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“Dancing With the Stars” recap: Semi-finals end in most shocking result yet

See who went home and how everyone else scored on season 32, episode 10.

There's no time for half-measures, it's the semi-finals on Dancing With the Stars! The Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy is well within reach and the remaining five couples had two rounds of dances to impress the judges one more time before next weeks finale.

Starting off the Latin dance round, Ariana Madix performed a jive to "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars. Carrie Ann Inaba questioned the reality star about the injury she's dealing with, to which she replied that her back is what's keeping her from completing the full range of movements needed for the routine. But nevertheless, Ariana received a 28 out of 30 from the judges.

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Disney+/ ABC

Coming off of last week and what host Alfonso Ribeiro called "the greatest comeback in the show's history," Jason Mraz danced an emotional Viennese waltz to his own song "I Won't Give Up." And persevere is exactly what he did, after revealing he was ready to throw in the towel weeks ago.


Crowned 'the samba diva' by Bruno Tonioli, Xochitl Gomez impressed the judges with her content filled routine. The Marvel star had previously never received a 10 for any of her Latin dances, until tonight, when she received three of them for her samba, which Carrie Ann said was one of the toughest routines maybe ever featured on the show.

Week after week, the judges have asked Bachelorette star Charity Lawson to dig deep and pull out more passion for her performances. And this week she did just that, performing a graceful and emotive rumba that earned her two 10's from the judges. "Listen, we're pulling everything out," Charity told EW after last week's Celebration of Taylor Swift night. "We've gotta bring it, it's semi-finals and then the finale, so in order to get to that next week is really going to be the week."

<p>Disney+/ABC</p> Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev


Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev

Alyson Hannigan got "Footloose" on the ballroom floor with a jive to the iconic song. Despite Alyson's bright demeanor, Derek Hough revealed the actress's true feelings about the dance. "Whoever invented the jive was drunk and hated human beings," she'd said to Derek before the show. Now someone tell Alyson there was a Footloose remake in 2011!

Then in the second round of dances, emotions were running high. Jason said he wanted to prove to himself that he's more talented than his fears and performed a fierce paso doble that earned him a perfect score. And from fears to tears, Xochitl's waltz to Lady Gaga's "La Vie en Rose" from A Star Is Born made the entire panel emotional. "Len would've loved that dance," Derek said holding back tears. "It was perfect."

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Disney+/ ABC

Charity was the biggest boss in the ballroom for her quickstep, which earned her her first ever perfect score. While host Julianne Hough, as well as her brother Derek, said that Alyson's waltz was her best dance of the season. The How I Met Your Mother star received a 26 for her dreamy performance. And finishing off the night strong was Ariana, who earned her first perfect score for a breathtaking foxtrot.

The reveal of the final results was a nail-biter, coming down to Ariana and Xochitl as the last ones standing. But in a stunning turn of events, none of the couples were eliminated! All five will compete as finalists in next weeks finale and fight for a spot alongside the long line of DWTS winners.

Here's where each couple landed on the leaderboard after two rounds of dances:

Xochitl & Val - Samba + Waltz, 60 out of 60

Charity & Artem - Rumba + Quickstep, 59 out of 60

Ariana & Pasha - Jive + Foxtrot, 58 out of 60

Jason & Daniella - Viennese waltz + Paso doble, 57 out of 60

Alyson & Sasha - Jive + Waltz, 51 out of 60

Next week, the finale will be jam-packed. Last season's champions Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas will return to perform a brand new routine. And it's time for the couples redemption round and everyone's favorite, the freestyle dances. All leading up to one couple being named the winners of the Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy.

Dancing With the Stars airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC and Disney+, and streams the following day on Hulu.

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