'Dancing With the Stars' season 30 recap: Who went home in a shocking double elimination?

Brian Austin Green and Matt James were sent home.

October 13, 2021, 12:29 PM

While Monday's episode of "Dancing With the Stars" was sugar, spice and everything nice for Disney Heroes Night, Tuesday was an about-face, with host Tyra Banks announcing an evil plot twist for Disney Villains Night: the season's first double elimination.

The first person to head home was "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum Brian Austin Green, with Banks revealing his departure was by default as he and partner -- and real-life girlfriend -- Sharna Burgess finished the night at the bottom of the scoreboard.

PHOTO: Sharna Burgess and Brian Austin Green on "Dancing With the Stars."
Sharna Burgess and Brian Austin Green on "Dancing With the Stars."
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The audience voted "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore and former "Bachelor" star Matt James into the bottom two and the judges were evenly split over whom to save. Len Goodman bemoaned being in the "horrible position" of casting the tiebreaking vote and, after some stalling, ultimately chose to spare Moore, who fell to her knees in shock.

James' departure meant the end of Bachelor Nation's hope of winning a third consecutive Mirror Ball. Former "Bachelorette" stars Hannah Brown and Kaitlyn Bristowe won the two previous seasons.

On a brighter note, "The Office" star Melora Hardin brought her A-game to the ballroom and again claimed first place. Her theatrical and in-character jazz routine to Tangled's "Mother Knows Best," which Hardin sang, by the way, earned her the first 10 of the season.

PHOTO: Artem Chigvintsev and Melora Hardin on "Dancing With the Stars."
Artem Chigvintsev and Melora Hardin on "Dancing With the Stars."
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Another standout moment came from country singer Jimmie Allen, who opened the show with his Captain Hook-inspired jazz routine to Billie Eilish's "bad guy." After securing his best score of the season, the Grammy nominee proudly revealed that he just found out his wife, Alexis Gale, was about to give birth to their second child.

Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby also had a great night and secured his best score of the season. The judges took a moment to salute him and dance partner Cheryl Burke, who were both "fresh out of quarantine" after testing positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago -- which meant they had the least amount of time to rehearse.

Rigsby explained he and Cheryl were able to hold their first in-person practice on Friday and, before then, relied on Zoom to communicate. Despite their triumph this week, they have to work extra hard to catch up with the rest of the pack as they are currently at the bottom of the scoreboard and are now in danger of going home.

Here are the current standings:

"The Office" alum Melora Hardin and Artem Chivensky -- 73/80

Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson -- 70/80

Influencer Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy -- 70/80

"The Talk" co-host Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten -- 68/80

Olympic Gold medalist Suni Lee and Sasha Farber -- 68/80

Country music singer Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater -- 67/80

Spice Girl singer Melanie C and Gleb Savchenko -- 66/80

WWE superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Witney Carson -- 65/80

NBA player Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach -- 63/80

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" alum Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong -- 59/80

Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke -- 58/80

"Dancing With the Stars" returns next Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, where the cast will pay homage to the movie "Grease."

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