'Dancing with the Stars' shocker! Melanie C. and pro partner Gleb Savchenko sent home on "Grease Night"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/19/2021
Dancing with the Stars eliminated Spice Girl Melanie C. and her professional partner Gleb Savchenko after the 11 remaining couples of Season 30 each took the stage and performed a dance for "Grease Night" during Monday night's episode on ABC.
Melanie C. and Gleb landed in the bottom-two couples along with social-media sensation Olivia Jade and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy based on the combination of judges' scores and home-viewer votes cast live as Dancing with the Stars aired in the Eastern and Central time zones on Monday night.
Derek voted to save Olivia and Val, and then Carrie Ann voted to save Melanie C. and Gleb. After Bruno opted to keep Melanie C. and Gleb in the competition, Len decided to advance Olivia and Val.
Although the judges' decision was split 2-2, Len's vote carried the vote since he is Dancing with the Stars' head judge.
Prior to Melanie C. and Gleb's elimination, each celebrity and professional pairing performed one time for "Grease Night," as all the songs, costumes and characters were right out of the Grease movie and musical.
Suni and pro partner Sasha Farber performed a Charleston routine to "Born to Hand Jive."
And Kenya and pro partner Brandon Armstrong danced the rumba to "There are Worse Things I Could Do."
Eighth place on the judges' leaderboard went to country singer Jimmie Allen and pro partner Emma Slater, who received 34 points from the judges for their foxtrot routine to "Sandy."
Two couples tied for ninth place on the leaderboard with 32 points: WWE superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and pro partner Witney Carson as well as Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby and pro partner Cheryl Burke.
The Miz and Witney danced a jive to "Greased Lightnin,'" and Cody and Cheryl performed a quickstep routine to "We Go Together."
And finally, NBA champion Iman Shumpert and pro partner Daniella Karagach landed in eleventh -- and last -- place on the leaderboard after the couple took the stage with a 28-point worthy Viennese waltz set to "Hopelessly Devoted to You."