Recap: Dancing With The Stars Season 20, Episode 2

It’s #myjammonday on Dancing with the Stars where celebs dance to their favorite songs. Each couple will perform the Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba or Argentine Tango in hopes of wooing America and earning their votes. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated from the competition.

Dancing With The Stars Season 20, Episode 2
The Dancing With The Stars Season 20 cast. Image credit: ABC/Adam Taylor.


I thought that each of last week’s competitors showed promise, and while Charlotte McKinney and Redfoo had the lowest scores form the judges, each showed a lot of pluck and promise and could definitely shine with music of their own choosing.

Chris Soules & Witney Carson 1-855-234-5602
Dancing a Cha Cha to “Time of our Lives” by Pitbull
After Witney soared to success with dance-trained Alfonso in last season, she’s having a little trouble teaching dance basics to Chris. Fortunately, he is Sooooo pretty to look at and is honestly eager to learn. Witney is so talented, all she has to do is flip her little body around the dance floor while Chris uses his giant muscles to hold her up…and so a few pelvic thrusts for good measure.
Len: Your Monday jam got into a little bit of a pickle. You did an OK job.
Julianne: That was some intricate choreography for week 2. Your enthusiasm is great.
Bruno: You got your feet stuck in a jam, and your feet turned to Jello … You were much more erect.
Carrie Ann: Details, details, details!
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 5, Len: 6, Julianne: 5, Bruno: 5, total 21 out of 40.

Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani 1-855-234-5611
Dancing a Jive to “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” by Jerry Lee Lewis
Last week, the judges told Suzanne to be more “raunchy.” Suzanne danced atop a leopard-print piano. I can’t believe that she’s 68 because her body is so fit and her legs are amazing! Buy me three Thighmasters, she is still a walking billboard for healthy living. Suzanne was out of breath and over emotional saying, “It’s not about your age, it’s about your energy.”
Julianne: Last week was safe, but this week is all about the sass!!! Well done.
Bruno: Jook at her, all pert and alert. Shaking upstairs, shaking downstair,s shaking everywhere in between.
Carrie Ann: You had some bounce going on that was impressive.
Len: Great timing, you danced with energy and verve.
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Len: 7, Julianne: 7, Bruno: 7, total 28 out of 40

Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson 1-855-234-5609
Dancing a Fox Trot to “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Michael Bublé
Robert and Kym addressed their romance rumors (I’m glad tht I wasn’t the only one who saw that chemistry!) Their fox trot was bright and bouncy, but again, Robert had perma-grin. And did Robert lift Kym? Is that allowed?? And the show showed a cute video from Michael Bublé wishing Rob luck and thanking him for choosing his song.
Bruno: You got the flash and the dash and what you had was the supreme selling power.
Carrie Ann: When I’m watching you I’m confused, is it Disney Week? You are like a fairy tale, you almost made me a little nauseous because you’re so sweet!
Len: I thought your footwork was great.
Julianne: You are an English gentleman with a cup of tea on your head.
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Len: 7, Julianne: 7, Bruno: 7, total 28 out of 40.

Charlotte McKinney & Keo Motsepe 1-855-234-5601
Dancing a Cha Cha to “California Gurls” by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
After last week’s low scores, Charlotte read some of the fan reaction to her first performance. It was not kind and she revealed that she’d been bullied her entire live based on her appearance. Hopefully her dancing can silence her critics. “California Gurls” is a bright bouncy song and Charlotte was like a human Barbie doll — jubilant and confident. She looks like she was having a blast and wowed me with a terrific show of leg flexibility when she did a vertical split. You go Gurl! Also, being accompanied by a reiculous pair of dancing crabs always helps.
Carrie Ann: You gave it to me! That was really good! Your legs were so well defined!
Len: It was fun, it was cheeky!
Julianne: There is so much within you and so much potential.
Bruno: you are gorgeous, it you’ve got it, flaunt it. Ignore the naysayers and you have talent!
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Len: 6, Julianne: 7, Bruno: 6, total 26 out of 40.

Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd 1-855-234-5603
Dancing a Fox Trot to “Workin’ My Way Back To You” by The Spinners
Michael is splitting time between training for DWTS and training for the NFL Combine. In the pre-dance package, Michael said his legs were feeling a little heavy and dead, but for his performance, he certainly found energy somewhere, because he was light and smooth. As an athlete, his footwork was fantastic, his legs are so cut and his booty is perfect as usual.
Len: I love Motown and you were going to town! I’ve got scarlet fever!
Julianne: That was like a Broadway performance, it was beautiful!
Bruno: You two can paint the town red! It’s a wonderful blend of Timeless Motown and the fox trot’s timeless sophistication. For such a big bruiser, you are light on your feet.
Carrie Ann: This week, you are in the game!!
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Len: 7, Julianne: 7, Bruno: 7, total 28 out of 40.

