Dancing With the Stars Recap 09/22/20: Season 29 Episode 2 “First Elimination”

Dancing With the Stars Recap 09/22/20: Season 29 Episode 2 "First Elimination"

Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glimmer returns to the ballroom as Dancing With The Stars when season 29 episode 2 of DWTS airs! We have your all-new Monday, September 22, 2020, season 29 Episode 2 Dancing With The Stars recap below! On tonight’s DWTS Season 29 episode 2 “First Elimination,” as per the ABC synopsis, “The 15 celebrity and pro-dancer couples compete a second week with the first elimination of the 2020 season.

Celebrity and pro duos will perform time-honored dances including the Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Jive. The show will begin with a comedic cold open featuring host Tyra Banks and the origins of her “smize” as she teaches the celebrities how to use it through the competition.

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Its another night of Dancing with the stars – Tyra opens thanking everyone for tuning in and massive support and the ratings were off the charts. Next week will be the first theme night and it will be Disney night! Now it is time for the dances!

TV host Nev Schulman (“Catfish”) and pro-Jenna Johnson dancing the Cha Cha to “Dynamite” by BTS

Judges comments: Derek: “By the beard of Zeus that is a lot of chest hair but saying that it was a solid, solid performance to open the show.  One thing watch your shoulders and it will elevate your performance.” Carrie Ann: “Once again you impress me the way you place your hand amazing, well done.” Bruno: I am startled, a bit of manscaping would be a good thing.  Presentation, you are so nimble for footwork.  the gyrations were mind-boggling keep it going.” SCORES: Carrie Ann 7  Derek 7 Bruno TOTAL: 21  BOTH WEEK TOTAL:  41/60

Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson and pro-Alan Bersten dancing the Samba to “Miss Independent” by Neyo

Judges commentsDerek: “A set back sets you up for a come up.  Samba is about balance.  I wonder if you were trying to dance up to him because he is so tall.  Well done!” Bruno: “Baby, my love, listen things happen, it is live all performers have things that don’t go their way.  You work hard, it went wrong tonight but you will be back.” Carrie Ann: “The way you started out I thought you were going to be on the top. Be careful, with your arms.  Don’t let the ballroom scare you.” SCORES: Carrie Ann  5  Derek 5  Bruno 5 TOTAL: 15  BOTH WEEK TOTAL:  36/60

Olympic figure skater and on-air commentator Johnny Weir and pro Britt Stewart dancing the Tango to “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga

Judges comments: Derek: “Loved the Johnny drama.  Watch your frame.  My advice think wrist to arm put.  Good Job, well down.” Bruno: “Gaga oh la la the great lady inspired you.  You were on focus and better.” Carrie Ann: “Johnny okay so there was a moment when you signed and you were totally in it.  It does not feel like you found the floor yet.” SCORES: Carrie Ann  6  Derek 6 Bruno 6 TOTAL:18   BOTH WEEK TOTAL: 36 /60

Actress Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”) and pro Sasha Farber dancing the Rumba to “When You Believe” by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

Judges comments: Derek: “Oh my goodness you are such natural beauty.  Girl, ya.” Bruno: “I love watching you my darling you make me happy.  You dance from the heart.  Watch out your turns.  It is the hardest thing to do.” Carrie Ann: “The power in dance lies in the ability to take people to other places.  I was transformed.  It is beautiful, great choreography.” SCORES: Carrie Ann  7 Derek 7 Bruno 7 TOTAL: 21  BOTH WEEK TOTAL:  42/60

Head coach Monica Aldama (“CHEER”) and pro Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Jive to “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

Judges comments: Derek: “Fun, playful, more kicks, more flicks.  I enjoyed it.” Bruno: “My love you cheered me up.  Your cheerleading quality helped.  The thing it was not there yet. You lost it a couple of times.  But I love the feel you put.” Carrie Ann: “I liked seeing you much more relaxed.  The lifts don’t do.  it distracts from the jive.” SCORES: Carrie Ann 5  Derek 6  Bruno 5 TOTAL: 16  BOTH WEEK TOTAL: 35 /60

Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean and pro Cheryl Burke dancing the Foxtrot to “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin

Judges comments: Derek: “AJ man you are such a showman. A little moment but you saved it well.  Great job!” Bruno: “Foxtrotting to Vegas the rat pack would be proud. I love the energy.  Well done.” Carrie Ann: I loved it, way to go. The nerves as gone you were smooth as silk. SCORES: Carrie Ann 7  Derek 6 Bruno 6 TOTAL: 19  BOTH WEEK TOTAL:  37/60

TV and film actress Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe dancing the Foxtrot to “Counting Stars” by One Republic

Judges comments: Derek: “I loved it, I really felt it.  You want to have all energy from your feet.  There was a lot of energy from the top. Just think about that.  I really enjoyed it.” Bruno: “I was lost,  I was swept away.  There was so much foxtrot. Few things to sort out.”Carrie Ann: What I like so much is the trust you are giving to Keo.  Better this week than last week.

