Typically Halloween in Dancing with the stars (a match made in the sky of dance, let's be honest) is known for the spooky show of it all, for the relentless puns of Dad of America, Tom Bergeron, and some dances outside the wall. This season, however, it is about breaking the neck. Seriously, Tom keeps a current account of how many routines have a choreography that imitates breaking someone's neck. It's four o'clock at the end of the afternoon, which is like, three too much.
Apart from the repeated visualization of that heartbreaking image, there are many other delights from his nightmares through the performances of Jabbawoceez, our professionals who are on tour, and Stephen "tWitch" Boss. But not everything is a nightmare, some things are a real dream come true. Um, remember when just two weeks ago I was looking forward to Allison Holker decorating the dance floor again? She joins her husband to change his routine. Guys, the Secret is real and it should not be messy. If that is not scary enough for you, maybe our couples' routines will provide their solution for Halloween.
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson
Contemporary, "Toxic" by 2WEI
Witney calls this contemporary asylum crazy the "most spooky choreography" she has ever done, so you know right away that we're looking for something WELL WELL because, well, remember her contemporary with Frankie Muniz? I still have nightmares. This routine might not be as disturbing as that, but you're right: the chilling factor is very high. Milo and Witney are as synchronized as the patient who lost his head and his hallucination. Carrie Ann is right to say how amazing her partner's work has been this season. Even Len, archenemy of jazz and the contemporary, is very much promoted after this. This is how you start Halloween night.
Score of the judges: 30/30
John Schneider and Emma Slater
Double Step, "Main Titles" of Beetle juice, by Ray Chew Live
I mean, John and Emma are given the blessing that is the Beetle juice Topic and nowhere in their path have giant hands of shrimp attacking them. Instead, Emma becomes very involved in the story she evokes about Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII fighting in the afterlife. It's fun! It's epic! The judges are extremely tough with the couple. They thought that John never found his balance and that there were mistakes in the whole dance floor. Len applauds what they did while they were on standby, so that's something. It's Len! However, not even Tom gives them an honorific palette of "8" can make the bite of their score lowers less.
Score of the judges: 19/30
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold
Salsa, "Under Your Spell" by Leo Soul
The poor DeMarcus and Lindsay were receiving tricks long before Halloween, as they were part of the "fake endangered" shenanigans of Disney Night. So this week he continues to push his limits, which apparently are his hips. Do not move! Lindsay focuses on putting them in shape, which honestly sounds like a dream job. Maybe I should be focused on that stupid and deadly release that they put into the routine because of HOLY HELL. But, like, hips, I understand. His salsa tells the story of a dueling boyfriend who finds his zombie girlfriend in the cemetery, an extremely grim story for such a lively routine, but that's Halloween Night for you. They, that is, the hips of DeMarcus, receive rave reviews.
Score of the judges: 26/30
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe
Tango, "Disturbia" by Rihanna
Oh, boy, Evanna and Keo took their "24" from the judges during the extremely hard Disney Night. "Will I ever get a 10?" Evanna asks, anguished in the bowels of the ballroom. Halloween is supposed to be spooky and scary, but not sad! Evanna has a new perspective: she is not dancing to please the judges or anyone else, she is dancing by herself. And maybe for cats. The girl loves cats! Then she embodies one for this strong and intense tango and it's worth it. Carrie Ann is simply "a woman who loves a woman who is in her ferocity", and the children also notice how confident Evanna's dance is this week. I guess we should talk a little more about the energy of the cat. It seems to be working.
Score of the judges: 29/30