‘Dancing with the Stars’ recap: Chaka Khan first eliminated in two-night event — who’s next?

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Dancing With the Stars” is sending its first two dancers home in this week’s two-night event. On Monday night, music legend Chaka Khan was unexpectedly ousted. She had ranked third in our predictions with 14/1 odds based on only 7% of users betting on her to exit. But someone will join her on the chopping block Tuesday night. Who will it be?

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An overwhelming 59% of our users think “Real Housewives” star Kim Zolciak Biermann is a goner, giving her odds of 2/3. Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is next with 9/2 odds and 19% of users picking him for elimination. Of those two, Espinoza got the lower score on Monday night; the judges gave him 17 out of 30 for his jive; that put him next to last on the leaderboard, just ahead of Khan, who scored 15 for her foxtrot before getting the boot. Biermann, however, improved in week two, getting 19 points for her quickstep, up from a lowly 13 for her first dance on premiere night.

Predicting the “DWTS” season premiere last week, 10 of our users tied with 67% accuracy: RicosMamaLills50GamerWithFluffBrulash82,VinnyMaxETPhoneHomeJed ReiferAin’t No Elitist and BRAN12. Of those, only one user anticipated Khan’s low score and elimination this week: Ain’t No Elitist, who may move up in our overall predictions leaderboard as a result, but with another elimination yet to be announced, there’s still a chance for the others’ bets to pay off.

Picking Biermann to exit are RicosMama, GamerWithFluff, Brulash82, Vinny, JedReifer and BRAN12. In the minority predicting celebrity chef Paula Deen is Max.

At the top of the leaderboard Monday night was wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin for the second week in a row, but the contestants will dance again on Tuesday night before the next elimination, so we’ll see if she can hold on to the top spot. Irwin scored 25 out of 30 from the judges, but three dancers were right behind her with a score of 24: Alexa PenaVega, Carlos PenaVega and Tamar Braxton. How will they do on Tuesday night?

Below is the complete rundown of Monday night’s scores. After Tuesday night’s second elimination our predictions center will reopen for you to predict next week’s results.

Bindi Irwin – 25
Tamar Braxton – 24
Alexa PenaVega – 24
Carlos PenaVega – 24
Alek Skarlatos – 23
Hayes Grier – 22
Nick Carter – 21
Andy Grammer – 21
Paula Deen – 19
Kim Zolciak Biermann – 19
Gary Busey – 18
Victor Espinoza – 17
Chaka Khan – 15

In our “Dancing with the Stars” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions each week:

Which celebrity will be eliminated?

Who will receive the HIGHEST score from the judges?

Who will receive the LOWEST score from the judges?

Who will win ‘Dancing with the Stars’?

At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, so it’s beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.

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Photos: Chaka Khan and Keo Motsepe, “Dancing with the Stars.” Credit: ABC


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