Kicking off Latin Night are Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev, dancing a samba to “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee. This week, Bella struggled to overcome her nervousness with a more sexy dance.
Len Goodman says he didn’t like the beginning but says it got better once more samba content was added. He adds that it was “okay.” Bruno Tonioli says Bella was “teasing,” but agrees that she needs to work her feet and legs and bit better. Carrie Ann Inaba commends their improved connection, but recommends that she work on her movements. They score an 18 out of 30.
Watch Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev’s Sizzling Samba
It’s getting hot in the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom tonight! On Tuesday, the remaining 12 couples will dance an Argentine tango, paso doble, rumba, cha cha, samba or salsa to spicy musical selections for Latin Night. Another couple will be sent home tonight as part of this season’s first double elimination. Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd and Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess are currently at the bottom of the leaderboard, while Vanessa Lachey, Victoria Arlen and Jordan Fisher all tied for the top spot with 24 out of 30 points during Monday’s Ballroom Night.
“Dancing with the Stars” Social Media Reactions
Nikki looks so good! #DWTS
— chanel️ (@KissMySnap) September 27, 2017
— Danielle ☠️ (@RomanSasha98) September 27, 2017
— øø (@Tonichaoss) September 27, 2017
Nikki Bella looks so beautiful right now #DWTS
— T misses Bobby (@XOjarpad) September 27, 2017
YESSSS NIKKI #DWTS
— ✪ Perla ⍟ (@PerlaQuisengx3) September 27, 2017
According to ABC, Bella “is a philanthropist, empowered woman, executive producer, YouTuber, motivational speaker and longest reigning Divas Champion.” She and her twin sister Brie are both professional wrestlers in the WWE. Bella is also an actress and model.
The star-studded lineup for the 25th season of “Dancing with the Stars” includes former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, Hamilton’s Jordan Fisher, “Pretty Little Liars” star Sasha Pieterse and “Property Brothers” co-host Drew Scott. Other stars include Victoria Arlen, Nikki Bella and Nick Lachey. Fan-favorite pros Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke also return to the dance floor this season, along with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
The judging panel features Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine which couples will go home and which ones will advance to compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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