Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 27)

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Dancing with the Stars
(season 27)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 6
Release
Original network ABC
Original release September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24) – present
Season chronology
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Season 26

Season twenty-seven of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 24, 2018, on the ABC network.[1]

Cast[edit]

Couples[edit]

The thirteen professional dancers were revealed on Good Morning America on August 28, 2018.[2] The ten professionals from last season returned, along with Cheryl Burke and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who both last competed in season 25. Troupe dancer Brandon Armstrong made his debut in the pro lineup.[3] Nancy McKeon was announced as the first celebrity competing for the season, partnered with Chmerkovskiy.[4] On September 12, the rest of the cast was revealed on Good Morning America.[5]

Celebrity Notability (known for) Professional partner Status Ref.
Nikki Glaser Comedian & podcast host Gleb Savchenko Eliminated 1st
on September 25, 2018
[6]
Danelle Umstead Paralympic alpine skier Artem Chigvintsev Eliminated 2nd
on October 2, 2018
[7]
Nancy McKeon The Facts of Life actress Valentin Chmerkovskiy Eliminated 3rd
on October 8, 2018
[8]
Tinashe Singer-songwriter Brandon Armstrong Eliminated 4th
on October 15, 2018
[9]
Joe Amabile Reality television star Jenna Johnson Participating
Bobby Bones Radio personality Sharna Burgess Participating
Juan Pablo Di Pace Fuller House actor Cheryl Burke Participating
Evanna Lynch Harry Potter actress & activist Keo Motsepe Participating
Milo Manheim Zombies actor Witney Carson Participating
Alexis Ren Model & social media personality Alan Bersten Participating
Mary Lou Retton Former Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber Participating
John Schneider Actor & country music singer Emma Slater Participating
DeMarcus Ware Former NFL linebacker Lindsay Arnold Participating

Hosts and judges[edit]

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews returned as hosts, while Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli returned as judges.[10]

Dance troupe[edit]

The dance troupe for season 27 consists of season 26 troupe members Artur Adamski, Hayley Erbert, Britt Stewart, and Morgan Larson, along with newcomer Vladislav Kvartin.[11]

Scoring charts[edit]

Couple Place 1 2 3 4
1 2 1 2 1+2
Joe & Jenna 14 17 18 35 18 15
Bobby & Sharna 20 20 19 39 23 20
Juan Pablo & Cheryl 22 26 26 52 30 24
Evanna & Keo 18 24 24 48 27 24
Milo & Witney 20 26 26 52 27 29
Alexis & Alan 21 23 25 24 49 26 25
Mary Lou & Sasha 19 21 22 24 46 24 26
John & Emma 18 23 20 43 21 21
DeMarcus & Lindsay 23 24 23 47 26 22
Tinashe & Brandon 10 23 26 26 52 27 26
Nancy & Val 11 18 21 21 20 41 22
Danelle & Artem 12 18 18 18 19 37
Nikki & Gleb 13 17 18
Red numbers indicate the lowest score for each week
Green numbers indicate the highest score for each week
     the couple eliminated that week
     the returning couple that was the last to be called safe

Average score chart[edit]

This table only counts dances scored on a 30-point scale.

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total
points
Number
of dances
Average
1 Juan Pablo & Cheryl 128 5 25.6
1 Milo & Witney 128 5 25.6
1 10 Tinashe & Brandon 128 5 25.6
4 Alexis & Alan 144 6 24.0
5 DeMarcus & Lindsay 118 5 23.6
6 Evanna & Keo 117 5 23.4
7 Mary Lou & Sasha 136 6 22.6
8 John & Emma 103 5 20.6
9 Bobby & Sharna 102 5 20.4
10 11 Nancy & Val 102 5 20.4
11 12 Danelle & Artem 73 4 18.3
12 13 Nikki & Gleb 35 2 17.5
13 Joe & Jenna 82 5 16.4

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 30-point scale are as follows:

