SPOILER ALERT. Following Monday’s “Plugged/Unplugged” semifinal performances — guest-judged with flair and precision by former pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy — one of Dancing With the Stars‘ top five couples has been eliminated. That couple is…. coming up, after the break!
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani have been eliminated.
Season 17′s final four — in judges’ leaderboard formation — are….
1. Amber Riley and Derek Hough: 39/40 jazz + 40/40 Viennese waltz = 79/80 total
2. Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff: 35/40 tango + 40/40 rumba = 75/80 total
3. Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke: 33/40 jazz + 38/40 tango = 71/80 total
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani: 32/40 paso doble + 33/40 Argentine tango = 65/80 total
4. Bill Engvall and Emma Slater (pictured): 28/40 cha cha cha + 32/40 Argentine tango = 60/80 total
Discuss tonight’s Dancing With the Stars here, and stay tuned for my full episode recap….
Bonus: I had a lovely chat with DWTS showrunner Conrad Green about the difficulty of downsizing the show to one night a week. Click here to read his thoughts on less-than-ideal voting, the judges’ eternal dilemma, and the future of the series.