‘Dancing with the Stars’ Guilty Pleasures Night recap: Celebs revealed secret indulgences, but who went home? [UPDATING LIVE]

The 11 celebrities who survived last week’s two-night “Dancing with the Stars” event could breathe easy. This week they only had to learn one dance instead of two. Since the remaining contestants had half the workload all of these dances were perfect, right — straight 10s across the board? Scroll down for our complete minute-by-minute recap of the show.

Okay, it might still be a little early for 10s, even if most or all of the routines are significant improvements from last week. But maybe not — “Latin Night” last Tuesday gave us the season’s first 9 from a most unlikely place: not frontrunners Lindsey Stirling or Jordan Fisher, but Frankie Muniz, whose cha cha earned him the highest score of the evening and the highest score of the season so far (two 8s and a 9 for a total of 25 out of 30).

While those celebs and more fought for the top of the leaderboard, others were fighting just to stay alive. Athletes Terrell Owens and Derek Fisher have had relatively low scores all season, while wrestler Nikki Bella received the lowest judges’ score on “Latin Night” after a promising first two performances this season. Going into Monday night’s show our users predicted Owens would be eliminated from the competition and also get the lowest judges’ score, while Jordan Fisher was forecast to receive the high score for the third time.

The theme of this week’s show was “Guilty Pleasures,” with each contestant performing a routine inspired by their secret indulgences. How did they do? Find out below in our live blog, featuring commentary by me as well as Gold Derby contributors Jeffrey Kare and Cordell MartinAll times listed are Eastern.

Daniel Montgomery, 7:56pm — It’s almost showtime for “Dancing with the Stars” “Guilty Pleasures Night.”

Cordell Martin, 7:58pm — I think we’ll be saying bye to an athlete tonight.

DM, 8:03pm — “DWTS” slightly delayed by an ABC News update on the East Coast about the horrific Las Vegas shooting. I suspect we’ll see the impact of the violence felt in tonight’s show — admittedly tough to celebrate “Guilty Pleasures” immediately following such a terrible event.

DM, 8:05pm –“The show must go on,” said Tom Bergeron at the start of the show, but it goes on with the victims of the Las Vegas attack very much in mind.

DM, 8:07pm — Wow, two big announcements upfront: Maksim Chmerkovskiy is out due to an unspecified personal issue — Alan Bersten is stepping in for him — and there will be no elimination tonight after all!

Drew Scott and Emma Slater – Argentine Tango – “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

DM, 8:09pm — HGTV star Drew Scott’s guilty pleasure is apparently TV crime dramas. He interrogated Emma about whether he’s a good dancer — plead the fifth?

DM, 8:10pm — I’ve got a soft spot for this song, and have ever since it was featured in “Scream.” So I was surprised his guilty pleasure wasn’t horror movies.

DM, 8:11pm — Tom Bergeron gives Drew Scott a chance to speak as a Las Vegas resident, he sent his thoughts to the victims and survivors.

JUDGESLen Goodman said, “Last week was your best dance, and you’ve come out with the same standard … You’re on a roll.” Bruno Tonioli added, “You cracked the case!” And Carrie Ann Inaba concluded, “You just showed everybody how going first is done.”

SCORES — Carrie Ann (8), Len (7), Bruno (8) = 23 out of 30

CM, 8:14pm — I’m on the fence with this routine. Was a bit too slow in the beginning but began to pick up towards the end.

Jeffrey Kare, 8:14pm — While not outstanding, I thought it was fine overall. Loved hearing the theme music from “Scream.”

DM, 8:15pm — Those 8s did seem somewhat generous. It was a solid routine, but I still felt like it should have been in the 7 range.

CM, 8:18pm — Me too.

Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess – Cha Cha – “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

DM, 8:18pm — No surprise based on the song choice, Derek Fisher’s guilty pleasure is reruns of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Sharna wants to “have fun and let loose.”

CM, 8:21pm — This would’ve worked better as a jazz.

JUDGES: Bruno started by saying, “You really popped tonight.” Carrie Ann added, “It was bootylicious … and you’re finally understanding what we’ve been talking about … Naturally you are a dancer.” Len concluded, “If Will Smith’s watching this show he’d be proud of you, and so am I.”

