Dancing with the Stars: Watch Lauren Alaina’s Vampire Inspired Argentine Tango

What a hauntingly great night of dancing!

Written by Tammy Ragusa
Dancing with the Stars: Watch Lauren Alaina’s Vampire Inspired Argentine Tango
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Halloween" - All treats and no tricks as eight celebrity and pro-dancer couples return to the ballroom to celebrate Halloween and compete on the seventh week of the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars," live, MONDAY, OCT. 28 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless) LAUREN ALAINA, GLEB SAVCHENKO

It was Halloween night on this week’s Dancing With the Stars, but the only thing that may have been scary for the season 28 competitors was learning not just one, but two dances — one with their professional partner and a second as a team dance. Of course, it was also a little frightening how good these novice dancers have gotten.

Here we go!

Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson

Jive – “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Len Goodman: “You were rocking and I was reeling. It was fast, it was fun, it was fierce. I was a little bit concerned about your feet, but they were right on point. They were sharp, clear. It was a terrific way to start the evening.”


James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater

Viennese waltz – “I Put a Spell on You” – Annie Lennox

Bruno Tonioli: “You are like a prince of darkness, mesmerizing, totally in command, pulling all the strings. I mean, it was such a powerful performance and, up until you went wrong, it was absolute perfection. I don’t know what happened. Did you step on her? Apart from that, it was incredible.”


Ally Brook and Sasha Farber

Tango – “Sweet but Psycho” by Ava Max

Carrie Ann Inaba: “Halloween is on point. Everybody’s bringing A-game. That was ridiculously good. What I love most about you is the way you dance, like you dance, you don’t even know if you’re going to get it right because you push yourself so far. You push yourself right up that edge and you live right on that edge. I love that about you. It makes your performances visceral. There was one tiny thing that happened. You lost your focus for one tiny second.”


Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten

Jazz – “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer

Len Goodman: “I think the bad girl is a terrific dancer. There were touches of disco, a little bit of Latin American going on in between. What I like is you come out and you performed. You were out there, full-on, giving it plenty of welly. I thought you did a terrific job. Well done.”


Karamo Brown and Jenna Johnson

Paso doble – “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

Bruno Tonioli: “No lack of power and purpose in that one. You were really on it. You didn’t lose what you wanted to do. You went wrong once. You went on the wrong foot once. Be very, very careful though, because of all that power, not to lose the shaping. Because of the power, you shorten the shaping.”


Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko

Argentine tango – “Whatever Lola Wants” by Sarah Vaughan

Carrie Ann Inaba: “You slipped right there, but what you did with that slip blew me away. You were so in character, you were so trusting of Gleb that you went with it, you made it a moment. You saw what you did, the drag as she went to her knees. Your core is getting so strong and what I see with you is true transformation. You’re evolving as a dancer, every minute. Every day.”


Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold

Jive – “Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett

Len Goodman: “Well, Halloween is about the supernatural. This wasn’t super and it wasn’t natural, either. It lacked jive content, but I must say, I don’t want to sound like a broken record, what I like is you come out and you know you’re not the best dancer on the show. You always come out and try your hardest and give it your all.”


Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov

Rumba – “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak

Bruno Tonioli: “That was a beautiful and haunting rumba. I love the way you were able to tell a story. You drag us with you in everything you do. You really capture our attention. Sometimes you lost a bit of fluidity, but, I have to say, your arms, shoulders, arms extension, so much better.”


After the couple’s dances, the dancers were split into teams and each team performed a freestyle group dance.

TEAM TRICK: Ally and Sasha, Hannah and Alan, James and Emma, Lauren and Gleb

Freestyle – “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

Len Goodman: “It was a lovely mix of Paso doble, tango, Viennese waltz, but that was all put together with fantastic, interesting choreography. I enjoyed it so much and congratulations. My admiration for you celebrities is incredible because to learn two dances like that — well done.


TEAM TREAT: Karamo and Jenna, Kate and Pasha, Kel and Witney, Sean and Lindsay

Freestyle – “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce

Bruno Tonioli: “That was nightmarishly entertaining. What a concept. I have to say, not everyone was always on time, but I really loved the effort.”


After all of the team scores were adding to individual and audience voting, the bottom two were Kate & Pasha and Karamo & Jenna. The judges voted to save Kate and Pasha which meant the competition was over for Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown.

Next week, the tension builds as the couple’s face the challenging Dance Off round.