Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glimmer returns to the ballroom! We have your all-new Monday, April 3, 2017, season 24 episode 3 “Vegas Night” and we have your Dancing With The Stars recap below! On tonight’s DWTS Season 24 episode 3 as per the ABC synopsis, “The 11 remaining celebrities are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city’s iconic songs, as Vegas Night comes to Dancing with the Stars.”
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Tonight’s episode of Dancing With The Stars kicks off with a very exciting opening number, it’s the very first ever Las Vegas-themed episode of DWTS. The first couple to take the stage is The Bachelor
Nick Viall and his professional partner Peta Murgatroyd’s Tango (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: I saw a little bit of improvement in the movement and a little bit more Tango content. I liked the flexed knees, you still got a little bit of trouble with your left arm, however, it’s better than last week. Good on ya!
Julianne Hough: I thought you took a note on last week and completely delivered, you were so in control of the floor. Last week we were all kind of holding our breath, this time I felt at ease watching you. The strength and power totally worked in your favor. This tango was meant for you, really great!
Bruno Tonioli: Oh I liked the stare of the gambler, and the killer looks, or the killer headache. It was sheer determination, I appreciate the effort you put into it. In the Tango you have to be careful to stomp through it, you really have to work through your foot placement. You’re good, but you have to work on that.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Well, actually, I really appreciated the fact that this week it looked like it felt good. I felt like it all came together, there was a calmness to your presence. You had a regal presence that I have been wanting from you, and I can’t wait to see where you go from here. Well done!
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 6 Julianne: 7 Bruno: 6 Total: 26/40
Mr. T and and his professional Partner Kym Herjavec’s Foxtrot
Len Goodman: It had a charm about it I thought, you did quite a bit of Foxtrot which I appreciate. It was fun and entertaining. Well done!
Julianne Hough: Oh my goodness, that was absolutely beautiful, I love this debonair man right in front of me. It’s such a departure from what we know and have seen. It was so good, I loved it!
Bruno Tonioli: You clean up very well, look at him, look at how good he looks! You got absolutely right the style and the feel of the number, fifties, Vegas, glitz, glamous, razzmatazz, and all that jazz.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Way to use that senior class. You worked the audience, this audiene was more behind you than I have seen them behind any one else thus far. Your movements aren’t qite as large as everyone else, but use this audience to take you all the way. Well done!Scores:
Scores: Carrie Ann: 6 Len: 6 Julianne: 6 Bruno: 6 Total: 24/40
Bonner Bolton and his professional partner Sharna Burgess’ Charleston (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: It needed a little bit more freedom. The Charleston is a wild and whacky dance, you got the swivel, which I appreciated, and you came out and tried to sell it. It’s the first time I saw you really come out and show your personality.
Julianne Hough: Not every dance is going to be your best dance, and that’s okay, you have your strengths and weaknesses. Because, you didn’t have your tricks and big lifts, you have to have your character. I like the phrase, fake it until you become it. Because you will, and doing the show you will become a dancer. Keep doing what you’re doing. I know it wasn’t your best, but come back next week and do better.
Bruno Tonioli: Well let me say the party planners have done a fantastic job on the set. The thing with the Charleston is it needs to be much more high octane, I think you got a little off timing a few times. You were trying to get it right so hard, you missed the timing. Remember, precise and strong.
Carrie Ann Inaba: I agree with Bruno, what worked for you last week was smooth and magical. But, this week it needs to be outward, and that introverted thing didn’t work this week. I appreciate that you really went for the Charleston, and that’s what this is about, is learning. Way to give yourself a challenge, and keep rising to the occasion.Scores:
Scores: Carrie Ann: 6 Len: 6 Julianne: 6 Bruno: 6 Total: 24/40
Heather Morris and and her Professional Partner Alan Bernsten’s Tango (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: You don’t have to be clever Heather. You’re a terrific dancer, loads of content of the Tango, plenty of dancing and hold. If you were playing poker, you went all in, all your chips, all or nothing!
