Kenya Moore returned home. Suni Lee was about to be fired.That is this week’s “Dancing with the Stars” headline. The interesting take, however, is how well some also-rans have done.NBA star Iman Shumpert received a perfect 40 on “Horror Night” for his wowser contemporary dance based on the film “Us.” He skated beautifully with Daniella Karagach, performing lifts like a pro. He swung her around with abandon, too, and delivered one of the year’s best performances. Even Bruno Tonioli referred to it as a “masterpiece.
“Country singer Jimmie Allen performed a freestyle dance to “A Quiet Place” and was visibly moved at the end. He received a 38.Only Jojo Siwa (with a creepy “It” jazz number) improved – he received a 40.While Amanda Kloots was up there with her, she managed a 38 for an Argentine tango inspired by “Saw.” The judges thought she was a little stiff. She was able to overcome the criticism, however. Melora Hardin, another high-scoring performer, received a 34 for her routine to “Cujo.”
Her parents (who are also in the business) showed up to watch, which is usually a sign that someone is leaving. Olivia Jade was alone because her parents were not present. However, she only received a 36 for her tango from “The Vampire Diaries.” She did receive a Zoom call from Nina Dobrev, which may have appeared to be a consolation prize, but she did address the low numbers that had been bothering her. Nobody brought up her college entrance scandal, which had made her a regular in gossip columns. But it’s still there. Hardin, Rigsby, and The Miz are likely to be the next players to be sent home. Tyra Banks, the show’s host, wore a mummy dress (good) and a bloody dress (bad) while promoting the drama.They’ll be saluting Queen the following week. Expect a lot of familiar moves (no more flipping, Suni Lee) as well as a break in the middle ground. It’s possible that this is the first time so many male celebrities have advanced this far in the competition.
Kenya Moore | According to Matthew Hayden, “there has never been a more disciplined and humble approach to winning than in Pakistan’s locker room.”