'Dancing with the Stars' week 2: Sambaing toward the first elimination

dancing-with-the-stars-season-17-week-2-live-blog-elimination-abc.jpgThe "Dancing with the Stars" Season 17 celebrities are back for another week of dancing and their first week of eliminations. And the show is launching straight into Latin Week -- which is always fun.


Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy - samba

Scores: 8+9+8 = 25
Cumulative scores: 49



Christina Milian and Mark Ballas - paso doble

Scores: 9+8+8 = 25
Cumulative scores: 47


Bill Engvall and Emma Slater - jive

Carrie Ann: "That was the most entertaining routine so far this season."
Len: "From a distance, I could have sworn you were Derek."
Bruno: "You definitely hit the performance value this time."

Scores: 7+7+7 = 21
Cumulative scores: 39


Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke - rumba

Len: "I thought it had great control, it had some style about it."
Bruno: "You were doing the splits -- I thought you'd never get up!"
Carrie Ann: "When I watch you dance, I feel like I'm transported to another time ... like 'Game of Thrones' time!"

Scores: 8+8+8 = 24
Cumulative scores: 47


Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess - samba

Bruno: "You went for it all the way ... I think you got overwhelmed on occasion."
Carrie Ann: "You were definitely looking way more comfortable."
Len: "I admire your effort. You were working your assets!"

Scores: 6+6+6 = 18
Cumulative scores: = 35


Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber - rumba

"I did the face, right?" - Snooki

Carrie Ann: "You made some pretty pictures in this rumba ... Watch out for the lifts!"
Len: "I thought it was a very pretty dance ... It became a little bit sharp."
Bruno: "You have great potential ... first, you need how to act."

Scores: 6+7+7 = 20
Cumulative scores: 43


Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani - samba

Len: "That was terrific! Lovely hands!"
Bruno: "So much Latin flair -- is it Tony? No!"
Carrie Ann: "You unleashed your samba goddess, honey!"

Scores: 8+8+8 = 24
Cumulative scores: 45


Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein - paso doble

"Len Goodman: Bad man." - Bill Nye

Bruno: "The ferocious and fearsome maestro ... There was actually some paso doble there!"
Carrie Ann: "What I love is that you worked with what you got."
Len: "Judging is not an exact science ... However, there is a formula to dancing, and you've got to have technique."

Scores: 6+5+6 = 17
Cumulative scores: 31

Forget about the judges, Bill Nye is never going home after playing Beethoven in a "DWTS" paso doble.


Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff - jive

Carrie Ann: "That was so much fun! Do it again, do it again!"
Len: "It's fabulous to watch you come out."
Bruno: "This was a performance of dazzling brilliance."

Scores: 9+8+9 = 26
Cumulative scores: 50


Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus -- paso doble

Len: "I like the fact that you started that whole dance on your own ... There was plenty of Spanish shaping going on."
Bruno: "A couple of mistakes on the footwork ... but I can't believe you actually did what you did."
Carrie Ann: "I feel like you forgot about a third of your routine in the middle."

Scores: 6+6+7 = 19
Cumulative scores: 40


Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd - rumba

Bruno: "I don't think there is a lady in the country who doesn't feel restless and fidgety at the moment."
Carrie Ann: "The chemistry that you guys have is incredible ... You were wowing us."
Len: "Your presence on the floor is terrific ... Your feet are pigeon-toed, I could see that through the fog."

Scores: 8+7+8 = 23
Cumulative scores: 45


Amber Riley and Derek Hough - jive

Carrie Ann: "You were a little flat-footed ..."
Len: "I love watching you!"
Bruno: "Resistance is futile, but they're right, your footwork was a little bit flat."

Scores: 8+8+8 = 24
Cumulative scores: 51



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