Julianne Hough: I don’t know any woman who is not envious of this outfit. Last week, having a new partner, there was a little bit of this and that. Tonight you guys felt so connected, it’s not just about getting the steps right and nailing it, you had subtleties, and nailing it. So good, so good!
Bruno Tonioli: Hit me hello one more time! What I liked and what I saw is all the variations, the link and accentuations on the musical accents. That’s dancing, thank you!
Carrie Ann Inaba: Okay, okay. I wasn’t worried because you’ve done Britney before, but no you got the ballroom moving. It was amazing, your hold, it was so much improved from the first week. Great job Alan!
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 8 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 9 Total: 33/40
Charo and her professional partner Keo’s Foxtrot (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: What a lovely routine! It lacked a bit in technique, but it was made up for in fun and entertainment. I smiled from the beginning of the end, I thought it was just lovely, well done!
Julianne Hough: Charo, I love this sweet side of you! There was something so new about this and sweet and innocent, and what I also loved you are giving me major wedding inspiration right now. It was beautiful!
Bruno Tonioli: Me too, I got wedding inspiration but I was looking at another angle. Surprisingly refreshing, demure, pure, like a born again virgin. It was lovely, you don’t need to go crazy. When you apply yourself you execute a routine that is well done.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Keo I have a lot of respect for you, you are the yin to her yang. It was really well measured and I liked that you were subdued. It’s weird because I kind of missed a little bit of the Coochie Coochie. I like Coochie Coochie, bring some of that back.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 6 Len: 6 Julianne: 6 Bruno: 6 Total: 24/40
Simone Biles and her professional partner Sasha’s Quickstep (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: It had speed, but it was control. It was fast, lost a little bit of body contact. But, I’m a strange bloke. I liked your hand not clinging on to him and hanging on, it was great, I liked it.
Julianne Hough: First of all, that lip was great, those costumes are even better. The footwork was precise, you were on your game, your head was to the left. It was beautiful and executed so well. I love this partnership, keep pushing on the emotion, I know gymnastics is about being so precise. Well done.
Bruno Tonioli: She’s on the fast track to Vegas, she was spinning and running like a slot machine that hit the jackpot. You are such an exciting performer, you give so much to your dancers. I agree with Julianne, give more emphasis to your performances, because physically you can do whatever you want.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Fantastic! However, why would you do a lift? She didn’t do that on her own. You yanked her up. It’s all good, I called it a lift, it was fantastic but I disagree, liked the way you perform, your energy is perfect the way it is.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 8 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 8 Total: 32/40
Nancy Kerrigan and her professional dancer Artem’s Samba (VIDEO HERE)
Len Goodman: You were bouncing about like a ball on a roulette wheel. To win in Las Vegas you need luck. To win on Dancing With The Stars you need hard luck and dedication and you got that. It was the best dance that I have saw this season!
Julianne Hough: Back when I was on the show, we didn’t have production, we had to do a Samba. This was a proper Samba, you had technique and your arms were totally giving it, this was the best Samba I have seen on the show in a really long time.
Bruno Tonioli: The lady can shake it like the best! Look at you, I like that side of you, keep working it. Very effective, what you did that was really good, was you had the full range of Samba steps. Well placed and well executed, way to go!
Carrie Ann Inaba: Oh my God, I was like who is that! You were having so much fun. The pper half was all sophisticated and smooth and you had the bounce going on. What I loved most was you didn’t sacrifice the power of the dance to put of a good performance, well done! Scores:
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 9 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 8 Total: 33/40
David Ross and his professional dancer Lindsay’s Jazz
Len Goodman: What I like is you totally come out and embrace this show, you don’t care what your mates are going to say. It was fun, it was entertaining, and I thought it was terrific. Well done!
Julianne Hough: I give you magic props, that is serious commitment to come out there and your personality is so charming and endearing. Not only was it tongue and cheek, but it was also really good. When you were dancing you were hitting the moves and leading. It was funny, but it was also really good.
