News Column

DWTS Recap: Judd, Hughley Struggle; Pickler, Coleman, Jones Lead

Page 2 of 1

Country star Wynonna Judd, with partner Tony Dovolani, and comedian D.L. Hughley, with partner Cheryl Burke, could be eliminated on tonight's (April 2) "Dancing with the Stars" results show. The two couples received the lowest scores from the judges during Monday's "prom night" episode. Wynonna and Tony got 15 points and D.L. and Cheryl earned 16 out of 30. The couple earning the lowest combined score of viewers' votes and judges' points will be eliminated on tonight's show, which airs at 9 p.m. on ABC.

At the top of leader board after Monday's show were singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough with 25 points. Close behind were celebrities Jacoby Jones and Zendaya Coleman, earning 24 points each. Aly Raisman and Victor Ortiz received 23 points each. Sean Lowe and Ingo Rademacher received 21 each. Andy Dick and Lisa Vanderpump got 18 points each.

Here's a recap of the third week show, April 1:

Judges are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Hosts are Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet. A total of 30 points, 10 from each judge, are available for each dance.

Country star Wynonna Judd and reigning DWTS champ Tony Dovolani got 15 points, 5 from each judge, for their low-energy samba. Carrie Ann: "I asked for wild. We got wild outfits. Wild pole dancing. But the rest of the dance was kind of a whisper." Len: "You look magnificent but you don't move." Bruno: "It was a bit sedated." There was a tense moment between Len and Tony. Tony snapped "no you don't" when Len said he knew how hard it was. Week-two score: 18 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 18 points, Cha Cha Cha.

Almost-50-year-old actor and comedian D.L. Hughley and two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke got 16 points, 6 from Carrie Ann and 5s from Bruno and Len, for their salsa. Len: "It was as untidy as a teenager's bedroom." Bruno said D.L.'s hi action looked more like a "hip replacement." Carrie Ann was more encouraging, reminding her fellow judges that this show was about teaching people who aren't dancers how to dance. "D.L. you are making baby steps... I see an improvement," she said. D.L. said it was hard for him to move his hips because anytime he did he'd have a baby. He said hip action reminds him of child support. Week-two score: 16 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 12 points, Cha Cha Cha

Actor Andy Dick and new pro Sharna Burgess received 18 points, 6 from each judge, for their Cha Cha Cha. Sharna wore a Cat Woman-style spandex outfit and Andy tore off his shirt and exposed his sculpted (No, I'm not April Fooling) abs at the end of dance. Shenanigans at Prom! "You're like a sneeze. You know it's coming but there's nothing you can do about it," Len said. "I feel better after watching you than I did before... Any connection to the Cha Cha was coincidence." Bruno said most of the dance was "off" but the "entertainment value: fully on." Carrie Ann: "The only way to win is to try. And you try with your whole heart and soul." Week-two score: 20 points, jazz. Week-one score: 17, foxtrot.

Beverly Hills' Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump and new pro Gleb Savchenko earned 21 points, 7 from each judge, for their Viennese Waltz. Len said "I liked the feel of it," but he criticized her posture. Bruno: "It's much better but you missed a few passes." Carrie Ann: "I love watching you two." Week two score: 18, jive. Week-one score: 18, Foxtrot.

"The Bachelor" Sean Lowe, who is now engaged to his top bachelorette Catherine, and Peta Murgatroyd received 21 points, 7 from each judge, for their Cha Cha Cha to "YMCA." Len loved the attitude but wants him to work on his feet. Carrie Ann said he performed with "gutso." Bruno has a new crush. Week-one: 20 points, jive. Week-one score: 19 points for their Foxtrot.

"General Hospital" soap star Ingo Rademacher and two-time DWTS winner Kym Johnson got 21 points for their Paso Doble. Carrie Ann wants Ingo to work on his core strength to improve his posture. Len agreed but said: "There's more to cheer than jeer." Bruno appreciated the "powerful" positions and the rebellious ditch-the-prom fantasy of the dance. Week-two score: 20 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 20 points, contemporary dance

Olympian and gymnastic standout Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas, a two-time DWTS champ, earned 23 points, 7 from Carrie Ann and 8 from Bruno and Len, for their romantic Viennese Waltz. Len said he'd been impressed with Aly's other dances but tonight... "not so much." Everyone looked shocked. The crowd booed. Then a smiling Len shouted: "April Fools." Everyone laughed. When Carrie Ann encouraged Aly to stay in character more, both Len and Bruno jumped in and loudly disagreed. Week-two score: 24 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 21 points, Cha Cha Cha.

Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold, of "So You Think You Can Dance" fame, got 23 points, 8s from Carrie Ann and Bruno and 7 from Len, for their contemporary dance. Victor said it was hard to show his softer side in the dance. "I come from a different world. Not so friendly or lovey," Victor said. Bruno stood and clapped at the end of the dance. Carrie Ann: "Victor, you're a dancer." Len: "I was pleasantly surprised... your best dance so far." Bruno: "Strong, gentle... wonderful ease of movement." Week-two score: 18, jive. Week-one score: 18, Fox Trot.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff earned 24 points, 8 from each judge, for their rumba. The judges were all impressed with Jacoby's romantic side. Bruno: "You were smoldering." Carrie Ann: "You have incredible artistry." Len: "I can't believe it... It had refinement."Week-two score: 23 points, jazz. Week-one score: 20 points, Cha Cha Cha.

Teen star Zendaya Coleman, 16 years old, and Val Chmerkovskiy earned 24 points for their Viennese Waltz. Bruno called it enchanting and charming. Carrie Ann loved the emotional connection Zendaya has with the moves. Len called her dancing natural but said he prefers more dancing "in the hold" for the Viennese Waltz. Week-two score: 26 points, jive. Week-one score: 24 points, Contemporary dance.

Former "American Idol" star Kellie Pickler and 3-time DWTS champ Derek Hough earned 25 points for their extremely fast jive. Len gave them 9 points. Carrie Ann and Bruno awarded the couple 8. Bruno: "You're sharper than a Samuria sword." Carrie Ann: "That was ridiculously amazing... that was the fastest routine I've ever seen." Len: "You, officially, are the queen of the prom." Week-two score: 26 points, jazz. Week-one score: 21 points, Cha Cha Cha.

LEFT THE SHOW ON WEEK TWO

Former ice skating sensation Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus dropped out of the competition on the first results show of the season. Week-one score: 21 points for their contemporary dance. Total two-week score: 36 out of 60. Had Dorothy and Tristan not left the show, the couple with the lowest combined two-week score of judges' points and viewers' votes would have been eliminated. Either Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold or Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko would have been eliminated. Though, comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke had the lowest judges' score, 12 points, in week one and earned the second lowest judges' score, 16 points, on March 25, viewers gave them enough votes to remain in the competition.

Story Tools