Sweetheart Jodie Sweetin got sent home Dancing with the Stars Monday night in shocking twist. The Fuller House star was safe going into the show and got a perfect score for her jive — showing she had what it took to stay alive a little longer, or at least longer than Wanyá Morris, who was in jeopardy and got the lowest score of the night. But her time's up, ahead of the double elimination next week. Here's how the rest of the night went down.
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd — Paso Doble to "Victorious" by Panic! At the Disco
The dance: After finishing first last week, Nyle and Peta had to up the ante, and that they did. Sure, they were in near-perfect step during their dance, but at this point that's expected. We get it, you guys are perfect! That's why they included a period of silence in their routine — it was haunting, surreal and created a new respect for Nyle's work this season, especially when, after the music resumed, their moves were even more intricate and coordinated.
What the judges say: Len said that, despite their strutting too much and being slightly out of formation, they were amazing. Bruno called it mind-blowing, and a DWTS classic; Carrie Ann cried.
Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess — Viennese Waltz to "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna
The dance: Antonio looked like he was at the prom. At this point in the competition — and with him in jeopardy — Antonio needed to shoot to the ceiling with sparks flying from his feet in order for us to believe he's not part of some vast conspiracy to justify why he's still here.
What the judges say: A participation certificate, basically; Bruno had some kind words that ended with a "You can do it!" while Carrie Ann commended his effort.
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe — Jive to "Something's Got a Hold on Me" by Christina Aguilera
The dance: Oh, Jodie. While she certainly deserved to be better off than in jeopardy tonight, you can understand why: She's gone from good to really good after a hard-fought battle, but she's still just a few hairs away from amazing. She held her own in the gospel-infused number, though, euphorically delivering her all, nailing the fast-paced steps and looking good while doing so. There were slivers of seconds where she lost time, or it looked like she could extend a little longer or bend a little bit deeper.
What the judges say: Len: "You've grown and you've flown. No dance has made me as happy as you did tonight." Bruno called it heavenly.
Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas — Viennese Waltz to "Stone Cold" by Demi Lovato
The dance: After wowing us so many times, Paige was a bit of a letdown. Done up like an extra in The Revenant: The Musical, Paige was, as usual, fluid and graceful and strong. Nothing was wrong with the dance per se — even that weird popping and locking thing they were doing seemed to work. It was just unremarkable — which isn't their standard.
What the judges say: Len called her a terrific dancer; Carrie Ann called it her most emotional and multi-tiered dance.
Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy — Argentine Tango to "Telephone" by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
The dance: Chills. Ginger slayed this one — so much that you wanted to see more. It was beautiful, sensual and just nasty enough — her legs were wrapped around Val at the right places and moments; the rhythm was engrossing; their movements felt mathematical and blade sharp.
What the judges say: Carrie Ann said it best: mind-blowing.
Wanyá Morris and Lindsay Arnold — Jive to "Can You Do This" by Aloe Blacc
The dance: Well, that was exciting wasn't it? Wanyá remains underrated in this competition; he's a strong performer and delivered kicks, turns and spins with finesse. He fell out of time a few place though, and had a tragic slip on a prop bandana that had Lindsay crying as if she already knew that the end was near.
What the judges say: Bruno started his comments with, "What I liked...," which pretty much summed up what was apparent for all of them: They weren't feeling it.
The group dances:
Bruno's team: Jodie and Nyle
The dance: Bruno, unsurprisingly, wanted boys with boys and girls with girls in the Argentine tango, making for the first-ever DWTS same-sex dance moment. Nyle, for his part, nailed it; Jodie once again was solid but unremarkable, especially against the superior level of everyone else on the team.
Len's team: Ginger and Wanyá
The dance: This wasn't much by way of dancing, but who cares? We got to see Len dance a samba, which he said he hadn't done since the 1970s. AND we got to see his pasty white feet. Throw in Wanyá tearing off his shirt to reveal bedazzled abs and this was a treat.
Carrie Ann's team: Antonio and Paige
Look at Carrie Ann, all high concept! In what looked like an interpretive take on Kanye West's fashion collection, this team brought high acrobatics — especially Paige, who was being tossed and flopped around like a slippery fish. It was more a demonstration of Carrie Ann's production ability than a great dance, but it was fun to watch.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.