The first two couples to dance in the dance-off are Simone Biles/Sasha Farber and Nancy Kerrigan/Artem Chigvintsev, dancing a cha cha to earn additional points for the evening.
Len Goodman says he didn’t want Nancy and Simone dancing against each other but says one had a slight lead over the other. Mandy Moore agrees, while Bruno Tonioli says both did very good dances but they were different styles. Carrie Ann Inaba calls one classic and the other modern. The judges pick Simone and Sasha, as did America with 63 percent of votes. They will earn two extra points for the evening.
Watch Simone Biles & Sasha Farber and Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev’s Cha Cha Dance-Off
The seven remaining couples celebrate “A Night at the Movies” tonight, dancing to songs that capture the essence of various movie genres, including horror, foreign, action, romance and more. “Dancing with the Stars” and “La La Land” choreographer Mandy Moore serves as guest judge. Featured dance styles include Charleston, Argentine tango, paso doble, tango and salsa. The couple with the highest score will be granted immunity from this evening’s elimination. The other six couples will participate in a Dance-Off for additional points. Two couples will be sent home tonight as part of the first double elimination of the season.
Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions
I'm guessing Simone and Nancy wanted to pick each other since cha cha is the only dance of the three that they've done #DWTS
— DWTS & SYTYCD (@sytycdwts) May 2, 2017
Simone should of picked Rashard for this. Best going against each other. But this way Nancy might go home #DWTS
— Becs Iverson (@Iversonbecca) May 2, 2017
Simone Biles vs Nancy Kerrigan. Olympian vs Olympian. Gold medalist vs Silver medalist. #DWTS
— ♦♠♥♣LunarSkye♣♥♠♦ (@LunarSkye) May 2, 2017
Simone if you send Nancy home we will have problems. #dwts
— JPG (@JaredGrigg) May 2, 2017
Simone smart for choosing Nancy. Easy win! #DWTS
— alyssa ✨ (@Outsider0utcast) May 2, 2017
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 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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