Dancing with the Stars US Season 31 Episode 08 Description
Each couple performed one unlearned dance and participated in a team dance to Halloween themes. Couples are listed in the order they performed.
Val Chmerkovskiy tested positive for COVID-19, so Gabby Windey performed with Alan Bersten instead.
|Jordin & Brandon||36 (9, 9, 9, 9)||Tango||“Oogie Boogie’s Song”—Ed Ivory & Ken Page||Eliminated|
|Charli & Mark||39 (9, 10, 10, 10)||Argentine tango||“Tanguera”—Fabio Hager Sexteto||Safe|
|Daniel & Britt||34 (8, 8, 9, 9)||Paso doble||“Bury a Friend”—Billie Eilish||Safe|
|Shangela & Gleb||40 (10, 10, 10, 10)||Jazz||“Look What You Made Me Do”—Taylor Swift||Safe|
|Vinny & Koko||30 (7, 7, 8, 8)||Paso doble||“Get Ghost”—Mark Ronson, Passion Pit & ASAP Ferg||Safe|
|Heidi & Artem||37 (9, 9, 10, 9)||Tango||“I Wanna Be Your Slave”—Måneskin||Bottom two|
|Gabby & Alan||38 (10, 9, 9, 10)||Argentine tango||“Shivers”—District 78, featuring Mikayla Lynn||Safe|
|Wayne & Witney||37 (9, 9, 9, 10)||Contemporary||“Halloween Theme”—District 78||Safe|
|Trevor & Emma||39 (10, 9, 10, 10)||Contemporary||“Ghost (Acoustic)”—Justin Bieber||Safe|
|Gabby & Alan
Heidi & Artem
Jordin & Brandon
Shangela & Gleb
Vinny & Koko
|33 (8, 8, 9, 8)||Freestyle
|“The Witches Are Back” (from Hocus Pocus 2)—
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy
|Charli & Mark
Daniel & Britt
Trevor & Emma
Wayne & Witney
|39 (10, 9, 10, 10)||Freestyle
|“Heads Will Roll”—Yeah Yeah Yeahs|
- Judges’ votes to save
- Carrie Ann: Heidi & Artem
- Derek: Jordin & Brandon
- Bruno: Jordin & Brandon
- Len: Heidi & Artem (Since the other judges were not unanimous, Len, as head judge, made the final decision to save Heidi & Artem.)
Dancing with the Stars US Show Summary
Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition television series that premiered on June 1, 2005, on ABC. It is the U.S. version of the UK series Strictly Come Dancing, and one of several iterations of the Dancing with the Stars franchise. The show pairs celebrities with professional dancers. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges’ points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.
The show was hosted by Tom Bergeron from its inception until 2019. Lisa Canning was co-host in the first season, Samantha Harris co-hosted seasons two through nine, Brooke Burke-Charvet in seasons ten through seventeen, and Erin Andrews from season eighteen through twenty-eight. Since the twenty-ninth season, model Tyra Banks has served as host of the show. Starting with the thirty-first season, Alfonso Ribeiro joined as co-host.
The 30th season of the show aired September–November 2021. On April 8, 2022, it was announced that, beginning with the 31st season, Dancing with the Stars will be moving from ABC to Disney+.