JK, 8:22pm — I thought Derek seemed energetic tonight.

CM, 8:23pm — I agree. He was off timing a bit.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (7), Len (7), Bruno (7) = 21 out of 30

DM, 8:24pm — I didn’t like it quite as much of the judges in their comments. I didn’t see quite as much cha cha in it, and he looked a little lost at a couple of moments, though I think those 7s were fair.

CM, 8:25pm — Well I guess no one is getting less than a 7 tonight then because the first two dances were a bit over-scored in my opinion.

JK, 8:26pm — Maybe the judges are viewing tonight’s show as a relief from the horrific events that took place in Las Vegas last night.

Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep – “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba

DM, 8:28pm — “I really don’t like this song,” said Val about Victoria’s choice of guilty-pleasure song, but “Tubthumping” “motivated” her when she was bullied in school.

JUDGES — Carrie Ann opened up the comments by saying, “I think you’re totally on a path towards a 10.” Len added, “Great entertainment and fun,” but he wanted to see more body contact between Val and Victoria. And Bruno concluded, “It was like watching Victoria’s sweet revenge … You went for it, and I loved that … Because of the speed, you lost the body contact and the frame.”

JK, 8:34pm — Now that was energetic, terrific staging!

CM, 8:34pm — Not bad. I was impressed with Victoria’s footwork.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (8), Len (7), Bruno (7) = 22 out of 30

DM, 8:36pm — I think I liked that a little better than the judges. I would have rated that a bit higher than Drew, who got the higher score.

CM, 8:36pm — I agree.

JK, 8:36pm — Yeah, I thought Victoria seemed a bit underscored this week.

CM, 8:37pmI feel that the judges are going to be really generous to the stars who’ve been consistently at the bottom (Nick, Terrell, Derek).

Vanessa Lachey and Alan Bersten – Jazz – “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

DM, 8:40pm — Vanessa’s guilty pleasure is having silly girls’ nights with her friends. Her other guilty pleasure this week is cheating on her regular partner Maks with his substitute Alan this week.

JUDGES — Len said, “Everybody had fun watching that … Once you got into hold with Alan I thought it was a terrific routine.” Bruno added, “Mommy keeps getting yummier … It had the timeless, slick elegance of a Motown girl band.” Carrie Ann concluded, “You had two wobbles … The way you mounted up [into a left]” wasn’t as graceful as it could have been.

DM, 8:45pm — I really liked that while she was dancing, but as Len sometimes says, there was a lot of “messing about” at the beginning.

CM, 8:45pm — Love Vanessa’s energy.

JK, 8:45pm — With a different partner tonight, Vanessa’s routine was outstanding!

SCORES — Carrie Ann (7), Len (8), Bruno (8) = 23 out of 30

DM, 8:47pm — I don’t know about Carrie’s comments about those mistakes (which I didn’t notice), but I think I’d have given closer to her score than Len and Bruno’s. Maybe I’m having a cranky night LOL.

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev – Viennese Waltz – “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna

DM, 8:50pm — Nikki Bella is obsessed with romance novels, and it looks like we’re getting a “Fifty Shades of Grey” number.

CM, 8:53pm — No to Artem and the blonde wig.

CM, 8:54pm — Alright now Nikki!

DM, 8:54pm — Nikki’s fiance John Cena came out for the judges’ critiques and called the routine “spicy.” He didn’t beat up Artem, which was good because then Nikki would need to break in a new partner.

JUDGES — Bruno said, “Naughty but nice … whipped into shape beautifully.” Carrie Ann added, “I love that you’re not risk averse. You just go for it.” Len concluded, “I wasn’t exactly transported to old Vienna … It was a tad on the aggressive side” even though he liked her turns and movements.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (7), Len (7), Bruno (7) = 21 out of 30

JK, 8:55pm — Very inventive opening, performance overall I thought was slick.

DM, 8:57pm — I liked this performance better than the judges did too, I would have liked to see at least one 8.

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson – Samba – “It’s Gonna Be Me” by *NSYNC

DM, 9:01pm — “I never thought I would ever see a 9,” said Frankie about his scores last week. His guilty pleasure is boy bands, so he asked Nick Lachey for pointers on getting the right boy band look. “This will fulfill my boy band fantasy 100-percent.”

