Shocking Double Elimination on DWTS

October 31, 2017 - 6:30am

Dancing with the Stars handed out a shocking elimination last night for Halloween Night. Each of the eight remaining couples performed a solo dance before they split into two groups and presented their group freestyle dances for the judges: Team Monster Mash (comprised of Terrell Owens, Jordan Fisher, Lindsey Stirling and Nikki Bella) first performed and earned a 24/30 before Team Phantom of the Ballroom (comprised of Victoria Arlen, Vanessa Lachey, Frankie Muniz and Drew Scott) took the floor and was awarded a 30/30.

The ballroom was filled with excitement after judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli each gave perfect scores to Team Phantom of the Ballroom, but the cheering quickly turned to boos when co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced the double elimination.

"A bit of a surprise here," Bergeron said before the four contestants in jeopardy - Scott, Owens, Lachey and Bella - learned their fate.

After Scott and Owens were announced as safe, audiences suspected that a third pairing would also move onto week eight before Bergeron announced the shocker. "Vanessa and [Maksim Chmerkovskiy], Nikki and Artem [Chigvintsev], on this seventh week of competition," Bergeron said before taking a long pause, "it is a double elimination. You're both going home!"

After the two couples were told that they were going home, a visibly emotional Lachey - who earned a 24/30 for her final dance (paso doble) - took her place in the center of the ballroom with Bella - who also earned a 24/30 for her final dance (jive) - where the duo hugged each other before Chmerkovskiy and Chigvintsev joined them for a group embrace.

Next week, the six remaining couples will add a DWTS alum to their partnerships for Trio Week.

The scores last night:

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: 30/30
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: 30/30
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy 27/30
Drew Scott and Emma Slater: 27/30
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: 27/30
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke: 25/30
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev: 24/30
Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovkiy: 24/ 30


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See The Performances:

Opening Number:

Victoria And Val's Waltz:

Jordan And Lindsay's Paso:

Nikki And Artem's Jive:

Vanessa And Maks' Paso:

Terrell And Cheryl's Tango:

Lindsey And Mark's Paso:

Frankie And Witney's Contemporary:

Drew And Emma's Charleston:

Team Monster Mash:

Team Phantom Of The Ballroom: