Surprise! Simone Biles voted off 'Dancing with the Stars'
May 17 2017 by Johnnie Parsons
Which of the four semifinalists will leave one week before competing for the Season 24 championship? This week, each duo will perform a full piece in a dance style they have not yet showcased in the ballroom.
Earlier in the night, Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei had a challenge from the "toughest judge" Len Goodman, who demanded that she take him back in time with her Viennese Waltz.
Olympian Simone Biles, Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei, World Series champ David Ross, and National Football League running back Rashad Jennings each performed two dances.
The judge urged her to keep her discipline, precision, and incredible athleticism but reminded her to convey a "little storytelling" in her routine.
But her pro partner, Sasha Farber, couldn't be happier with all she's accomplished.
Julianne visits David and Lindsay on the tail of their best week yet.
After last week's frustration regarding the Dancing With the Stars judges, Simone Biles has returned successfully this week. I think so! I don't think Sasha was the best partner for her.
The result seemed to be a touchdown with the judges, as Goodman said: "I liked the light and shade about it, it was fast, it was slow".
Blame Simone! This one shocked me, but someone on Facebook said that they saw it coming because of the way Simone acted last week.
When asked by host Tom Bergeron why some of Inaba's more positive comments didn't elicit a smile, Biles replied "Smiling doesn't win you gold medals". "You can have all of the time". Simone should be on her way to the finale, not out the door.
Carrie Ann Inaba to Simone Biles: More emotional connection to the dance and to her partner, Sasha Farber. I could make the case for any of the four remaining couples to win (yes, even David) and I could also imagine a scenario where any of the remaining couples goes home in fourth place. "And I'll be back next week for the finale". Carrie Ann: Val, this teamwork is so incredible. They had received two ideal scores of 40 from the judges for their routines. The pair was coached under Bruno who challenged Rashad to refine his frame elongate his arm movements, and become more fluid. Score: three 10s and a 9 from Len for 39 out of 40. Bruno Tonioli praised the Olympian after the dance, describing her attitude as "reckless" and "sexy", and saying that she "didn't miss a step". That dance was such a celebration of adversity, you are so humble, who you are is so handsome. He was "Mr. Smooth", hitting all the steps with technique and footwork. The shocking eliminationYou know this was absolutely going to be the toughest elimination of the season. Biles' response to her critics is exactly why we've coined this term and encourage other women to use it as a symbol of pride.
At the end of the show, Simone was the one to be sent home.