Dance Highest scored dancer(s) Highest score Lowest scored dancer(s) Lowest score
Cha-cha-cha Tinashe 26 Danelle Umstead 18
Foxtrot Juan Pablo Di Pace 26 Joe Amabile 17
Jive Milo Manheim 27 Bobby Bones
John Schneider
20
Salsa Milo Manheim 29 Joe Amabile 15
Quickstep Juan Pablo Di Pace 26 Joe Amabile 14
Charleston Milo Manheim
Mary Lou Retton
26 John Schneider 23
Argentine tango Tinashe
DeMarcus Ware
26 John Schneider 21
Waltz Mary Lou Retton 22 John Schneider 21
Samba Juan Pablo Di Pace 30 Evanna Lynch
Mary Lou Retton
24
Tango Milo Manheim
Tinashe
26 Alexis Ren 25
Jazz Joe Amabile 18
Paso doble DeMarcus Ware 22 Nancy McKeon 20
Viennese waltz Evanna Lynch 27 Joe Amabile 18
Rumba Tinashe 27 Nancy McKeon 22
Contemporary Alexis Ren 26 Bobby Bones 23

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

Scores are based upon a potential 30-point maximum.

Couple Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Joe & Jenna Jazz & Viennese waltz (18) Quickstep (14)
Bobby & Sharna Contemporary (23) Quickstep (19)
Juan Pablo & Cheryl Samba (30) Salsa (22)
Evanna & Keo Viennese waltz (27) Foxtrot (18)
Milo & Witney Salsa (29) Cha-cha-cha (20)
Alexis & Alan Contemporary (26) Jive (21)
Mary Lou & Sasha Charleston (26) Cha-cha-cha (19)
John & Emma Charleston (23) Foxtrot (18)
DeMarcus & Lindsay Argentine tango (26) Paso Doble (22)
Tinashe & Brandon Rumba (27) Jive (23)
Nancy & Val Rumba (22) Quickstep (18)
Danelle & Artem Quickstep (19) Foxtrot (x2) & Cha-cha-cha (18)
Nikki & Gleb Salsa (18) Salsa (17)

Weekly scores[edit]

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1: First Dances[edit]

On the first night, couples danced the cha-cha-cha, foxtrot, jive, quickstep, or salsa.

On the second night, the bottom five couples were given a chance to dance again, in the same style as the first night, but with a new song and choreography. John Schneider and Emma Slater were originally in jeopardy, but were later announced as safe and didn't have to dance again.

Running order (Night 1)
Couple Scores[12] Dance Music[13] Result
Mary Lou & Sasha 19 (6, 7, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Treasure"—Bruno Mars Bottom five
Milo & Witney 20 (7, 6, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Free Free Free"—Pitbull feat. Theron Theron Safe
Evanna & Keo 18 (7, 5, 6) Foxtrot "Do You Believe in Magic"—Aly & AJ Safe
Danelle & Artem 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Rise Up"—Andra Day Bottom five
Bobby & Sharna 20 (7, 6, 7) Jive "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"—Travis Tritt Safe
Juan Pablo & Cheryl 22 (7, 7, 8) Salsa "Dinero"—Jennifer Lopez feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B Safe
Nikki & Gleb 17 (6, 5, 6) Salsa "YES"—Louisa feat. 2 Chainz Bottom five
Alexis & Alan 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "Good Golly, Miss Molly"—Little Richard Bottom five
John & Emma 18 (7, 5, 6) Foxtrot "Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)"—Waylon Jennings Safe*
Tinashe & Brandon 23 (8, 7, 8) Jive "I'm a Lady"—Meghan Trainor Safe
Nancy & Val 18 (6, 6, 6) Quickstep "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"—Club des Belugas Bottom five
Joe & Jenna 14 (5, 4, 5) Quickstep "Fish Out of Water"—Leo Soul Safe
DeMarcus & Lindsay 23 (8, 7, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Sweet Sensation"—Flo Rida Safe
Running order (Night 2)
Couple Scores[6] Dance Music[13] Result
Mary Lou & Sasha 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Hot Stuff"—Donna Summer Safe
Danelle & Artem 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Strong Ones"—Armin van Buuren feat. Cimo Fränkel Safe
Nikki & Gleb 18 (6, 6, 6) Salsa "Tres Deseos"—Gloria Estefan Eliminated
Alexis & Alan 23 (7, 8, 8) Jive "Shake the Room"—Gamu Safe
Nancy & Val 21 (7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Walking on Sunshine"—Katrina and the Waves Last to be called safe

Week 2: New York City Night / Vegas Night[edit]

The couples danced two different unlearned dances that paid tribute to the sights and sounds of New York City and Las Vegas.

Argentine tango, charleston, jazz, paso doble, samba, tango and waltz are introduced.

