The Dancing With the Stars season 19 saw the teams to return to their original partners for week 6.
Week 5 saw everyone switch up, with mixed results.
Many of the dancers and contestants were happy to get back together with their teammate and try to survive the elimination together.
The show kicked off with Tommy and Peta being announced safe, surprisingly. Janel and Val are announced in jeopardy, along with Jonathan and Allison.
Sadie and Mark, Lea and Artem, and Antonio and Cheryl are later all announced safe.
Then, Alfonso and Witney are announced safe, along with Bethany and Derek. Michael and Emma are announced in jeopardy, unsurprisingly as Michael has been getting very low scores.
Michael and Emma are announced safe.
Then, Val and Janel are announced safe.
Jonathan and Allison are eliminated.
“I came on this show to have fun and put life back in my life, and that’s what I did,” Jonathan said after his elimination was announced.
“I couldn’t have chosen a better partner to dance with,” Allison said.
See the live blog, complete with video highlights and scores below. It’s in reverse order (the top is most current).
–Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson dance last.
They danced Salsa to “Booty” by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, the guest judge for the night (in related news, Len Goodman will be back next week).
“That rhythm’s going to get you–the rhythm’s got me!” said Bruno. “I could’ve danced all night!”
“Eye-popping,” he added.
They got 10s from Carrie Ann, Pitbull, and Bruno and a 9 from Julianne.
–Bethany Mota and Derek Hough dance eighth.
They dance Tango to “Jealous (I ain’t with it)” by Chromeo.
In a video before the dance, it was shown how Bethany had to go to Australia for a bunch of events so Derek also went to cram on rehearsals. They only had about seven hours of rehearsals.
“I liked the fact that there was a little slip-up but no one seen it–that’s how professional it was,” Pitbull said.
“This was pure tango,” Julianne said. “That was sharp.”
“No messing around, straight down the line pure ballroom,” Bruno added.
They got 9s from all the judges for 36 out of 40, the highest score of the night so far.
–Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater dance seventh.
They danced the Argentine tango.
“This was a very different approach, and it worked. You were composed and you were elegant,” Carrie Ann told Michael.
“You did a great job,” said Pitbull.
“This was authentic,” said Julianne. “That is what works, honesty and being true to yourself.”
“Dedication, focus, connection–you had it all tonight,” Bruno added.
They got 7s from Pitbull and Bruno and 8s from Carrie Ann and Julianne for 30 out of 40.
–Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev dance sixth.
They dance Salsa to “Sexy People (The Fiat Song)” by Arianna featuring Pitbull, who is a guest judge on tonight’s episode.
“It was like a taste of Miami Beach,” said Bruno.
“I was a little disappointed,” said Carrie Ann. “You lost some confidence, and it was in your routine.”
“I seen what you were struggling with in rehearsals, and you tried to let it out,” Pitbull said.
Lea said after the dance that the pressure didn’t get to her, but that it got to Artem.
They got 8s across the board for 32 out of 40.
“Very happy,” said Artem.
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas dance fifth.
They dance Rumba to “Diamonds” by Rihanna.
“This was a beautiful story about falling in love,” Julianne said. “Rumba doesn’t have to be raunchy.”
“This was beautifully well-done,” Bruno told Mark.
They got 8s from Bruno and Julianne, a 9 from Carrie Ann, and a 10 from Pitbull for a 35 out of 40.
–Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke dance fourth.
They dance Salsa to “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias.
Julianne said that Antonio was “too loose in the upper body” but that it was a good storyline.
“You really took me back to the sultry streets of old Havana,” Bruno said.
He also said that Antonio needs to learn how to use his hips correctly in Salsa.
They got 7s across the board for 28 out of 40.
–Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd go third.
They dance Foxtrot to “September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire.
An intro video shows that they went to recharge in a sweat lodge in a desert.
“I am so happy to see that you’re back in great form,” said Carrie Ann. She did note that he made multiple mistakes.
“You are the most interesting man in the world,” Pitbull said. “It wasn’t perfect but it was fun.”
“I loved it,” said Julianne. “It was amazing.”
They got 7s from all the judges for 28 out of 40.
“I feel great, but I really need the audience to vote for me,” Tommy said.
–Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy went second, dancing the Samba.
“That is how you corner the market on hot Latinas,” said Bruno.
“You’re such a phenomenal performer,” said Janel. “Tonight, though, you were a bit off-balance.”
“Well done,” said Julianne. “I thought it was great.”
About the criticism over the lack of passion, Janel said that she felt it while they were dancing. “I always feel passionate when dancing with Val.”
They got an 8 from Carrie Ann, 7 from Pitbull, and 9s from Julianne and Bruno for 33 out of 40.
–Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker dance first.
They dance Jazz to “Back in Time” by Pitbull.
“It is week 6 of the competition and we really need to see improvement, and we need to see a range–and that was exactly what that was!” Julianne Hough said.
“The man in black has got his mojo back,” added Bruno Tonioli.
“I didn’t see one mistake,” said Carrie Ann Inaba.
“He worked so hard this week,” Allison said.
They got 8s across the board for 32 out of 40.