DWTS 2016 Recap: Who Scared Up Perfect Scores on Halloween Night?
Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars 2016 continued in Week 8's Halloween Night with as some scary cool individual routines served as an appetizer for the first dance-offs of Fall 2016. There were tricks and treats in each and every routine as the Dancing with the Stars cast scared up another another incredible night of dancing fun. Which stars shined brightest as the quest for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy continued? Let's find out right now. See all the highlights of the night in our Dancing with the Stars video recap of Halloween Night with all the top moments in the Glitter Report!
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy (Viennese Waltz): Val got pretty emotional during rehearsals. Those emotions spilled over into their Willie Wonka-ish waltz. Bruno called their routine a sweet Halloween treat. Julianne felt the mutual joy these two feel when they dance. 10-10-10 from the judges for a perfect 30. SEE LAURIE HERNANDEZ'S FULL HALLOWEEN NIGHT DANCE!
Calvin Johnson, Jr. and Lindsay Arnold (Quickstep): Skeletons took the stage for this bare-bones dance. Julianne felt the "Mr. Bones" routine was more like mega-bones. Carrie Ann said Calvin reminded her of Emmitt Smith, but he's a lot taller. 10-10-10 from the judges for a perfect 30. SEE CALVIN JOHNSON'S FULL HALLOWEEN NIGHT DANCE!
James Hinchcliffe and Jenna Johnson (subbing for the injured Sharna Burgess) (Viennese Waltz): It was a Suicide Squad-themed routine that was alive with fun and fantastic dancing. Julianne had to compose herself after this one. She tells James that he can dance with any partner and knock it out of the park. Carrie Ann was bummed to see Sharna on the sidelines, but feels James handled the change of partners like a pro. 10-10-10 from the judges for a total of a perfect 30. The team also earned 5 extra points and immunity from the Dance Off, as they had the highest cumulative score out of all those tied at the top of the leaderboard. SEE JAMES HINCHCLIFFE'S FULL HALLOWEEN NIGHT DANCE!
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber (Cha Cha): Julianne thought the Beetlejuice-friendly dance totally set the tone for the night, but wants to see the team push a little bit more. Bruno liked the Tim Burton-feel of it all but thought it could have been a little sharper. Carrie Ann thought it was a really good performance, but she wants to see great at this point in the competition. 8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 24. SEE TERRA JOLE'S FULL HALLOWEEN NIGHT DANCE!
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough (Argentine Tango): Carrie Ann loved the way Marilu came back with such confidence but there were some missteps in her routine. Julianne feels Marilu could have eaten Derek alive with her spider dance. Bruno liked the black widow spinning her web but wants Marilu to use all of her assets in the future. 7-8-8 from the judges for a total of 23. SEE MARILU HENNER'S FULL HALLOWEEN NIGHT DANCE!
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke (Tango): It was Cheryl's House of Pain for Ryan during rehearsals, as she knew the team had to step things up a notch or two. Bruno called Ryan the Prince of Darkness but warned him to not lose his shoulders. Carrie Ann feels like Ryan's dance lacked some grace but Julianne added that things were spotty but the overall performance saved it. 7-8-8 from the judges for a total of 23. SEE RYAN LOCHTE'S FULL HALLOWEEN NIGHT DANCE!
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko (Jazz): It was a Jazzy Shop of Horrors for this team's fun, fast-moving dance. Carrie Ann felt the dance was daring thanks to the addition of some jive. Julianne disagreed about the jive, but felt like the routine was straight out of a Broadway show. 9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 27. SEE JANA KRAMER'S FULL HALLOWEEN NIGHT DANCE!
Laurie vs. Calvin Dance Off (Jive):
Julianne felt both dances were very clean, but she saw a little bit of a mess up by Calvin toward the end. Bruno loved the energy and Carrie appreciated all the work both teams put in. All three judges felt Laurie and Val won the dance off as did 63% of America in the Dance Off vote.
Jana vs. Terra Dance Off (Salsa)
Julianne felt both teams were really tight during this one, as was the voting. Carrie Ann choose Terra and Sasha while Julianne and Bruno picked Jana and Gleb, as did 54% of America in the Dance Off vote.
Marilu vs. Ryan Dance Off (Cha Cha):
Carrie Ann and Julianne picked Ryan & Cheryl as the winner of the Dance Off, while Bruno went with Marilu & Derek. As for America, 58% agreed with the lady judges and chose Ryan & Cheryl.
At the end of the night, one team had to bid adieu to the ballroom. SEE WHO WAS ELIMINATED ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT RIGHT HERE!