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Dancing with the Stars Season 23 Semi-finals: Recap, Eliminations


Dancing with the Stars season 23 semi-finals saw the contestants perform two dances which were riveting in every which way.


Five couples performed The Unlearned Dance assignments on Monday night. Here are the details of the performances:

Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko, Go Mama (quickstep)

Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Hollow (foxtrot)

James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess, Santa Maria (Argentine tango)

Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold, even Nation Army (tango)

Terra Jole and Sasha Farber, Scars to Your Beautiful (rumba)


Terra Jole was axed on Monday night. With this update, the famous Dancing With the Stars show has trimmed down the initial 13 contestants to four finalists.

Jole was eliminated on the basis of both judges’ scores and viewer votes. Jole expressed that the show was a great experience. She credits her success thus far in the season to her partner, Sasha Farber.

“Sasha has been extremely supportive throughout this entire process,” Jole said. “Honestly I would not be here without Sasha”, as quoted by Mass Live.

The eliminations thus far in season 23 of Dancing With The Stars  include:

Terra Jole

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte

Singers Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Vanilla Ice

Actors Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick, Jake T. Austin and Amber Rose

Laurie Hernandes Dances Her Sorrow Away

Laurie Hernandez had released an earlier clip. She spoke about her grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s. She had expressed the urgency to be by her side and was all teary eyed staying away from home.

A day after this clip was released, she lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s.

On the semi-finals night, Laurie Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy were dressed in purple to support Alzheimer’s awareness and they performed a highly impressive foxtrot. The Olympic star has been a favorite this season both among the judges and fans.

Laurie Hernandez received a perfect score in the semi-finals.

Finalists on Dancing with the Stars Season 23

There are four  finalists on Dancing  With The Stars 2016 who will vie for the mirror ball trophy. The list includes singer Jana Kramer, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, race car driver James Hinchcliffe, and Calvin Johnson.

DWTS will declare the mirror ball trophy winner on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.

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