That was the result of the double elimination tonight on “Dancing With the Stars” during an episode in which competitors delivered two separate routines and two dancers -- “Good Morning America” meteorologist Ginger Zee and UFC fighter Paige VanZant -- earned the first perfect scores of the season.
With judges’ scores and viewer votes from last week’s performances were combined, Wayna Morris, Miller and Fields were all in jeopardy of going home tonight.
Fields and Miller ended up with the lowest combined totals, putting them out of the competition.
“Not at all, didn’t see this coming, but I’m very grateful for this opportunity,” the actress said.
Miller, a football player, said the competition was “so much fun.” He praised the prowess of the other competitors and said he had formed a special relationship with his pro partner, Witney Carson.
Team James Brown’s spirited routine to a medley of James Brown songs gave them the edge over Team Beyonce, with the men earning 28 points and the women 25.
They were equally impressed with Paige VanZant’s fiery jive, a crowd-pleasing routine that earned the MMA fighter 30 points and the judges’ congratulations. Tonioli deemed the routine “smoldering, scorching, almost illegally hot,” while Inaba called it “incredible.” While noting that it was easy to lose discipline with the speed of the jive, Goodman said VanZant’s performance was “UFC -– under full control.”
Judges’ Scores (1st dance; 2nd dance. Grand total.)
Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy: 30; 25. 55.
Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold: 27; 28. 55
Von Miller and Witney Carson: 24; 28. 52 (They were voted off tonight.)
Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess: 24; 28. 52
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe: 26; 25. 51