Dancing with the Stars is gearing up for its big finish in the coming weeks.
As such, Monday’s episode sent not one, but two couples home.
Surely that whad to spell the end of the line for Grocery Store Joe and Bobby Bones, right?
Well, this is Dancing with the Stars, and the voting has never made that much sense, so let’s run down the performances from the episode.
John Schneider and Emma Slater – Jazz – “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” by John Denver
John started the season off in a rough spot, but he’s really picked up the pace over the last several weeks and has narrowed the gap in scoring department with some of the others.
John admitted that he was still cut up about his divorce and that it would be great to see his kids, but it seems there’s a divide in his family right about now.
The performance was fun, and energetic, further confirming that he’s improving. The judges noted that there was an improvement and voted accordingly.
Judges’ Score: 25/30
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe – Rumba – “Every Little Thing” with a live performance by Carly Pearce
Despite being middle of the pack when the season got underway, Evanna snagged a perfect score Monday night, and it meant she was officially in the big leagues.
Evanna was open about this track being personal for her, so it made sense that she channeled all of her energy into it.
Judges’ Score: 30/30
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke – Charleston – “One Shot” by Hunter Hayes
Juan Pablo and Cheryl were ecstatic that they secured a perfect score last week, and aimed to keep up the pace in this crucial week.
We didn’t expect any lees for them, and their Charleston oozed elegance and creativity.
Judges Score: 30/30
Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson – Tango – “Burning Man” by Dierks Bentley ft. brothers Osbourne
Joe may be showing signs of life in the ballroom, but he’s still way below where he should be at this stage of the competition.
From missed steps to a lack of dancing ability, he should have really been sent home weeks ago.
Judges’ Score: 21/30
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson – Foxtrot – “Born to Love You” with a live performance by LANCO
Milo and Witney have dominated the competition from the get-go, and that’s in large part down to their chemistry.
The Foxtrot was fast-paced and only showed that these two are the ones to beat at the end of the line.
Judges’ Score: 29/30
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold – Viennese Waltz, “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
Is there a cuter pairing than DeMarcus and Lindsay? They bring their A-game every single week on the ballroom floor, and this Viennese Waltz was no different.
Len noted, however, that there was an issue with the footwork from DeMarcus, and he made a great point.
They could get a perfect score if DeMarcus went all the way with his footwork.
Judges’ Score: 27/30
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten – Samba – “Ladies in the ’90s” with a live performance by Lauren Alaina
Consistency is key, especially if you’re at the top of your game, and this duo turned up the heat with another sizzling performance.
There was not one thing to hate about the performance, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that it’s going to be a tough battle to the finish line.
The couple also confirmed they shared their first kiss, so the showmance was well and truly a thing!
Judges’ Score: 29/30
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess – Viennese Waltz – “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with a live performance by Chris Janson
Bobby and Sharna were less than impressed with their middle of the road scores last week, so they opted to switch things up in a big way.
Thankfully, the country theme helped them turn in their best performance in weeks.
Judges’ Score: 24/30
John and Emma, DeMarcus and Lindsay, and Evanna and Keo were the only couples in jeopardy.
But we had to say goodbye to John and Emma and DeMarcus and Lindsay.
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DWTS continues Monday on ABC!