AceShowbiz - "Dancing with the Stars" aired its Country Night on Monday, November 5. The episode saw the celebrities dancing two dances as they were split into two groups: Team Hay Now and Team Joe Down. Some up-and-coming country stars also performed live for the dancers.
Kicking off the episode was John Schneider, who danced a Jazz to "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver alongside Emma Slater. It was a pretty solid routine which judge Len Goodman dubbed "full of fun" and "full of energy." Bruno Tonioli added, "Country brought the best out of you … It was custom-made to make you shine … Your timing was so much better." He got a 25 out of 30.
It was followed by a Rumba by Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe. Their performance was accompanied with a live performance of "Every Little Thing" by Carly Peace. Carrie Ann Inaba loved it, saying, "You are making the kind of transformation that we haven't seen since the likes of Kelly Osbourn … You've peaking at exactly the right moment … Watch out, people, this girl is on fire!" The judges gave her a perfect score of 30!
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke were up next, dancing a Charleston to "One Shot" by Hunter Hayes. One of the frontrunners in this season, Juan Pablo nailed the routine and earned praises from the judges. "You two are still flying high … The timing of this song was insane … You never missed a beat, and it looked effortlessly done," raved Bruno. Meanwhile, Len said that it was "a great mix of Charleston and country." The judges gave another perfect score to Juan Pablo.
Their performance was later followed by a Foxtrot from Milo Manheim and Witney Carson. Accompanied by a live performance of "Born to Love You" by LANCO, the routine saw the 17-year-old dancing stunningly. Bruno said it was "a proper, classy, classic foxtrot … always 100% believable." Milo got a 29 as Len decided to give him a 9.
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold then performed a Viennese Waltz to Chris Stapleton's "Tennessee Whiskey". "You dance with full expression. You use the space. It was so dynamic and poetic. Stunning," Carrie Ann said of the performance. "That southern charm is irresistible, and so is your dancing. You did exactly what she wanted. You took care of her so well. You dance like a true gentleman," Bruno added. He got a 27.
Performing Samba were Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten while Lauren Alaina sang "Ladies in the '90s" live. "There was so much great samba content … That's the best routine of the night … That's knockout," Len praised them. Carrie added that they were "the sweetest samba couple in the world." She got a 29.
For the last performance before the team dances, Bobby Jones and Sharna Burgess did a "Can't Help Falling in Love" by a live performance by Chris Janson. Carrie Ann thought he was "a little bit tense," while Len noted that he lifted his shoulders out of fear. The pair got a 24. They celebrated the score with Bobby kissing Len.
Next was team dances. The scores would be added to their first scores from tonight. The pairs with the lowest scores last week were pointed as the team captains. It meant Joe & Jenna were the team captains for Team Joe Down while Bobby & Sharna were the team captains for Team Hay Now.
First to take stage for team dance was Team Hay Now which was made of Bobby and Sharna, John and Emma, Evanna and Keo, and Witney and Milo. They danced a country freestyle to "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton.
"You went from Hollywood to Dollywood. Loved the song and performance," said Len. "TRIUMPH! You were all in sync. The ensemble and the individuals were amazing," Bruno added. They were given a 29.
Rounding out the night was Team Joe Down. Alongside Joe, Alexis, DeMarcus, Juan Pablo Di Pace and their respective pro dancer partners did a routine to "Country Girl" by Luke Bryan. Carrie Ann said that "there was so much going on that it was hard to focus." The judges gave them a 26.
Now it was time to announce who were sent home in double elimination. Unfortunately, John & Emma and DeMarcus & Lindsay were eliminated!