The present kicked off with the professionals performing a fairy-tale-inspired dance to “Love Story (Taylor’s Model)” choreographed by Mandy Moore — who additionally labored with Swift, 33, to choreograph her Eras Tour. Previous to the contestants stepping on the ballroom flooring, Swift herself shared some words of encouragement for the contestants.
“Hey guys it’s Taylor. I simply wish to say thanks a lot for having this me-themed night time on Dancing With the Stars,” the pop star relayed in a video message. “I can’t wait to see what your wonderful choreographers and my pal Mandy Moore have in retailer. I so want I may very well be there.”
Alyson Hannigan — who declared herself the competitors’s largest Swiftie — couldn’t include her pleasure to bounce within the particular episode.
“I heard there’s going to be a Taylor Swift night time. I used to be like, oh, that’s my dream. I’ve to make that. And right here we’re,” the actress, 49, mentioned in a confessional whereas repping her Eras Tour live performance T-shirt. “My youngsters and I all love her music. That night time once we acquired to see her in live performance was so particular for all three of us. That’s the one artist we are able to play and never be like, oh, change this music.”
Whereas Hannigan didn’t execute her “You Belong With Me” themed cha cha completely, the judges noticed how a lot she channeled Swift’s Fearless period.
“Oh my darling, you have been clearly impressed by Taylor,” choose Bruno Tonioli informed Hannigan. “Watching your promo for the romantic comedy when Alyson met Sasha within the cha-cha. And that was proper. You have been so into it. You have been racing via it, my darling.”
“Bringing that complete enviornment is what we have to do with this Argentine tango,” the singer, 46, mentioned to accomplice Daniella Karagach. “That is our redemption dance. We have to make the best comeback in Dancing With the Stars historical past.”
Which Mraz in the end delivered as he obtained his first good rating of the season.
“That had every thing. It had all of the strikes,” Derek Hough gushed earlier than the pair’s scores have been revealed. “The arrogance that you just had on that very first second while you spun her round, I used to be in the entire time. My man Jason Mraz is again!”
Along with their first spherical of dances, the contestants additionally carried out in a dance relay for additional factors on their whole rating. Ariana Madix and Xochitl Gomez confronted off with a Viennese waltz to “Lover” whereas Hannigan and Harry Jowsey danced a jive to “Shake It Off” and Mraz and Charity Lawson carried out a cha-cha to “Lavender Haze.” Gomez, 17, Hannigan, and Mraz received their respective dances and added three factors to their whole rating.
On the finish of the night, Jowsey, 26, and Rylee Arnold had the bottom rating and were eliminated, simply lacking out on making it to the semi-finals.
“It’s been so particular. I can’t imagine we’ve made it this far,” Jowsey mirrored on his expertise. “For Rylee’s first season, it’s so unbelievable to see her stay out her desires.”
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