Next up are Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold, dancing the tango to “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.
Julianne Hough calls out a slip by Arnold, but praises their passion. Bruno Tonioli says he went for it with “power” and “determination.” Carrie Ann Inaba says he may have overpowered Arnold but encourages him to win them back in the Trio Dance. They score a 26.
Watch Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold’s Tango for Semifinals
The semifinals have arrived! Couples will perform a solo routine for the first part of the competition in a dance style that they have yet to do, while the second half will bring an extra dancer into the mix. Couples will take on the Trio Dance for the second half of semifinals, with the five remaining couples adding a troupe member to their second dance for the evening. One couple will be sent home tonight and four couples will head into the finale next week. The Mirrorball trophy winner will be announced in the season 23 finale next Tuesday.
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— Lori Anderson (@Lori__Anderson) November 15, 2016
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— Trish ❣️ (@ValennaFans) November 15, 2016
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— Jenna Johnson Fans (@JennaJ_Fans) November 15, 2016
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According to ABC, “Calvin Johnson Jr. was born in Newnan, Georgia. He is known to many as one of the NFL’s best wide receivers of all times. Most people in the football world know him as ‘Megatron.’ He is also a philanthropist and a family oriented man,” instilled with significant values at an early age by his parents.
Now in its 23rd season, “Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home each week as couples vie for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
The remaining contestants include Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez with Val Chmerkovskiy, former NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson Jr. with Lindsay Arnold, reality TV star Terra Jolé with Sasha Farber, country singer Jana Kramer with Gleb Savchenko, and IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess. This season’s star-studded line-up included Jake T. Austin, Rick Perry, Vanilla Ice, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Amber Rose, Maureen McCormick, Ryan Lochte and Marilu Henner.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night starting at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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