Dancing with the Stars returns for the sixth week of competition on Monday, October 17. The remaining nine couples will heat things up in the ABC ballroom with some hot, hot, hot Latin Night dances, but one couple will be performing their last routine.
UPDATE: Find out who went home Monday night here: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Results Week 6. (Spoilers)
According to ABC, host Tom Bergeron will be sending one celebrity home at the end of Monday night’s show — the elimination will be based on a combination of judges scores and fans’ votes from last week’s Most Memorable Year performances.
Who will be going home on Latin Night and who are the eight celebrities who will move on to Week 7? Get the scoop on Monday night’s show along with a full list of the Latin Night dances and songs below.
Before we get to the chatter about this week’s elimination, here’s the lineup for Monday night’s show. Pitbull will join Bruno, Carrie Ann, and Julianne at the judges’ table this week.
- Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – Cha Cha – “Echa Pa’lante” by Thalia
- Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Salsa – “Light It Up” by Major Lazar featuring Nyla & Fuse ODG
- James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – Rumba – “Need the Sun to Break” by James Bay
- Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – Argentine Tango – “Hotel California” by Eagles
- Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – Paso Doblé – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Santa Esmeralda
- Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – Argentine Tango – “Hands to Myself” by Selena Gomez
- Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – Salsa – “La Negra Tiene Tumbao” by Celia Cruz
- Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – Samba – “Mas Que Nada” by Sergio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas
- Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha” by Petty Booka
Last week, no one was eliminated on Dancing with the Stars, so all nine couples were focused on doing their best “Most Memorable Year” performances in hopes that they would avoid elimination on Week 6.
Of course, the judges votes were a big deal, but it’s the votes from viewers at home that could help a few of the celebs stay for another week, especially those who are at the bottom of the leaderboard (see last week’s scores below).
Here’s a look at last week’s leaderboard — it’s definitely a shocker that Laurie Hernandez is not at or near the top during Week 5. However, if you’re betting on a winner, don’t expect her to be leaving anytime soon — Vegas oddsmakers Bovada has 16-year-old Olympic gymnast pegged as the 4-1 favorite to win the DWTS Season 23 Mirrorball trophy.
29: James Hinchcliffe — 29
27: Marilu Henner, Terra Jole – 27
26: Jana Kramer – 26
25: Laurie Hernandez — 25
24: Maureen McCormick, Calvin Johnson, Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose — 24
Who will be in jeopardy on Latin Night and who will go home?
One look at last week’s leaderboard (above) and it seems logical to think that the four celebrities who are tied for last place (Maureen, Calvin, Ryan, and Amber) will be in jeopardy on Monday night, but that’s not always the case — some of the lowest scoring dancers end up being safe week after week.
Whether he is in jeopardy on Monday night or not, Ryan Lochte has scored at or near the bottom of the leaderboard all season and still manages to stay in the competition thanks to some loyal fans who have been voting for him. Does that mean he will hang on for another week? He will find out Monday night if his fans’ votes paid off once again.
There has been a buzz that Marilu Henner is up for elimination on Week 6, and that’s not good news for fans who want to watch Derek Hough win his seventh Mirrorball trophy. However, she had a strong performance last week and Buddy TV predicts that Marilu and Derek will be safe for a few more weeks.
It won’t come as a big surprise to see Maureen McCormick and Amber Rose in jeopardy on Monday night. Maureen has improved quite a bit as the weeks have gone by, but, much like Ryan Lochte, she has been at the bottom of the leaderboard all season. If fans of the Brady Bunch star pull through, Maureen may end up moving on to Week 7.
According to Buddy TV‘s John Kubicek, Amber Rose is “clearly the worst dancer left,” perhaps a hint that her time on Dancing with the Stars is nearing the end.
“She’s very tentative throughout the [Week 5] routine. It’s just kind of weak, especially compared to everything we’ve seen tonight. Without Vanilla Ice and Babyface around, she’s clearly the worst dancer left. Julianne loved the costumes and content, which is her way of saying it wasn’t great. The judges liked the solo stuff, but not the partner work.”
Watch Dancing with the Stars on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET to find out who goes home and which couples will move on to Week 7.
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