‘Dancing with the Stars 22’ review: Nyle DiMarco, Paige VanZant, Ginger Zee take on classic songs

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This week on “Dancing with the Stars,” we’re taking a look at some classics! The remaining stars are set to perform some of the most iconic songs in history, and they have to do everything that they can in order to impress the panel and America. We’re nearing the finale, and to go along with that, at the end of the night we’re also eliminating two Stars. At the end of the day, this is going to be a huge two hours of TV.

We’re going to be coming back throughout the night with further updates, so be sure to refresh the page early and often!

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe – Quickstep – “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder. Did Jodie make this into a once-in-a-lifetime performance? This was a really nice way to open the episode, and we give Jodie a little bit more credit given that she did perform a rather hard style here. Score: 26.

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber – Samba – “ABC” by Jackson 5. Was this a fun take on a classic? It seems like it, just as it also seems like she used the scores as motivation to legitimately get much better. This was one of her best dances by far this season, fun and full of content. Score: 27.

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Foxtrot – “Beautiful Day” by U2. Did Nyle make something beautiful? Definitely. As a matter of fact, this was one of the strongest performances of the season from him, and luckily it came surrounded by a more positive edited package this time. Score: 28.

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Tango – “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones. Did Antonio make this into a work of art? This was very good when it comes to energy and style, but a bit lacking in the actual technique, which is, of course, what this style is really all about. Score: 24.

Von Miller & Witney Carson – Salsa – “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley. Will this be a routine that starts conversations? Maybe, if this said conversation is “ways to nearly kill your partner with lifts.” Just on the basis of some of those alone, this probably deserved a better score. Score: 24.

Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Foxtrot – “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin. Did Wanya keep his status as a favorite? Definitely. While there were no perfect scores, there was a nice pop of technique and Wayna’s drive was certainly present throughout. Score: 27.

Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Viennese Waltz – “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston. Was this routine everything? Pretty much, though we didn’t expect it to be the first perfect score of the season going into it, but it’s easy to argue for why it deserved it. Very soft and lyrical. Score: 30.

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Jive – “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. How proud should we be of Paige? Well, pretty proud after this! Our second perfect score of the season, and it’s courtesy of a routine that was full-on and complete craziness. Judging from the solo scores so far, clearly the judges are over the NFL. Score: 30.

Team James Brown – The male Stars teamed up for a pretty fun routine, one that had a lot of personality in it. That made up for some technical issues. Score: 29.

Team Beyonce – Despite some great choreography, the stumbles here kept the women down below the men in the scores. Score: 25.

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