After crushing the “Dancing with the Stars” YouTube plays for three straight weeks, Milo Manheim has been dethroned in Week 7. You can probably guess who roped in more views for Country Night and why.
Again, some caveats:
1. Needless to say, not everyone who watches a contestant’s dance on YouTube is voting and vice versa.
2. Not every star or dance is created equal. Some people already come in with major notoriety and a fan base, which could boost views. Some pros have a bigger fan base than the stars they’re teaching. Some people accrue fans as the season progresses. Sometimes a performance is just flat-out amazing or a complete hot mess or meme-worthy that everyone is going to be Googling it the next day so they don’t have FOMO.
3. These are the plays as of press time, so they will have changed by the time you finish reading this sentence.
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten
A showmance is in full bloom, and so are Alexis’ YouTube plays. She has always posted high view counts, but topped the list this week no doubt thanks to Alan returning the love and kissing her. Half these people probably wanted to see the kiss and were sorely disappointed to learn that it’s not in the clip. The last time Alexis grabbed the most views was Week 3, when she had one helluva tearjerking story for Most Memorable Year Night.
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson
Milo dropped to second, but it’s still business as usual for him following another fantastic performance. Except for Week 1, when he had the third most views, Milo’s been in first or second on this list.
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
Viennese waltz: 102K
Bobby remains in third with another decent routine. Outside of Week 4, when he had the second fewest views, he’s been in the top three with Alexis and Milo.
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe
Her first perfect score for a sublime rumba didn’t boost Evanna’s views that much.
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke
Juan Pablo earned another 30 — his third, the most of anyone this season — but even fewer people checked out this dance than did last week for his 30-scoring jive, which grabbed 97K as of press time.
Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson
Joe’s views took another major hit, down from 79K last week, but obviously that means very little in terms of votes. Why have his plays taken such a drastic fall? People are likely over the novelty of him at this point and Bachelor Nation probably doesn’t even care to watch his routines anymore; they just want to vote their boy through.
John Schneider and Emma Slater
He may have gotten eliminated, but John didn’t have the fewest views for the fifth consecutive week. It’s the little things.
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold
Viennese waltz: 39K
DeMarcus’ run on “Dancing” was weird. He seemed like a strong contender the first two weeks but never really stepped it up (no pun intended), which may have contributed to him going in the double elimination. Even his YouTube plays were in the middle of the pack — until now.
Team Hay Now: 227K
The winning team also won the YouTube views, possibly helped by Milo and Bobby being on the squad.
Team Joe Down: 179K
Guess not as many people want to see Joe ride a bull for, like, 30 seconds.
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