Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff were eliminated from the reality television competition ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 21 Week 2 Part II on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Espinoza, a professional horse jockey and Triple Crown Winner and Smirnoff, a professional dancer scored a total of 20 points for dancing the rumba to “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keyes.
"Thank You Dancing with the Stars #DWTS #karinasmirnoff I Had So Much Fun and i Wish Everybody the Best Of Luck, Now It's Time To Win Some Races #BreederscupClassic @karina_smirnoff," posted Espinoza to Instagram on Thursday, Sept. 24.
Tamar received the highest score of the night, scoring 25 points for their charleston routine to “Living In New York City” by Robin Thicke. Hayes scored 23 points for dancing the quickstep to “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet. Carlos scored 21 points for dancing the cha-cha-cha to “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thorton. Gary scored 15 points for dancing the paso doble to “1812 Overture” by Pyotre Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Andy scored 23 points to dancing a contemporary routine to “Heaven Is A Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle. Alexa scored 22 points for dancing the rumba to “Somewhere In Time” by John Berry. Paula scored 18 points for their tango routine to “Get Ready” by The Temptations. Bindi scored 23 points for their waltz routine to “Only A Man” by Jonny Lang. Kim scored 18 points for their foxtrot to “Come Home” by One Republic feat. Sara Bareilles. Alek scored 22 points for their quickstep routine to “American Girl” by Elle King. Nick scored 24 points for their foxtrot routine to “Coming Home, Part II” by Skylar Grey.
The celebrities of Season 21 are singer Tamar Braxton, actor Gary Busey, singer Nick Carter, celebrity chef Paula Deen, horse jockey Victor Espinoza, singer Andy Grammer, vine star Hayes Grier, Wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin, singer Chaka Khan, actress Alexa PenaVega, singer Carlos PenaVega, “Legion of Honour” recipient Alek Skarlatos, and reality TV star Kim Zolciak.
The professional dancers are Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Anna Trebunskaya, Sharna Burgess, Louis van Amstel, Karina Smirnoff, Allison Holker, Emma Slater, Derek Hough, Keo Motsepe, Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, and Tony Dovoliani.
‘DWTS’ is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. The three main judges are Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Week 2 "Hometown Glory" Part II was watched by 9.58 million viewers. Week 3, also known as "TV Week" airs on Monday, Sept. 28 at 8|7c and Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9|8c. Each team will dance one unlearned dance. Season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro will be a guest judge for Week 3.