Starting off the Trio Dance round are Rashad Jennings, Emma Slater and Witney Carson, dancing an Argentine tango to “Dreams” by Bastille & Gabrielle Aplin.

Len Goodman praises the passion and storytelling, but says Rashad still needs to improve his footwork. Julianne Hough loves the concept and choreography, while Bruno Tonioli calls it an “erotic chain reaction.” Carrie Ann Inaba calls it Rashad’s best dance since he was so in control. They score a 39.

Watch Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater’s Trio Dance with Witney Carson

Welcome to the quarterfinals! The five remaining couples will dance to songs picked by their pro partner that best describe their celebrity teammate. In round two, couples will perform in the Trio Round with troupe members chosen by the judges. Featured dance styles include foxtrot, Argentine tango, jive, jazz, paso doble and contemporary. Four couples will earn their spots in the semifinals next week.

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According to ABC, Jennings “was one of the top NFL running backs in 2015. In that breakout 2015 season, he started every game and set career highs in carries, rushing yards, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He was drafted in 2009 in the seventh round by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he spent four seasons, was signed by the Oakland Radars in 2013 for one season, and signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants in 2014. Jennings set a Big South Conference record while at Liberty with 3,633 yards, 42 touchdowns, and averaged 5.7 yards per carry.”

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 remaining contestants include Simone Biles with Sasha Farber, Normani Kordei with Val Chmerkovskiy, Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess, David Ross with Lindsay Arnold and Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater.

“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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