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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 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.”
Nikki Bella is still in the running for the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars” after a surprise non-elimination week … and a visit from John Cena!
After surviving a double-elimination last week and dancing a non-traditional Viennese Waltz with professional partner Artem Chigvintsev on Monday’s Guilty Pleasures Night, the Bella Twin – and the rest of the celebrity dancers – escaped elimination on ABC’s reality hit.
“There’s no elimination this week as we focus on the guilty pleasures of our stars,” host Tom Bergeron revealed to the delight of the crowd and the stars, who started the show by paying tribute to those affected by the shooting in Las Vegas.
Before her dance, Nikki revealed her guilty pleasure is romance novels, such as “Fifty Shades of Grey.” She didn’t hold back during her seductive Viennese Waltz to “Love on the Brain” with Chigvintsev, while Brie Bella, sister-in-law Lauren Garcia and fiancé John Cena watched from the audience. When it was time for the judges’ scores, Cena joined his bride-to-be on the dance floor.
“I thought it was spicy. I thought it was exciting. I thought it was sexy. I thought it was fearless,” Cena told Nikki. “I thought it was every reason I love you.”
On the other hand, Judge Len Goodman said, “I wasn’t exactly transported to old Vienna with the elegance … It was a tad on the aggressive side.”
Cena quipped back: “That’s my girl, she’s aggressive.”
Nikki’s score improved to 21, but she 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 11 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 11 times at dwtsvote.abc.go.com.
See Nikki next Monday when “Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC at 8/7 C.