The seventh week of Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars kicked off with a big announcement. Since nobody went home the week before, the stars had to be thinking that a double elimination was on the way. It wasn’t. Instead, Tom Bergeron let the world know that Len will be vacating his judge seat once again. Watch the below clip to see which superstar will be taking his place.
Dance of the Night: From Len… the 10! Carrie Ann held up a double digit paddle, too. Only Bruno saw fit to give Amber and Derek a measly 9 for their passionate paso doble. The team had to work through her bad knee and his back pains during the rehearsal week. You’d never know they had issues after the routine they turned in. Check it out:
Celeb Sightings: Chelsea Handler was in the house to support her friend Leah Remini. She was also there to see Tom Bergeron because, in her words, she’s so “sexually attracted” to him. That may also be the case for Leah judging by how she hugged Tom after her hot salsa. She was happy for good reason after getting 9-8-9 scores. Also, Elvis is alive! Oh, wait, that was just Bill Engvall.
An Imperfect 10: The Osbournes were in the ballroom to support Jack, who turned in a nifty jive. It was enough to garner a 10 from Carrie Ann, who broke her paddle during the reveal. That’s cool. Jack took the 10 home to perhaps give mom, Sharon, something to hang on the refrigerator.
Snooki the Squirrel Monkey: We could try to explain, but it’s probably just easier to watch:
The Quotes Are In:
Len: That was a UFO—Utterly Full On. (after Elizabeth’s “Dance Apocalyptic” quickstep)
Tom: They say once you can fake sincerity, the rest is easy.
Bruno: No more candy for you, my darling. You were like a frisky schoolboy on a sugar high. (after Brant’s sweet jive to “Tutti Fruitti).
Brant: After I slipped on the skirt, I thought the whole thing was over. It’s a metaphor for my life, really.
Bruno: You dance with the attack of demon. (after Amber’s paso doble)
Carrie Ann: You slayed the beast again! (after Amber’s paso doble)
Len: This girl is full of talent. I won’t tell you what Bruno’s full of. (after Bruno gave Amber a 9 for her paso)
Nicole: I’m a squirrel monkey on the dance floor.
Team Spooking Bom Bom: Just in time for Halloween, this team scared up a stellar routine in the ballroom right her:
Team “Foxing Awesome”: The phrase comes from a similar one tattooed across Jack Osbourne’s chest. One of the words is slightly different and we’re guessing it’s not the “awesome.” Speaking of awesome, check out the second team dance:
Goodbye, Snicole: The shockers continue to roll in during Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars as Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi bid a tearful adieu to the ballroom. Tom Bergeron said we saw a different side to this Jersey Shore star on the show. She’s a talented dancer who turned into a true contender. But not even a trio of 9s from the judges could save her from elimination as this surprising season marches on. Let’s take a look at all the dances of the week:
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