Terrell Owens and pro Cheryl Burke were sent home on DWTS Week 8 and five couples remain, advancing to the Season 25 Semifinals during a night when Dancing With the Stars delivered some shaky performances. Here are the 5 couples who advanced to the Semifinals.
- Jordan Fisher and pro Lindsay Arnold
- Lindsey Stirling and pro Mark Ballas
- Victoria Arlen and pro Val Chmerkovskiy
- Drew Scott and pro Emma Slater
- Frankie Muniz and pro Witney Carson
Here’s 6 things DWTS insiders are saying as the Semifinals loom:
1) TVLine says on DWTS Week 8, when the couples all seemed to falter and disappoint, that “there must have been something in the water at the Dancing With the Stars ballroom on Monday night — and it wasn’t very good.” The judges agreed as either the ambition of the routines or fatigue or some unknown factor seemed to sap energy and certainty from most of the performances — and technique suffered. Seems the only couple with the skills it takes to win is Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold.
2) Erin Andrews praised the departing Terrell Owens, who she’s been covering since he was in the NFL and she was an NFL sideline reporter. Andrews recognized that Owens brought charisma that this season needs, and she didn’t want to see him go. Andrews said to Owens: “I’ve known you for a while, and I’ve never seen this side of you. I loved everything about you coming here.”
3) Judge Len Goodman also recognized that the show was benefiting from Owens’s presence. Goodman tried to win Owens some votes to escape elimination. “No one has improved as much as you,” Goodman said after Owens’s first dance. It wasn’t enough.
4) Last season’s second place finisher, the immensely popular David Ross of Major League Baseball fame, let a photo of him and his kids do the talking. He saw Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold dance, raised his arms like a champ and gave them three scores of 100! His daughter gave them a 10, as you can see.
— David Ross (@D_Ross3) November 7, 2017
5) Lindsey Stirling, who may yet be able to challenge for the Mirror Ball despite Jordan Fisher’s dominance, said just what she needed to say afterwards: “It’s kind of to that point where it’s like, can you keep pushing forward? And I know we can,” Stirling said. That’s what it’ll take and Stirling, a professional musician, knows how to push.
— Bruno Tonioli (@BrunoTonioli) November 7, 2017
6) Judge Bruno Tonioli probably had the ultimate line, because he was talking about the ultimate dance — Jordan and Lindsay and “This dance will go down in Dancing With the Stars history,” he said. After Carrie Ann praised the trio’s otherworldly unison, Bruno said simply: “This dance will go down in Dancing With the Stars history.”