'Dancing with the Stars' Week 8 Recap: Former Contestants Made a Return for Trio Night
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Six former champions, including Rashad Jennings, Laurie Hernandez and Kristi Yamaguchi, danced their way to the ballroom that night to help out with the trio dances.

AceShowbiz - A slew of familiar faces made a comeback in Monday, November 6 episode of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars". Six former champions, including Rashad Jennings, Laurie Hernandez, Kristi Yamaguchi, Alfonso Ribeiro and Corbin Bleu, danced their way to the ballroom that night to help out with the trio dances.

Kicking off the night's performance were Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke. The pair did a Charleston to "Bad Boy Good Man" by Tape Five (feat. Henrik Wager) and earned satisfying comments from the judges. "That's the way to kick off the night," Len Goodman gushed, while Carrie Ann Inaba said, "You were so athletic, so light on your feet... so toned and in control of the dance... You're peaking at the right moment." The former footballer earned 27 points.

Drew Scott and Emma Slater later followed it up with a Waltz. Backed by "Both Sides Now (Torch Songs)" by Years & Years, the duo offered a "very intense, romantic dance." However, Bruno Tonioli noted that he "lost a bit of flow" when he was in hold. Carrie Ann added, "The bottom hald of your body looked like it wasn't keeping tempo, but I loved the expression." They got 22 points.

Dancing a sexy Argentine Tango to Marian Hill's "Down" were Victoria Arlen and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Though Victoria had a big spasm during rehearsal, she managed to perform just fine. Len loved the performance, saying, "It was clean and exact.. I thought the lifts were good." The pair got a 24.

Up next were Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas who did a Samba to "Morning Drums" by Gregor Salto. Len said of Lindsey's performance in the circus-themed routine, "It didn't look quite as sure-footed as you normally are... I thought it was full of rhythm, great imagination... Lots of bits I liked, one or two bits I found irksome." Carrie Ann echoed Len's comment, adding, "You did not look as sure on your feet as you normally do … but it was a fantastic and brilliant samba." The judges gave them 26 points.

Frankie Muniz danced a Viennese Waltz to Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" with Witney Carson. Bruno said, "So stylish, so elegant, so polished." However, as opposed to Bruno's positive comment, Len said, "It was far from perfection. It's about an undulating movement--I never saw that. It lacked rise and fall." The pair got 26 points.

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold danced a Quickstep to "Chuck Berry" by Pharrell Williams. Carrie Ann gushed over the pair, saying, "That was like Bob Fosse and 'Austin Powers', that was brilliant and sassy." Len didn't need words to describe how beautiful the performance was as he gave the pair a standing ovation. Unsurprisingly, Frankie and Witney earned a perfect 30!

Terrell and Cheryl kicked off the trio dances as they danced a sexy Rumba to "Slow Hands" by Niall Horan with season 1 champ Kelly. "You definitely brought sexy back … Lots of side by side, well handled," Bruno praised them. Carrie Ann concluded, "I wanted to see more movement, more choreography … but it was certainly well performed." The judges gave them 24 points, making the score for Terrell rise to 51 points out of 60.

Joined by Rashad, Drew and Emma did a Cha Cha to "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown. "I give [Drew] the new title of Prince of Soul..[Rashad] raised your game," Carrie Ann said, while Bruno added, "I think keeping up with Rashad is very hard, but most of the time you did." Drew earned 25 points from the trio dance.

Victoria, Val and season 23 winner Laurie danced a Jive to "Magic" by B.o.B (feat. Rivers Cuomo). Victoria said that she was hurting during the dance after suffering from a spams earlier that day. "I liked the fact that it started slow and built up, lots of recognizable jive in there. It just needed to be a little more sharp and clear," Len commented. Victoria got 24 points, bringing her total score to 48 points.

Lindsey and Mark, meanwhile, were joined by season 6 champ Kristi. The trio did a Jazz to "Let's Face the Music and Dance" by Seth MacFarlance, much to Len's liking as he dubbed the routine "terrific." Bruno concluded, "Classic Hollywood style." The judges gave them 28 points.

Frankie and Witney were joined by Alfonso as they danced a Jive to "Good Place" by Leo Soul. Len loved the "energy," adding that it was "full of content" and "full of fun." They got 27 points.

Jordan, Lindsay and Corbin dance a Salsa to Que Viva La Vida" by Wisin with Corbin. Carrie Ann couldn't hide her amazement, saying, "Hashtag amazeballs, you guys were absolutely amazing." Len added, "Normally they say two is company, three's a crowd--on this occasion, three was perfect." Jordan got another perfect 30.

Now that everyone had performed their best, it's time to announce which couples moved to the semi-finals and which couple was eliminated. Unfortunately, that night was the last night for Terrell and Cheryl.

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