'DWTS' Elimination Shocker: Simone Biles Ousted After Perfect 10s

17 May, 2017, 02:09 | Author: Ruben Patrick
  • Is Simone Biles being given a higher bar to cross into next week’s finals by the judges

All four judges - Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tolioli- as well as co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, were visibly stunned at the announcement.

Prior to their being told to go home, the pair performed a jive to "Faith" by Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande, and later, a rumba to "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato, earning two ideal scores.

To which Biles replied: "Smiling doesn't win you gold medals". She so deserved a spot in the finals, especially over David! "I feel like I've been trying my hardest and they just keep saying no", she said through tears to Sasha. Now, all eyes are on the remaining four contestants - retired Chicago Cubs player David Ross, Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, and National Football League star Rashad Jennings. Carrie Ann was thrilled to see this new side of Simone and Julianne forced Simone to give her new selves special names, alter-ego-style.

We saw some standout performances on the night, including a ideal night for Simone Biles & Sasha Farber!

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Due to David's pattern of average scores each week and feedback from the judges that - despite having determination and an fantastic personality, he's not the best dancer in the competition - it's probably safe to say everyone anticipated his elimination in this semifinals round. The others - more specifically Sasha and Simone and Emma and Rashad - aren't to be counted out though. "You did exactly what I asked for", he said. Bruno said, "Oh yes, letting it loose", about her jive and called their rumba, "Effortless". "You were a torpedo in a tuxedo". I don't know if I should feel that way or not, but I do. "We heard everyone, and I think everyone's a little bit shocked".

As far as who's left competing in the finals, it's tempting to say Kordei has got the edge, but after Monday night's eliminations, it's clear absolutely anything could happen.

Despite the shocking and unceremonious ending to her DWTS run, Biles remain poised and expressed gratitude for her time on the show.

Kordei, Jennings and Ross will battle it out for the coveted mirror ball trophy in the "Dancing With the Stars" two-night finale next Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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