‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 25 Week 3 Recap: Maks Is Missing As Alan Fills In

Tonight we open on “Dancing With the Stars” with Tom Bergeron giving his condolences to those impacted by the massacre in Las Vegas. He tearfully says that while the show must go on, everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with Las Vegas as well.

There is no elimination tonight. Maks is also dealing with a personal issue, so Alan will be filling for him today. I hope everything is ok.

It is guilty pleasure week, so we will learn more about our celebrities. My professor in college called these ‘media confessions.’ Mine is 80s and 90s sitcoms—and I am currently binging them on Hulu!

Celebrity: Drew Scott

Claim To Fame: Property Brother

Pro: Emma Slater

Guilty Pleasure: True crime shows

Dance: Argentine tango.

Sammi:  I lied. This is his best week because it shows his improvement as a dancer as well as his personality. It was a teeny bit slow, but he really nailed it otherwise. The crime theme was cute as well…I just love his sense of humor.

Len: He loved the lifts, character and is on a roll with his dancing.

Bruno:  He cracked the case.

Carrie Ann: She is impressed with how he is growing.

Scores: 8-7-8=23 out of 30

Drew sends his thoughts and prayers to those in Vegas, as he is a resident of the city.

Celebrity: Derek Fisher

Claim To Fame: NBA star

Pro: Sharna Burgess

Guilty Pleasure: Fresh Prince reruns

Dance:Cha cha cha

Sammi:  So cute…and I like how they are singing along. The best part is seeing his proud mom in the audience. He always looks like he is having a great time on the show, which makes it even better.

Bruno: He really popped tonight.

Carrie Ann: He is bootylicious and more relaxed. He is a natural dancer.

Len: He is proud—and he thinks Will Smith will be as well.

Scores: 7-7-7=21 out of 30

Celebrity: Victoria Arlen

Claim To Fame: Paralympic swimmer, ESPN host

Pro: Val Chmerkoskiy

Guilty Pleasure: Tubthubthing

Dance: Quickstep

Sammi: How can anyone bully this girl? I am seriously crying for her! She is the most amazing person and all of this just makes me love her more. I want my goddaughter to see her and be inspired by her.

Carrie Ann: She is on the path to a ten.

Len: They did well, but need more body content.

Bruno: He loves how she went for it.

Scores:8-7-7=22 out of 30

Tom Bergeron: “If you’re a kid in school and you see someone different than you? Don’t be an ass!” I love him!

Celebrity: Vanessa Lachey

Claim To Fame: TV host

Pro: Maks Chmerkovskiy

Guilty Pleasure: Girl time

Dance: Jazz

Sammi: It’s a cute concept, but the other dancers are a huge distraction. By the time they get to their part of the dance, it’s almost too late to enjoy any of it. That being said, she is an amazing dancer.

Len: It’s hard to know who was the celebrity.

Bruno: He loved it.

Carrie Ann: She points out places to improve, but liked it.

Scores: 7-8-8=23 out of 30

Celebrity: Nikki Bella

Claim To Fame:  WWE star

Pro: Artem Chigvintsev

Guilty Pleasure: Romance

Dance: Viennese waltz

Sammi: This was HER dance. Sexy, steamy and hot. I am so used to seeing her do the WWE thing that this is a nice surprise. I love this softer side of her. AND JOHN CENA is there!!!!!  Can we have him on next season?

Bruno: It worked for them.

Carrie Ann: She went for it and did well.

Len: She had a lyrical softness to her.

Scores: 7-7-7=21 out of 30

Celebrity: Frankie Muniz

Claim To Fame: Malcolm in the Middle star

Pro: Witney Carson

Guilty Pleasure: Boy Bands

Dance: Samba

Sammi: This is the perfect dance. It showcases his talent and personality I’m still not happy with the extra dancers, but he just bought himself a one-way ticket to the finals.

Carrie Ann: Lots of boy band, but not enough samba.

Len: It was a lot of fun to watch.

Bruno: He gives him places to improve, but overall, he enjoyed it.

Scores: 7-7-7=21 out of 30.

Celebrity: Lindsey Stirling

Claim To Fame: Violinist

Pro: Mark Ballas

Guilty Pleasure: Wearing PJs all day

Dance: Jive

Sammi: That was so energetic and fun! I’ve so missed all of Mark’s choreography. This once again proved he needs to do the show forever.

Len: Dance of the season.

Bruno: He loved it as well. Brilliant.

Carrie Ann: One of her all-time favorites.

Scores: 9-9-9=27out of 30

Celebrity: Sasha Pieterse

Claim To Fame: Pretty Little Liars star

Pro: Gleb Savchenko

Guilty Pleasure: Cooking

Dance: Jazz

Sammi: She is adorable!! That really showcased her personality and talent perfectly once again.

Bruno: It reminded him of the Swedish chef from the Muppets and Martha Stewart approved.

Carrie Ann: Clean and well rehearsed.

Len: It didn’t really showcase his ability to dance.

Scores: 7-6-6=19 out of 30

Celebrity: Nick Lachey

Claim To Fame: 98 Degrees star

Pro: Peta Murgatroyd

Guilty Pleasure: Romantic movies

Dance: Jazz

Sammi: I like how they are doing a song from Love Actually which is one of my favorite movies. The concept is cute, but the extra dancers once again throw it off for me—I can’t focus on Nick and Peta.

Carrie Ann:  He is finally having fun.

Len: Well done.

Bruno: He enjoyed it as well.

Scores: 7-7-7=21 out of 30

Celebrity: Terrell ’TO’ Owens

Claim To Fame: NFL  icon

Pro: Cheryl Burke

Guilty Pleasure: Breakdancing

Dance: Salsa

Sammi: It’s more of club dancing again this week. However, it fits their theme and he really seems to be enjoying himself. Technique wise, he isn’t the best, but he is improving and does well entertaining the crowd.

Len: Not a touchdown, but in the red zone.

Bruno: They made it look good.

Carrie Ann: It was so good and he finally brought it.

Scores: 7-7-7=21 out of 30

Celebrity: Jordan Fisher

Claim To Fame: Hamilton and Grease Live star

Pro: Lindsay Arnold

Guilty Pleasure: Comic books

Dance: Charleston

Sammi: WOW! This is the perfect way to end the night and the whole theme is incredible. Finals material for sure!

Bruno: Expert first class!

Carrie Ann: She loved it!

Len: There was virtually no Charleston.

Scores: 9-7-9=25 out of 30

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