Running order (Night 1)
Couple Scores[14] Dance Music[15]
DeMarcus & Lindsay 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "The Boy from New York City"—The Manhattan Transfer
Danelle & Artem 18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Welcome to New York"—Taylor Swift
John & Emma 23 (8, 7, 8) Charleston "New York's My Home"—Sammy Davis Jr.
Nancy & Val 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Uptown Girl"—Billy Joel
Alexis & Alan 25 (8, 9, 8) Argentine tango "Swan Lake Suite"—Ray Chew
Joe & Jenna 17 (5, 6, 6) Foxtrot "New York State of Mind"—Matt Beilis
Tinashe & Brandon 26 (9, 8, 9) Argentine tango "New Dorp. New York."—SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig
Milo & Witney 26 (9, 8, 9) Charleston "Living in New York City"—Robin Thicke
Mary Lou & Sasha 22 (8, 7, 7) Waltz "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"—Sarah Bockel
Juan Pablo & Cheryl 26 (9, 8, 9) Quickstep "42nd Street"—Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Evanna & Keo 24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Can't Touch It"—Ricki-Lee Coulter
Bobby & Sharna 20 (7, 6, 7) Foxtrot "Theme from New York, New York"—Frank Sinatra
Running order (Night 2)
Couple Scores[14] Dance Music[16] Result
Juan Pablo & Cheryl 26 (9, 8, 9) Foxtrot "Why Don't You Do Right?"—Peggy Lee Safe
Milo & Witney 26 (9, 8, 9) Tango "Ashes"—Celine Dion Safe
Danelle & Artem 19 (7, 6, 6) Quickstep "Luck Be a Lady"—Donny Osmond Eliminated
Alexis & Alan 24 (8, 8, 8) Salsa "Booty"—Jennifer Lopez feat. Iggy Azalea Safe
John & Emma 20 (7, 6, 7) Jive "King Creole"—Elvis Presley Last to be called safe
DeMarcus & Lindsay 23 (8, 7, 8) Quickstep "Ladies Man"—Boyz II Men Safe
Joe & Jenna 18 (6, 6, 6) Jazz "The Gambler"—Kenny Rogers Safe
Evanna & Keo 24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Heat Wave"—Martha and the Vandellas Safe
Bobby & Sharna 19 (7, 6, 6) Quickstep "That Old Black Magic"—Sammy Davis Jr. Safe
Nancy & Val 20 (7, 6, 7) Paso doble "Storm" (from )—René Dupéré Safe
Tinashe & Brandon 26 (9, 8, 9) Cha-cha-cha "Circus"—Britney Spears Safe
Mary Lou & Sasha 24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Copacabana"—Barry Manilow Safe

Week 3: Most Memorable Year Night[edit]

The couples danced one unlearned dance to celebrate the most memorable year of their lives.

Contemporary, rumba and viennese waltz are introduced.

Running order
Couple Scores[17] Dance Music[18] Result
Mary Lou & Sasha 24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese waltz "We Are the Champions"—Ray Chew Safe
Milo & Witney 27 (9, 9, 9) Jive "Can You Do This"—Aloe Blacc Safe
Nancy & Val 22 (8, 7, 7) Rumba "Love Someone"—Lukas Graham Eliminated
Alexis & Alan 26 (9, 8, 9) Contemporary "How to Save a Life"—Ray Chew Safe
Evanna & Keo 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese waltz "Hedwig's Theme"—John Williams Safe
Joe & Jenna 18 (6, 6, 6) Viennese waltz "You Are the Reason"—Calum Scott & Leona Lewis Safe
Juan Pablo & Cheryl 30 (10, 10, 10) Samba "Ni Tú Ni Yo"—Jennifer Lopez feat. Gente de Zona Safe
John & Emma 21 (7, 7, 7) Waltz "Smile"—Ray Chew Safe
Bobby & Sharna 23 (8, 7, 8) Contemporary "A Million Dreams"—Malachi Barton Safe
Tinashe & Brandon 27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "2 On"—Tinashe feat. Schoolboy Q Last to be called safe
DeMarcus & Lindsay 26 (9, 8, 9) Argentine tango "Lux Aeterna"—Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet Safe

Week 4: Trio Night[edit]

The couples performed a trio dance with a past celebrity contestant or a personal acquaintance.

