‘Dancing With the Stars’ recap: Halloween Night scares away Hayes Grier

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ recap: Halloween Night scares away Hayes Grier.

For Halloween Night on Dancing With the Stars, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough danced an Argentine Tango that was a little more Interview With the Vampire (bloody, dramatic) than, say, Twilight (sparkly?).

Though Bindi bared her fangs throughout, it was more likely her on-point routine that earned her and Hough their perfect score from the judges’ panel rather than her ability to channel her evil side. As part of Halloween week on the show, Irwin transformed her sweet 17-year-old self into a vampire, who was hailed as the queen of the dancefloor by the night’s end. Wearing ghostlike white makeup, fake fangs, and a devilish red dress, Irwin and Hough paid homage in their tango to Cry Little Sister from the 1987 horror classic The Lost Boys. Fans watched the married PenaVegas dance together (in the same routine, at least) for the first time, and saw Derek “I’ve never lost a team competition” Hough come in second by a hair. But she also has a controversial memoir coming out soon about her life in Scientology, and there are the ABC News interviews about the book to promote.

Scores for the competitors have been up and down, back and forth in the previous six weeks, so literally anyone could’ve stayed and anyone could’ve gone during “Halloween Night.” So who left? Carrie Ann Inaba has been especially tough on the Backstreet Boy, Nick said during his rehearsal video, while most everyone else has a hard time “giving me the real.” Give him the real, everybody!

And he tried to grow up, not wanting to appear to be the baby competitor that he is during their Viennese waltz to Lana Del Rey’s “Once Upon a Dream” from the Disney flick, “Maleficent.” It floated, and there was a gorgeous trust-fall that could’ve gone terribly wrong but didn’t. He just signed with Hollywood talent powerhouse CAA for potential exposure “across multiple domains, including digital distribution and partnerships, film, TV, endorsements, personal appearances and publishing,” the agency said a few days ago in breaking the news. Alexa was in tears last week after the judges thought she missed the essence of Britney Spears in her routine – never mind that giant Burmese python she draped over her shoulders.

But she pulled it together for their “Edward Scissorhands”-themed paso doble to Rodrigo y Gabriela’s “Hora Zero.” She was Winona Ryder, and Mark the Method dancer was in heaven as Edward. Carrie Ann said she “danced like there was no tomorrow,” and Julianne made some kind of rambling exercise analogy to say that she almost messed up but actually did a great job. Bruno found it “not as smooth” as it should’ve been, and Carrie Ann noted that they were “out of synch.” Tamar’s naturally the “best mover,” but the judge found good and bad moments in the dance. Carrie Ann liked it, and Julianne admitted that she was “extremely turned on right now.” There were flaws aplenty, but she didn’t seem to care about those because, well, hotness.

She’s never really celebrated a Halloween before, she’s said previously, and she’s squeamish about the thrills and chills, so her “DWTS” routine to “Cry Little Sister” from “The Lost Boys” soundtrack may’ve represented a number of firsts for her. Derek said he wanted to bring out her fierce, sexy side during the Argentine tango since she’s much better known for her perpetually cheerful disposition.

It was tough to stand up to the previous week’s “Magic Mike” routine that Carlos suspected might’ve been overscored, he said in the rehearsal video. The “Nightmare Before Christmas”-themed dance to “This is Halloween” was surprisingly pro-level all the way around and incredibly entertaining. Julianne loved the concept, costumes and choreography and said that Hayes stood out in “one of the best team dances we’ve seen.” Bruno found touches of Fosse in a Broadway-caliber number. Carlos and Witney, Alexa and Mark, Alek and Lindsay, Bindi and defending team champ Derek showed poise and power on those hoverboards – the guys were the busters, and the gals were the ghosts – but it wasn’t as impressive as the other group.

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