Dancing With The Stars S28 Power Rankings (Round 9)
Nov 18, 2019
- Ding dong, the Spicey’s gone! Which old Spice? The Sean Spice.
12. Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold (Jenna Johnson) (2nd Dance)- “And I’ll be gone, gone tonight.” We love foreshadowing.
11. Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold (Jenna Johnson) (1st Dance)- Haha. The only thing more cringeworthy than the stupid grin he always puts on his face is when he tries to be serious and stern. It only adds to the stiffness he has, and made me actually prefer the creepy grin. Oh well. Don’t have to see any of his face anymore anyway.
10. Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten (1st Dance)- This was well danced, but I just wish we could get just a bit more emotional commitment to the character of the dance. She got more into it as it went on, but I think Hannah really needs to dig deep if she wants to emerge as our winner. She has the fans votes, now she just needs to win over new fans for that final vote in a few weeks, assuming she makes it..
9. Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko (1st Dance)- Lauren has vastly improved since the beginning, and while others are starting to stand out over her a bit, she’s doing her personal best, and always committing to the character. Pair her facial expressions with Hannah’s footwork, and you have the perfect blend.
8. James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater (1st Dance)- James let the music get away from him a few times, but he always seems to dance pretty effortlessly. As far as ability is concerned, there’s nobody this season with the technique that James has, and therefore, this was a great way to kick off the night.
7. Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson (1st Dance)- This was a bit sloppier than some of Kel’s past routines, but I think this song allowed for a bit of the grittiness, and I liked to see a more serious side of Kel. The choreography was really cool, and allowed Kel to get into a cool character. Some pasos end up being boring, but I rather enjoyed this one.
6. Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko (2nd Dance)- This was a beautiful routine from Lauren, and I think it showed off a lot of Lauren’s elegance that is clearly there behind all the bubblyness. She did a great job and, as much as I think landing in the bottom two may hurt her chances of making the finale, this could be the ticket that saves her.
5. James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater (2nd Dance)- Like his first dance, there were a few moments where the synchronization was off in the beginning, but he definitely got his groove, and ended on a high note. He proves once again how versatile he is, and how impeccable his technique is.
4. Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten (2nd Dance)- Hannah FINALLY nailed the emotion behind a dance, and it really showed. This was her most sophisticated routine of the season, and I’m happy she got scored with three tens for this one. If only Len hadn’t given her a 9. I think she’ll be in our finale regardless.
3. Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson (2nd Dance)- Kel has improved so so much, and every single time he comes out with a routine like this, emanating pure joy and flow, it just makes me happy. He’s come a long way. Well done, Kel.
2. Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber (1st Dance)- It’s fitting that Ally had her best night of the season on Girl Group week. Not only was she not in the bottom two, but she got two perfect scores and got to dance to a girl group song. And it was the freaking Spice Girls. I think Ally is always a bit overscored, but she brought her A-game this week.
1. Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber (2nd Dance)- This was the routine of the night. Felt modern, while showing off lots of great ballroom steps. It felt like a party, and definitely showcased the best side of Ally, which is the spunky, fun loving pop star. I might not be as much in Ally’s corner as the judges, but if she wins, I won’t have a problem, as I also love Sasha. I hope she gets the votes.
Now that Spicey is gone, I think it gets much harder to say which one of these pairs is the “worst.” I think, based on who has been in the bottom, James and Hannah are therefore safe, and Kel should be too, considering he hasn’t been in the bottom from the very beginning. I think, since Lauren ended up in the bottom this week, this eludes to her probably getting less votes than Hannah, James, and Kel, and in a bottom two scenario of Lauren and Ally, I think the judges send Lauren home unfortunately.
Going Home- Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko
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