Who Brought the Fire to Latin Week on 'DWTS'?
By KRISTA WICK
September 23, 2013
Twelve celebrities and their pro partners threw down some fiery footwork on the dance floor in week two for Dancing with the Stars' Latin Night. Which performers sizzled and who fizzled? Read on to find out!
A new leader board champ was crowned Monday at DWTS! With a combined score of 26 points, High School Musical star Corbin Bleu and his number-two Karina Smirnoff cut a rug all the way to the top with a lively Jive that earned the couple two nines and a ten from the judges. The high-scorers took the coveted title from last week's victors, Amber Riley and Derek Hough, who fell a few spots after performing a spirited take on the same dance, in turn earning them three eights for a combined score of 24 points.
Despite being a fan favorite, Bill Nye the Science Guy and his pro partner Tyne Stecklein weren't able to pull themselves from the bottom of the leader board this week after scoring the lowest of the twelve couples, 17 points (6,5,6), for their Beethoven-themed Paso Doble.
When the time came to axe the first star couple from season 17, NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and his pro partner Sharna Burgess were singled out as having the least combined fan votes and judges' scores from last week's premiere episode. Though disappointed, the two took their leave from the show with their heads held high.
"For a guy that's never even bobbed his head in the car, I think the fact that I could have the experience to dance and learn what dancing is all about with Sharna teaching me is something amazing to me," said Keyshawn. "I don't really care about, at this point, whether we win or lose. It's just the fact that I had the opportunity to learn from her."
Here's how all of the contestants stacked up (from best to worst) in week two:
-Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff: 26/30 (9,8,9) Jive
-Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy: 25/30 (8,9,8) Samba
-Christina Milian and Mark Ballas: 25/30 (9,8,8) Paso Doble
-Amber Riley and Derek Hough: 24/30 (8,8,8) Jive
-Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke: 24/30 (8,8,8) Rumba
-Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani: 24/30 (8,8,8) Samba
-Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd: 23/30 (8,7,8) Rumba
-Bill Engvall and Emma Slater: 21/30 (7,7,7) Jive
-Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber: 20/30 (6,7,7) Rumba
-Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus: 19/30 (6,6,7) Paso Doble
-Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess: 18/30 (6,6,6) Samba
-Bill Nye the Science Guy and Tyne Stecklein: 17/30 (6,5,6) Paso Doble
Tune in to Dancing with the Stars next Monday on ABC when 11 couples return for another round of performances!
And mark your calendars for October 7! Two-time mirror ball champ Julianne Hough will make her triumphant return to the show as a guest judge while Len Goodman is away.