DM, 10:01pm — Worst result of the season so far. The would’ve even been far better if Kenya had been in the bottom two, and she didn’t deserve it either.

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