Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold take the dance floor next, performing an Argentine tango to “Hotel California” by Eagles.
Carrie Ann Inaba praises his lifts and that he completely owned the dance, calling it “magnetic intensity.” Pitbull says he brought it home, while Julianne Hough says he owned it. Bruno Tonioli calls it “smoldering” and that he led the dance properly, keeping everything in charge. They score a 37.
Watch Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold’s Fiery Argentine Tango
It’s “Latin Night” and couples are bringing the heat to the dance floor. The remaining couples will perform a rumba, salsa, samba, paso doble, cha cha or Argentine tango to spicy musical selections. Pitbull will serve as a guest judge this evening, in addition to performing. Mr. Worldwide will be joined by Flo Rida and LunchMoney Lewis in the ballroom for a performance of “Greenlight.” One couple will be eliminated at the end of tonight’s episode, leaving eight couples who will soon be gearing up for Halloween Week.
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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.
This season’s star-studded line-up includes Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez with Val Chmerkovskiy, actress Marilu Henner with Derek Hough, model Amber Rose with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte with Cheryl Burke, former NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson Jr. with Lindsay Arnold, actress Maureen McCormick with Artem Chigvintsev, reality TV star Terra Jolé with Sasha Farber, country singer Jana Kramer with Gleb Savchenko, and IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess. Jake T. Austin, Rick Perry, Vanilla Ice and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds were eliminated in the first few weeks of competition.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night starting at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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