Next are Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, dancing a rumba to “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. His most memorable year is 2016, the year he met his now-fiancee Vanessa Grimaldi on “The Bachelor.”
Julianne Hough calls it his best dance and Bruno Tonioli says he really made an effort to connect and stir emotion. Carrie Ann Inaba says they told the story very well. Len Goodman agrees with Hough’s feedback. They score a 30.
Watch Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd’s Passionate Rumba
Tonight, the stars will tell their stories. Most Memorable Year commemorates the celebrities’ biggest moments through dances, including foxtrot, cha cha, Viennese waltz and contemporary. The songs, which best tell their stories, are chosen by the celebrity. Memories will include Nick Viall’s engagement to Vanessa Grimaldi, Simone Biles winning gold and thanking her family, David Ross celebrating his World Series win and Bonner Bolton reliving his bull-riding accident. One couple will be eliminated next week.
Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions
Nick's most memorable year is about 5 minutes ago lol #DWTS
— Laura Cohen (@lauragailcohen) April 11, 2017
Nick Viall #DWTS
— Alexa Paulercio ♡ (@alexapaulercio) April 11, 2017
Vanessa and Nick are adorable #dwts
— Allison the Disney diva (@Daviesallison1A) April 11, 2017
I just can't deal with seeing Nick's mom talk about Nick finding love anymore. Why?! #dwts
— 1-800-Pizza-Girl (@1800pizzagirl) April 11, 2017
If Nick's most memorable year is falling in love with Vanessa, shouldn't his dance be more about that instead of "being the bachelor?" #DWTS
— Elise Williams (@melisewilliams) April 11, 2017
According to ABC, Viall has taken many chances to find love over the years. Most recently, he appeared on season 21 of “The Bachelor” and proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi. “One of 11 siblings, Nick maintains close ties with his family. His parents, Chris and Mary, have been married for 37 years. Nothing would make them happier than to see Nick find what they have found in each other.”
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. Other stars who will be competing include Heather Morris, Bonner Bolton, David Ross, Mr. T, Erika Jayne, Rashad Jennings and Nancy Kerrigan.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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