AceShowbiz - Following the "Most Memorable Year Night", the contestants of "Dancing with the Stars" season 31 returned to the ballroom for a "Prom Night". In a new episode, which aired on Tuesday, October 18, the celebrity dancers would have their scores combined with the scores they earned on Monday and one pair would be sent home at the end of the night.
First up were Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart who hit the ballroom to dance a Cha Cha to "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake. Of the routine, judge Len Goodman said that he liked the hip action, but the free arm needed to move more. Derek Hough, meanwhile, praised Daniel for his "swag and confidence," but suggested him to work on his footwork. Daniel got 32 out of 40.
Dancing a Jazz to "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper were Heidi D'Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev. Bruno Tonioli said that she played the part tonight, though there was a little bobble during the performance. As for Carrie Ann Inaba, she called Heidi a "strong" dancer that she believed could have delivered more. Heidi earned 33 out of 40.
Following it up were Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki who danced a Viennese Waltz to "You and Me" by Lifehouse that night. Carrie Ann claimed that she was impressed by how they worked on their height different in hold. Len also shared that he wanted to see more of the dance in the hold. The judges gave him 28 out of 40.
Shangela and Gleb Savchenko later performed a Cha Cha to "Waiting for Tonight" by Jennifer Lopez. Carrie Ann praised her for hitting every accent perfectly and said that her form got better. As for Derek, he claimed that he's a fan of the routine though he noted that the footwork needed to be cleaned up. Shangela was given 35 out of 40.
Dancing a Jive to "You Make My Dreams" were Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas. Len loved the routine, saying that he was impressed by all the jive content. Derek also liked the choreography, the musicality and execution. However, he wished there would be a little more energy in there. The TikTok star got 38 out of 40.
Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten were up next, dancing a Viennese Waltz to "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson. Of the routine, Bruno said it was classy and he loved that she worked on her poise and frame. Derek called the performance "beautiful," adding that she got better every week. The pair were given 32 out of 40.
Gabby Windey and Valentin Chmerkovskiy then danced a Tango to "Good Girls Go Bad" by Cobra Starship. Bruno raved about the performance, which he dubbed "a great tango." Len said the routine was fantastic as it was full of attack and purpose with sharp staccato movements. Gabby earned a perfect score from the judges.
Meanwhile, Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater opted for a Jive to "Basket Case" by Green Day. Derek said it lacked a little bounce and seemed a little robotic, but he still enjoyed the performance. As for Carrie Ann, she loved that he did an intricate choreography and didn't miss a step, but she noted that he kept his elbows too close to his body. Trevor got 32 out of 40.
Dancing a Cha Cha to "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon were Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach. Len praised Joseph for his foot placement and growing confidence. Bruno also said that Joseph improved so much as he had well placed upper body though he still showed a little misplaced legs. The performance earned Joseph 32 out of 40.
The next pair to perform were Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong, who opted for a Contemporary to "No Air" by Jordin and Chris Brown. Carrie Ann thought the performance expressed the human condition. Bruno, meanwhile, liked the tonality with a sense of love, protection and affection in the performance. Jording got 35 out of 40.
For the final performance that night, Wayne Brady and Witney Carson did a Samba to "It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock. Bruno called them the king and queen of samba and praised the pair for their own style while maintaining the samba feel. Len and Derek even gave the pair a standing ovation for the performance. Unsurprisingly, Wayne got 40 out of 40.
It was then time for Dance Marathon. All of the stars came out with Daniel and Vinny being the first pair getting off the dance floor. It was then down to Jessie James and Shangela. The judges decided to eliminate Shangela, meaning Jessie and Alan were crowned as Class of 2022 Dance Marathon King and Queen.
For the final results, Joseph Baena and Heidi D'Amelio were revealed to be in the bottom two. Derek voted to save Heidi, while Carrie Ann voted to keep Joseph. Bruno chose Heidi and so did Len. Unfortunately, Joseph and Daniella were eliminated.