‘Dancing with the Stars’ ‘Grease Night’ slugfest: Why are the male celebs so popular, and what’s to come on ‘Horror Night’? [WATCH]

If one thing’s for sure this season on “Dancing with the Stars,” it’s that the remaining men — Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Jimmie Allen, Cody Rigsby, and Iman Shumpert — have devoted fans in the viewing audience. We saw that again on “Grease Night” when they scored lowest on the judges’ leaderboard but were all safe from elimination while Melanie C and Olivia Jade were the bottom two, resulting in Melanie C’s surprise ouster. I discussed that and more with Gold Derby contributors Jeffrey Kare and Cordell Martin. Watch our slugfest above.

Martin thought “Grease Night” was “going to be a test to see whose fan base was the weakest out of the four [male celebrities]. But clearly that wasn’t the case. It was really sad for me to see Melanie C leave.” Kare agreed that this week’s bottom two was “not good.” But will we see the women continue to struggle for audience support next week? The dances for the Halloween-themed “Horror Night” were officially announced on October 21, so we dove into those too.

Martin “could see either Jimmie or Cody joining [Kenya Moore] or being both in the bottom two.” Allen will be performing a contemporary routine, which usually gives celebs a significant bump in their scores, while Rigsby has a potentially challenging cha cha. I think The Miz could potentially be vulnerable too since he has a paso doble, which has been bad luck for dancers this season thus far. But there’s also a chance Moore will end up at the bottom for the third time this season, while Jade makes a second trip to the chopping block, in which case the judges may have another impossible decision to make.

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