Viewers react after ‘DWTS’ plays with their emotions during surprising elimination, or lack thereof
After a two-hour episode featuring 10 dance performances from the remaining five contestants, the final moments of Tuesday’s Dancing with the Stars brought a slew of emotions to everyone involved, as it was revealed who is moving through to next week’s finale.
The answer: all of them.
With each of the five remaining dancers performing two different styles throughout the semifinal night, here’s a look at how things played out and what to expect from next week’s finale.
The low score of the night was 51 out of 60 and went to actress Alyson Hannigan with partner Sasha Farber. She danced a jive and a waltz, the latter of which got the lowest scores of the night. Hannigan was pretty sure that she was going home, so she took a moment to send some love to Farber.
“If that’s my last dance with you, I just want to tell you I just love you so much,” she said.
But when it came time to announce the final four at the end of the show — “in no particular order” according to host Alfonso Ribeiro — the first couple announced for the finale was “Alyson and Sasha,” much to the surprise and delight of Hannigan.
It actually came down to Gomez and Madix as the remaining names to be called, meaning one of the season-long favorites was going to be headed home one week short of the finale. That is until Ribeiro (eventually) announced that both of them would be advancing.
Madix, who was on the verge of tears, admitted that she was close to throwing up while waiting for the final result. Perhaps she’ll feel better to know that her ex-boyfriend who infamously cheated on her, Tom Sandoval, was sent packing just short of the finish line during the finale of his recent reality competition show one night earlier.
Madix, Gomez and the other dancers weren’t the only ones emotionally affected by the finale fake-out. Plenty of viewers reacting on social media were having similar feelings. That is to say, all of the feelings.
The way I shot up from my seat seeing the last 2 couples thinking one of them was really gonna go home #dwts