AceShowbiz - "Dancing with the Stars" honored Whitney Houston in the Tuesday, November 14 episode. The new outing saw the remaining seven celebrity dancers taking the stage to perform routines while paying tribute to the iconic musician. Billy Porter joined as the guest judge for that night.
Kicking off the night were Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold, who danced a Viennese Waltz to "I Have Nothing". Billy thought Harry had grown so much on the show, though he wanted Harry to be more seductive. Bruno Tonioli noted about Harry's struggle with the timing. Meanwhile, Carrie Ann Inaba praised Harry, saying that she saw grace in the routine. The judges gave the pair 28 out of 40.
Following it up, Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach danced a Samba to "Higher Love". Bruno loved the performance, but he didn't like how Jason kept mouthing the lyrics. Bruno called it "high content" and "high quality," but he pointed out Jason's mistakes. As for Derek Hough, he said he didn't notice the mistake and said the performance was a proper Samba. The pair got 33 out of 40.
Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber then hit the ballroom to dance a Contemporary to "Greatest Love of All". Bruno said that he was deeply touched by the performance, while Carrie Ann admitted that it's been a long time since a routine moved her to tears. Derek loved Alyson's "beautiful energy." Billy also complimented their storytelling. Alyson received 33 out of 40.
Dancing a Tango to "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" were Xochitl Gomez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Carrie Ann dubbed it flawless. Billy loved Xochitl's lines and spotting, calling it magical. Bruno, meanwhile, said that Tango was Xochitl's superpower. The judges gave Xochitl a perfect score, 40 out of 40.
Later, Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd danced a Rumba to "Didn't We Almost Have It All". Derek said that Barry successfully captured the hearts of America. He also praised Barry for his figure 8 hips. As for Carrie Ann, she loved the intensity in the routine, but criticized Barry's hip movements. The pair got 32 out of 40.
As for Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev, they chose to dance a Viennese Waltz to "I Will Always Love You". Billy criticized Charity's limbs, but he still thought that the routine was gorgeous. Carrie Ann dubbed Charity a beautiful dancer, but she wanted Charity to connect to the movement. Derek, meanwhile, told Charity that she needed to work on her arm and energy. The judges gave Charity 36 out of 40.
Dancing a Paso Doble to "Queen of the Night" were Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov. Carrie Ann said it was great, but Ariana looked awkward at some point. Derek thought it was a fantastic Paso and he complimented Ariana's arms and texture in her body. Billy, meanwhile, loved that the routine was clean. Ariana almost got a perfect score as she received 39 out of 40.
It was later time for the Dance-Off. Ariana was exempt from the dance-off as she got the highest score from "Music Video Night". The first to go head-to-head were Alyson & Sasha and Harry & Rylee, who danced a Rumba to "One Moment in Time". Carrie Ann said that Harry was better at storytelling. Billy, meanwhile, called them all fantastic. Bruno praised Harry and Rylee's performance, saying that their romantic performance felt very real to him. Alyson & Sasha were eventually named as the winner.
Dancing a Salsa to "It's Not Right (But It's OK)" were Barry & Peta and Jason & Daniella. Bruno said that Barry was captivating, while Carrie Ann noted that it would be hard for them to pick the winner. The judges picked Barry and Peta as the winner.
Later, Xochitl & Val faced Charity & Artem. They danced a Cha Cha to "So Emotional". Bruno was impressed, saying it was the battle of the divas. Carrie Ann also said that the performance was fun. Derek added Xochitl showcased great charisma, while Charity was precise. At the end, Charity & Artem won the battle.
Jason, Barry and Charity were revealed to be the bottom three. Only two of them would be safe and one would be sent home. Jason and Charity could breathe a sigh of relief as they remained in the competition, meaning that Barry was eliminated.