A sultry shakedown is coming on Dancing With the Stars Season 18, Week 7’s Latin Night. Guest judge Ricky Martin will be in the ballroom for the first of the double dances, including a team routine. All of the seven remaining pairs will dance on Monday, April 28, but the story is already over for one pair, based on the Week 6 scores and votes.
Who will be the Latin lover leaving?
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke left on Week 6’s Party Anthem Night, after having the lowest score of the previous Disney Night. This had been an unusual season up to that point, with a double elimination, voluntary withdrawal, no elimination, and the surprise exit of Cody Simpson and Witney Carson. But are we back on a track of less shocking eliminations, where whoever is at the bottom goes home?
Here’s the leaderboard after Week 6:
Meryl & Maks — 40
Amy & Derek — 38
Danica & Val — 36
Charlie & Sharna — 36
James & Peta — 35
NeNe & Tony — 33
Candace & Mark — 32
If the lowest score sends you home again, then it’s curtains for Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas. They were in the “not necessarily the bottom two” this week with Drew and Cheryl, but we don’t really know their status with voters. For all we know, they were never in danger. Besides, these scores are pretty close. There’s only one point between Candace and Mark and NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani, and only two up to James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd, with a gentle climb up to the rest. There are no runaways this week. So we could be in for a surprise.
If we had to guess, we’d say the bottom two on the leaderboard are most in danger. But Candace has survived being on the bottom before, so it may be NeNe who falls victim. Then again, NeNe has her own loyal fan base. But when James and the passionate Jeta fans are right above them, it’s hard to see who else would be leaving. Could we see a shocker, like Charlie White or Danica McKellar going home?
Who do you think is leaving on Week 7? Candace? NeNe? Someone else? Vote in the poll below!
DWTS Season 18 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.