Dancing With The Stars Recap: Find Out The Shocking Elimination From Eras Week!

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This week, Dancing With the Stars took a journey through time for Eras week! Each couple performed a dance that complemented an era from the roaring 20’s all the way to the future (don’t worry, no twerking!).

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The show shook things up by having a civil dance off, where couples battled each other for extra points. But come elimination time, everyone was shocked about which couple went home.


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The couple to go home this week were leaderboard champs Willow Shields and Mark Ballas! The Hunger Games star and her partner danced a jazzy ninja routine to represent “the future.”

Ballas expressed he always wanted to do a ninja routine to MGMT‘s Electric Feel, which surprisingly received a 37 out of 40 from the judges. But come elimination time, the couple was still sent home.

The judges were completely stunned and the actress was holding back tears. A shocked Ballas only had great things to say about his partner:

“You know, it is what it is. I just want to, first of all, say a big thank you to Willow for being the most incredible partner. She’s only 14, guys. She’s out there dancing, keeping up with everybody. Thank you again for everything. It’s been a hell of a ride. I couldn’t be more proud.”

Onto the better performances of the night…

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The highest scoring performance came from Nastia Liukin and new partner Sasha Farber danced a “modern day” Charleston to Andy Grammer‘s Honey I’m Good.

After Derek Hough suffered an ankle injury, he had to let Farber take over — but he still found a way to incorporate himself into the dance.

Though the Olympian admitted dancing with a new partner was challenging, they nailed the performance and received the highest score of the night — 38 out of 40!

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Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy had a troublesome week when the starlet tweaked her neck during practice and was suffering from fatigue — she lamented how she wasn’t an athlete and her body was shutting down.

But they pulled it together in a spirited 60’s-jive for Meghan Trainor‘s Dear Future Husband. The judges gave her a 35 out of 40 and told Willis to take it easy!

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Riker Lynch and Allison Holker took it way back to the 1920’s, dancing a Quickstep to Wiggle by Scott Bradley & Postmodern Jukebox. The couple got dirty doing a sports inspired routine, as baseball stars were the pop stars of the 20’s.

The R5 frontman and his partner hit a home run with their performance, breaking into an amazing tap session in the middle of the routine. They scored a 37 out of 40, and Lynch received the perfect 10 from Len Goodman that he desired!

Do U think the right couple went home this week?

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Apr 28, 2015 10:52am PDT

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