Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Tony Dovolani withdrew from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 21 on Week 3. Alfonso Ribeiro, the Season 19 champion was a guest judge. Ten couples remain in the reality television dancing competition. “TV Night” aired on Monday, Sept. 29 on ABC.
Zolciak-Biermann suffered a mini-stroke and could not attend the dress rehearsal or live show. She had to withdraw from ‘DWTS’ due to the rules of the competition. Jenna Johnson filled in for Zolciak-Biermann as Dovolani’s dance partner. Johnson and Dovolani danced a samba routine to “Jeannie” by Hugo Montenegro, inspired by the TV show ‘I Dream of Jeannie.’ The judges did not issue points to the pair.
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess received 9 points from all four judges and scored a total of 36 points for dancing the Viennese waltz to “Did I Make the Most of Loving You?” by Mary-Jess Leaverland from ‘Downton Abbey.’ Paula Deen and Louis van Amstel scored 20 points for dancing the samba to “The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle” by The Eligibles from ‘Gilligan’s Island.
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater scored 30 points for dancing the jive to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme” by Chuck Lorre and Dennis C. Brown from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ Andy Grammer and Allison Holker scored 29 points for dancing a quickstep routine to “Bandstand Boogie” by Larry Elgart from ‘American Bandstand.’
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas received 9 points across the board, resulting in a total of 36 points for dancing a jazz routine to “Breaking Bad Theme” by Dave Porter from ‘Breaking Bad.’ Tamar Braxton and Valentina Chmerkovskiy scored 33 points for dancing the tango to “A Beautiful Mine” by RJD2 from ‘Mad Men.’
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya scored 25 points for dancing a tango routine to “The Addams Family Theme” by Vic Mizzy from ‘The Addams Family.’ Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson scored 31 points for dancing a jazz routine to “Thank You for Being A Friend” by Cynthia Fee from ‘The Golden Girls.’
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough scored 32 points for dancing a quickstep routine to “Movin’ on Up” by Ja’net Dubois from ‘The Jeffersons.’ Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold scored 33 points for dancing a tango routine to “Bad Things” by Jace Everett from ‘True Blood.’
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 3 was watched by 11.04 million viewers. Week 4 “Most Memorable Year” airs on Monday, Oct. 5 at 9|8c. Each team will dance one unlearned dance.