Dancing with the Stars US Season 31 Episode 09 Description
Each couple performed one unlearned dance and a dance relay to songs from the 1990s. Couples are listed in the order they performed. Two couples were sent home at the end of the night in a double elimination.
Vanilla Ice, En Vogue, Salt-N-Pepa, and Kid ‘n Play performed their respective songs during the dance relays.
Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue opened the show with a performance of “Whatta Man”. The dance troupe did routines to “Spiderwebs” by No Doubt, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65, “What’s My Age Again?” by blink-182, and “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer.
This episode was dedicated to the memory of season nine contestant Aaron Carter, who had passed away two days prior.
|Trevor & Emma||34 (8, 9, 8, 9)||Salsa||“Barbie Girl”—Aqua||Bottom three|
|Shangela & Gleb||37 (10, 9, 9, 9)||Samba||“Spice Up Your Life”—Spice Girls||Safe|
|Wayne & Witney||40 (10, 10, 10, 10)||Salsa||“Motownphilly”—Boyz II Men||Safe|
|Daniel & Britt||39 (10, 9, 10, 10)||Jazz||“Enjoy the Silence”—Depeche Mode||Safe|
|Heidi & Artem||35 (9, 8, 9, 9)||Contemporary||“Ironic”—Alanis Morissette||Eliminated
|Gabby & Val||40 (10, 10, 10, 10)||Samba||“Livin’ La Vida Loca”—Ricky Martin||Safe|
|Vinny & Koko||29 (8, 7, 7, 7)||Tango||“What Is Love”—Haddaway||Eliminated
by judges’ votes
|Charli & Mark||40 (10, 10, 10, 10)||Tango||“Song 2″—Blur||Safe|
|Shangela & Gleb||5 (a)||Cha-cha-cha
|“Ice Ice Baby”—Vanilla Ice|
|Daniel & Britt||0|
|Trevor & Emma||5 (b)||Samba Relay||“My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”—En Vogue|
|Vinny & Koko||0|
|Heidi & Artem||0||Samba Relay||“Shoop”—Salt-N-Pepa|
|Wayne & Witney||5 (c)|
|Charli & Mark||5 (d)||Salsa Relay||“Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody”—Kid ‘n Play|
|Gabby & Val||0|
Shangela & Gleb received five points from Len.
Trevor & Emma received five points from Carrie Ann.
Wayne & Witney received five points from Bruno.
Charli & Mark received five points from Derek.
- Judges’ votes to save
- Derek: Trevor & Emma
- Bruno: Trevor & Emma
- Carrie Ann: Trevor & Emma
- Len: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Trevor & Emma
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+.