Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) Recap 9/26/16: Season 23 Episode 3 “Face Off Night”

Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) Recap 9/26/16: Season 23 Episode 3 "Face Off Night"

Tonight on ABC  the glitz and the glitter returns to the ballroom as Dancing With The Stars returns with an all-new Monday, September 26, 2016, season 23 episode 3 and we have your Dancing With The Stars recap below!  On tonight’s DWTS Season 23 episode 3 it’s Face Off night, pitting the couples against each another in dance-offs.

Did you watch last week’s DWTS season 23 premiere episode where the 13 celebs had on last chance to impress the judges before someone was sent home? If you missed the episode we have a full and detailed Dancing With The Stars recap of last week, right here!

On tonight’s DWTS episode as per the ABC synopsis, “An exciting, brand-new theme night comes to the show, as the 12 remaining celebrities find themselves pitted against each other in a quest to keep themselves immune from elimination, as Face Off night comes to “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Tonight, the celeb dancers will be facing off against each other. The first dances will be the jives, and they have matched up two singers, Babyface and Jana Kramer. (VIDEO HERE)

Babyface and Allison take the stage first dancing the jive to “Great Gosh A Mighty”, by Little Richard. Then, Jana Kramer and Gleb perform their jive to “Too Many Fish In The Sea” by The Marvelettes.

Babyface and Allison line up in front of the judges to hear the judges scores.

SCORES:

Carrie Ann Inaba – 7
Len Goodman – 6
Julianne Hough – 6
Bruno Tognioli – 6
Total: 25/40 IN JEAPORDY THIS WEEK

Now it is time to hear Jana Kramer and Gleb’s scores.

Carrie Ann Inaba – 6
Len Goodman – 7
Julianne Hough – 6
Bruno Tonioli – 7
Total: 26/40 SAFE THIS WEEK

The next celeb dancers to face off tonight will be Vanilla Ice and Rick Perry. (VIDEO HERE) They’ll both be dancing the Paso Doble. Rick Perry takes the stage in his Matador suit with his pro partner Emma Slater and dances the Paso Doble, Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson are up next, the perform the Paso Doble with a fun twist on the song “Save Tonight.”

Rick Perry and Emma line up to hear their scores from the judges.

SCORES:

Carrie Ann Inaba: 6
Len Goodman: 5
Julianne Hough: 6
Bruno Tonioli: 6
Total: 23/40 IN JEAPORDY THIS WEEK

Now it’s time for Vanilla Ice and Witney to hear their scores.

Carrie Ann Inaba: 6
Len Goodman: 6
Julianne Hough: 5
Bruno Tonioli: 6
Total: 23/40 SAFE THIS WEEK

We have a tie, and in the event of a tie tonight it is up to Len Goodman to decide which couple will win immunity this week. Len doesn’t have to think long, he announces that Vanilla Ice and Witney are the winners and can’t be eliminated.

The next celebrity face-off will be Ryan Lochte VS. James Hinchcliffe. (VIDEO HERE) Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke and James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess will both be dancing the Cha-Cha tonight. James and Sharna take the stage first and perform a fun twist on the song “Big Trouble.” Ryan and Lochte dance second, their Cha-Cha is much more series, and HOT, to the song “If It Ain’t Love” by Jason Derulo.

It’s time for the judges’ scores. James and Sharna are up first.

Carrie Ann Inaba: 7
Len Goodman: 7
Julianne Hough: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 7
Total: 29/40 SAFE THIS WEEK

Now, it’s time to hear Ryan Lochte and Cheryl’s scores.Carrie Ann Inaba: 6

Carrie Ann Inaba: 6
Len Goodman: 7
Julianne Hough: 6
Bruno Tonioli: 6
Total: 25/40 IN JEAPORDY THIS WEEK

James and Sharna have won immunity, and they can’t be eliminated this week.

The Next celeb dancers to face off on Dancing With the Stars tonight are Terra Jole and Calvin Johnson. (VIDEO HERE) Terra and Calvin will both be dancing the Viennese Waltz. Calvin’s partner Lindsay Arnold has opted to go with a traditional Waltz, but she is having a tough time getting Calvin to be “delicate.” Terra Jole and her partner Sasha Farber are up first, they dance to the classic song “Iris.” Calvin Johnson and Lindsay dance their Waltz immediately after to the song “Woman’s World.”

Now, it’s time to hear the judges’ scores. Terra and Sasha hear their scores first.

Carrie Ann Inaba: 8
Len Goodman: 7
Julianne Hough: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 7
Total: 30/40 IN JEAPORDY THIS WEEK

Here are Calvin and Lindsay’s scores.
Carrie Ann Inaba: 8
Len Goodman: 8
Julianne Hough: 8
Bruno Tonioli:

Total: 32/40 SAFE THIS WEEK

Calvin Johnson and Lindsay have won immunity for the week, that means that Terra Jole and Sasha Farber need your votes to stay in the competition.

Amber Rose and Maureen McCormick (VIDEO HERE) will be facing off next on the DWTS stage. Maureen has had a tough time during her rehearsals this week, she is in pain because of her back and seriously intimidated by Rose. Amber and Maks are up first, they dance the Salsa to Jennifer Lopez’s song “Big Booty.” Maureen McComick and Artem’s Salsa is a bit more traditional, they perform for the judges next.

It’s time to hear the scores. Amber Rose and Maks Chmerkovskiy hear their scores first.

Carrie Ann Inaba: 7
Len Goodman: 6
Julianne Hough: 6
Bruno Tonioli: 6
Total: 25/40 IN JEAPORDY THIS WEEK

Now for Maureen and Artem’s scores.

Carrie Ann Inaba: 7
Len Goodman: 7
Julianne Hough: 7
Bruno Tonioli: 7
Total: 28/40 SAFE THIS WEEK

Maureen and Artem have immunity for the week, and can’t be eliminated.

The final face off tonight will be Marilu Henner VS Laurie Hernandez. (VIDEO HERE) Laurie and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy and Marilu and her partner Derek Hough will both be dancing the Tango tonight. Laurie has been stressed all week because her dance is very romantic, and she hasn’t had a lot of experience with guys. Laurie Hernandez and Val dance the Tango first to the song “Drive Into The Sunset.” Marilu Henner and Derek Hough dance last to the song “Battle Cry” by Imagine Dragons.

Marilu and Laurie line up to hear their scores from the judges. First up is Laurie’s scores.

Carrie Ann Inaba: 7
Len Goodman: 8
Julianne Hough: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 8
Total: 31/40 SAFE THIS WEEK

Marilu and Derek’s scores are up next.

Carrie Ann Inaba: 7
Len Goodman: 7
Julianne Hough: 7
Bruno Tonioli: 7
Total: 28/40 IN JEAPORDY THIS WEEK

That means that Laurie and Val have won immunity for the week and they can’t be eliminated. Marilu Henner and Derek Hough need your votes!

THE END!

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