However, the night wasn't devoid of some missteps and some bizarre costume choices. And, at the end, one of the contestants was forced to take a bow and go home. So, let's take a look at some of the best, worst and weirdest moments of the night.
Rumer and Val kicked off the night with an insane disco-salsa fusion that blew the audience away. The craziest moment had to be when Rumer leaped up, wrapped her thighs around Val’s neck and then he spun her around like a top.
Riker Lynch Ups the Sexiness
For Latin week, Riker and his pro-partner Allison Holker knew that they were going to have to ramp up the heat, so Riker ended up popping open his shirt. Did it have the same impact as Noah Galloway or Chris Soules? Well, no, because as Riker said he’s a scrawny rocker, but the dance was impressive enough to earn one of the highest scores of the night.
Willow Shields Heats Things Up
The young actress and her pro-partner Mark Ballas performed a fire and ice-themed paso doble that ended up securing them one of the highest scores of the night. But it was already a sure thing when Willow opened up the number with a giant pyrotechnic display that made her look like the goddess of fire.
Noah Galloway Is a Total Badass
The double-amputee contestant Noah Galloway can do more with only one arm and a prosthetic leg than most of the other competitors can do at the height of their performing ability. It’s more and more inspiring each week.
Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough Get Tribal
Despite Nastia getting her thumb accidentally crushed by Derek during rehearsal, and both partner's busy schedules which mean that have almost no time to work together, they still pulled off a sexy, wild routine that got them a really impressive score of 34.
Instead of rehearsing, Charlotte McKinney can’t stop checking her phone and her email. According to her, it’s because a full-time model needs to stay connected, but it comes off as super disrespectful to her partner Keo. Also, Charlotte apparently doesn’t know her right form her left. When the dance came, it became clear that she should have been paying attention. As Len said in his post-routine critique, you get out of the DWTS experience what you put into it, and Charlotte needs to put in more if she hopes to stay in the competition.
Bruno Called Charlotte Stupid
Bruno told Charlotte, "You’re never going to win a Nobel Prize for quantum physics, but you are easy on the eyes." This rather insulting criticism was not met with much appreciation from the audience of Bruno’s fellow judges.
Rumer Willis Punches Val Chmerkovskiy in the Face With Her Groin
This happened. And it supposedly split Val’s lip. And it’s hilarious.
Chris Soules’ Shirtless Tuxedo Look
Sure, Chris was called "The Comeback Kid" because of his vastly improved performance, but that doesn’t make this shirtless tuxedo ensemble look any less trashy.
Patti LaBelle Flanked by Topless Men
After Patti and Artem delivered a perfectly acceptable routine (which danced on the edge of boring) Patti went up for her scores and found herself surrounded by half a dozen shirtless, buff men. It was funny, but also very surreal. It seems like Patti LaBelle might just live like that in real life though.
Rushing to finish the show on time, there wasn't a lot of pomp and circumstance to the night's final dismissal. Collecting everyone onto the studio's grand staircase, they quickly sped through the drama of listing the celebs in jeopardy, and with an almost callous edge, it was announced that Charlotte McKinney's time on the show had come to an end.