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Dancing with the Stars 2021 LIVE – Olivia Jade and Jimmie Allen sent home in shocking double elimination


TONIGHT, Dancing With the Stars said goodbye to Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater, in a shocking double elimination

Tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, was a tribute to Janet Jackson.

Couples busted a move to some of the icon’s most famous hits, including “Nasty,” “That’s the Way Love Goes,” and “Together Again.”

Olivia and Val’s elimination was announced first, as they ranked the lowest combined scores and votes tonight. The judges then decided to save Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev.

The elimination came after Suni Lee and Amanda Kloots landed their first perfect scores of the season, and then winning the dance off bonus competitions.

Melora also earned a perfect score and won the dance off round, despite finding herself in the bottom three.

DWTS airs Monday’s at 8pm ET on ABC.

Read our Dancing with the Stars live blog below for the latest updates…

  • ‘I HATE THOSE DANCE OFFS’

    One fan expressed on Twitter how she doesn’t know which side to look at when the couples compete in dance off competitions.

  • IMPRESSIVE LIFTS

    Fans were impressed with Amanda this week, as her and Alan mastered difficult lifts, and performed them without struggle.

  • SUNI LEE POSES IN HER DANCE OUTFIT

    The confident star posted photos in her stunning outfit on Twitter shortly before performing her first dance of the night.

    The judges had a lot to say about Suni’s confident attitude and new look, as she vamped up her hair and showed the world that she was feeling much better than she was last week.

  • WHO GOT PERFECT SCORES TONIGHT?

    Suni and Sasha scored their first perfect 40 of the season, and tied two other couples for first place tonight, after also winning the dance off bonus round.

    Melora and Artem also received a perfect 40, and tied with Suni and Sasha for first place after winning their dance off round.

    Amanda and Alan were the third couple to receive a perfect 40, and also won their dance off round.

    All three couples scored a more-than perfect 42/40

  • DID JANET APPEAR ON THE SHOW?

    While not coming on the show in person, Janet Jackson did make a virtual appearance.

    The star video’d in from London to express her excitement.

    “I am so honored,” she told DWTS host Tyra Banks.

  • WHICH TWO COUPLES WENT HOME TONIGHT?

    Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy were eliminated first, as their combined scores were the lowest of the night.

    The judges then voted to save Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev, sending Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater home.

  • JIMMIE AND EMMA ALSO ELIMINATED

    The judges voted to save Melora and Artem, meaning Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater are also going home.

  • MELORA AND JIMIME

    The judges are now picking between Iman and Melora.

  • OLIVIA ELIMINATED

    Olivia ultimately ranked at the bottom, and was eliminated immediately.

  • THREE-WAY TIE FOR FIRST PLACE

    So far, Suni, Amanda, and Melora are tied for first place, after scoring perfect 10s and each winning their dance-off round.

    The judges will decide who is going home tonight in just a few minutes.

  • BOTH ON BEAT: LEN PICKS AMANDA

    Both couples competed across their side of the stage, in an up-beat cha cha to “Together Again.”

    “I’m too old to take all this pressure,” said Len. “You both put the ‘cha’ in ‘challenge.'”

    Len commented both couples on their hip action.

    “Thank god I went to the bathroom before I had to judge this,” added Len.

    Ultimately, Len picked Amanda and Alan as the winners.

  • ‘WE GOTTA BRING IT’

    Both couples said they feel challenged by each other and look forward to bringing their best to the stage.

    “Amanda has to work on giving us a little more rhythm,” said Len. “Cody needs to give me a little bit more hip action.”

  • UP NEXT: AMANDA AND ALAN V. CODY AND CHERYL

    The couples are the last to face off, dancing the cha cha to Janet Jackson’s “Together Again.”

    Len Goodman will be judging this round.

  • BOTH COUPLES SPIN: DEREK PICKS MELORA

    The pairs’ spun side by side throughout much of the dance, and both pairs wore elegant black outfits.

    “The way you used the floor, very strategic,” Derek said of Iman.

    Ultimately, Derek picked Melora and Artem as the winners.

  • UP NEXT: IMAN AND DANIELLA V. MELORA AND ARTEM

    The pairs will dance a Foxtrot to Janet Jackson’s “Again.”

    Derek is judging this dance off round.

    “Play to your strength,” said Derek.

  • CARRIE ANN PICKS JOJO AND JENNA

    Jojo, Jenna, and Olivia wore lace dresses for the dance off competition.

    The pairs danced a slower rumba to “That’s the Way Love Goes,” and each performed a more heated dance.

    “That is a dance off of dance offs,” said Carrie Ann.

    Jenna competed against her husband, Val.

    Jojo and Jenna were chosen as the winners for the two bonus points.

  • UP NOW: JOJO AND JENNA V. OLIVIA AND VAL

    The pairs are dancing a rumba to “That’s The Way Love Goes.”

    Neither Olivia nor Jojo have done a rumba yet in the competition.

    Carrie Ann will be judging this dance off.

  • BRUNO PICKS SUNI

    The judge seemed stuck, but ended up picking Suni as the winner.

    Suni and Sasha got two bonus points added to their score.

  • SIDE BY SIDE, ‘THE BATTLE BEGINS’

    The couples competed side by side, with a line separating half the stage for each pair.

    The couples wore their same outfits and both performed astonishing lifts at the same time during the dance.

    “This is so hard because actually, you both did amazing performances,” said Bruno.

  • UP FIRST: JIMMIE AND EMMA V. SUNI AND SASHA

    Bruno will be judging the first of the dance offs.

    The pairs will be dancing the Salsa to “Made For Now”

  • SUNI, MELORA, AND AMANDA IN THE LEAD

    With three perfect scores, there is a three-way tie for first place so far tonight.

  • DANCE OFFS NEXT

    Now that the individual performances are complete, the couples will now compete in dance offs. This is the dance off lineup:

    • Salsa to “Made For Now” judged by Bruno Tonioli
      • Jimmie and Emma vs Suni and Sasha
    • Rumba to “That’s The Way Love Goes” judged by Carrie Ann Inaba
      • JoJo and Jenna vs Olivia and Val
    • Foxtrot to “Again” judged by Derek Hough
      • Iman and Daniella vs Melora and Artem
    • Cha Cha to “Together Again” judged by Len Goodman
      • Amanda and Alan vs Cody and Cheryl
  • ‘THIS IS AMAZING’

    “This is the most intense competition we have ever seen,” said Carrie An. “And a lot of this has to do with you.”

    “You are an excellent dancer,” said Len. “However, there were a few gimmicks in there that didn’t sound like a salsa.”

    Derek complimented the opening lift. “That was just, I’m speechless.”

    “Drop. Dead. Sexy,” said Bruno.

    “Tonight I feel like Jenna really pushed me for strength,” said Jojo.

    The pair scored three 10s and a nine from Len, totaling a 39 out of 40.

  • STARTING IN MID AIR

    Jojo started off her dance holding Jenna up in mid air, where she lowered her leg and did a spit in mid air.

    The pair wore matching sparkling black jumpsuits, and Jojo mouthed the lyrics to the song as she danced with Jenna.

  • JENNA AND JOJO HAD A CLOSE CALL LAST WEEK

    Jojo said she hopes to avoid the bottom two this week, as last week caught them by surprise.

    The pair will dance the Salsa to Janet Jackson’s “Feedback”

    Jojo said the song is her favorite of the pop icon’s.





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