Dancing with the Stars Recap: Bindi Irwin and Team Nightmare Scare Up Perfect Scores on Halloween Night!

By Jim Donnelly | Oct 27th, 2015

Welcome to the official Dancing with the Stars recap for Season 21, Week 7 “Halloween Night” episode (original airdate October 26, 2015). The eight remaining teams cranked out some scary good routines and split off into groups for some frightfully fun team dances. Let’s get to the highlights of the scariest night of the year in The Glitter Report!

Halloween Highlights and Scares: See the top moments from Halloween Night!

Team Nightmare's Full Dance: The first group taking part in the Team Dance did their routine to “This Is Halloween” by The Citizens of Halloween. The team consisted of Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess, Tamar Braxton & Val Chmerkovskiy, Andy Grammer & Allison Holker and Hayes Grier & Emma Slater. The judges loved the concept and Julianne called it one of the best team dances they’ve ever seen. Guess that’s why they got three 10s! Watch the dance and you'll see that "This Is Halloween!"

Team Nightmare's Perfect Halloween|Team Nightmare spooks the competition.|Team Nightmare comprised of Nick Carter, Sharna Burgess, Tamar Braxton, Val Chmerkovskiy, Andy Grammer, Allison Holker, Hayes Grier and Emma Slater dominated the competition with a flawless Nightmare Before Christmas-themed freestyle routine. The dance earned the group a perfect score with judge Bruno Tonioli describing it as a monster smash! Julianne Hough gushed over the routine as well saying it was one of the best team dances ever. From Week 7 of Season 21 on Dancing with the Stars.

Team “Who You Gonna Call's” Full Dance: The second team dance of the evening featured a routine done to “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr. The team consisted of Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough, Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas, Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson and Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold. Julianne felt the group really came together which is why she gave the team a 10. Carrie Ann and Bruno turned over 9s to make this the first team dance that Derek Hough has ever lost. Still, the all that bustin’ made us feel good. See why!

Team Who You Gonna Call Busts a Move|The dance captured the fun, but not the scores.|Team Who You Gonna Call comprised of Bindi Irwin, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Alek Skarlatos, Lindsay Arnold and Carlos and Alexa PenaVega captured all the fun of the Ghostbusters film theme, but the group fell out of sync as a whole. The dance earned a score of 28 out of 30 and marks the first time Derek Hough wasn't part of the winning team. From Week 7 of Season 21 on Dancing with the Stars.

A Fang-Tastic Time: Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough did an Argentine Tango “Cry Little Sister” by Gerald McMann. The scary good vampire routine was a triumph for the “Queen of Darkness” which is how Carrie Ann described Bindi. Both she and Julianne couldn’t believe she shined so brightly on Halloween Night. Bruno was also impressed by the dance that earned the first perfect score of the night!

Bindi Irwin's Fangtastic Routine|Bindi delivers a master class in Argentine Tango.|All hail the queen! Bindi Irwin completely nailed a vampire-themed Argentine Tango with Derek Hough during Halloween Week. The judges all agreed this was the night the 17-year-old shone the brightest. The spell-binding routine earned the pair a perfect score of 30 out of 30 possible points. From Week 7 of Season 21 on Dancing with the Stars.

Cutting a Rug: Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas team up for a Paso Doble to “Hora Zero” by Rodrigo y Gabriela. It can’t be easy dancing with scissors for hands, but Mark was able to wrap his arms around his partner for a fine Paso. The judges’ comments were mixed, but everyone enjoyed Alexa’s cutting edge homage to Edward Scissorhands. The judges gave them a trio of 9s for the routine.

Alexa PenaVega's Cutting Edge Paso|Alexa PenaVega impresses the judges.|Alexa PenaVega danced like there was no tomorrow in an Edward Scissorhands-inspired Paso Doble with Mark Ballas. The cutting edge routine completely captured the Halloween spirit earning the couple a 27 out of 30 possible points. From Week 7 of Season 21 on Dancing with the Stars.

They Did the Mash: They did the Monster Mash. Check out the the scary cool opening number!

Halloween Week Monster Mash|Halloween Week kicks off with the Monster Mash.|Halloween Week kicks off with the Monster Mash. From Week 7 of Season 21 on Dancing with the Stars.

Halloween Night ended with Bindi Irwin atop the leaderboard and Hayes Grier exiting the ballroom. All remaining teams are back in action for Dancing with the Stars MONDAY 8|7c as the stars and pros tackle Icons Night which will include a Dance-Off!


Previous Glitter Reports:

Famous Dances Night

The Switch Up

Most Memorable Night

TV Night

Hometown Glory Night - The Pros

Hometown Glory Night - The Stars

The Season 21 Premiere