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.