Four teams tied for first place during week 4, but someone had to be sent home on Dancing With the Stars. After being on the bottom of the leaderboard every week this season, Lamar Odom and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, were eliminated after their Viennese Waltz earned a score of 20 out of 40.
It looked like it was only a matter of time for Lamar and Peta considering they fell into the last place spot week after week. Also up for elimination was Queer Eye star Karamo Brown and Jenna Johnson after their tango to Lil Nas X‘s hit “Old Town Road.”
Although their song and dance style made for an interesting performance, the judges were less than pleased with what they perceived to be a rule violation. Lifts are not allowed on the show because it’s not fair for the older contestants who can’t perform them. Karamo and Jenna’s number started with her on his shoulders, which resulted in Carrie Ann Inaba knocking off a point. In the end, the judges decided to keep the Netflix star for another week.
Despite some weak scores across the board, many of the teams brought it. Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten did an edgy Paso Doble to Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and earned 8s from the judges. Their combined score sits at a hefty 53 out of 70.
Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber also killed it with a high-energy Jive to “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. The duo inched ahead of Hannah and Alan and now have a combined score of 56. Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko earned a top spot of the evening for their dreamy Foxtrot to Dolly Parton‘s “Jolene” and now have a total score of 52.
One of the biggest leaps on the leaderboard came from Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson who wowed the judges with their Cha Cha to “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes. The pair was in the bottom two last week but made a triumphant recovery.
In other exciting (and non-dance-related) news, James Van Der Beek made a live announcement that he and his wife, Kimberly, are expecting their sixth child together. “We are so excited there’s a new little Van Der Beek in there,” he gushed while viewers got to watch the first sonogram.
As far as any fear about sharing something so personal, James explained, “We’ve had five kids. We’ve had three miscarriages in-between those. Miscarriage is something people really don’t talk about and we want to recognize that it happens to people. We wanted to destigmatize that as much as we possibly could.”
Whew! A whole lot happened during week 4, we can’t wait to see what goes down next.