Week two of “Dancing With the Stars” was all about Elvis Presley. The 15 couples each performed to a different song from the King of Rock and Roll on Monday night, hoping to score better than the week of premiere.
Some of the dancers were masked as four crew members and professional dancer Danella Karagach tested positive for Covid-19 after the first episode. Troop member Alexis Warr stepped in to dance with Joseph Baena, Karagach’s partner. Both Baena and Pasha Pashkov, who is married to Karagach, wore masks during their performances. Warr only had hours to learn the routine, but she and Baena were still able to score 24 out of 40, up one point from week one.
“For someone who isn’t a trained dancer to come out and perform in front of live TV with someone they’ve never danced with… You killed that damn @JoeBaenaOfcl,” Karagach tweeted after the routine. “I’m so proud of you!”
Many stars were in the audience this week, including “Coda” actors Marlee Matlin (who attended Season 6) and Troy Kotsur, who supported Daniel Durant; Sarah Michelle Gellar cheering for Selma Blair and getting emotional; and “The Bachelorette” winner Erich Schwer, who kissed Gabby Windey after her romantic Viennese waltz to “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Abby Lee Miller was also in the crowd cheering for Shangela.
Blair, who left the room in tears during the premiere week, performed another epic routine that included a cartwheel and the splits. She told co-host Alfonso Ribeiro that she couldn’t feel her leg unless she reached down to touch it. Still, this week’s jive earned her and partner Sasha Farber a score of 28 out of 40, the same points they earned in week one.
There was a three-way tie at the top of the rankings this week, with Charli D’Amelio, Gabby Windey and Wayne Brady each earning 32 points while Cheryl Ladd was at the bottom with 21 points. Following the polls, Ladd ended up in the bottom two alongside Teresa Giudice, who was also in danger last week. While Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough voted to keep Giudice, Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman opted to save Ladd. Since Goodman is the head judge, his vote breaks a tie, meaning Giudice was sent home.
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