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‘DWTS’ Season 29 Recap: First Celeb Sent Home, Kaitlyn Bristowe Suffers Injury

Dancing with the Stars has said goodbye to its first celeb-pro pairing of season 29.

More than a week following its Season 29 debut, the ABC reality dancing competition series returned for its first elimination and a second round of dances from the celebrity cast. Hitting the floor once more on their second week, all 15 pairs took to the ballroom trying to earn the highest scores from judges, Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, and Bruno Tonioli. All in the hopes of securing their spot in the competition. However, following the format, one unlucky couple had to bid farewell to the Season 29 ballroom.

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At the end of week 2, the Contestants earned the following scores on their performances.

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev

Week 1: 20 points
Week 2: 22 points
Total: 42 points

Justina Machado and Sasha Farber

Week 1: 21 points
Week 2: 21 points
Total: 42 points

Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson

Week 1: 20 points
Week 2: 21 points
Total: 41 points

Jesse Metcalfe and Sharna Burgess

Week 1: 18 points
Week 2: 20
Total: 38 points

AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke

Week 1: 18 points
Week 2: 19 points
Total: 37 points

Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten

Week 1: 21 points
Week 2: 15 points
Total: 36 points

Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart

Week 1: 18 points
Week 2: 18 points
Total: 36 points

Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe

Week 1: 18 points
Week 2: 18 points
Total: 36 points

Jeannie Mai and Brandon Armstrong

Week 1: 18 points
Week 2: 18 points
Total: 36 points

Monica Aldama and Val Chmerkovskiy

Week 1: 19 points
Week 2: 16 points
Total: 35 points

Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd

Week 1: 17 points
Week 2: 18 points
Total: 35 points

Nelly and Daniella Karagach

Week 1: 16 points
Week 2: 18 points
Total: 33 points

Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko

Week 1: 13 points
Week 2: 18 points
Total: 31 points

Carole Baskin and Pasha Pashkov

Week 1: 11 points
Week 2: 16 points
Total: 27 points

Charles Oakley and Emma Slater

Week 1: 12 points
Week 2: 15 points
Total: 27 points

Who gets eliminated?

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At the end of Tuesday’s episode, new host, Tyra Banks announced that Tiger King’s Carole Baskin and the veteran NBA player Charles Oakley had unfortunately found themselves with the lowest scores. Therefore placing them in the bottom two. It was now up to the judges to decide, which one of the couples was going to move forward in the competition.

After combining the scores from the premiere episode and night two, along with the live votes on Tuesday, Banks revealed all of the safe couples. Before revealing that Baskin, along with pro partner Pasha Pashkov, and Oakley, who was partnered with Emma Slater, were in danger of being eliminated.

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“Again, it is going to be up to the judges to save one of these couples and keep them in the competition. If two of the judges are divided, the third will cast the deciding vote,” Banks explained. “It’s time for the judges’ verdict. Judges, you have to make your decisions based on both weeks of dancing so far,” she continued, before the trio made their decisions.

First to go, Judge Inaba chose to save Baskin. She was followed by Judge Tonioli, who split the vote by choosing to keep Oakley in the competition. Breaking the tie was Judge Hough, who decided, “the couple I’m going to save is Carole and Pasha,” sending Oakley and Slater home.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS – ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” stars Charles Oakley and Emma Slater. (Laretta Houston/ABC via Getty Images)

Surprises and Snubs

Meanwhile, Justina Machado and Kaitlyn Bristowe danced their way to the very top of the leaderboard. Kaitlyn, who despite having an ankle injury, performed exceptionally well, earning her the top spot on the leaderboard, with the highest score of the night. Chrishell Stause also showed remarkable improvement on her low premiere score. While, Skai Jackson slid to the middle of the pack from top of the leaderboard, after getting a significantly lower score compared to her debut dance.

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Next week, the remaining 14 pairings will perform their third dances during the show’s Disney night. “Dancing with the Stars” airs Mondays, 8 p.m. ET, on ABC.

Anushka Menon

Anushka likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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