JUDGES — Carrie Ann, “You are really great at the boy band stuff. It’s your natural calling — samba not so much … What I want to see is a little more consistency. Len added, “I thought it was a lot of fun … Needs a little more hip action during the actual samba.” Bruno concluded, “You passed the audition … Dancing needed to be a bit more elastic, but you’ve got all the talent at your disposal.”

JK, 9:06pm — Excellent work from Frankie this week! I especially liked how the whole routine was influenced by *NSYNC.

DM, 9:06pm — I thought the judges were pretty spot-on: great performance, so-so samba. He didn’t quite have all the body moves, but he sold it.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (7), Len (7), Bruno (7) = 21 out of 30

CM, 9:08pm — Frankie is so adorable LOL, That archive clip [of Frankie performing N Sync on MTV back when he was a teenager] was pretty cute.

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas – Jive – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!

DM, 9:12pm — “It’s been a rough couple of weeks,” said Lindsey, who just went through a breakup literally a week ago. Her guilty pleasure is just to stay in bed in her pajamas all day.

DM, 9:15pm — I loved that. That’s gotta get some 9s.

CM, 9:16pm — I was about to say the same thing Daniel LOL.

JK, 9:17pm — Yeah, I thought they both just gave the best routine of the night.

JUDGES — Len said, “If I’m dreaming don’t wake me up … That, so far, is the dance of the season.” Bruno added, “This girl can definitely go, go, and keep going … [Mark] threw everything at her that he had, and she was never out-danced … She was just brilliant.” Carrie Ann concluded, “That’s going to go down as one of my favorite numbers of all time.”

DM, 9:18pm — Wow, from those comments, I wouldn’t even rule out a 10.

CM, 9:19pm — That would be nice.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (9), Len (9), Bruno (9) = 27 out of 30 — Highest score of the season so far.

CM, 9:19pm — Thank the lord!

JK, 9:20pm — Close, but no cigar.

DM, 9:22pm — If that didn’t warrant a 10, I hope they don’t give out any 10s tonight because that would have been a perfect 30 out of 30 routine later in the season.

CM, 9:23pm — I agree.

Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko – Jazz – “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by Four Tops

DM, 9:23pm — Sasha’s guilty pleasure is baking — I was wondering how that song title would work into her guilty pleasure, though I’m not sure why she’s so guilty about baking. Never feel bad about cookies and cake!

CM, 9:26pm — her guilty pleasure is baking?

JK, 9:26pm — And I guess making a mess as well.

JUDGES — Bruno said, “Great, great fun, but it didn’t come together the way I was expecting.” Carrie Ann added, “It’s not what you would always call jazz … It was very clean, well rehearsed, and well done.” Len concluded, “As fun as this was, it didn’t really showcase your ability to dance.”

DM, 9:28pm — I agree with the judges here. Choreographically speaking, there wasn’t really a there there. Sasha has a lot of skill, and the dance didn’t quite show it off.

SCORES — Carrie Ann (7), Len (6), Bruno (6) = 19 out of 30

CM, 9:29pm — Really, Len and Bruno?

DM, 9:30pm — Oh hell no with those 6s. I thought it needed more choreography, but that didn’t deserve anything as low as a 6 compared to other performances tonight.

CM, 9:30pm — Exactly. Guess we’ll see how strong her fanbase is next week.

JK, 9:30pm — I bet someone is now wishing they could throw pie in someone else’s face.

Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd – Jazz – “Jump (For My Love)” by The Pointer Sisters

DM, 9:34pm — The guilty pleasure in this case is romantic comedies, and Nick wants to “prove everybody wrong” after struggling with his scores. Now he wants to channel Hugh Grant in “Love Actually.”

CM, 9:35pm — Watch Nick get 7s and 8s from the judges.

CM, 9:37pm — Okay all 7s LOL.

JUDGES — Carrie Ann said, “You may not like what I have to say. You look amazing in that outfit … That takes balls to pull that off … You’re finally having fun.” Len added, “I loved the concept, I loved the commitment, and I loved the confidence.” Bruno concluded, “Finally you’ve got your juices flowing.”

