The 32-year-old actress and singer and her pro partner, Alan Bersten, were sent packing during Latin Tonight’s Oct. 4 episode after scoring 16 points on the cha-cha.
Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and Marvel star Xochitl Gomez – along with their pro partners, Daniela Karajac and Val Chmerkovskiy – tied for first place on the leaderboard with 24 points.
Read on to learn more about Week 2 of “DWTS.”
Spears reflects on her experience on ‘DWTS’.
After being eliminated, Spears said the thing she would miss most about being on the show was “working with Alan.”
“I’m proud of you,” Bersten said as he hugged Spears.
Spears added that there are “a lot of great parts” about being on “DWTS,” but she said the best was “meeting everyone, learning so much, and doing something I never thought I would do in my entire life.”
Judge Derek Hough called Spears’ disqualification “extremely surprising” and “frankly shocking.”
on Social media After the episode, Spears called Bersten “the best friend and partner anyone could ever ask for.”
She added: “I’ve been able to raise some money for my #SAGAFTRA community and meet some of the most amazing people, which is a win by all accounts for what I set out to do.”
Spears called it an “amazing experience” and wished her “wonderful” fellow competitors “keep killing it every week!!!!”
Highest scores of the night
As previously mentioned, Mraz and Gomez took top spots on the night for their dancing. Mraz and Karagac wowed with a rumba performance to Andrea Bocelli’s “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” featuring Jennifer Lopez, while Gomez and Chmerkovskiy dazzled with Camilo Cabello’s salsa song “Don’t Go Yet”.
“Last week I felt like I was shot out of a cannon,” Mraz said during rehearsals, saying he was “ecstatic” with the results of the first show.
Karagaš noted that this week’s routine brought a new challenge for them since the style is a slower dance that leaves “a lot of room for error” in contrast to last week’s high-energy routine.
“In the first week, we set the bar high,” Mraz said. “Now there’s an expectation that we’re cool and I don’t know if I’m cool.”
In second place were “The Bachelorette” Charity Lawson and Ezra Sosa – who was filling in for Artem Chigvintsev after He tested positive for COVID-19 — and social media stars Lily Pons and Brandon Armstrong, who scored 21 points in the cha-cha and samba, respectively.
Lowest levels of the night
Spears, despite her elimination, was not the lowest-scoring celebrity of the night. The place belonged to real estate broker Mauricio Umansky, husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, whose salsa dance with professional partner Emma Slater earned her 12 points.
Umansky said during training that he was “very disappointed” to be in the bottom two last week and that he felt “the pressure is on to deliver” or else he would get the boot.
“The first week was intense. I was really frustrated. Learning how to dance has been incredible for me now with everything I’m going through at home,” he said.
Slater told him they needed to “keep moving forward” and put their hearts and souls out there for a comeback.
In a three-way tie for place above Umansky were NFL star Adrian Peterson, Brett Stewart, “The Brady Bunch” alum Barry Williams, Peta Murgatroyd, reality star and socialite Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold all clocked 15 seconds for their dance routines.
Who’s left, and what’s their score tonight?
Jason Mraz and Daniela Karajac – 24
Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy – 24
Charity Lawson and Ezra Sosa – 21
Lily Pons and Brandon Armstrong – 21
Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov – 20
Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber – 19
Mira Sorvino and Gleb Savchenko – 18
Tyson Beckford and Jenna Johnson – 18
Adrian Peterson and Brett Stewart – 15
Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd – 15 years
Harry Josie and Riley Arnold – 15 years
Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater – 12
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