Dancing With the Stars Recap: Who Improved the Most in Week 2?

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Dancing With the Stars Recap: Who Improved the Most in Week 2?
Dancing With the Stars Recap: Who Improved the Most in Week 2?

The changes just keep on comin’ for Dancing With the Stars‘ 32nd season.

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The competition series already got quite a facelift with last Tuesday’s premiere, having moved back to ABC with new hosts. Heading into Week 2, though, we learned that the judges’ save has been scrapped for Season 32 (for now, at least), and pro dancer Artem Chigvintsev sat out Tuesday’s broadcast after testing positive for COVID, leaving The Bachelorette‘s Charity Lawson to dance with troupe member Ezra Sosa.

The biggest Week 2 change, though, might have been the numbers on the judges’ paddles, which fluctuated pretty substantially from many of the scores they gave last week. For some, like Buffy‘s Alyson Hannigan and model Tyson Beckford, that meant a six-point (!) improvement on last week’s scores; for others, like Real Housewives star Mauricio Umansky, it meant dropping another three points to earn the lowest score of the night. Gulp.

Keep scrolling to see how all 13 couples fared on Latin Night — including the results of this week’s elimination — then drop a comment with your thoughts on the episode!

SAFE: Lele Pons and Brandon Armstrong

SAFE: Lele Pons and Brandon Armstrong
SAFE: Lele Pons and Brandon Armstrong

DANCE STYLE: Samba (to “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 21 out of 30 (⬆️ +2 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Tyson Beckford and Jenna Johnson

SAFE: Tyson Beckford and Jenna Johnson
SAFE: Tyson Beckford and Jenna Johnson

DANCE STYLE: Salsa (to “Aguanile” by Willie Colón and Héctor Levoe)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 18 out of 30 (⬆️ +6 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd

SAFE: Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd
SAFE: Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd

DANCE STYLE: Cha-Cha (to “Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 15 out of 30 (⬇️ -1 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Mira Sorvino and Gleb Savchenko

SAFE: Mira Sorvino and Gleb Savchenko
SAFE: Mira Sorvino and Gleb Savchenko

DANCE STYLE: Salsa (to “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 18 out of 30 (⬆️ +1 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy

SAFE: Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy
SAFE: Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy

DANCE STYLE: Salsa (to “Don’t Go Yet” by Camila Cabello)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 24 out of 30 (⬆️ +6 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov

SAFE: Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov
SAFE: Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov

DANCE STYLE: Samba (to “Me Porto Bonito” by Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 20 out of 30 (⬇️ -1 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater

SAFE: Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater
SAFE: Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater

DANCE STYLE: Salsa (to “Quimbara” by Celia Cruz, Willie Colón and Johnny Pacheco y Su Charanga)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 12 out of 30 (⬇️ -3 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber

SAFE: Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber
SAFE: Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber

DANCE STYLE: Tango (to “Can’t Remember to Forget You” by Shakira ft. Rihanna)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 19 out of 30 (⬆️ +6 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Charity Lawson and Ezra Sosa

SAFE: Charity Lawson and Ezra Sosa
SAFE: Charity Lawson and Ezra Sosa

DANCE STYLE: Cha-Cha (to “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 21 out of 30 (⬇️ -1 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold

SAFE: Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold
SAFE: Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold

DANCE STYLE: Salsa (to “Arranca” by Becky G ft. Omega)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 15 out of 30 (⬆️ +3 from last week’s score)

SAFE: Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach

SAFE: Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach
SAFE: Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach

DANCE STYLE: Rumba (to “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” by Andrea Bocelli ft. Jennifer Lopez)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 24 out of 30 (⬆️ +3 from last week’s score)

IN DANGER: Adrian Peterson and Britt Stewart

IN DANGER: Adrian Peterson and Britt Stewart
IN DANGER: Adrian Peterson and Britt Stewart

DANCE STYLE: Samba (to “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 15 out of 30 (⬇️ -3 from last week’s score)

ELIMINATED: Jamie Lynn Spears and Alan Bersten

ELIMINATED: Jamie Lynn Spears and Alan Bersten
ELIMINATED: Jamie Lynn Spears and Alan Bersten

DANCE STYLE: Cha-Cha (to “Shake Senora” by Pitbull ft. T-Pain and Sean Paul)

JUDGES’ SCORE: 16 out of 30 (⬆️ +1 from last week’s score)

In a surprising turn of events, Mauricio Umansky — who was in the Bottom Two last week, and noticeably fumbled a decent chunk of his routine on Tuesday — stayed out of jeopardy altogether this week, leaving Jamie Lynn and Adrian at risk. And though Derek Hough called Jamie Lynn’s ouster a shocker, I’m not sure it was: Jamie Lynn certainly had potential, but she landed near the bottom of the leaderboard for two straight weeks, and her performance slot toward the end of Latin Night didn’t offer much of an opportunity for her to play catch-up with votes after receiving so-so scores.

But what did you think of Jamie Lynn’s elimination, and Latin Night overall? Tell us below!

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