Dancing With the Stars 2016 Recap – Week 9 Wayna Morris and Antonio Brown Eliminated: Season 22 Episode 9 “Semi-Finals”

Dancing With the Stars 2016 Recap - Week 9 Wayna Morris and Antonio Brown Eliminated: Season 22 Episode 9 "Semi-Finals"

Tonight on ABC Dancing With The Stars 2016 airs with an all new Monday May 16, season 22 episode 9 and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode, a double elimination occurs after the ninth week of performances, which feature two dances from each couple, including a trio dance.

On the last episode, the remaining six couples took the competition to the next level as “Judges Team Up Challenge” came to “Dancing with the Stars,” Each of the judges – Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli – coached two couples, as well as chose their songs, dance styles and overall creative.  Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.

On tonight’s episode as per the ABC synopsis, “the five remaining couples advance to the semi-finals as the competition heats up, on “Dancing with the Stars.” Each couple will dance two dances – one being a style the couple has not danced to yet, and the second being a Trio Dance, in which each celebrity couple will dance with a third dancer.

For the trio dance, Ginger Zee will dance with Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Artem Chigvintsev, Antonio Brown will dance with Sharna Burgess and Hayley Erbert, Wanye Morris will dance with Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson, Paige VanZant will dance with Mark Ballas and Alan Bersten, and Nyle DiMarco will dance with Peta Murgatroyd and Jenna Johnson.”

Tune in tonight at 8 PM EST on ABC to watch all the stars from this season hit the ballroom. We’ll be recapping it for you live right here. In the meantime hit up our comments section and tell us who you are rooting for to take home the mirror ball trophy!

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas with Alan Bersten dancing the Samba to “Hip Hip Chin Chin” by Club Des Belugas [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Len: “This is such an important night, the road to the winner starts now and you started with a show stopper, brilliant, well done.” Bruno: “Even the guys could not outshine you, you are the undisputed queen of the jungle, you were the star attraction. Such confidence, such beauty, such skill, I am astonished.” Carrie Ann: “You are unstoppable, it is on, Paige wants it.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 30/30

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess with Hayley Erbert dancing the Argentine Tango to “Mi Confesion” by Gotan Project [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Bruno: “Out he came with the confidence of a lion tamer taking on two wild cats. You handled them very well, in command. Beautifully handled.” Carrie Ann: “From all the semi finals I think you you have made the longest journey from where you started. I loved the intensity of all the movement, you really were in the Argentine Tango mode, I could feel you trying to get exactly the right nuances. You did amazingly well, but I would have loved to have seen those elongated lines.” Len: “You came in with no dance background and it is just amazing how much you have improved. Great job.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = TOTAL 27/30

Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold with Witney Carson dancing the Paso Doblé to “Explosive” by David Garrett and Franck Heijden and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Len: “I loved the little touches, I loved the sharp edge. Last week was a rough week, this is what you get (standing ovation).” Bruno: “I loved the build up and the lightening all the way through. That was the come back we have all been waiting for. It was passion, fire, artistry, love you.” Carrie Ann: “Welcome back Wanya, there you are, stay there.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 30/30

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd with Jenna Johnson dancing the Jive to “Hit the Road Jack” by Hermes House Band [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Len: “I thought it was a tasty jive. Great fun and energy, it got a bit hectic here and there but you come out here and you go for it one hundred percent and that is what a Jive is all about.” Bruno: “I liked the flirtation but the innocent charm of a child’s play, difficult choreography and you lost timing. It was the most difficult dances you have ever done, but brilliant done.” Carrie Ann: “I thought it was the hardest of all trios, you started off wrong, a few little things but the overall performance was great. I give you a lot of credit.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = TOTAL 27/30

Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy with Artem Chigvintsev dancing the Paso Doblé to “Shot Me Down” by David Guetta [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Bruno: “I could feel the dirt, I could smell the fear, you were fast and furious, it was one of the most intense and surreal Paso Doble I have ever seen. But because of that though, you lost a bit of shaping at time, you were doing so much with the characterization which I love.” Carrie Ann: “You look stunning tonight. Your beauty just keeps growing and it is wonderful to watch. Tonight it was in full force, you were living the drama, you did lose your balance though and it was a bit too wild and out of control.” Len: “You came out full of attack and full of attention. It did get a little stormy in places, but your commitment and the way you danced in the last few weeks has been amazing.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = TOTAL 27/30

Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas dancing the Argentine Tango to “One Time” by Marian Hill [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Len: “The thing is with dance, it is about taste. I think the choreography was brilliant, the dancing was brilliant, but a little too hot and spicy for me.” Bruno: “Nasty, naughty, but it felt so good. It was like watching Basic Instinct with a sprinkle of Fatal Attraction and 50 Shades of Paige. If you don’t make it to the finals, I am going to judge in a Speedo next week, you deserve a place in the finals.” Carrie Ann: “That was very sexy, you are just phenomenal, you showed us all your layers; you are powerful, you are athletic, you are erotic, you are sensual, you are sophisticated, you are dynamic. I love watching you dance.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 29/30

TOTAL for both dances 59/60

Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess dancing Contemporary to “Hall of Fame” by The Script [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Bruno: “You are a magnificent beast, I don’t even think Michelangelo could a better proportioned torso. Your strength tonight was off the charts, your best performance in this competition.” Carrie Ann: “I am at a loss for words, you are not the best dancer in this competition, but when you are here your presence is so determined. You don’t hit the best lines, but you are magical.” Len: “That dance will go down in the DTWS hall of fame for the most spectacular lifts I have ever seen on this show. Absolutely fantastic, you are a beautiful person.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 28/30

TOTAL for both dances 55/60

Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold dancing the Charleston to “Shame on Me” by Avicii [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: “You have electric feet, you are my hero tonight.I am so happy, I love when somebody makes a come back like that.” Len: “If natural dance talent was in the dictionary, it would be a photo of you. Truly, I so hope you are in the final because you bring joy to me and the whole ballroom.” Bruno: “Everything that show business should be, so well performed, great job.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 30/30

TOTAL for both dances 60/60

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Argentine Tango to “Unsteady” by X Ambassadors [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Len: “I don’t think people appreciate the problems you have to go through to be on DWTS. You never cease to amaze me, well done.” Bruno: “You would have to be blind folded not to fall head over heels in love with that performance. I was mesmerized by it all, the performance of the night.” Carrie Ann: “You reminded us to always push our boundaries, I love your fearlessness, it inspires me to the deepest core of my being.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 30/30

TOTAL for both dances 57/60

Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy dancing Quickstep to “Fire Under My Feet” by Leona Lewis [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Bruno: “This was a double whammy, it was superb. Tonight was sensational, you put so much into it. In fact, everyone deserves to be in the final.” Carrie Ann: “It was elegant, it was all going so well and then there was a catch in the dress, I have to call it – there was a little bit of a boo boo.” Len: “You see what you see. There is no I in Team, there is an I in Ginger and there is an I in fantastic.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 29/30

Total for both dances 56/60

Time for some results, the first couple definitely dancing in the finals is Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy. Also dancing in the finals are Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd. The third couple joining them in the finals is Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas.

Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold, Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess are eliminated.

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