And then there have been 5! On the May eight episode of Dancing With the Stars, the remaining 5 fought for his or her place within the semifinals. Four of the 5 have been athletes, and the ultimate contender was Normani Kordei, of Fifth Harmony fame. This week, the entire needed to carry out not one, however two dances, together with a Trio Dance. Here’s the way it all went down.

The Good

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy took inspiration for his or her modern routine from her expertise being bullied on social media. It was very literal, with different dancers beating down Normani as Val helped her break away, and the judges went completely nuts over it. “From where you started, to where you are right now, is beyond,” Julianne Hough mentioned. Bruno Tonioli added that the pair would get “the Pulitzer prize for extraordinary storytelling.” Even Len Goodman, who mentioned he wasn’t a fan of up to date and jazz as a rule, was “spellbound” by their routine. For their efforts, they earned an ideal 40.

No one else may contact them when it comes to the common routines. Three ended up with 36s. Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater‘s jive earned reward for being “full of fun” and power, however Len mentioned Rashad nonetheless wanted to work on his toes. Simone Biles and Sasha Farber carried out a fairly foxtrot that the judges felt was emotionally bland, and David Ross and Lindsay Arnold placed on a stupendous foxtrot that lacked polish.

The Bad

As their video package deal revealed, Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess have been beginning to spat throughout rehearsals. Sharna was struggling along with his bodily limitations and he was scuffling with reliving his accident, which was the inspiration for his or her routine. “That’s stuff I’d rather not talk about or think about,” he snapped at one level. They did their finest after they hit the dance ground, however they underwhelmed the judges, all of whom agreed he simply wasn’t adequate for this stage of competitors. “You’ve got frustrated. Please don’t blame the judges. Blame the viewers, because you’ve gone a smidge too far. I’m sorry,” Len mentioned. Ouch. They landed on the backside of the board with a 30.

The Trios

Rashad and Emma teamed up with Witney Carson for an Argentine tango that earned a formidable 39, regardless of Len complaining that Rashad nonetheless wanted to repair his toes. Normani and Val teamed up with Alan Bersten for a jive with a rustic theme, which additionally earned a 39. The spotlight right here was positively Val and Alan ripping off their shirts to impress Normani.

Simone and Sasha added Brittany Cherry to the combo for a paso doble, however Carrie Ann Inaba complained that Simone remains to be too exact and never uncooked sufficient. They received a 36. Far beneath them, nonetheless, have been David and Lindsay with Hayley Erbert, who additionally carried out a paso. The idea was a gladiator battle set to “Gangsta’s Paradise.” The judges mainly hated it and gave them a 29 — however they nonetheless fared higher than Bonner and Sharna with Britt Stewart. They carried out a jazz routine primarily based on the concept Bonner was an oil tycoon and the women have been his attractive secretaries. It was fairly raunchy and there wasn’t a lot dancing. The judges hated this one much more and gave it a 28.

The Gone

After the scores got here in tonight, it was fairly evident who ought to be going house — and go house he did. “I was very, very surprised at how far I went,” Bonner mentioned in his exit interview. “I am so thankful for the journey I got to take. I found out how far I can push myself.”

Tell Us: Do you suppose Bonner was the appropriate one to go house?

&#zero39;Dancing With the Stars&#zero39; Recap: Bonner Bolton Goes Home by: Pamela Hendrix published:

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