Running order
Couple
(Trio Dance Partner)
Scores[19] Dance Music[20] Result
Juan Pablo & Cheryl
(Melissa Rycroft)
24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Wavey"—CLiQ feat. Alika Safe
Tinashe & Brandon
(Amy Purdy)
26 (9, 8, 9) Tango "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"—Pat Benatar Eliminated
John & Emma
(Joey Fatone)
21 (7, 7, 7) Argentine tango "Torn"—Nathan Lanier Safe
Evanna & Keo
(Scarlett Byrne)
24 (8, 8, 8) Salsa "Black Magic"—Little Mix Last to be called safe
DeMarcus & Lindsay
(Rashad Jennings)
22 (7, 7, 8) Paso doble "Fire"—Barns Courtney Safe
Mary Lou & Sasha
(Nastia Liukin)
26 (9, 8, 9) Charleston "V.E.S.P.A."—Dimie Cat Safe
Milo & Witney
(Riker Lynch)
29 (10, 9, 10) Salsa "Adrenalina"—Wisin feat. Ricky Martin & Jennifer Lopez Safe
Joe & Jenna
(Jordan Kimball)
15 (5, 5, 5) Salsa "I'm Too Sexy"—Right Said Fred Safe
Alexis & Alan
(Maddie Ziegler)
25 (8, 8, 9) Tango "Move Your Body"—Sia Safe
Bobby & Sharna
(Lindsey Stirling)
20 (7, 6, 7) Cha-cha-cha "U Can't Touch This"—MC Hammer Safe

Week 5: Disney Night[edit]

Dance chart[edit]

The celebrities and professional partners will dance one of these routines for each corresponding week:

  • Week 1: Cha-cha-cha, foxtrot, jive, quickstep and salsa (First Dances)
  • Week 2: Two unlearned dances (New York City Night / Vegas Night)
  • Week 3: One unlearned dance (Most Memorable Year Night)
  • Week 4: One unlearned dance (Trio Night)
  • Week 5: One unlearned dance (Disney Night)
Couple Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5[21]
Joe & Jenna Quickstep1 Quickstep2 Foxtrot Jazz Viennese waltz Salsa Jive
Bobby & Sharna Jive1 Jive2 Foxtrot Quickstep Contemporary Cha-cha-cha Waltz
Juan Pablo & Cheryl Salsa1 Salsa2 Quickstep Foxtrot Samba Cha-cha-cha Viennese waltz
Evanna & Keo Foxtrot1 Foxtrot2 Samba Jive Viennese waltz Salsa Jazz
Milo & Witney Cha-cha-cha1 Cha-cha-cha2 Charleston Tango Jive Salsa Quickstep
Alexis & Alan Jive1 Jive2 Argentine tango Salsa Contemporary Tango Foxtrot
Mary Lou & Sasha Cha-cha-cha1 Cha-cha-cha2 Waltz Samba Viennese waltz Charleston Contemporary
John & Emma Foxtrot1 Foxtrot2 Charleston Jive Waltz Argentine tango Quickstep
DeMarcus & Lindsay Cha-cha-cha1 Cha-cha-cha2 Foxtrot Quickstep Argentine tango Paso doble Charleston
Tinashe & Brandon Jive1 Jive2 Argentine tango Cha-cha-cha Rumba Tango
Nancy & Val Quickstep1 Quickstep2 Cha-cha-cha Paso doble Rumba
Danelle & Artem Foxtrot1 Foxtrot2 Cha-cha-cha Quickstep
Nikki & Gleb Salsa1 Salsa2
     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
     Not scored or danced by the celebrity

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Episode Air date Rating/Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Week 1: Premiere (Night 1)" September 24, 2018 1.0 5 7.68[22]
2 "Week 1: Premiere (Night 2)" September 25, 2018 0.9 4 6.55[23]
3 "Week 2: New York City Night" October 1, 2018 0.8 4 7.06[24]
4 "Week 2: Las Vegas Night" October 2, 2018 0.8 3 6.10[25]
5 "Week 3: Most Memorable Year Night" October 8, 2018 1.0 5 7.22[26]
6 "Week 4: Trio Night" October 15, 2018 0.9 4 6.89[27]
7 "Week 5: Disney Night"[28] October 22, 2018
8 "Week 6: Halloween Night"[28] October 29, 2018
9 "Week 7: Country Night"[28] November 5, 2018

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