“Dancing With the Stars” Opens With a Tribute to the Las Vegas Shooting Victims: Watch
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“Dancing With the Stars” Opens With a Tribute to the Las Vegas Shooting Victims: Watch

Dancing With the Stars opened on a somber note on Monday, as host Tom Bergeron paid tribute to the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. “There’s an old saying that the show must go on. And it will,” he began, after a five-minute update on the situation from World News Tonight anchor David Muir. “But first, all of us at Dancing With the Stars want to send our love, thoughts, and prayers to everyone touched by the senseless violence in Las Vegas. Please know that we are doing tonight’s show with you foremost in our minds and hearts.”

Contestant Drew Scott also spoke about the tragedy after his dance with Emma Slater. Scott, a resident of Las Vegas, echoed Bergeron’s sentiments, saying, “I’ve lived in Vegas for many years. And I want to say that all of our hearts here are with the families affected. It’s a really sad situation, but just know that we’re here, our prayers are here for you guys, and we’re here to support.”

From there, the show continued more or less as usual. (Spoilers ahead.) After two eliminations last week, there was no elimination this week, so the focus was entirely on the dances — which were themed around the celebs’ guilty pleasures (boy bands, romance novels, etc.).

See all of the week three rankings below. (As always, these rankings are based solely on scores from Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli, but as DWTS fans know, eliminations are based on a combination of scores and votes, so get to voting for your favorite pair.)

1. #TeamStark: Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas

Dance: Jive to “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!

Score: 27 out of 30 (9 from each judge)

2. #TeamFishUponAStar: Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold

Dance: Charleston to “The Glory Days” by Michael Giacchino

Score: 25 out of 30 (9 from Carrie Ann and Bruno, 7 from Len)

3. (Tie) #TeamHotProperty: Drew Scott and Emma Slater

Dance: Argentine Tango to “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Score: 23 out of 30 (8 from Carrie Ann and Bruno, 7 from Len)

3. (Tie) #TeamBabiesAndBallroom: Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

NOTE: Maks was dealing with a “personal problem” this week, so Alan Bersten (who was cut from the show last Tuesday) stepped in to dance with Vanessa.

Dance: Jazz to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

Score: 23 out of 30 (8 from Len and Bruno, 7 from Carrie Ann)

4. #TeamViVa: Victoria Arlen and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Dance: Quickstep to “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba

Score: 22 out of 30 (8 from Carrie Ann, 7 from Len and Bruno)

5. (Tie) #TeamHoopsAndHeels: Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess

Dance: Cha Cha to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Score: 21 out of 30 (7 from each judge)

5. (Tie) #TeamSmackdown: Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev

Dance: Viennese Waltz to “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna

Score: 21 out of 30 (7 from each judge)

5. (Tie) #TeamFranneyPack: Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson

Dance: Samba to “It’s Gonna Be Me” by *NSYNC

Score: 21 out of 30 (7 from each judge)

5. (Tie) #TeamMomAndPops: Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd

Dance: Jazz to “Jump (for My Love)” by The Pointer Sisters

Score: 21 out of 30 (7 from each judge)

5. (Tie) #TeamGetchaPopcorn: Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke

Dance: Salsa to “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow

Score: 21 out of 30 (7 from each judge)

6. #TeamATeam: Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko

Dance: Jazz to “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by Four Tops

Score: 19 out of 30 (7 from Carrie Ann, 6 from Len and Bruno)

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(Photo via ABC + ABC/Eric McCandless)