DWTS 2019 Recap: Week 6

DWTS 2019 Recap: Week 6

After a night of magic on Disney Night, the pressure was building in the ballroom as Dancing with the Stars 2019 prepared to eliminate another couple in Week 6. America's votes from this and last week were combined, along with judges scores from Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba for both weeks, to determine which couples would face elimination. Which star would rise to the challenge and which couple would crack under the pressure? Keep scrolling for the full recap and to find out who went home in Week 6 of Dancing with the Stars 2019!

RELATED: Watch Week 5 – Disney Night for the latest dances and elimination!

Ally Brooke & Sasha
Ally and her partner Sasha Farber have spent the last three weeks at or near the top of the leaderboard, so the pressure was on to open the show with another incredible performance. This week they performed an '80s inspired quickstep to A-ha's "Take On Me," and according to Len, "first out, first class." Carrie Ann and Bruno, on the other hand, saw some issues with the footwork.

Watch Ally Brooke and Sasha's Quickstep

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 8; Len – 9; Bruno – 8; TOTAL: 25 (52 combined weeks 5 & 6)

Kate Flannery & Pasha
Kate and her partner Pasha Pashkov have had some great scores, and some less-than-great ones over the past few weeks. No stranger to working hard, Kate waited tables for decades hoping to catch her big break. This week, the hard worked paid off, with Carrie Ann saying "it felt like the most victorious Viennese Waltz I've ever seen."

Watch Kate Flannery and Pasha's Viennese Waltz

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 9; Len – 9; Bruno – 9; TOTAL: 27 (51 combined weeks 5 & 6)

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Kel Mitchell & Witney
To make sure Kel's footwork was up to snuff this week, his partner Witney Carson had him playing some pretty rough dodgeball, but would the unconventional training regime translate to the dancefloor? Carrie Ann called it "amazing" and Len said it was "terrific," but Len did notice an "incident" where Witney slipped on her dress a little bit. But Bruno declared, while the dance was to Stevie Wonder's "Part Time Lover," Kel is "a full-time dancer!"

Watch Kel Mitchell and Witney's Quickstep

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 9; Len – 8; Bruno – 9; TOTAL: 26 (52 combined weeks 5 & 6)

Karamo & Jenna
Last week was an emotional one for Karamo and his partner Jenna Johnson, and this week was even more so as Karamo invited his father to the show to see his Contemporary routine. With his dad in the audience, along with Karamo's fiancé, it was another powerful performance.

Watch Karamo and Jenna's Contemporary

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 9; Len – 8; Bruno – 8; TOTAL: 25 (46 combined weeks 5 & 6)

Hannah Brown & Alan
Hannah struggled in rehearsals this week with a big case of homesickness. Luckily, her mom and dad came by the studio to cheer her up, and her Samba to Carrie Underwood's "Southbound" with partner Alan Bersten were the perfect cure. Carrie Ann called Hannah "a phenomenal dancer," but there was some difficulty staying on the beat.

Watch Hannah Brown and Alan's Samba

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 8; Len – 8; Bruno – 8; TOTAL: 24 (49 combined weeks 5 & 6)

Sailor Brinkley-Cook & Val
Sailor and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy kicked off Disney Night last week with a Cinderella moment, but her nerves were a real issue. To help her get over her stage fright, Val had her practicing in public in the middle of Hollywood, CA. Len called the routine "full of taste and flavor" and could tell Val and Sailor were really having fun out there. And what's more fun than that? How about their highest scores of the season!

Watch Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Val's Jive

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 9; Len – 9; Bruno – 9; TOTAL: 27 (51 combined weeks 5 & 6)

Sean Spicer & Lindsay
This week, Sean and his partner Lindsay Arnold were celebrating making it this far in the competition, but they also realized they have to keep stepping it up. The Viennese Waltz is a romantic, lyrical dance; a big departure from most of Sean's dances so far. The judges still saw that Sean has a way to go, but his effort every week earned their praise and respect.

Watch Sean Spicer and Lindsay's Viennese Waltz

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 7; Len – 7; Bruno – 7; TOTAL: 21 (40 combined weeks 5 & 6)

James Van Der Beek & Emma
Last week's Disney Night Paso Doble was a triumph, but this week was the dreaded Samba, the dance James' partner Emma Slater told him would be his hardest of the season. Carrie Ann called the routine "off the charts" and all of the judges were very pleased to see there was plenty of hip action. As Len declared, "tootie fruity, what a booty!"

Watch James Van Der Beek and Emma's Samba

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 9; Len – 9; Bruno – 9; TOTAL: 27 (53 combined weeks 5 & 6)

Lauren Alaina & Gleb
This week, Lauren and her partner Gleb Savchenko performed an emotional Contemporary routine to her song, "The Other Side," dedicated to her late stepfather, Sam, on the anniversary of his passing. Carrie Ann called Lauren "a brave woman" for sharing such an emotional dance and touching moment with everyone tonight.

Watch Lauren Alaina and Gleb's Contemporary

SCORES:
Carrie Ann – 9; Len – 8; Bruno – 9; TOTAL: 26 (49 combined weeks 5 & 6)

Third Elimination
With all of the dances done, it was time to combine the judges' scores and viewer votes from last week and tonight to determine the bottom two couples. This week, Ally Brooke and her partner Sasha and Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Val faced elimination, leaving it to the judges to decide which couple to save. Based on the past few weeks' performances, Carrie Ann chose to save Ally and Sasha, as did Bruno, meaning Sailor and Val were eliminated.

Watch the third elimination of Dancing with the Stars 2019!

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