AceShowbiz - "Dancing with the Stars" season 30 returned with a brand new episode on Monday, October 25. In the new outing, the remaining celebrity and pro dancer couples brought horror to the ballroom as they celebrated "Horror Night".
Kicking off the episode with a strong start were The Miz and his partner Witney Carson. They danced the Paso Doble to "Wicked Games" in a routine which was inspired by the iconic horror flick "Hellraiser". "I've got to say, you nailed it. It was a mix of aggression and expression. I would like a little stronger posture and something is funny about your hands. But overall, this was no nightmare, it was a really tough performance," judge Len Goodman said. The pair got 34/40.
Later, Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong danced the Argentine Tango to "Take My Breath" by The Weeknd in an "Arachnophobia"-inspired performance. Derek Hough loved it, praising "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, "You have this elegant demeanor about you that is so pleasant watch and so stunning. There were a few wobbles here and there and a few extra steps. But, I am always so impressed with you, that leg extension was wow. Beautiful dance." Kenya was given 32/40.
Going full Pennywise was JoJo Siwa, who danced Jazz to District 78 ft. Patrice Covington's "Anything Goes" alongside pro Jenna Johnson in an "It"-inspired number. Bruno Tonioli claimed that the performance was both "terrifying and absolutely brilliant." Carrie Ann Inaba added, "I have so many thoughts going through my head. It's obvious you are a brilliant dancer. I loved the way you pushed yourself further and you nailed it." JoJo got a perfect score!
Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke, meanwhile, danced the Cha Cha to "There Will Be Blood" by Kim Petras in a number which was inspired by "American Psycho". "I don't know about halloween, I am going to say hallelujah because I have been waiting for you to come out her and really show us your potential and tonight you have done it," Len commented, while Bruno said, "I find you guilty of murder on the dancefloor. The Cha Cha Cha was great." The judges gave Cody 36/40.
Meanwhile, Jimmie Allen and pro Emma Slater danced the Contemporary to Daniel Jang's "Say Something" in an emotional performance which was inspired by "A Quiet Place". "It went beyond dancing, you captured the essence of the movie which is actually a love story. Great job," Bruno raved. The pair got 38/40.
Following it up was Olivia Jade and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who opted to dance the Paso Doble to "Beggin' " by Maneskin in "The Purge"-inspired routine. "I don't know why you were in the bottom two last week, I think you have done an amazing job all season long and you are incredible. That was a difficult routine and you did such a great job, well done," Derek said. The pair got 36/40.
Dancing the Jive to "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley in a "Cujo"-inspired performance was Melora Hardin and her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev. "That was a great performance, I feel that you need to give us more. There is always a pattern of a little bit of humour, a little levity," Carrie Ann said of the performance, but she noted that she want Melora to "push" herself more. The judges gave the pair 34/40.
As for Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach, they danced the Contemporary to Luniz ft. Michael Marshall's "I Got 5 on It (Tethered Mix from US)" as they dressed as characters in "US". Len praised them as saying, "You came up with the most brilliant concept that made Iman look fantastic, it was tight, it was together, it was terrific." Bruno echoed the sentiment, calling the number "a masterpiece performance." Iman was also given a perfect score.
Suni Lee and Sasha Farber then hit the ballroom to dance the Tango to "Bad Habits" by Ed Sheeran in a performance inspired by "The Vampire Diaries". "I love me some magic, there was a little disconnect with the music," Derek said, while Bruno loved that Suni was "enhancing the drama." The pair got 36/40.
Rounding out the night were Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten. The pair danced the Argentine Tango to Ciara's "Paint It, Black" for a "Saw"-inspired performance. "That was so sharp, there was so much real Argentine Tango there, the whole thing was great," Bruno praised "The Talk" co-host. Meanwhile, Carrie Ann said, "Amanda you do not disappoint with any performance you brought on this dance floor. I think you are pushing yourself with too much tension and forcing some of the movements instead of allowing it." The judges gave them 38/40.
Suni Lee & Sasha and Kenya & Brandon were named as the pairs in the bottom two. Eventually, Kenya and Brandon were eliminated.