Dancing With the Stars 2020 Recap 11/16/20: Season 29 Episode 10 “Semi-Finals”

Dancing With the Stars 2020 Recap 11/16/20: Season 29 Episode 10 "Semi-Finals"

Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glimmer returns to the ballroom as Dancing With The Stars 2020 season 29 episode 10 of DWTS airs! We have your all-new Monday, November 16, 2020, Dancing With The Stars recap below! On tonight’s DWTS Season 29 Episode 10 “Semi-Finals,” as per the ABC synopsis, “With only a week left before the finals, six celebrity and pro-dancer couples will dance and face double elimination as they compete for this season’s tenth week live..

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Tonight’s it is the semi-finals of DWTS  and the show opens live from Hollywood with host Tyra Banks walking out to “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee.  Tyra announces the dancer will dance two dances tonight and there will be a double elimination.  Time for the dancing to start!

We are starting off with the Redemption dances – In the first round, celebrities will repeat a dance style they struggled with earlier in the season with a new song.

Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson  and pro Alan Bersten will perform a redemption Cha Cha to “Move Your Feet” by Junior Senior

Judges comments: Bruno: “I love you!  I am so proud, my little golden girl brought some extra bling to the Cha-Cha.  Your legs were so much better!” Carrie Ann: “I thought it was amazing, on point, so crisp.  The first time you had. amess up this time well done.”  Derek: “Just your confidence your so sharp, so confident.  This is my favorite dress of the season.  That was a brilliant dance.” SCORES: Carrie Ann:  9  Bruno: 9   Derek: 9 = 27/30

Actress Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”) and pro Sasha Farber will perform a redemption Tango to “El Tango de Roxanne” from “Moulin Rouge”

Judges comments: Derek: “First of all that intro, the attack, the passion, the energy.  You had the passion, I saw you reset. So good, loved it, well done”. Bruno:  “That was what I was waiting for.  A total change of intention which allowed you to drive through the right feeling so much better.”  Carrie Ann: “You were on fire.  You are always passionate but tonight a new sensuality.  A wonderful dance.” SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9   Bruno: 9   Derek: 10 = 28/30

Olympic figure skater and on-air commentator Johnny Weir and pro Britt Stewart will perform a redemption Salsa to “X” by Jonas Brothers featuring Karol G

Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “I felt you were much more in control.  I am so proud of you.  There was a little misstep but it is still about growth.  I saw the work I wanted to see.”  Bruno: “That was a tough routine, it was fantastic.  Well done! WoW, you are wearing Cuban heels!”  Bruno: “You take the point and you work at it.  You maintained the fluidity in the Salsa.  There was a little incident but a great dance! SCORES: Carrie Ann:  9  Bruno:   9 Derek: 9 TOTAL: 27/30

GRAMMY®-winning rapper Nelly and pro Daniella Karagach will perform a redemption Paso Doble to “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid

Judges comments: Bruno: “Megatron no more, you can see the artists.  I can see shape, what I love is you used restraint.  I appreciate you put so much work.  Thank you!”  Carrie Ann:  Agreed, looking good you danced that with power.  I love how much control you had over your body.  There was a little flat-footed but you told the story.”  Derek.  “There is an improvement.  Your focus was so captivating.  For me, there is a lot of percussion in the song.  I would have liked a little more attack.  But it was good and smooth.” SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9   Bruno: 9   Derek: 8 = 26/30

TV host Nev Schulman (“Catfish”) and pro Jenna Johnson will perform a redemption Foxtrot to “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles

Judges comments: Derek: “WOW, WOW.  I just have to point out the beginning of that dance brings me back to my competition days.  It was pure Foxtrot.  You were in control throughout the whole routine.”  Bruno: “You are a class act.  You never lost it.  Even your bum was in control.  So in tune with Jenna.  It was brilliant.”  Carrie Ann: “From the first step it was incredible.  Talk about master the technique you have become a true Ballroom artist.”  SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10   Bruno: 10   Derek: 10 = 30/30

Kaitlyn Bristowe (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”) and pro Artem Chigvintsev will perform a redemption Paso Doble to “Hanuman” by Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “That was amazing from the moment you began.  You were so in the zone.  Doesn’t redemption feel good?  This was fantastic and fast.”  Derek: “I am going, to be honest, I said 1/2 way through I said I want more.  Then I said no that is her character you sold me, well done.!”  Bruno: “Well done, You were the beautiful temptress.  Seriously, it was 100% authentic.  It was amazing!” SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10   Bruno:     10 Derek: 10 30/30

For the second round, couples will perform another style of dance as they try to make it into the semi-finals.