Bruno Tonioli: That was action packed wasn’t it? No one was expecting this! It was full Monte with thunder in the underpants, god you gave that a workout. It was so entertaining, but also really good, well thought out.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Oh my Gosh! Okay, first of all, move over Magic Mike, make room for Super Dave. You have got game, you had ton and cheek and it was kind of fun and light but you hit those moves with lots of flavors.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 7 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 8 Total: 31/40
Erika Jayne and her professional dancer Gleb’s Jive
Len Goodman: I thought there was lots of tricks and eye-catching moves. There was Jive going on, I wold have liked to see more Jive. It’s a tough dance, a little bit unstable, but well done.
Julianne Hough: I was going to say the same, there were a couple of moments where I felt like you were wobbly on your feet. But, legs for days. Content for days. I loved the smiley side of you, it was refreshing and gorgeous, I loved it.
Bruno Tonioli: My darling, so bendy and stretchy, and legs in the air like no one. You got wonderful legs and you use it very well. What happened tonight, flicks have to retract slightly, you lost timing a few times. In Jive it’s very imperative to hit the correct time, it’s very difficult and I’m sure you will come back and do better next time.
Carrie Ann Inaba: I agree with Julianne, it was refreshing to see you this way. You started in a lift, I was like maybe I won’t count it, but you stayed there for two counts of eight. It’s a creative choice that I know that you are willing to take, I had to dock a point. I do love your flexibility, that being said.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 6 Len: 7 Julianne: 7 Bruno: 6 Total: 26/40
Rashad Jennings and his professional dancer Emma’s Samba
Len Goodman: Well, I think he’s a little bit flat footed. One of the keys to Samba is to get the bounce, because you are a little bit flat-footed, you don’t get the bounce. Don’t beat yourself up, you’ll be back and you are a dancer!
Julianne Hough: What I like about you is you feel the groove, even when you’re moving your hips are working. Unfortunately, I feel like the song choice may have worked against you. With Samba you have to be driving and moving, and I felt like you were a little bit behind. This wasn’t your best dance, but I’m not worried about you, I wanted to love this because I really love you guys as a couple.
Bruno Tonioli: You have a feel for the dance, but you went on the wrong foot I think, you lost the drive of the dance. You went on the wrong foot, it’s true, you know it went wrong, he’s a sportsman.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Competition is heating up, everybody is bringing their A-game, I don’t think that was you’re a-game. I want to see you smooth it out though. If you can pt your own groove and motion into the technique, if you could get more comfortable in the technical moves I think it will do you a lot of good.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Julianne: 7 Bruno: 7 Total: 28/40
Normani Kordei and her professional dancer Val’s Foxtrot
Len Goodman: It was a fantastic routine, you are a wonderful dancer and you have so much promise. I would have liked a little bit more timing and hold. The thing is, this is hard. The whole number made me smile, it was full of joy.
Julianne Hough: I can’t stop shaking my head, what a way to end the night. I can’t imagine how you are traveling back and forth. To me that was more than a Foxtrot, that was a number you go to see on Broadway or on a tour. You own the stage so much, I know when you are on your own, you know exactly the count.
Bruno Tonioli: Wow, you two broke the bank in Vegas and walked with a prize! That was fabulous, the best dance of the night in my eyes!
Carrie Ann Inaba: Oh my gosh, you danced yourselves in to a whole new realm. You were power, you were money, you were on it. But you know what, you lifted her off the table, I can’t take it off from Erika and not take it off from you. But, you hammered that dance in to the ground, well done! Scores:
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 9 Total: 34/40
Now, sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to another couple. Judge’s scores and America’s votes have been combined. The couples in jeopardy of going home tonight are Charo and Keo, Nick Viall and Peta. The rest of the couples are safe.
The couple with the lowest combined scores and votes are Charo and Keo.
Nick Viall and Peta are safe…this time.
Charo and Keo are officially eliminated from Dancing With The Stars.