SCORES — Carrie Ann (7), Len (7), Bruno (7) = 21 out of 30

DM, 9:40pm — The judges’ comments seemed generically encouraging and didn’t go into a lot of specifics about his dancing, so I’m not sure how much they actually liked the routine from a performance standpoint. I thought he definitely had fun, but not sure he deserved better than Sahsa.

CM, 9:41pm — The producers threw Nick a bone by giving him a jazz routine.

JK, 9:42pm — They should all feel lucky that no one will be eliminated this week.

Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke – Salsa – “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow

DM, 9:44pm — It’s going to be a “break-dance-style salsa” according to Tom Bergeron. Break-dancing is Terrell’s guilty pleasure.

JUDGES — Len said, “You’ve come back with a nice mix of salsa, plenty of fun and entertainment — not a touchdown but you’re in the red zone.” Bruno added, “It wasn’t a traditional salsa, but you popped out of it.” Carrie Ann concluded, “It was so good, you finally brought it tonight!”

SCORES — Carrie Ann (7), Len (7), Bruno (7) = 21 out of 30.

CM, 9:49pm — That was his best performance. With that said, I will give him a 7 LOL

DM, 9:49pm — I’d agree with the 7s, I wasn’t wowed by it. It sounded like the judges were about to give him 8s from those enthusiastic comments.

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold – Charleston – “The Glory Days” by Michael Giacchino

DM, 9:52pm — Jordan Fisher is getting the last slot for the second time already this season. I think the producers should switch that up more since going last is usually an advantage.

CM, 9:52pm — He and Lindsey will switch off LOL.

CM, 9:53pm — Aside from Lindsey and Mark, I was underwhelmed with the performances tonight.

DM, 9:54pm — Jordan Fisher’s guilty pleasure is comic books, which again doesn’t seem so guilty when the top-grossing movies every year are superhero movies.

DM, 9:57pm — Jordan’s costume says less superhero and more sparkly NASCAR.

CM, 9:57pm — I loved it!

JUDGES — Bruno said, “What a visual feast … You are an X-Man first class!” Carrie Ann added, “”I’m wrapping my head around what I just saw. You’re so amazing … You were always in control.” Len concluded, “I don’t want to be grumpy. You’re a terrific dancer … It’s a Charleston, and there was virtually no Charleston … I can’t score it high because there was no Charleston.”

CM, 9:59pm — Two 9s and one 7

SCORES — Carrie Ann (9), Len (7), Bruno (9) = 25 out of 30

JK, 10:00pm — You must have psychic powers!

DM, 10:01pm — I liked Jordan’s dance a lot, didn’t have a problem with the content like Len did, but didn’t think he touched Lindsey’s performance. I’d say he was second best tonight. I’d have given him an 8.

CM, 10:02pm — My top three dances this week: Nikki, Lindsey and Jordan.

DM, 10:02pm — I’d say Lindsey, then Jordan, then Victoria.

JK, 10:03pm — I’d say my top three tonight were Frankie, Lindsey, and Vanessa. I’d also probably throw Victoria into my top highlights for tonight.

CM, 10:04pm — Who is everyone predicting to go home next week?

DM, 10:05pm — I’m afraid it’s going to be Sasha going home. They really threw her under the bus with those scores.

JK, 10:09pm — Yeah, she definitely seems to be in danger of elimination.

DM, 10:09pm — Actually, it might be close for elimination now that I look at it: She got 19, but then the judges gave FIVE people 21s, so they’re all really bunched together there.

Complete Judges’ Leaderboard

1. Lindsey Stirling — 27
2. Jordan Fisher — 25
3. Vanessa Lachey — 23
3. Drew Scott — 23
5. Victoria Arlen — 22
6. Nikki Bella — 21
6. Derek Fisher — 21
6. Nick Lachey — 21
6. Frankie Muniz — 21
6. Terrell Owens — 21
11. Sasha Pieterse — 19

Final Predictions Contest Results

Who was eliminated? No One

Who got the judges’ HIGHEST score? Lindsey Stirling (27 out of 30)

Who got the judges’ LOWEST score? Sasha Pieterse (19 out of 30)

How many 10s did the judges give out? Zero

Which judge gave the MOST overall points? Carrie Ann Inaba (83)

Which judge gave the FEWEST overall points? Len Goodman (79)

Did Carrie Ann Inaba comment on an unauthorized lift? No

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