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Dancing With The Stars Episode 3 Recap

With an early double elimination week in the history books, which included dancing two different routines on back-to-back nights, Nikki Bella is still in the running for the Mirror Ball Trophy on Season 25 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

After Monday’s Viennese Waltz and a judges’ score of 21 combined with viewer votes, Nikki was safe on Tuesday’s Latin Night, where she danced the samba to this summer’s hit, “Despacito.” The samba scored her an 18 from the judges, so Nikki still needs your votes before an elimination on next Monday’s “Guilty Pleasures” Night. Call 1-800-868-3409 up to 60 minutes after the show, or vote online at dwtsvote.abc.go.com up to 24 hours after the show.

Nikki – the only Latina in the competition – nixed her nerves about getting close to professional partner Artem Chigvintsev for the sexy samba and donned a curve-hugging purple outfit and matching sparkly lipstick. But the judges weren’t sold on her sultry look and dance, which kicked off Latin Night.

Judge Len Goodman said he wasn’t keen on all the gyrating. “You’ve got to use your feet and your legs a little stronger so you get the samba bounce action, which it was lacking,” he said.

Judge Bruno Tonioli was a bit easier on The Bella Twin: “Once you got going, you got going nicely,” Tonioli commented. “The timing was a little bit off, but the look was on.”

During her post-dance interview with co-host Erin Andrews, Nikki said she particularly enjoyed her second dance of the week.

“Being a Latina, I love Latin night,” Nikki said. “I think my hips get a little too out of control. I get a little too excited, so I do kind of lose the form, and I think I just go into Nicole’s own little rhythm, so I have to work on that.”

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 12 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 12 times at dwtsvote.abc.go.com up to 24 hours after the end of the show.

See Nikki next Monday when “Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC at 8/7 C.

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Dancing With The Stars Episode 2 Recap

Nikki Bella did not come to Dancing with the Stars to play with anybody — she came to win. And it’s becoming more evident, as the weeks go on, that our favorite Bella twin is a great contender for the much-coveted mirror ball. And given the support that she’s gotten from all her shows — the cast of Total Bellas, including her soon-to-be hubby John Cena, and of course the WWE family — it makes one wonder why Chris Jericho didn’t get the same support when he, too, put on his dancing shoes.

No matter — our Dancing with the Stars recap is full of good news for fans of the talented WWE diva, who proves, each week, that she’s just as good in the ring as she is on the dance floor.

Three of this week’s contestants — Drew Scott, Vanessa Lachey, and Frankie Muniz — went down with injuries during this week’s competition, prompting host Tom Bergeron to remark that the 25th season of the show was the “toughest ever.” However, our girl Nikki not only thrived — injury-free — she delivered an awesome performance that got her accolades from the judges.

For this week’s waltz dance, Nikki and Artem sailed around the dance floor, inspired of course by the “elegant, classy and the most amazing woman that has ever walked this Earth,” i.e., Nikki’s “Nana.”

Notoriously tough judge Len Goodman praised Nikki’s performance, and they were duly impressed with Nikki’s “great, lady-like” turn. She ultimately earned 21 points out of a possible 30. And though they weren’t the highest scores of the night, Nikki is safe from elimination — Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, on the other hand, isn’t as lucky.

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Nikki Bella tangos her way into the ballroom

Nikki Bella made her “Dancing with the Stars” debut Monday night on the Season 25 premiere of the ABC reality hit. Now you, the WWE Universe, must vote to keep the WWE Superstar in the competition!

On Monday’s premiere, Nikki did a fierce tango with professional partner Artem Chigvintsev, rocking a bright red outfit reminiscent of her in-ring gear of several years ago. Nikki and Artem received two 7s and a 6, scoring a 20 out of 30 – a very good mark for a “Dancing with the Stars” debut!

Judge Len Goodman advised The Bella Twin to stop looking down during her performance because looking up will make her seem more comfortable.

“Come out there and sizzle, my lovely,” Goodman told Nikki, “Well done.”

After backstage host Erin Andrews told Nikki she’s always had a “girl crush” on her, she asked The Bella Twin how hard it was to step out of her comfort zone.

“It’s definitely difficult. I’m used to body slamming girls for a living, so coming out here and being graceful and putting on a dress and heels is tough. But I have an amazing coach,” she said, giving props to Chigvintsev, whom she bodyslammed and pinned at the fiery close of their impactful dance.

Nikki’s Season 25 competition includes married entertainment personalities Nick and Vanessa Lachey, popstar Debbie Gibson and “Property Brothers” star Drew Scott.

Nikki is well on her way to obtaining the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, but she needs your votes! 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 13 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 13 times at dwtsvote.abc.go.com until the day after Nikki dances. Bella Army unite and let your voice be heard!

Next week, Nikki will dance again Monday night’s ballroom night at 8/7 C, and one of the 13 starting contestants will be eliminated at the close of that episode. Then, there will be another elimination next Tuesday night on Latin night.

Stay tuned to WWE.com for complete coverage of Nikki on “Dancing with the Stars.”