SCORES: Carrie Ann  6 Derek  6 Bruno 6 TOTAL: 18  BOTH WEEK TOTAL: 36 /60

GRAMMY®-winning rapper Nelly and pro Daniella Karagach dancing the Cha Cha to “Let’s Grove” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Judges comments: Derek: “The timing is perfect.  The attention to detail was great.  Good Job!” Bruno: “Your timing is particularly good tonight, you have fantastic musicality.  You have to watch it articulate through the feet.  You’re so talented.” Carrie Ann: “Nelly I can tell you are a hard worker.  Work on your turns, drop your shoulders.  You are the easiest to watch.” SCORES: Carrie Ann 6  Derek 6 Bruno 6 TOTAL:  18  BOTH WEEK TOTAL: 34 /60

Actress Chrishell Stause (“Selling Sunset”) and pro Gleb Savchenko dancing the Rumba to “This is Me” by Keala Settle & “The Greatest Showman” ensemble

Judges comments: Derek: “Your dancing was more confident, more passionate.  Think about your feet each week. Good Job!” Bruno: “Now I am seeing the bombshell emerging you have such beautiful lines.  But, you have to learn to linger. I know you have it, show it to me.” Carrie Ann: “What a difference, you are dancing from your heart.  It does not matter about the lift.” SCORES: Carrie Ann   6 Derek  6 Bruno 6 TOTAL: 28  BOTH WEEK TOTAL: 31/60

NBA superstar Charles Oakley (“The Last Dance”) and pro Emma Slater dancing the Cha Cha to “Never. Too Much” by Luther Vandross

Judges comments: Derek: “Your timing is better, the footwork is better. An improvement!” Bruno: “You need more work and timing but well done!” Carrie Ann: “Watch your focus.  I love it!” SCORES: Carrie Ann 5  Derek 5 Bruno 5 TOTAL: 15   BOTH WEEK TOTAL:  27/60

TV and film actor Jesse Metcalfe and pro Sharna Burgess dancing the Foxtrot to “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac

Judges comments: Derek: “Good job!” Bruno: “Something with the start Mr.Dreamy does it again!  You have to watch your bum.  Work on the technique you have it.” Carrie Ann: “I disagree, I think it was smooth.” SCORES: Carrie Ann 7  Derek 7 Bruno 6 TOTAL: 20   BOTH WEEK TOTAL:  38/60

Emmy® Award-winning host of “The Real” and sideline correspondent on “Holey Moley,” Jeannie Mai and pro Brandon Armstrong dancing the Cha Cha to “Roses” by SAINt JHN

Judges comments: Derek: “In Cha Cha your weight was a little far back.  I like your energy, it was good!” Bruno: “I love it.  It takes two to Tango it works.  A bit of polish but well done.” Carrie Ann: “I wanna say Mama has to go easy on you.  You, what an improvement.  We need to tame you a bit.”SCORES: Carrie Ann 6  Derek  6 Bruno 6 TOTAL: 18  BOTH WEEK TOTAL: 36 /60

Animal activist Carole Baskin (“Tiger King”) and pro Pasha Pashkov dancing the Viennese Waltz to “What’s New Pussycat” by Tom Jones

Judges comments: Derek: “That was a big improvement, it really was.  This dance suits you.  I was impressed.”  Bruno: “She got more gold than the tiger reserve.  Yoru performance shined there was hope.” Carrie Ann: I really like it, yes it was simple.  I loved it when you were in hold overall well done. SCORES: Carrie Ann 6  Derek 5 Bruno 5 TOTAL: 16   BOTH WEEK TOTAL: 27 /60

Super Bowl Champion Vernon Davis and pro Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Foxtrot to “We Found Love!” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris

Judges comments: Derek: “Shaping, you started out well.  I want a little more intensity,  I enjoyed it!” Bruno: “Beware there is a new bull on the block and he is not messing around.  You have to work on shaping.  Shoulder back.  I know you will do it.  I know you have it.” Carrie Ann: “I loved that you corrected it yourself. Bigger, I want to see bigger.” SCORES: Carrie Ann 6  Derek 6 Bruno 6 TOTAL: 18   BOTH WEEK TOTAL:  35/60

Kaitlyn Bristowe (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”) and pro Artem Chigvintsev dancing the Foxtrot to “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

Judges comments: Derek: “I love to see the dancer in.  It was beautiful” Bruno: “The quality of movements, it had a classical ballet movement.” Carrie Ann: “If that is how you dance with an injured foot it was fabulous.  More please.” SCORES: Carrie Ann  7 Derek  8 Bruno 7 TOTAL: 22   BOTH WEEK TOTAL:  42/60

RESULTS

Safe

Kaitlyn Bristowe (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”) and pro-Artem Chigvintsev 

Super Bowl Champion Vernon Davis and pro-Peta Murgatroyd 0

Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean and pro-Cheryl Burke 

Actress Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”) and pro-Sasha Farber 

TV and film actor Jesse Metcalfe and pro-Sharna Burgess 

Olympic figure skater and on-air commentator Johnny Weir and pro-Britt Stewart 

Head coach Monica Aldama (“CHEER”) and pro-Val Chmerkovskiy 

GRAMMY®-winning rapper Nelly and pro-Daniella Karagach 

Emmy® Award-winning host of “The Real” and sideline correspondent on “Holey Moley,” Jeannie Mai and pro-Brandon Armstrong 

TV host Nev Schulman (“Catfish”) and pro-Jenna Johnson 

TV and film actress Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe

Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson and pro-Alan Bersten 

Actress Chrishell Stause (“Selling Sunset”) and pro-Gleb Savchenko 

ON THE BOTTOM

Animal activist Carole Baskin (“Tiger King”) and pro-Pasha Pashkov 

NBA superstar Charles Oakley (“The Last Dance”) and pro-Emma Slater 

Now the judges will decide which couple to save

Carrie Ann – Carole Baskin (“Tiger King”) and pro-Pasha Pashkov

BrunoCharles Oakley (“The Last Dance”) and pro-Emma Slater 

Derek – Carole Baskin (“Tiger King”) and pro-Pasha Pashkov

SENT HOME TONIGHT – Charles Oakley (“The Last Dance”) and pro-Emma Slater 

Make sure to come back next week for DWTS Disney Night!

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