Last week we said goodbye to the first casualty of Dancing With the Stars Season 17, Keyshawn Johnson, but this week, the slate has been wiped clean as the celebs prepare to tackle Hollywood Night!
Each DWTS pair will take on a different decade, using classic movie music, in the ballroom. Sadly, Bill Nye has been seriously injured, and we have a feeling he's going to have to bow out of the competition at the top of the hour, in which case there might not be a normal elimination this week. But that doesn't mean these celebs can afford to play is safe.
We though Snooki was going to be an early front-runner, but her lackluster performance last week and the fact that she narrowly escaped the Bottom Three means she needs to kick her Hollywood dance into overdrive. Meanwhile, comedian Bill Engvall, who was in the Bottom Two last week, can't afford to make a mistake if he expects to be in the ballroom for another week.
Here's the list of who's dancing what, based on what we know so far:
Christina Milian and Mark Ballas: Charleston
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke: Cha-Cha
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd: Quickstep
Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy: Foxtrot
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff: Quickstep
Amber Riley and Derek Hough: Charleston
Bill Engvall and Emma Slater: Paso Doble
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber: TBA
Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus: TBA
Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein: TBA
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani: TBA
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8:00 — Tristan MacManus as Freddie Mercury? Yes, please!
8:03 — Can the pros just dance for the next two hours?
8:03 — "You've gotta love the old flapper look. It's so great." Brooke Burke, what are you saying?
8:04 — Tony and Leah are performing a James Bond-themed Rumba. This Rumba actually sounds like the perfect dance for Lea — it's slow and sensual.
8:06 — Leah Remini as a Bond girl — yay or nay?
8:06 — OK, so we don't typically have nice things to say about the house band, but this season they've been much better. "Skyfall" isn't an easy song to sing.
8:07 — And Lea and Tony are rolling around on the floor...
8:08 — "I loved the chemistry," said Len. "Very, very well done."
8:08 — Aww. I forgot how much I missed Tony.
8:09 — "You guys turned up the steam notch to full steam ahead!" Oy, Carrie Ann.
8:10 — 8-8-8 for Leah and Tony. It's still a little high for Week 3, but maybe guest judge Julianne Hough can knock some sense into these judges next week.
8:14 — So Brant is suffering from a sprained foot, and Bill Nye nearly tore his ACL... yikes!
8:15 — Karina and Corbin are tackling the Quickstep — and it might be the fastest Quickstep the show has ever attempted. Karina is crazy!
8:16 — I love how they're trying to convince us Corbin is "struggling" this week.
8:17 — The return of the sepia filter!
8:18 — Now THAT was impressive. It's going to be hard to beat Corbin this season.
8:20 — 9-8-9 for Karina and Corbin!
8:27 — Elizabeth and Val's Foxtrot is kind of adorable, but then the judges went and used every airplane pun in the book, so I'm over it.
8:30 — "That was chicken soup to the eyes!" Tom's response? "OK..."
8:31 — Also, Elizabeth and Val talk in hashtags... why?
8:31 — 8-9-8 for Elizabeth and Val's high-flying Foxtrot! (See what I did there?)
8:38 — So Brant was robbed at gunpoint?! At least he gave the robber his Latin dance shoes.
8:39 — It's not so easy to do a Quickstep on a sprained foot. Props to Brant.
8:40 — "You were the no stress express!" Has Len completely checked out this week or what?
8:41 — "Neil Patrick Harris better watch his back!" Carrie Ann, no. NPH is untouchable.
8:42 — 9-9-9 for Brant and Peta! (And that was on an injury...)
8:48 — Tristan and Valerie's Cha-Cha has the best theme ever: Grace Kelly meets Freddie Mercury.
8:48 — I just love Tristan. He's the best partner.
8:50 — OK, so that wasn't a very good Cha-Cha, but Valerie looked adorable, and that had to count for something, right?
8:50 — "You made a lot of mistakes tonight, but you look great!" Yep, pretty much.
8:52 — "It was like flying coach on a cheap airline."
8:52 — 6-5-5 for Valerie and Tristan. Valerie takes every score with such humility and grace. It's amazing.
8:57 — Bill and Emma make a great pair. They're both hilarious. "Do you know what Paso Doble is?"/"It sounds like a Mexican food dish."
8:58 — "I already turned a British girl into a redneck."
9:00 — I'm thoroughly entertained by this Paso.
9:00 — "You came out all guns blazing!" This week is especially pun-heavy!
9:02 — 8-8-8 for Bill and Emma!
9:04 — Derek and Amber are dancing the Charleston!
9:09 — How adorable are these two? This might be my favorite routine of the season — so far!
9:11 — I think that was the first "razzle dazzle" comment from Len this season...
9:12 — Carrie Ann and Bruno tell Amber she needs to work on her "bottom half."
9:12 — 8-8-8 for Amber and Derek!
9:13 — "You're playing a pimp, and I'm your bitch!" This Cha-Cha is going to be interesting.
9:14 — I appreciate that Cheryl and Jack went for '70's Hollywood — less glam, more porno-tastic.
9:16 — Jack kind of did the splits, right?
9:17 — "You've got to watch your hip action, my darling."
9:18 — "It was good, but it was not your best at all." Carrie Ann is getting more critical in this second hour.
9:19 — 7-7-8 for Cheryl and Jack!
9:24 — "That's just the way my word cloud works." Dear Tom, never change.
9:25 — Christina, don't kid yourself. We all know you as the social media corespondent from The Voice!
9:26 — This kind of makes the entire dance about Mark, no? I'm not sure if I like that.
9:28 — That being said, Christina did do a solid job with that Charleston. It was the most personality we've seen from her all season.
9:29 — Len wanted to see more Charleston. It, of course, makes him nostalgic for his childhood.
9:29 — 9-8-9 for Christina and Mark!
9:34 — "It's Future Girl and Future Guy!" Bill Nye is still the Science Guy, everybody.
9:35 — "When I hear how much he went through, I have to ask: Has he see the trophy?" Love you, Tom. Mean it.
9:36 — "After space is heaven." Oy. There's the Snooki we all know and love!
9:37 — Snooki stepped it up. This is a great Quickstep. Just watch the duck face, Snooks!
9:38 — What was that cartwheel?! Amazing. I think it made JWOWW cry a little.
9:39 — Mark Ballas is not impressed.
9:39 — 9-8-8 for Snooki and Sasha!
9:44 — How is Bill Nye even dancing?
9:45 — "People don't regret what they do. They regret what they don't do." And this is why Bill Nye was my childhood idol.
9:47 — Bill Nye is up all night to get lucky, apparently. I gotta give him props for dancing with a tear in his quad because that probably hurts a heck of a lot.
9:49 — There wasn't any Jazz in that routine, but it was fun! That's what it's all about, amirite?
9:49 — 6-5-5 for Bill and Tyne!
9:50 — Bill Nye even made the robot dance look cool. This is kind of like a win-win for him.
9:56 — Christina and Mark are in jeopardy?! Whoa. Mark does not look happy.
9:57 — Brant and Peta are safe!
9:58 — So who's going home this week? The next eliminated contestant is... BILL NYE.
9:58 — Wow. That was not expected. Yes, Bill was injured, but he definitely had one of the largest fanbases.
9:59 — "Thank you all very much. Thank you for keeping me in for this long."
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