‘DWTS’ Recap: Charity Lawson, Xochitl Gomez Earn First 10s of the Season
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Dancing with the Stars Season 32 returned on Tuesday night with the theme “Most Memorable Year.” It ended up being a pretty memorable night, as Charity Lawson and Xochitl Gomez earned the first 10s of the season, and the pro dancers paid emotional tribute to Len Goodman. At the end of the night, Mira Sorvino was eliminated.
Charity Lawson, Xochitl Gomez Earn First 10s of DWTS 2023
During Tuesday’s show, Bachelorette star Charity Lawson and her partner Artem Chigvintsev danced an acrobatic contemporary routine to “Lose You to Love Me” by Selena Gomez. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was blown away, telling Charity that everyone would remember that dance.
Charity and Artem ended up receiving a combined score of 28 for their routine, including a 10 from Inaba. That was the first 10 of the season so far. Later in the show, Xochitl Gomez earned the second 10 of the season with her Viennese Waltz.
Xochitl and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced to “Until I Found You” by Stephen Sanchez. Bruno Tonioli called them “ballroom royalty.” Although Inaba said she saw a “wobble” in the routine, Derek Hough disagreed. He gave the dance a 10, for a combined score of 28.
Meanwhile, Mauricio Umansky and Barry Williams both redeemed themselves with this week’s dances, earning their first 8s of the season. Both of them ended up with combined scores of 24, and they both made it through to next week’s show.
Pros Pay Emotional Tribute to Len Goodman
During Tuesday’s show, a number of former pro dancers returned to the show to pay tribute to longtime DWTS judge Len Goodman, who sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of 78. The dancers shared their fondest memories of Goodman before performing a dance for him.
Derek and Julianne Hough started the Waltz, set to “Moon River,” before the other pros joined in. The elegant routine was choreographed by Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson. Inaba and Tonioli could be seen crying and embracing as the dance finished.
Later in the show, Derek Hough mentioned Goodman in his critique of Barry Williams’ Paso Doble with Peta Murgatroyd to “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf. He said it was the kind of dance the late judge would have loved.
Mira Sorvino, Gleb Savchenko Eliminated
Voting was open for viewers at home during the show. At the end of the night, the judges’ scores were combined with the votes to determine which couple should go home. That couple ended up being Mira Sorvino and Gleb Savchenko.
Mira and Gleb danced a Contemporary routine set to “Time After Time,” inspired by an iconic scene in Mira’s 1997 movie Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion. Mira’s daughter Mattea (who is a dancer herself) joined them for the performance.
The pair earned a score of 22 from the DWTS judges, which was higher than the combined scores for fellow contestants Alyson Hannigan (21) and Harry Jowsey (18). However, it wasn’t enough to keep them in the competition for another week.
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