Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy dance next, performing a rumba to “Easy” by Sky Ferreira. This week, Arlen struggled to connect with the dance, which is meant to be very romantic and passionate.
Bruno Tonioli calls the dance a “mini-play,” which had a contemporary feel. He warns her, however, not to lose her hip action. Carrie Ann Inaba says the dance was very “authentic” and vulnerable, while Len Goodman says it didn’t feel like a rumba because it lacked the proper content. They score a 20 out of 30.
Watch Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy’s Sweet Rumba
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
Victoria is great #dwts
— Cheers To The Queers (@AmayasTotem) September 27, 2017
I love Victoria so much more than I ever expected too #dwts
— Autumn (@dwts_babe) September 27, 2017
Victoria is just so on point! It's unbelievable #DWTS
— RoJay (@itsRoJay) September 27, 2017
Victoria & Val's Rumba looked like more of a contemporary dance.
But it was still lovely to watch. #dwts
— caitlynn (@kendallsfunfair) September 27, 2017
Yassss Val and Victoria let's go #DWTS
— Melissa (@sassy_mel) September 27, 2017
Victoria is so adorable and she’s really growing on me #DWTS
— Alison (@Weird_DWTS) September 27, 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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