Dancing with the Stars review: Rashad Jennings, Nancy Kerrigan’s new routines

KerriganTonight’s Dancing with the Stars episode is all about boybands and girlbands, and with that, it makes sense that Nick Carter is in attendance! He replaced Julianne Hough for the week, and the Stars and the pros had a chance to tackle some iconic songs.

As per usual, we’re going to be reviewing this episode LIVE as it happens. Be sure to refresh the page often for some further updates on the routines.

Simone Biles and Sasha Farber – Things started between the two in a tough spot, since it took a moment or two for them to get on the same page and the same beat. Once they got there, though, the dance was nothing short of sensational. Score: 35.

Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess – This was the first time where it felt painfully clear that Bonner was perhaps a little bit out of his depth on the show. The rumba is meant to be this fluid, romantic dance, and this just didn’t feel like that. Score: 30.

Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev – When it comes to the start of the dance, there were some clear similarities here between what happened with Simone. This started out rocky, but it did get better as it went along and Nancy remains consistently solid. Score: 33.

Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd – This was add, mostly because we thought that Nick was far and away better than Bonner, but he got saddled with much lower scores on the night. Maybe this is the show throwing even more dividers out there between the teams. Score: 28.

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy – We think that the right score for this was somewhere in between what the various judges gave him. After all, we do think that this was very much a great dance, but there were some moments where it was also clear that it wasn’t that much in the proper style. Score: 38.

David Ross and Lindsay Arnold – Are the editors out to saddle him with negativity? This is the first time that he had a bad pre-show package, and it felt like that impacted his dance as he came across a little unhappy during it and it just didn’t work. Score: 29.

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater – Consider this a comeback! After a somewhat-rougher outing last week this was Rashad where he’s best, oozing charisma and doing a great job strutting his stuff up and down the dance floor. Score: 37.

Heather Morris and Val Chmerkovskiy – First perfect score of the season! We’re not shocked by it coming here, especially since the whole edit seemed to set that up in one way or another. Technically, all you had to do was look at this to realize it was top-notch. Score: 40.

We’re really just here to discuss the individual routines, but we’ll tell you that the guys received a 33. Meanwhile, the ladies received a 34.

Results Head over here to read more of our take on the elimination that we saw tonight.

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