Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 7 Results

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 7


It’s Week 7, Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars! Tom and Erin hosted. Carrie Ann Inaba (CAI), choreographer Mandy Moore, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli judged.


The Cast:

Val Chmerkovskiy     Normani Kordei, Singer

Sasha Farber  +  Simone Biles, U.S. Olympic Gymnast (most-decorated)

Artem Chigvintsev  +  Nancy Kerrigan, Former U.S. Olympic Ice Skater

Peta Murgatroyd  +  Nick Viall, Former “Bachelor”

Sharna Burgess  +  Bonner Bolton, Pro Bull Rider/Model

Emma Slater  +  Rashad Jennings, NFL Running Back

Lindsay Arnold  +  David Ross, CHI Cubs Baseball Catcher (won 2016 World Series; retired)

Dancing With The Stars: Week 7 Analysis & Results (May 1, 2017)

This is “A Night at the Movies” Week on Dancing with the Stars! The 7 remaining couples performed under the threat of a double elimination, ranging from good to WOW. Nearly every pro choreographed appropriate/traditional and sufficient dance content. The judges’ scores were mostly fair, but they cheated one contestant and denied two post-dance interviews with Erin. CAI did not subtract points for lifts.

  1. Bonner Bolton: Tradl. Paso.        Judges: 7-7-8-7.  Me: 8.

The positive:  Western Movie. Again, Bonner showed even further improvement. He even jumped onto the table in one swift move! His facial expressions were appropriate, he did not appear to focus on technique, and his general demeanor was one of relaxation and being deeply into the dance. His Paso movements could have been even larger and smoother. Very impressive! I enjoyed it!

The negative/work on:  All judges except Mandy majorly ripped him off on scores. He should just keep learning technique while staying out of his head and fully investing himself in the dance.

He’s due for:  a Samba, a Salsa, an Arg. Tango (maybe), a Jive, a Jazz, a Quickstep, a standard Waltz, or a Contemporary.


  1. Nancy Kerrigan: Traditional TangoJudges: 9-9-9-9.  Me: 9.5.

The positive:  Romantic Movie (“Pretty Woman”). So graceful, elegant, smooth but sharp, and intense, with gorgeous lines. Beautiful! I liked it a lot. She just raises her shoulders/arms a tad once in a great when she shouldn’t.

She’s due for:  a Salsa, a Rhumba, an Arg. Tango (maybe), a Jive, a Quickstep, a standard Waltz, a Contemporary, or a Charleston.


  1. Simone Biles: Tradl. Charleston.   Judges: 10-9-9-9.  Me: 9.

The positive:  Silent Movie. Sasha’s choreo was difficult and Simone handled it well. The dance was very fast, cute, fun, and extremely energetic. I kept watching for the traditional Charleston move of the hands going back and forth across the knees (What is the actual term for that?), but they didn’t do that. Again, I must say that it was too gymnastic, including several types of flips, when it instead needed more dancing. For me, her dances aren’t nearly as well done or as entertaining as Rashad’s and Normani’s; these two should be the last two vying for the trophy that wins Dancing with the Stars.

The negative/work onMinimize gymnastics, maximize grace, and do at least 98% dancing that flows with full emotional involvement.

She’s due for:  a Paso Doble, a Salsa, a Rhumba, an Arg. Tango (maybe), a Jive, a Jazz, a Foxtrot, a standard Waltz.


  1. Nick Viall: Tradl. Arg. Tango.       Judges: 8-8-9-9.  Me: 8.5.

The positive:  Action Movie. Excellent choreo by Peta. Nick did a really good job.

He’s due for:  a Samba, a Paso Doble, a Samba, a Salsa, a Tango, a Quickstep, a standard Waltz, a Viennese Waltz, a Contemporary, or a Charleston.


  1. Rashad Jennings: Tradl. Paso Doble.   Judges:  9-9-10-9.  Me: 10.

The positive:  Horror Movie. Rashad wrote the story for this dance. From the first moment of the dance, I was captivated and on the edge of my seat. It was properly very large, very open, and very rounded, bold, dramatic, and passionate. WOW! I can’t get enough of watching him and Emma dance! I loved it! My DANCE OF THE NIGHT! The most-entertaining couple on Dancing with the Stars.

The negative/work on:  Minor: Finish hands/lines and maintain posture every time without allowing intensity to trip you up a bit. The entertainment level and the quality of everything else he did took Mandy’s and my score to the top.

He’s due for:  a Rhumba, an Arg. Tango, a Samba, a Salsa, a Jazz, a Jive, a Quickstep, a standard Waltz, or a Charleston.


  1. David Ross: Traditional Salsa.   Judges: 8.  Me: 8.5.

The positive:  Sci-Fi Movie. Lindsay’s choreography was intricate with lifts, and David kept up well with everything, not missing a step or any timing. Well done! I liked it.

The negative/work on: Needs to maintain controlled footwork while avoiding being flatfooted occasionally.

Yet again, David did not get a post-dance interview with Erin.

He’s due for:  a Paso Doble, a Rhumba, a Samba, a regular Tango (maybe), a Foxtrot, a standard Waltz, a Contemporary, or a Charleston.


  1. Normani Kordei: Tradl. Arg. Tango.   Judges: 10.  Me: 10.

The positive:  Foreign Film. Val’s choreo was outstanding. Normani showed up sporting a shorter hairstyle at about chin level and with bangs—really cute. Her dance was passionate, sharp but smooth, strong, and intense. She did insanely high kicks, showed gorgeous lines, and kept perfect posture. She danced at PRO level! WOW! I loved it! My 2nd-fave dance of the night! Her perfect score made her and Val immune from participation in the dance-off. No post-dance interview with Erin.

She’s due for:  a Samba, a Tango, a Jive, a Jazz, a standard Waltz, a Viennese Waltz, a Contemporary, or a Charleston.


THE DANCE-OFFS:  Each winner got 2 points added to his/her score.

**Rashad vs. David in the Jive: Rashad’s flicks should’ve been sharper and higher, but everything else he did was much better than David’s; he won.

**Simone vs. Nancy in the Cha-Cha: Simone’s was “sharp”; Nancy’s was more graceful. Simone won.

**Nick vs. Bonner in the Rhumba: Bonner looked more confident and relaxed, into it; he won.


WHO WAS ELIMINATED THIS WEEK?  Nick, not surprising. And Nancy—shocking!; America got this one wrong.


WHO SHOULD BE ELIMINATED NEXT WEEK?  David; then Bonner; then Simone.


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