Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glimmer returns to the ballroom! We have your all-new Monday, March 27, 2017, season 24 episode 2 Dancing With The Stars recap below! On tonight’s DWTS Season 24 premiere as per the ABC synopsis, “The first elimination of the season occurs after the second week of performances. Dances featured include the cha cha, Viennese waltz, paso doble, fox-trot and jive.”
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Tonight’s episode of Dancing With The Stars kicks off with an exciting opening number with the Season 24 couples. Unfortunately, Maks Chmerkovskiy is not a part of the performance, he injured himself earlier during rehearsals.
The first couple to take the stage tonight is Nancy Kerrigan and Artem dancing the Cha Cha (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: Nothing fancy Nancy, it was a really nice routine. Well done. You lost a little bit of control here and there, but coming out first you set the bar real high.
Julianne Hough: I thought you were great last week and you did not disappoint this week. Right at the beginning you missed a step, and there were little things, but great job. The only thing I would say is stretch your arms more out, like an inch further, and you will feel so much better but good job.
Bruno Tonioli: A vision in pink and you’re looking good too, fabulous! They all say the same thing, a bit crispier finish in the steps, especially in the footwork. There are a few balance issues, it has to be a little bit more controlled, but well done.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Actually, I think what got to you was your nerves. In the first half of the routine you were a little off in your step. This show is about finding yourself through dance, and as the dance progressed I saw you find yourself. And the self you found was what I wanted to see.
Scores Carrie Ann – 7 Len – 7 Julianne – 7 Bruno – 7 Total: 28/40
Erika Jayne & Gleb’s Foxtrot (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: It was a Beverly Hills Foxtrot, it was full of glitz, glamor, and style. I liked it, Gleb you put in some of my favorite steps, there was Foxtrot in there. I think you went a little past romantic, but I liked it.
Julianne Hough: First of all, you have such a presence. I think I locked eyes with you at one point when you were dancing and you made me feel confident, and I loved that. That was for me the perfect balance of being your true self and bringing us the balance of the authentic Foxtrot. I absolutely loved it, it was beautiful.
Bruno Tonioli: I felt it as well. It was a sextrot on a hot set of wheels. Some of the lines you produced were very good, beautiful, elongated, great body, work, very good balance darling, very good.
Carrie Ann Inaba: I agree, just the balance was well done. But I was impressed because this week we got to see you dance, beautiful lines. The thing I want to say is, when you get wobbly in heels, just breath a little more. When you get wobbly I hate to see that because you are so beautiful to watch.
Scores Carrie Ann – 7 Len – 7 Julianne – 7 Bruno – 7 Total: 28/40
Charo & Keo’s Paso Doble (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: It had fire, it had flare. You got a little bit over excited, it went a little hectic. You came out and gave me great joy, well done.
Julianne Hough: Age is but a number, you are an incredible example, you are fire and passion and drama. You live the best life, so thank you for giving us that.
Bruno Tonioli: Ole! You were unleashed! Like a tornado! Look at you, no more coochy coochy. You are your own special brand.
Carrie Ann Inaba: I just I love you. I worship you! Oh my goodness, you know what, you were like a step ahead of Keo the whole routine. It didn’t matter, though, it was like watching Charo’s solo.
Scores Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 6 Julianne – 7 Bruno – 6 Total: 26/40
Nick Viall & Peta’s Foxtrot (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: In the ballroom dancing the first thing you look at is the arms, your left arm was down. This was hectic, madness on the floor. If you come back next week, nail the routine, make it less difficult and just come back and dance.
Julianne Hough: We all know what you have to do right? I do have to say I love this partnership, you guys are really strong together. Be great at something simple, go back to basics, but I love this partnership.
Bruno Tonioli: Relax, let it go, the Foxtrot is effortless ease. That was like a rabbit being chased by a fox. You shouldn’t have that sense of chase. It’s a change of attitude you have to take to interpret the dance correctly. Too skippy.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Wow, that was a lot of content there. There was improvement from last week, but still once again, you have to breathe when you move. You’re starving for air when we are watching you. You are a beautiful dancer, so just breathe and relax.
