Dancing With the Stars’ Whitney Houston Night: Perfect Scores, Dance-Off Drama and an Unexpected Elimination
In the latest episode dedicated to “Whitney Houston Night” on “Dancing With the Stars,” every couple delivered show-stopping performances, leaving no stone unturned.
Last week, Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy faced challenges with an ankle injury and wardrobe malfunction. However, their determination shone through this week as they executed a flawless tango, earning the first perfect score for an individual routine this season, praised by judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
After the solo dances, the dance-off made a return, with couples going head-to-head in the same dance style. Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov, having led the previous week’s leaderboard, received immunity, automatically gaining three bonus points without participating.
Here’s a breakdown of the night’s performances:
1. Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev: They triumphed over Xochitl and Val with a cha-cha to “So Emotional.”
2. Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd: They secured bonus three points by outshining Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach in a salsa performance to “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay.” Notably, Barry Williams even stole the show by removing his shirt, garnering enthusiastic chants from the crowd.
3. Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber: Their rumba to “One Moment in Time” won over Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold.
Unfortunately, the night concluded with the elimination of Billy and Peta. Despite their efforts, they bid farewell to the competition. Here’s the night’s full leaderboard:
- Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy: Perfect Score (Immune)
- Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov: Immune (Automatically received three bonus points)
- Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev: Won dance-off, received three bonus points
- Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd: Won dance-off, received three bonus points
- Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber
- Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold
- Billy and Peta: Eliminated