The next couple to take the dance floor is Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev, dancing a paso doble to “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue.
Carrie Ann Inaba calls the dance amazing and praises the fact that she corrected a slight slip up early on. Nick Carter says she commanded the floor, while Len Goodman encourages her not to doubt herself. He adds that she is “a terrific dancer,” but says her nerves could send her home. Bruno Tonioli says she unleashed a beast on the dance floor. They score a 33.
Watch Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev’s Fierce Paso Doble
Men and women go head to head in the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom tonight for Boy Bands vs Girl Groups. Couples will perform songs from popular boy bands and girl groups, including Destiny’s Child, Backstreet Boys, The Beach Boys and The Pussycat Dolls. Featured dance styles include samba, rumba, tango, paso doble, salsa and jive. Couples will also participate in the first team dances, which will show who really rules the dance floor. “Dancing with the Stars” alum and Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter serves as guest judge. One couple will be eliminated next week.
Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions
— Kristin (@itskristind) April 25, 2017
I LOVE NANCY GIVE HER A TEN #DWTS
— Dani✩ (@msbushchele) April 25, 2017
Love Nancy's paso dress. Glad they're going the opposite direction from Mel B's paso #DWTS
— lara (@lmk_nyc) April 25, 2017
I wish Nancy Kerrigan felt as great as she looks. #dwts
— Gina Carbone (@ginacarbone) April 25, 2017
Nancy Kerrigan is easily one of my favorites to just watch. Her routines are so much fun #DWTS
— Chels (@Chels725) April 25, 2017
According to ABC, Kerrigan “has been one of America’s most recognizable sports icons for over 20 years. Her rise to competing at a national level began when she placed 3rd at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, allowing her to qualify for the 1991 World Championships, where she won the bronze medal as part of an American sweep. In 1992 she earned a bronze medal in the Albertville Winter Olympics and the silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. In 1993 Kerrigan became the United States Ladies Champion and followed that up with her historic silver medal performance at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.”
Now in its 24th 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 current contestants include Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles with partner Sasha Farber, Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei with Val Chmerkovskiy and this season’s Bachelor Nick Viall with new mom Peta Murgatroyd. The remaining stars include Heather Morris, Bonner Bolton, David Ross, Rashad Jennings and Nancy Kerrigan.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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