Dancing With The Stars Season 20, Episode 2
Rumer is all smiles now, but during reversals, the actress/singer puts lots of pressure on herself. Image credit: ABC/Aaron Poole

Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 1-855-234-5610
Dancing a Cha Cha to “Rumour Has It” by Adele
After last week’s beautiful Fox Trot, Rumor is feeling the bulls eye on her back as everyone thinks she’s the competitor to beat. But the pressure she’s feeling is what she’s putting on herself. Her dance was another wonderful performance. She dances with a lot of physicality, she is confidant of who she is, and she moves her body like she is complete control. It is clear that she likely has a dance background and she ‘s using it to her full advantage.
Julianne: You’re pretty much a powerhouse. Your legs are super sharp and super quick. Breathe a little bit.
Bruno: What a like about you , you have a keen sense of purpose.
Carrie Ann: Val, I loved the choreography. Rumer when you step, you step hard.
Len: I would have liked a little more Cha Cha but it’s no rumor, Rumer, you can dance.
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Len: 8, Julianne: 8, Bruno: 8, total 32 out of 40.

Redfoo & Emma Slater 1-855-234-5607
Dancing a Jive to “My Sharona” by The Knack
Redfoo didn’t like being on the bottom of last week’s leaderboard, his exterior may say “party animal” but he’s successful because he is competitive and works hard. This week he wants to impress the judges, and America. I think that Emma may be wearing the same blue short-alls as Witney sported last season. I will have to go back and check. (she actually wore darker shortalls when she did the switchup with Randy) Redfoo is much improved over last week. He
Bruno: Whoever gives you the full service, I want it because you went from ”Running on Empty” to “Running on Plenty!”
Carrie Ann: It’s MyJamMonday, you jammed, and it’s Monday!
Len: You’ve been trained, but not tamed!
Julianne: That’s the Redfoo we love!
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Len: 7, Julianne: 8, Bruno: 8, total 31 out of 40

Willow Shields & Mark Ballas 1-855-234-5612
Dancing an Argentine Tango to “Somebody that I Used to Know” by Gotie to “Rumour Has It” by Adele
After kicking off the competition by dancing first in week 1, this week Willow showed what confident woman she is. And she’s still just too cute. Mark has a ton of talent to work with and his pop-art themed dance was another master class in chorography. How is such a young woman capable of such passion?!? Willow may not only be DWTS’ youngest competitor ever, she may be the show’s youngest winner ever!
Carrie Ann: Wow, what just happened here? Willow is in it to win it!
Len: There was nothing grey about that. You’ve got great maturity, lifts were great.
Julianne: You came out here with such intensity!
Bruno: Your lines were incredible, you’re a potential winner.
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Len: 8, Julianne: 8, Bruno: 8, total 32 out of 40

Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough 1-855-234-5604
Dancing a Rhumba to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
Derek is ready for Nastia got get into his face and get passionate. So they leave the dance studio and practiced alongside the Hudson River (“It was freezing!” says Nastia.) Her performance was so much stronger than last week. I wonder if last week was just jitters, She knows she was the favorite and not perhaps the pressure is off.
Julianne: You’re so graceful and so beautiful. Halfway your connection blossomed.
Bruno: Marvelous motion. Your flow was flawless. That triple turn into a drop was fantastic.
Carrie Ann: [Speechless] You just took yourself to another level.
Len: It was like a flower, suddenly this blossom came out.
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 9, Len: 8, Julianne: 8, Bruno: 9, total 34 out of 40.

Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev 1-855-234-5606
Dancing a salsa to “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
Who knew that Patti loved 50? Her story on why this is her song was cute (She demanded it at her 70th birthday after her friends were only playing “age-appropriate music.” This week, despite fighting knee pain, Patty got dirty and showed that she’s got great swagger. Both time’s she’s danced, she’s gotten very emotional over the huge response form the crowd.
Julianne: There is a baller in the ballroom.
Bruno: VIP is the only way to be.
Carrie Ann: I want to go to the club with you! Last week you were like a refined queen and then you went (did some crazy dance)
Len: You were sitting there like a big, white fluffy cloud and p you came and the sun came out.
Judges Scores: Carrie Ann: 7, Len: 7, Julianne: 7, Bruno: 7, total 28 out of 40

Dancing With The Stars Season 20, Episode 2
Redfoo and Emma’s week 1 performance showed lots of spunk, but not much ballroom dancing. image credit: ABC/Adam Taylor

After the final dance, the 12 couples line up on the stage’s staircase and Tom calls down Redfoo & Emma, Suzanne & Tony, Charlotte & Keo and Chris & Witney. These are the bottom 4 couples and are really no surprise. The first couples announced to be safe is Charlotte and Keo. I’m so glad that we get to see more of them, they make a sexy couple and I’d like to give Charlotte a change. Next, Chris and Witney are announced to be safe. So who’s going home, Suzanne or Redfoo? After a few tense moments, the first couple eliminated is Redfoo & Emma. The audience boos, but really, no one this season was easy to eliminate. Every single dancer has a bit of talent. Perhaps Redfoo’s wild persona failed to connect with last week’s audience; it wold have been awesome to see him dance a Waltz with tamed-down hair.

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