Dancing with the Stars: Simone Biles and Sasha Farber Dance Inspirational Rumba to Demi Lovato’s ‘Skyscraper’
By Erica Abbott
The next couple to take the dance floor is Simone Biles and Sasha Farber, dancing a rumba to “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato.
Bruno Tonioli says the dance effortlessly flowed out of Simone, while Carrie Ann Inaba adds that she danced with her soul. Len Goodman says there’s wasn’t a single thing he didn’t like. Julianne Hough calls the balance beam the perfect metaphor for Simone’s dancing journey. They score a perfect 40.
Welcome to the semifinals! The four remaining couples will perform two dances: one for the Judges’ Challenge in which each judge has been paired with a couple during rehearsals to challenge them with a specific dance and song. The second round will feature a dance style that the couple has not yet performed in the competition. Featured dance styles include jive, rumba, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, quickstep, tango and jazz. Three couples will earn their spots in the two-night finale next week.
Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions
— Justin Sigler (@justsig) May 16, 2017
Simone looks gorgeous tonight! #dwts
— Rae (@TheMissWare) May 16, 2017
Normani & Simone are so talented#DWTS
— Kiana (@kiana_judson) May 16, 2017
Sasha wearing a “smiling doesn’t win you gold medals” shirt for Simone…so cute #DWTS
— birthday blob (@pintolesbean) May 16, 2017
Simone is such an inspiration #DWTS
— elizabeth ⚡️ (@bundleofshows) May 16, 2017
According to ABC, Biles, 19, “is already considered one of the best and most decorated gymnasts in the history of the sport. She was adopted by her grandparents at a young age, and they have been a major influence in her life, introducing her to the sport of gymnastics. She was always jumping around at a young age and was introduced to the sport on a school field trip to Bannon’s Gymnastix at the age of six. While she trains close to 35 hours per week, Biles knows how to keep things fun and is known for inventing new skills during training.”
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Now in its 24th season, “Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home each week as couples vie for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
The remaining contestants include Simone Biles with Sasha Farber, Normani Kordei with Val Chmerkovskiy, David Ross with Lindsay Arnold and Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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