By Erica Abbott
The next couple to go home in season 24, falling just short of the finals, is Simone Biles and Sasha Farber. David Ross and Lindsay Arnold were also in jeopardy.
Tonight, the couple has an all-around perfect evening for the semifinals, earning a perfect 40 in both rounds. They danced a sparkling jive in the first round for the Judges’ Challenge after being paired up with Carrie Ann Inaba, who encouraged Simone to dance more freely. In the second round, the couple danced an inspirational rumba to “Skyscraper,” which was influenced by her Olympic journey.
Their other dances have included a sassy samba to “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child for Boy Bands vs Girl Groups Night (35), timeless Charleston for Movie Night (37), breathtaking contemporary to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” for Disney Night (38) and sparkling quickstep to “Viva Las Vegas” for Vegas Night (32). Their very first score was a 32 out of 40, the highest-scoring dance of the premiere. Their average score throughout the competition was 36 points.
Social Media Reacts to Simone Biles and Sasha Farber Elimination
I’m actually a big pile a mush right now I can’t not have Simone dancing a freestyle next week especially after today #DWTS
— naomi (@theartsythings) May 16, 2017
— Yvonne Masters (@ymasters) May 16, 2017
I am IN SHOCK I love David but Simone was better wtf #DWTS
— brit (@itsbritx) May 16, 2017
— Adele Inglish (@adeleinglish) May 16, 2017
— Haley (@sportyfox0906) May 16, 2017
Omg !! I am shocked and pissed off. Wtf America. This is so wrong. Sasha and Simone should be in the finals!!#DWTS you should b cancelled
— XxMaryxX (@XxCatNippyxX) May 16, 2017
— kayla. (@_polaroid_dream) May 16, 2017
You’ve got to be kidding me! Kicking Simone off DWTS is totally insane! #dwts
— Patricia Barner (@pbsigh) May 16, 2017
Not surprised Simone went home. #DWTS fans are a tough bunch & after last week, I was afraid she hurt herself.
— Auntie B (@b_auntie) May 16, 2017
— Rob (@ElderPoptart) May 16, 2017
I would’ve rather seen Normani go home than Simone! Normani is a singer/dancer she does it for Go to the full article.