Scores Carrie Ann – 7 Len – 5 Julianne – 7 Bruno – 6 Total: 25/40
Heather Morris & Alan Bersten’s Jive (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: well, the jive you did I enjoyed. But, I know you are a hip-hop dancer and you were a back-up dancer with Beyonce. I don’t want to see that! I don’t want to see you out here shaking and doing hip-hop. It was a waste, come back and jive.
Julianne Hough: First of all, I am really glad you did the breakdown with the girls. It was awesome and I loved it, and it showed a difference that is your comfort zone. Again, what I said last week, ballroom is very different. It was a really, really great dance.
Bruno Tonioli: I love the jive, with a glimpse of Brittney from Glee. After you went in to character, the second half of the jive you were hitting it and you were in character. You have to be real, alive, and perform as real characters. When you were in it, you were brilliant.
Carrie Ann Inaba: I don’t know what first half of the dance they were watching, you came out like boom gauntlet. Actually, I thought after the breakdown you weren’t as strong, but thank you!
Scores Carrie Ann – 8 Len – 6 Julianne – 8 Bruno – 8 Total: 30/40
Bonner Bolton & Sharna’s Viennese Waltz (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: I thought your frame was very good, however, you are the big butch bullrider and it didn’t come out. I want to see some Viennese Waltz, I wasn’t transported to Vienna, I was in the pan handle!
Julianne Hough: What I thought is that was the perfect example of taking something an executing it beautifully, your frame was beautiful, I felt a motion, I enjoyed watching it, I didn’t feel nervous. You guys were calm, collected, and cool. And, I feel like everyone else, I’m watching a little something unfolding right in front of me.
Bruno Tonioli: That was so touching, I could see you work so hard to get it right. Be careful though, don’t go woody. It’s true! If you overthink it, you go all woody.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Besides the connection you guys share that is out of this world amazing, you brought something special tonight, it was elegant and refined and you are a true beginner. That was poetry in motion tonight, well done.
Scores Carrie Ann – 8 Len – 6 Julianne – 8 Bruno – 7 Total: 29/40
Simone Biles & Sasha’s Cha Cha (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: It was full of vim, vigor, and vitality. The excitement got a hold of you. It’s a dance, you come out and do what Sasha tells you, and he’s a great choreographer. Well done.
Julianne Hough: First of all, your body does incredible things. Don’t ever worry about looking sexy, because when you are dancing, it’s fire, incredible. I don’t know if I necessarily felt it, but what I saw was beautiful Gorgeous!
Bruno Tonioli: Smoldering Simone, you burnt that floor! I think you set off all of the fire alarms in the studio! Wonderful!Carrie Ann Inaba: You’re like a sparkplug, you’re so wonderful to watch. And, sexy is all kinds of different things, but you’re a clean sexy which I like. But, you got out of synch with Sasha and went ahead. What you did was nice, you just didn’t do it together.
Carrie Ann Inaba: You’re like a sparkplug, you’re so wonderful to watch. And, sexy is all kinds of different things, but you’re a clean sexy which I like. But, you got out of synch with Sasha and went ahead. What you did was nice, you just didn’t do it together.
Scores Carrie Ann – 7 Len – 7 Julianne – 7 Bruno – 8 Total: 29/40
Chris Kattan & Witney’s Jazz
Len Goodman: It was fun, it was entertaining. It was a bit more dance content and it was better than last week, well done.
Julianne Hough: First of all, thank you for sharing your story, I know we didn’t know that and half of this world didn’t know that. Obviously, it doesn’t change the way we judge dancing. It was so much better than last week, you were focused, you hit every beat, and you were shaking, well done!
Bruno Tonioli: If this was a movie, it would have been instant cult status. It was like watching Marilyn Monroe dance with Cecil Demented. It was unforgettable and I actually enjoyed it.
Carrie Ann Inaba: It’s a miracle that you can move like that, I am so inspired by you. It’s actually dangerous for you to do some of those moves. This week you were giving us Marilyn Monroe ooze moves. I liked it.
