‘Dancing With the Stars’ Villains Night Included The Season’s First Perfect Score

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

Dancing with the Stars Season 29 continued on Monday night with the seventh week of competition. This week, the stars celebrated Halloween with a special Villains Night, channeling spooky characters from pop culture.


Voting was once again open during tonight’s show, and at the end of the night, another couple was eliminated. Check out this week’s dances below, and find out who went home this time.

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Villains Night: Watch This Week’s Performances

Jeannie Mai & Brandon Armstrong

Jeannie chose to channel Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs. She and Brandon danced the pasodoble to “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado. Derek Hough said it was “great,” while Bruno Tonioli said Jeannie “made a meal out of that.” Carrie Ann Ibaba said she was “overdoing it just a hair.”

Score: 25

Johnny Weir & Britt Stewart

Last week, this pair was saved from elimination by the judges, with Johnny calling it a “dumpster fire.” This week, they danced the Viennese waltz to “Creep,” with Johnny channeling Dracula. Bruno said it was “very, very good.” Carrie Ann said it was “really beautiful.”

Score: 27

Chrishell Stause & Gleb Savchenko

This pair danced the paso to “In the Air Tonight,” paying tribute to Maleficent. Carrie Ann called it “storytelling at its finest,” and Derek described it as “cinematic.” Bruno said Chrishell “lost the fluidity sometimes,” but called it a “strong performance” overall.

Score: 26

Monica Aldama & Val Chmerkovskiy

Monica channeled Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. She and Val danced jazz to the song “Fever.” Derek said he felt the “seductive energy” at the beginning but lost the character later. Bruno said it was more of a “mild chill” than a fever.

Score: 22

AJ McLean & Cheryl Burke

This pair paid tribute to Psycho, dancing the tango. During rehearsal, Cheryl hit her head but went on with the night’s performance. Carrie Ann said she was “truly impressed,” calling it a “really difficult routine.”

Score: 26


Nelly & Daniella Karagach

This pair paid tribute to Nightmare on Elm Street, with Nelly channeling Freddy Krueger for a tango routine set to “Can’t Feel My Face.” Carrie Ann called it “by far your best dance.” Bruno told Nelly that he “killed” the dance, saying his stance was “completely different tonight.”

Score: 27

Justina Machado & Sasha Farber

Justina channeled Carrie for a tango routine set to “Take Me to Church.” Derek said they “set this place on fire.” Bruno advised Justina not to be “hoppy” or “steppy” in the tango. Carrie Ann said she likes how Justina used the space for her performance.

Score: 26

Nev Schulman & Jenna Johnson

Nev and Jenna danced a tribute to the movie Black Swan, with a paso routine set to music from Swan Lake. Bruno said it was “perfect,” and Carrie Ann said they exceeded expectations, calling it “breathtaking.” The dance earned the first perfect score of the season!

Score: 30

Skai Jackson & Alan Bersten

This pair channeled Bride of Chucky to perform the tango to “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish. Carrie Ann said she was “so proud” of her, praising her “power.” Derek said she was “on a mission.” Bruno said there was “not a bad step” in the performance.

Score: 27

Kaitlyn Bristowe & Artem Chigvintsev

Kaitlyn channeled Cruella de Vil for a paso routine set to “Disturbia” by Rihanna. Derek said Kaitlyn is a “reliable” dancer week to week. Carrie Ann said she wasn’t “resisting enough,” but added that she’s a “fantastic dancer.”

Score: 24

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Results: Which Star Went Home This Week?

After combining the judges’ scores with the audience votes, we learned that the bottom two stars this week were Monica Aldama and Jeannie Mai. The judges voted for which couple to save. They chose to save Jeannie and Brandon, meaning Monica Aladama went home tonight.

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Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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