Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy dance next, performing a quickstep to “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba. Arlen’s guilty pleasure is the song to which they are dancing, describing it as her anthem.
Carrie Ann Inaba says that Arlen is definitely on her way to earning a 10 with her hardworking spirit. Len Goodman loves the dance’s content and fun, but adds that they need to improve their body contact. Bruno Tonioli says Arlen really went for it and encourages her to keep going. They score a 22 out of 30.
Watch Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy’s Goofy Quickstep
Everyone has their joys in life and tonight, stars will celebrate those delights for Guilty Pleasures Night. On Monday, the remaining 11 couples will celebrate their guilty pleasures by dancing a cha cha, Argentine tango, samba, jive, Charleston, quickstep, salsa, Viennese waltz or jazz routine. Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev are currently at the bottom of the leaderboard with 18 out of 30 points. Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson topped the leaderboard during Tuesday’s Latin Night, earning 25 out of 30 points for their cha cha to Bruno Mars’ “Perm.”
“Dancing with the Stars” Social Media Reactions
— Gaby | 30 days (@velezvirus) October 3, 2017
Victoria and Val. ❤️ you guys #DWTS
— Cynthia Dremely (@cdremely) October 3, 2017
Victoria and Val's costumes look so cute #dwts
— Marie (@dwtsvalentin) October 3, 2017
— (@FreeSpiritJared) October 3, 2017
Get it Victoria!!! Killed that quickstep! #DWTS
— Angie C. (@Music_Is_Me88) October 3, 2017
victoria is such a ball of sunshine ☀️ #dwts
— farhana (@_farhanab) October 3, 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, “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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