Nikki Bella danced her way into America’s hearts on Monday night, but the Mirror Ball Trophy won’t be hers on Season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
While Nikki scored a season-high 46 points from the judges last week, that score combined with viewer votes still eliminated her from the competition in a shocking double-elimination, where the Superstar was voted out alongside Vanessa Lachey.
Nikki won the hearts of the judges and America on Monday’s Halloween Week episode, however, performing a spooky jive with professional partner Artem Chigvintsev. The dance earned her just a 24, but the audience gave her a standing ovation.
Nikki Bella isn’t hanging up her dancing shoes just yet! The Superstar is still in the hunt for the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars” after an Argentine Tango on Movie Night of Season 25 of ABC’s reality hit.
Nikki received a 36 out of 40 for the foreign film-influenced tango with professional partner Artem Chigvintsev, bringing a dreamy, French twist to the ballroom, as John Cena, Brie Bella, Maryse and mom Kathy watched from the audience.
“That was so romantic, what you would expect from a foreign film, from a foreign language – the language of love,” guest judge Shania Twain said of the dance, which was done to a French song. “That was beautiful, very elegant.”
Judge Bruno Tonioli agreed: “You just presented a little side of yourself that you should explore. It was like a French perfume, intriguing, like it never leaves your mind.”
After the judges’ scores and comments, Nikki and Artem were informed early on Monday’s episode that they were safe from elimination!
See Nikki dance twice next Monday when “Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC at 8/7 C for a special Halloween-theme episode, including team dances.
After a colorful, Disney-inspired jazz dance, Nikki Bella is still in the running for the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” She’s officially made it to the halfway point of Season 25 of ABC’s reality hit!
A beaming Nikki danced a jazz routine to “Remember Me” from the upcoming Pixar animated movie “Coco.” She received a season-high 27 on Disney Night after tapping into her Mexican roots for the dance.
“It was so joyous, it was full of fun, it had all the flavors of Mexico,” judge Len Goodman said. “You know what? It was your best dance!”
The upcoming movie already holds a special place in Nikki’s heart, not just because of her Mexican heritage.
“All my nieces and nephews call me ‘Coco.’ That’s what’s makes dancing to ‘Coco’ so much better,” she said. “It’s like a perfect match!”
Nikki still needs your votes to stay in the running for The Mirror Ball Trophy! Call to vote for Nikki toll-free at 1-800-868-3409. (Save this number, as it will be Nikki and Artem’s number to dial each week!) Note: Only your first 10 votes count, and phonelines stay open for only 60 minutes after the finish of “Dancing with the Stars” in your local time zone. You can also vote online 10 times at dwtsvote.abc.go.com.
See Nikki next Monday when “Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC at 8/7 C with a Night at the Movies, featuring guest judge Shania Twain.
Nikki Bella Remembers Almost Losing Everything After Breaking Her Neck at the Height of Her Wrestling Career
Nikki Bella is still in the running for the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” after an emotional contemporary dance inspired by her 2016 neck injury.
After surviving a double-elimination two weeks ago and a ballroom visit by fiancé John Cena last week, the Bella Twin danced to “Fight Song” with professional partner Artem Chigvintsev on Monday’s show and received her highest mark yet – a 24.
Before her contemporary dance, which took place in a wrestling ring and incorporated silks, Nikki revealed that 2016 was her most memorable year because she had to fight through a neck injury to return to the WWE ring.
“My hunger, my passion for wrestling and the ring, and wanting to be back with my WWE family,” is what Nikki said drove her comeback. “I had that hope. And hope overtook whatever fear I had. That’s why they call me Fearless Nikki.”
With three 8s from the judges, Nikki’s scores are on the rise during the fourth week of competition.
“I thought it showed off not only your dance skills, but your athletic skills,” said judge Len Goodman. “It was strong, it was powerful, it was dynamic. For me, it was it great. Well done.”