Scores: Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 5 Julianne – 6 Bruno – 5 Total: 22/40
Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy’s Cha Cha (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: Your commitment, it would have been so easy to take an easy option, it was a full-on routine and straight in and I thought it was terrific.
Julianne Hough: I guess the key to looking amazing is flying to Japan. We couldn’t tell at all. I just want to get out there and dance with you, you’re so amazing. Honestly, I have nothing, just keep being the rock star that you are.
Bruno Tonioli: That was magic, you’re still flying high! What do they serve on that airline, I am going to fly with you honey!
Carrie Ann Inaba: That was truly dancing with a star. It was like a big burst of star. You were dazzling and strong and powerful and sexy, you were everything that everyone has been trying to be tonight.
Scores Carrie Ann – 8 Len – 8 Julianne – 8 Bruno – 8 Total: 32/40
Rashad Jennings & Emma’s Viennese Waltz (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: It had love, it had movement, you went for it. You were a bit flat-footed at times. But, the bottom line, I liked it!
Julianne Hough: I’m like still taking that in. that was so hot, the thing I love so much about you is you commit to your steps so well, but you are leading Emma. You are the man, and that’s so awesome and refreshing. I loved what you said about being open and comfortable, that makes everyone love you even more. Keep being you!
Bruno Tonioli: The mood for love! I didn’t know Vienna could be so steamy. That was 50 shades of Viennese Waltz. You were so concentrated. You got big hands, don’t throw them like shovels, place them nicely. Otherwise, it was a wonderful performance.
Carrie Ann Inaba: You have a beautiful balance, a sort of masculinity when you dance and effortless control. Your foot was firmly on the ground and that’s hard to do. You have such a good connection with Emma, you hold her the way all women want to be held.
Scores Carrie Ann – 8 Len – 8 Julianne – 8 Bruno – 8 Total: 32/40
Mr T. & Kym Herjavec’s Paso Doble (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: The spirit of this show is coming out, doing your best, and having a go. I salute you, well done.
Julianne Hough: I was watching very closely and I saw the intensity in every step you did, you were crushing it, well done.
Bruno Tonioli: It’s Mr T. Big, dangerous, full of menace, and those nostrils flaring. The thing is, it was a little internalized. Paso Doble requires big moves, commanding the arena, much more through the body. Extend it!
Carrie Ann Inaba: I think last week the nerves got the best of you. Today I think you hit every step. You did not miss a step and I am very impressed. I don’t think you need to do the punching any more, after watching you do the Paso steps, that’s what I want to see. You are expanding and you are growing.
Scores Carrie Ann – 6 Len – 5 Julianne – 6 Bruno – 5 Total: 22/40
David Ross & Lindsay’s Cha-Cha (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: You got to work on your footwork, you’re a little bit pigeon-toed. Your feet were turned in. In baseball terms, I am sure you’re past second base and you are headed to third.
Julianne Hough: So that song hold a special place in my heart and 10 years ago was my debut on this show and I won a freestyle with that song. I loved it, it was so free, I think in general you have a charisma and it doesn’t matter what you do, you guys have great energy. I am confident you guys will be here next week.
Bruno Tonioli: It’s MC Gramps! I never thought I would see that again, in my lifetime. You put on a show, just work on the footwork. Foot placement is as important as what you give out there. And, what you give is great.
Carrie Ann Inaba: I’m kind on the fence about it. I was like, is he going to be a fly guy? But, okay not so fly. I hate this, but you know, you came out with great energy but some of those moves have a style and I don’t quite think you got it. I had high expectations, I would say open your chest more. You need to be bigger.
Scores Carrie Ann – 7 Len – 6 Julianne – 7 Bruno – 7 Total: 27/40
Now, it’s time for the first results of the season. The judges scores and America’s votes from last week have been combined. The following two couples are in jeopardy: Chris Kattan and Witney, Charo and Keo.
The couple with the lowest combined scores is Chris Kattan and Witney, Charo and Keo are safe this week.
Chris and Witney are the first official couple to be eliminated this season.
The End, see you next week!