It’s the third week of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and the show is really starting to take form. While several people have been eliminated (including one contestant who said goodbye on Monday night), it was also a night for the first perfect score of the evening. The theme was Most Memorable Year and each contestant performed a dance that signified the most remarkable event from a prior time in their life.
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Though Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton didn’t score the highest score, she revealed an emotional secret from her 1984 Olympic win. Retton revealed that six weeks before she competed and won she underwent knee surgery. Retton’s determination and strength to compete despite the surgery shaped her into the woman she is today, she revealed.
Viewers resonated with her story and many were shocked to learn she had faced such opposition before the greatest moment of her life.
Mary Lou Retton and her partner Sasha Farber danced the waltz to Queen’s song “We Are The Champions.
You may watch Mary Lou Retton’s and the other contestants’ performances in the video player below.
Three contestants scored 27 out of 30 points and the first perfect score was delivered. There are eleven couples who danced Monday night, with one elimination. Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong, Evanna Lynch and Motsepe, and Milo Manheim and Witney Carson each scored 27.
Juan Pablo di Pace and partner Cheryl Burke scored the first perfect score of the season. The pair danced the Samba after Juan explained his most memorable year was in 1999 when he left Argentina and settled in Los Angeles, California.
The couple with the lowest score wasn’t the one sent home. John Schneider and Emma Slater danced the Waltz to the song “Smile.” Because John’s most memorable year was 2016, when his mother passed away, the evening was emotional. He said that emotion resulted in a few mistakes but he wasn’t deeply troubled by them. His mind was focused on the meaning of the song.
Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy delivered the second lowest score of the night. Her most memorable year was 2006 due to the birth of her children and her family status. She danced the Rumba and scored a 22.
At the end of the show, it was Nancy Mckeon and Val Chmerkovskiy who was voted off. Val is currently a mentor on Dancing With The Stars Juniors.
What do you think? Did the right couple go home?