The excitement continues to build as the Dancing With the Stars 2022 season draws closer to its grand finale. Last night, the semifinals took place, resulting in a thrilling double elimination that left fans on the edge of their seats.
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The Semifinal Performances
The remaining six couples showcased their incredible talent and skill on the ballroom floor. Each couple had to perform two routines, impressing both the passionate audience and the esteemed panel of judges, including Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman, who recently announced his retirement from the show.
Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas
Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas wowed the audience with their flawless Viennese Waltz to Joji’s “Glimpse of Us,” earning a perfect score of 40/40. They followed it up with a powerful Paso Doble to Pascual Marquina’s “Espana Cani,” once again receiving a perfect score. Their total score for the night was a remarkable 80/80.
Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy
Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy delivered an enchanting Waltz to Des’ree’s “I’m Kissing You,” receiving a perfect score of 40/40. Their second dance, a captivating Paso Doble to Brian Setzer’s “Malagueña,” earned them another perfect score. Gabby and Val also achieved a total score of 80/80 for the night.
Wayne Brady and Witney Carson
Wayne Brady and Witney Carson commanded the dance floor with their electrifying Paso Doble to Måneskin’s “Beggin’,” scoring 36/40. They continued to impress with a soulful Viennese Waltz to James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” earning a score of 37/40. Their total score for the night was a commendable 73/80.
Shangela and Gleb Savchenko
Shangela and Gleb Savchenko showcased their incredible talent with a fierce Paso Doble to Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory,” scoring 36/40. They then captivated the audience with a beautiful Viennese Waltz to Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” earning a score of 37/40. Their total score for the night was a strong 73/80.
Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart
Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart delivered an emotional Viennese Waltz to Jack Garratt’s “Surprise Yourself,” scoring 35/40. They followed it up with a vibrant Samba to Major Lazer ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG’s “Light It Up (Remix),” earning a score of 34/40. Their total score for the night was 69/80.
Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater
Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater started the night with a lively Cha Cha to Galantis ft. MAX’s “Satisfied,” scoring 32/40. Their second dance was a captivating Viennese Waltz to Judah Kelly’s “Count On Me,” earning them a score of 33/40. Their total score for the night was 65/80.
The Night’s Eliminations
Following the intense performances, it was time for the dreaded elimination. After combining the judges’ scores with the public votes, it was revealed that Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater were immediately eliminated from the competition.
The remaining two couples in jeopardy were Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart, and Shangela and Gleb Savchenko. Ultimately, the judges decided to save Shangela and Savchenko, making Daniel and Britt the second couple to be eliminated.
Daniel Durant’s Reflections
Speaking with Newsweek prior to his elimination, Daniel Durant, known for his acting credits in CODA and the Netflix series You, expressed his passion for returning to his first love: acting. He eagerly awaits his next acting project and has been actively pitching a story in which he would create and write a character for himself.
Durant hopes that his time on Dancing With the Stars has showcased his artistic abilities and allowed audiences to see him as the multifaceted artist he truly is.
The Grand Finale
With the double elimination behind us, the stage is set for the grand finale of Dancing With the Stars 2022. The four remaining couples have secured their spots in the finals:
- Shangela and Gleb Savchenko
- Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy
- Wayne Brady and Witney Carson
- Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas
These couples will vie for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in a thrilling showdown. The winners will succeed last year’s champions, Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach.
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