Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy dance next, performing a tango to “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift. Just one week into the competition, Arlen says she feels very empowered while dancing.
Bruno Tonioli calls it “a tough cookie tango,” referring to Arlen as the mistress, or leading lady, of the dance. Carrie Ann Inaba praises her polished technique, while Len Goodman says he liked the drama and intensity of the “super, duper” dance. They score a 24 out of 30.
Watch Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy’s Fierce Tango
It’s Ballroom Night on the “Dancing with the Stars” dance floor! On Monday night, 13 couples will dance a tango, quickstep, foxtrot or Viennese waltz to both classics and recent hits alike. One couple will be sent home tonight and another couple will be sent home during Tuesday’s Latin Night as part of this season’s first double elimination. Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke and Barbara Corcoran and Keo Motsepe are at the bottom of the leaderboard, while Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold and Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas tied for the top spot with 22 out of 30 points during last week’s sparkling premiere.
“Dancing with the Stars” Social Media Reactions
Victoria and Val did sooooo good #dwts
— Kayla (@dwts_kayla) September 26, 2017
Amazing choreography @iamValC! Victoria is incredible! #DWTS
— Greg Whitleigh (@GWhit714) September 26, 2017
Victoria and Val are just adorable. Her positive attitude is probably so infectious! #dwts
— Bex and Mila (@16thandbarton) September 26, 2017
Victoria is such an inspiration to me. I love watching her dance. #DWTS @iamValC @Arlenv1
— Kailee Kemp (@KaileeKemp90) September 26, 2017
Yayyy Victoria and Val!!! So good, this girl is loving being on #dwts and you can't help but love it
— Лора (@l_vals) September 26, 2017
Victoria is such a sweetheart. She warms my heart with every dance. #DWTS
— Nadia (@nadia93x) September 26, 2017
According to ABC, Arlen is a former paralympian swimmer, Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder. “At the young age of 11, the lifelong swimmer and athlete fell ill with Transverse Myelitis, a rare viral disease that left her in a four-year long coma and without use of her legs for nearly 10 years. Unbeknownst to those around her at the time, Arlen could hear the conversations going on in her hospital room while she was in the coma as doctors expressed losing hope for any sort of improvement in her condition. However, with unwavering support from her family, her health improved tremendously.” She has since become a television personality with ESPN and keynote speaker at conferences such as TEDx.
The star-studded lineup for the 25th season of “Dancing with the Stars” includes former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, Hamilton’s Jordan Fisher, “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran, “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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