Our favorite shimmying celebs will be back for more ballroom madness when “Dancing With the Stars” returns on Monday, Sept. 21. But, according to reports, the upcoming episode won’t be all fun, games and glitter like the dazzling Season 21 premiere of the hit ABC series.
It was revealed during episode 1 of the fall 2015 series that the following installment would be a cutthroat one. Instead of one couple being eliminated from the star-studded cast, two pairs would be sent home during the double elimination night on the reality series, trimming the rivalry down to 11 competitors. But which red carpet stars are on the chopping block? Well, it’s those who not only scored low during the Season 21 premiere, but also who don’t have a Hayes Grier-like fan base. (The social media star has 4 million followers on Vine, nearly 3 million on Twitter and 4.1 on Instagram – all who could help vote for him to become the “DWTS” champion.)
Kim Zolciak-Biermann might be a shinning star on Bravo but the “Real Housewives” reality actress had a bit of a lackluster start on the ABC series. In fact, she was awarded the lowest score of the night with a 12 out of 30 for her Salsa with partner Tony Dovolani. The judges told the teary-eyed performer to loosen up a bit so that she could let the real, fun Kim shine during episode 2 of “DWTS” – and maybe steal audiences’ hearts on the way.
Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and her imperial partner Keo Motsepe (seriously, how did we never know Keo was a prince until now?) are definitley Season 21’s most regal couple but the duo made a royal mistake during their first dance on “DWTS.” While performing their premiere number, Chaka forgot some of the dance moves during her routine – a flub judge Carrie Ann Inaba called her out for during her critique. The judges also asked Keo to help Chaka with her technique so the queen of funk wouldn’t be so loosey goosey for her next number. The two earned the second lowest score of the night, receiving a 13 out of 30.
But despite Kim and Chaka being at the bottom of the pack, their fellow competitors didn't pull all that impressive scores either. The average score of the night was 19 out of 30, with a majority of the scores coming in at 15. That means it’s really anyone’s game. But we’d still be nervous if we were Chaka and Kim.
Season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.