Actress Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”) and pro Sasha Farber for their new dance, a Contemporary to “Holding Out for a Hero” by Ella Mae Bowen and Bonnie Tyler

Judges comments: Derek: “Oh my goodness, I just have to say, thank you very much, I love watching you dance.  Beautiful arms.  I love seeing you smile, well done.” Bruno: “It was like seeing a child running through a meadow.  I loved it.”  Carrie Ann: “This dance, I don’t know what is.  Magic was happening on the dance floor.  It was gorgeous.  Well done!” SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10   Bruno: 10   Derek: 10 30/30 TOTAL NIGHT 58/60

Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson and pro Alan Bersten for their new dance, a Viennese Waltz to “Lonely” by Noah Cyrus

Judges comments: Bruno: “The poise, the elegance that could be a Vogue cover.  What you did was so beautiful.  Wonderful weightless flow.  Music.”  Carrie Ann: “You are an exceptional young woman, you don’t stop.  Tonight you expressed your vulnerability and it brought the dance to another level.  Derek: “You emoted through the whole dance.  You connected to yourself.  Absolutely exquisite, perfection.” SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10   Bruno: 10   Derek: 10 30/30 TOTAL NIGHT: 57/30

Olympic figure skater and on-air commentator Johnny Weir and pro Britt Stewart for their new dance, a Jazz to “I Lived” by One Republic

Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “Johnny, Britt I loved it, it was amazing. It was wonderful.  It had this feeling of hope.  You have struggled the most and you keep soaring.”  Derek: “First of all it was a difficult routine.  I feel the connection between you and your partner.  That was amazing I want to give it an 11.”  Bruno: “Clean, pure, purity of line, and what I really like you had references.  I mean you did everything I love.  Everything I love was there.” SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10   Bruno: 10    Derek: 10 30/30 TOTAL NIGHT: 57/60

TV host Nev Schulman (“Catfish”) and pro Jenna Johnson for their new dance, a Contemporary to “If the World Was Ending” by JP Saxe and Julia Michaels

Judges comments: Derek: “I was just watching and said wow, this was so wonderful to watch.  Props to all the pros. That was phenomenal.” Bruno: “Come on you have done this before, you cannot be this great.  It was exactly on point, it was wonderful.  I was totally with you.”  Carrie Ann: “Your partner is not a joke, contemporary is her thing.  What was amazing you delivered every single step.  Well done.” SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10   Bruno: 10   Derek: 10 30/30 TOTAL NIGHT:  60/60

GRAMMY®-winning rapper Nelly and pro Daniella Karagach for their new dance, a Jive to “Jump Jive An’ Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Judges comments: Bruno: “I cannot believe it, Nelly you nailed it.  It was miraculous, what a job!”  Carrie Ann: “Nelly what happened, it was incredible, it was a breakthrough.  You had. fire under your foot.  Amazing job.”  Derek: “Dude you nailed that routine, well done!” SCORES: Carrie Ann:  10  Bruno:  10  Derek: 10 SCORES: 30/30 TOTAL NIGHT: 56/60

Kaitlyn Bristowe (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”) and pro Artem Chigvintsev for their new dance, a Contemporary to “Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Chicks

Judges comments: Carrie Ann: “I have been waiting for you to do a Contemporary, you danced from your heart.  It was lovely to see.” Derek: “Thank you for telling your story it was beautiful.” Bruno: “Oh my Darling, powerful, beautiful.  What a fantastic dance.  Have to say we would not have this show without the people backstage.  Fantastic night!”

SCORES: Carrie Ann:  10  Bruno: 10   Derek: 10 TOTAL: 30/30 TOTAL NIGHT: 60/60

RESULTS

The dancers and pro dancers SAFE and in the finale are below!

Nelly and Daniella Karagach
Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev
Justina Machado and Sasha Farber

TYRA ANNOUNCES IN THE BOTTOM

Justina Machado and Sasha Farber

Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart – the lowest scores eliminated immediately!

JUDGES VOTES

Derek saves: Justina Machado and Sasha Farber

Carrie Ann saves: Justina Machado and Sasha Farber

Bruno saves: Justina Machado and Sasha Farber

DOUBLE ELIMINATION TONIGHT

Couple with the lowest scores and eliminated – Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart

Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten Eliminated

THE END!

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