'Dancing with the Stars' Season 18, week 2 double elimination: Scores and dances

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"Dancing with the Stars" Season 18, week 2 double elimination: Scores and dances

In week 2 of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 18, the pressure hits for the first time -- two couple begin and dance through the show, already the victims of the first elimination. Here are all of the scores and dances for the March 24 episode.

Drew and Cheryl are declared safe at the beginning of the episode, before their dance.

Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke
Dancing the jive

Drew is very into this competition. He's far from the best competitor, but he may be the most committed to his performances.

Bruno: "You're so in tune with what the public wants!"

Scores: 7+7+7 = 21
 
Billy Dee and Emma are safe. (Apparently, this makes Diana Nyad angry) So are Meryl and Maks. Danica and Val also are in the safe club.

This must be awful for the remaining dancers.

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy
Dancing the samba

Yellow. That's the big impression one gets from this dance. There is just so much yellow -- which is impressive, considering that neither dancer is wearing yellow. Other than yellow, however, it's a pretty incredible dance.

Carrie Ann: "I think you dominated this samba! ... Every time you did those samba movements, I thought you were flawless."

Scores: 8+8+8 = 24

Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater
Dancing the tango

While still not much of a dancer, Billy Dee has one big thing going for him -- Emma knows how to make the man look good. Extra dancers, sunglasses and great music help a lot.

Len: "This was like ivy -- it just crept across the floor! It just kept going, it didn't have an attack."

Scores: 5+5+5 = 15

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Dancing swing

Surprisingly, considering her background, Meryl doesn't always look like she's matching Maks with the steps. Great (and crazy-energetic) performance though.

Bruno: "The level of difficulty was incredible ... You never lost style, but you lost timing a couple of times."

Scores: 8+9+8 = 25

Amy and Derek are safe. Candace and Mark are safe. Alas, Diana and Henry have been eliminated.

They kind of get to do their dance though.

Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov
Dancing the cha-cha

Considering they had to just hear that they were eliminated, this is a pretty impressive dance. This is a really rotten way to give the results.

Jeremy Miller is on the dance floor. He is rooting for both of his former girlfriends, Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar.

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas
Dancing the rumba

Her religious views might seem weird to some, but Candace has a point -- romantic and sensual are not the same as raunchy. Classy rumbas are better anyway. Just like this one.

Carrie Ann: "I feel like it was a little too contemporary in styling."

Scores: 7+7+7 = 21

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough
Dancing swing

Despite worries that her legs might fall off (which would be ratings gold for ABC, by the way), Amy and Derek didn't hold back much in their energetic swing.

Len: "You used every nuance in that music to great effect."

Scores: 8+8+8 = 24

James and Peta and Charlie and Sharna are all safe.

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd
Dancing salsa

Open shirt! Yay! There's also a lot of dancing going on -- more than most of the celebrities have tried.

Bruno: "All I can say is: More of that please. James, you've come out of your shell, and you've got the abs to prove it!"

Scores: 9+8+8 = 25

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess
Dancing the tango

Charlie's "bad boy" face is kind of adorable. He is so not a bad-boy type. The guy can dance though. That's probably more important.

Carrie Ann: "You looked like Baryshnikov out there!"

Scores: 9+7+9 = 25

Len really doesn't like it when you break the rules of ballroom dance.

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani
Dancing the jive

This is a really well choreographed dance. Tony should get a lot more credit for things like this than he does. The dance is pretty good, even if some of the footwork looks a little off.

Len: "It was a cute routine, and to have jive week 2 is tough. I hope you're back, 'cause you're so much fun!"

Scores: 7+7+7 = 21

Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff
Dancing the salsa

They have backup dancers! With bongos! It's really too bad that Sean is mostly opposed to public emotion, because he is kind of fun when smiling in this dance (which is pretty good, by the way).

Bruno: "You're light on your feet, you've got rhythm, a couple of timing issues ..."

Scores: 7+7+7 = 21

Cody Simpson and Witney Carson
Dancing the tango

It doesn't look like Cody has quite mastered the personality of the tango. He's pretty good on the steps though.

Carrie Ann: "I love the way that you stylize things."

Scores: 7+7+8 = 22

And the final elimination of "DWTS" week 2 is: Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff. They did tell him to smile more ...
Photo/Video credit: ABC