AceShowbiz - This week of "Dancing with the Stars" saw the celebrity contestants dancing on "Boy Band and Girl Group Night". For the special night, NSYNC's Joey Fatone was tapped to serve as guest judge in the episode. The first round of competitive dances featured the contestants performing a routine music by girl groups, while the second round saw them dancing to songs by boy bands.
Opening the night for the first round were James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater. They danced a Jive to the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited". Judge Len Goodman said he liked "the speed on the underarm turns" in addition to kicks and flicks. Joey, meanwhile, said James made it look easy with Bruno Tonioli thought James danced "very well." James got 36 out of 40.
Next up were Sean Spicer and Jenna Johnson, who performed an Argentine Tango to "Bills Bills Bills" by Destiny's Child. Bruno didn't seem to like the routine, calling it "an Argentine struggle." Carrie Ann Inaba said she appreciated "how much effort" he put into the competition, but he missed the artistry in his dancing. The judges gave Sean 26 points.
As for Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten, the pair hit the ballroom to dance a Salsa to "No Scrubs" by TLC. Bruno noted that Hannah's timing went off, though he still dubbed her "a star attraction." As for Joey, he said that Hannah seemed to have fun during the performance, though he added that the lifts were "a little sloppy." Hannah earned a 32.
Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber followed it up with a performance of Samba to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls. Carrie Ann totally loved it and called the routine "amazing" and praised them for the in-sync performance. "I'll tell you what I want: more of that," Bruno added. The judges gave Ally a perfect score of 40 points.
Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko did a Quickstep to "Can't Hurry Love" by the Supreme that night. Bruno and other judges thought the pair missed something in the performance, with the former noting it was "slightly behind" the music. Carrie Ann, however, disagreed as she thought it was "fantastic." Lauren got 34 points.
Dancing a Paso Doble to "Free Your Mind" by En Vogue were Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson. Joey said he did great with the performance, while Carrie Ann asked him to "free your arms!" Kel got 34 points from the judges.
As for the Boy Band Round, James and Emma performed a Jazz to "Bye Bye Bye" by NSYNC. It was amazing, but Len thought it was too much boy band, not enough dancing "together" with Emma. Bruno agreed, though Joey said it was "awesome." The judges gave him a 36, bringing his total score of the night to 72 out of 80.
Hannah and Alan followed it up with a performance of Tango to BTS' (Bangtan Boys) "Boys with Luv". Joey loved it, claiming that was "the best dance of the night." Bruno shared the same sentiment as he said that it was "pure" and had "undiluted pleasure" of the dance. The dance earned Hannah a 39, so her total score was 71.
Sean and Jenna, meanwhile, took the stage to dance a Foxtrot to "Story of My Life" by One Direction. Carrie Ann said, "Unfortunately, you lost your step in the middle of it. ... You're doing the best you can." Meanwhile, Len thought it "flowed, then it splattered." The judges gave Sean 24 points. With the additional points, his total score was 50.
Performing a Rumba to "I Want it That Way" by the Backstreet Boys were Lauren and Gleb. Carrie Ann raved about Lauren's growth, adding that she liked the "confidence" and "sensuality." Len called it "sure-footed," with Bruno saying that the routine was "smoky" and "smoldering." Her total score was 70 as the judges gave her a 36 for the performance.
Kel and Witney danced a Viennese Waltz to "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men. It was a "really polished performance," according to Len. Joey added that he did "a great job." Earning a perfect score for the performance, Kel's total score for the night.
Ally and her partner Sasha concluded the night with a Jazz performance to "Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block. Joey thought "the energy was absolutely amazing," with Bruno adding that it was "pure pop delight." Of the performance, Carrie Ann said it was "flawless." Ally got another perfect score, so her score was 80 out of 80.
Now it was time for the results announceement. Sean and Lauren were revealed to be in jeopardy. Eventually, it was Sean who was eliminated.