Who Got Voted Off Dancing with the Stars 2017 Tonight? Week 9

Danny Woods
May 16, 2017

Amidst a successful run on "Dancing With The Stars", Ross will make his ESPN broadcast debut this week, providing color commentary for Red Sox-Cardinals. But more on this later. The news seemed to startle the judges' panel, as the results meant Olympic champion Simone Biles was out of the competition, despite having scored a flawless 80 out of 80 on the night.

Biles, who is one of four semifinalists on the show alongside David Ross, Normani Kordei, Rashad Jennings, has been one of the favorites on the show. There has to be a name for it somewhere in The Len Goodman Dance Almanac. He and Arnold were the second couple of the night to compete, kicking off the first of their two dances with a sophisticated fox trot, set to "You Make Me Feel So Young", by Michael Buble. Still, he's a charmer and he wears a top hat!

Now, about those lemons. Ross complied, slipping the lemon into the backside seam of his sweat trousers, and smiling broadly. She's upset because she feels like she's trying her hardest and it just isn't good enough. Or as Hough told Ross: "Get that booty tucked under".

The juicy trick worked as Hough proclaimed "you squeezed your lemon!" Doesn't matter what I think though - the judges are all so proud, and those 10 paddles come flying out. "No, but I could watch you every day", judge Bruno Tonioli said.

"Tonight you continued to entertain us". Although David has shown enormous progress, Simone has been consistently a better dancer. Are you Gene Kelly? David is a joy to watch, especially now as he's improved so much technically, but he's also beaming out there and adding personality to the dance rather than letting the personality overshadow the dance. Len said his brain is telling him one thing ("not a great dancer") while his heart is telling him another ("that was fun!"). David Ross: 1st dance: 34 out of 40; 2nd dance: 36 out of 40. But hey, we've seen awful voting in this season, so WHO KNOWS? Ross was praised for his improved footwork and charisma. "You went all Tina Turner there". "You did exactly what I asked for", he said.

His second dance score: 36 out of 40; total for the night, 70 out of 80.

Normani Kordei and her Dancing With the Stars partner Val Chmerkovskiy brought some modern appeal to the classic Viennese waltz on Monday (May 15) night's semifinals episode.

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During rehearsals week, judge Len Goodman was their judge/coach. "And I'll be back next week for the finale". "Whatever Len wants, Len gets", Kordei and Chmerkovskiy said in unison. Much to the pair's delight, they earned their second ideal score of the night.

This was followed by the dance performance of Simone Biles with Sasha Farber. They will be performing a jive to "Faith" by Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande. Normani, Simone, Rashad and David are all hoping for a spot in the finals, but one of them won't get to perform a Freestyle. So she channeled someone named "Sophia" for her rumba and this little trick that Julianne taught her is paying off big time.

National Football League running back Rashad Jennings and his partner, entered the night in the No.2 spot on the leader board, dancing a rumba to the strains of "Say You Won't Let Go", by James Arthur.

Normani and Val represented the challenges she has faced watching her mother relentlessly fight cancer as well as surviving the devastating Hurricane Katrina.

Len was completely thrilled with the dance, offering up a one-man standing ovation during his judges' comments.

ET caught up with Biles after her hard night at the quarterfinals last week, and she reflected on her frustration with the scores. They performed Rumba on the track "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato.

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is favored to make the finals on DWTS. The emotionally charged rhumba danced by Biles and Chmerkovskiy earned the Olympic champ a second ideal score on the night. It's going to be close, but Normani has certainly made her way to the finals.

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