AceShowbiz - The celebrity contestants of "Dancing with the Stars" season 31 returned to the ballroom in the Monday, October 3 episode. The outing, which marked the show's first-ever Bond Night, showed the dancers dancing to iconic songs from the James Bond franchise in celebration of the 60th anniversary of 007.
Performing first that night were Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas. They danced a sultry Rumba to Billie Eilish's "No Time to Die". Judge Len Goodman loved the TikToker's "lovely feet, lovely legs" and noted that she had a "beautiful finish." Carrie Ann Inaba, meanwhile, admitted that Charlie took her "breath away" during the performance. The pair got 33 out of 40 and earned the first 9 of the season.
Following it up were Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel, who hoped to impress the judges with their performance of a Rumba to "Diamonds Are Forever" by Shirley Bassey. Derek Hough called it Cheryl's "best dance." Meanwhile, Bruno Toniolli said that Cheryl got her "sparkle back" this week. The actress got 24 out of 40.
Later, Trevor Donovan danced a Tango to "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell alongside Emma Slater. Carrie Ann praised Trevor for his "incredible chemistry" with Emma, adding that the routine was "well danced." Derek criticized Trevor's frame, but he thought Trevor could be the "dark horse" of the season. The judges gave the pair 27 out of 40.
Dancing a sexy and intense Rumba to "The World Is Not Enough" by Garbage were Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart. "I'm so impressed with that dance," Carrie Ann commented. As for Len Goodman, he told Daniel that he "took command of that dance. You were in complete control." Daniel got 31 out of 40.
The next couple to perform was Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong, who danced a Rumba to Gladys Knight's "License to Kill". Len noted that Jordin got to work on her turns, while Bruno was impressed by the routine. "It had passion. It had fire," he said. Jordin earned 29 out of 40.
Meanwhile, Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke showed off great chemistry with their Samba to "Los Muertos Vivos Estan" by Thomas Newman ft. Tambuco. Derek said that Sam "started so strong," but the performance lost some juice as it went on. Len praised Sam for his "terrific attitude." The pair got 25 out of 40.
Selma Blair offered something new for her performance. The actress danced a Rumba to "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton alongside Sasha Farber while being blindfolded. Carrie Ann said that Selma had a "beautiful vulnerability" when she dances, while Len loved her "great control." The judges gave her 28 out of 40.
Wayne Brady and Witney Carson successfully wowed everyone with their sensational Tango to "The Name's Bond…James Bond" by David Arnold and Nicholas Dodd. Derek said that Wayne "moved across the floor with power and intention." Bruno named the performance "the best tango so far this season." Wayne got 33 out of 40.
Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki then returned to the ballroom to "Thunderball" by Tom Jones. Len told Vinny that the performance "needed more attention to detail." As for Carrie Ann, she suggested to Vinny to get into the details. The pair earned 23 out of 40.
Up next were Heidi D'Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev. The couple danced a stunning Argentine Tango to "Another Way to Die" by Jack White and Alicia Keys. "You were so in your power. Every line was beautiful," Carrie Ann raved. Len, meanwhile, said that the routine was "full of snap, crackle and pop." Heidi was given 32 out of 40.
As for Shangela and Gleb Savchenko, they brought the heat with a sexy Rumba to "Goldeneye" by Tina Turner. "That was such a good performance," Bruno praised her. Derek loved the performance, but she noted that Shangela had to work on her feet. Shangela got 30 out of 40.
Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten performed their take on a Rumba to "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey. Carrie Ann didn't think it was Jessie's best, while Derek shared that Jessie made a "huge improvement" from the first week. Jessie got 26 out of 40.
As for Joseph Baena and Alexis Warr, the pair danced Argentine Tango to "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith. Len said it was Joseph's "best dance to date," though he didn't like the lift. "That was just natural, beautiful, breathtaking finesse," Carrie Ann commented. Joseph got 29 out of 40.
Rounding out the night were Gabby Windey and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. They brought their A-game by dancing a Cha Cha to "Die Another Day" by Madonna. Bruno gave them a standing ovation and called her technique "crisp, clean, clear." Carrie Ann dubbed Gabby an "amazing dancer." Gabby earned 33 out of 40.
It was time to reveal the results. The bottom two couples were announced to be Cheryl & Louis and Sam & Cheryl. The judges could only save one couple and they chose Sam and Cheryl. Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel were unfortunately eliminated.