'Dancing with the Stars' Janet Jackson Night was full of rhythm & heartbreak
by Kim Krober
As the eight remaining couples twirled closer to the Semi-Finals on Dancing with the Stars, this week brought a tribute to Janet Jackson and another surprising double elimination. It was an interesting first for the program to see the dance pros challenged with choreographing ballroom dances to the innovative hits of Miss Jackson, but they rose to the occasion admirably. The opening dance to "Nasty" set the tone for the evening, and I almost didn't recognize Tyra Banks in her Janet outfit!
Let's see how your favorites fared on this eighth week of competition:
Jimmie Allen & Emma Slater, Cha-Cha
Suni Lee & Sasha Farber, Samba
Melora Hardin & Artem Chigvintsev, Paso Doble
Olivia Jade & Val Chmerkovskiy, Argentine Tango
Cody Rigsby & Cheryl Burke, Paso Doble
Amanda Kloots & Alan Bersten, Jazz
Iman Shumpert & Daniella Karagach, Cha-Cha
JoJo Siwa & Jenna Johnson, Salsa
Aside from their solo dances, each couple was also tasked with learning a second dance for the Dance-Off this week. The remaining contestants were divided into four groups of two couples, with a different dance style and judge assigned to each who would award bonus points to the winners.
Jimmie Allen & Emma Slater vs. Suni Lee & Sasha Farber, Salsa
Winners: +2 to Suni & Sasha
JoJo Siwa & Jenna Johnson vs. Olivia Jade & Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumba
Winner: +2 to JoJo & Jenna
Iman Shumpert & Daniella Karagach vs. Melora Hardin & Artem Chigvintsev, Foxtrot
Winners: +2 to Melora & Artem
Amanda Kloots & Alan Bersten vs. Cody Rigsby & Cheryl Burke, Cha-Cha
Winners: +2 to Amanda & Alan
Do you think the right contestant went home? Keep voting for your favorites!