Things certainly got hot on Latin Night which also happened to be the first elimination show of Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. Here’s a breakdown of what went down on the dance floor:
Little Boy Bleu: The most frenetic, kinetic, Wildcat-astic dance of the night had to belong to Corbin and Karina for their jive. It was a salute to high school days or, in Corbin’s case, his High School Musical days. Check out the dance that wowed the crowd:
Corbin's Jive Lands Him a 26|Top score of the night.|Corbin Bleu gets the top score of the night thanks to his routine with partner Karina Smirnoff.
Beethoven’s Finished Symphony: Fan favorite Bill Nye (the science guy had over 3 million hits on YouTube last week) once again had the crowd, and most of MENSA, cheering. Bruno said, “There was actually some paso doble there.” See if you can catch it:
Bill Nye's Beethoven Dance|The Science Guy's Paso Doble.|The Science Guy and his partner Tyne Stecklein battle to stay on DWTS with a ferocious Paso Doble.
Most Entertaining Routine of the Season (so far): According to Carrie Ann, it was Bill Engvall’s jive to “Crocodile Rock.” Wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that his partner, Emma, said she was going to steal all of Derek Hough’s stuff. Speaking of Derek…
Outstanding Work: Brooke gave Derek Hough a quick shout-out for winning an Emmy the night before. He took home the prize for Outstanding Choreography! Yes, he sounds like a good guy to steal from, Emma.
Celeb Sightings: The Osbournes were in the front row once again and mom even stopped by rehearsal to advise her son, Jack, to get that terrified look off his face. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was also in the house along with some folks you may have recognized from High School Musical. Go Wildcats! There were also lots of MENSA members around to support Bill Nye. These people are very smart even if they don’t dress that way. Perhaps some spray tan would help. One more thing—Julianne Hough stopped by. See why:
Julianne Hough in the Ballroom|She's back!|Actress and former dancer Juliette Hough reveals she's returning to the ballroom as a guest judge this season on DWTS.
Leah Discusses Her Demons|Her tumultuous summer.|Leah Remini breaks down her tumultuous summer with dance partner Tony Dovolani, and vows to fight as hard as she can.
The Quotes Are In:
Flex Appeal: Bill Engvall (when asked if he felt intimidated by the competition): “No, I mean, the fact that they’re 30 years younger than me and they got flexibility like rubber bands… Why would that intimidate me?”
Best Back-and-Forth: Len: “You do some weird things with your hands on occasion. They get a bit bizarre.
Tom: “His dad is Ozzy Osbourne.”
Oh, Baby: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: “I’m gonna get pregnant with these moves.”
Game Over: Lots of football players have gone far on Dancing with the Stars, but it wasn’t in the cards for Keyshawn Johnson in Season 17. He said he wishes he could have done more for his partner. Take a look at his gracious goodbye:
DWTS Spoilers: The First Elimination of Fall 2013|Spoiler: See who went home first.|Spoiler: See which star was the first to be sent home first on Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars.
See you next week for a Salute to Hollywood! But before you go, take one more look at all the dances from Latin Night in less than two minutes:
Relive the Dances 9/23|A look back.|Catch the highlights from tonight's performances.