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Dancing with the Stars 2021 LIVE – Fans shocked as JoJo Siwa’s in bottom two but judges saved her & eliminate The Miz

DANCING with the Stars’ Queen Night had viewers shocked as fan-favorite JoJo Siwa landed in the bottom two.

Despite almost going home, the pop star survived until next week’s episode of the ABC competition as the judges unanimously decided to save her and send The Miz home.

Earlier in the evening, NBA star Iman Shumpert impressed with a strong Paso Doble to the legendary song, Another One Bites The Dust.

Week 7 of the show saw Iman perform alongside contestants including Olivia Jade, Amanda Kloots, Jimmie Allen and more.

After tonight, there are only eight celebs left competing in the show’s 30th season.

Last week, former Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kenya Moore was eliminated.

DWTS airs Monday’s at 8pm ET on ABC.

Read our Dancing with the Stars live blog below for the latest updates…

  • ELIMINATED

    This weeks’ Dancing With The Stars elimination came down to JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson, and The Miz and Witney Carson.

    The judges ultimately decided to send The Miz and Witney Carson home.

  • FANS VOICE COMPLAINTS

    Dancing With The Stars fans are voicing their complaints on Twitter at the judge’s final decision.

    Jojo was saved at the 11th hour when the judges cast their votes in her favor, but fans weren’t pleased that she was in the bottom two.

  • JUDGES SAVE

    Bruno voted to save JoJo, though he was shocked at the results.

    “I’m shocked you’re in the bottom two because your scores have been so high,” Carrie Ann told JoJo, whom she also chose to save.

    Derek admitted he was “super proud” of the entertainment The Miz brought this season while also saving JoJo.

    Mike “The Miz” had his last dance tonight and was eliminated.

  • OH NO, JOJO!

    Tonight’s bottom two couple’s that are at risk of elimination are JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson, along with The Miz and his partner, Whitney.

    The ballroom was silent in shock as both couple’s have been beloved in this competition.

  • CARRIE ANN CRUISE?!

    Carrie Ann Inaba pulled a Tom Cruise and jumped up in excitement following Sunni, Amanda and Melora’s dance.

    The judge was so impressed by the trio, she hopped up on the panel’s table in her stilettos.

    Her costars appeared amused by the move – though Len seemed to hardly believe it.

  • THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS

    The last trio of the evening danced to the iconic smash, We Are The Champions.

    Amanda and Alan kicked off the group B round while Suni and Sasha and Melora with Artem quickly followed.

    Carrie Ann gave her bonus point to Suni while Len handed his out to Melora.

    Derek gave his bonus point to Amanda while Bruno also gave his to Melora.

  • MIC DROP

    Tonight’s show has included a number of technical errors, including host Tyra’s mic being cut off.

    Coming back from commercial break after playing the WRONG package, Tyra began to talk for an extended period of time but it was complete silence.

    No one corrected her as she continued to talk with no audio.

  • FEELING THE PRESSURE

    Group two took the stage, with Jojo and Jenna competing against Olivia and Val along with Jimmie and Emma.

    The group performed to the classic duet with David Bowie, Under Pressure.

    “All of you raised the bar so high,” Bruno gushed while “thanking” them for giving them a job.

    “You’ve all grown, I see the progress,” Carrie Ann praised the group.

    Giving out their one bonus point, Carrie Ann, Len, Derek and Bruno all gave theirs to Olivia.

    The infamous YouTuber had 4 points added to her score from the previous dance earlier tonight.

  • BONUS POINT

    With only one point each to hand out, the judges had to decide where their votes were going to go.

    Carrie Ann and Derek both chose to give their extra point to Iman, while Len and Bruno decided to give Cody a points edge.

    The Miz was the only person in the first group who did not receive an extra point.

  • GROUP ONE

    Iman, The Miz and Cody were assigned The Jive and were assigned the Queen classic, Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

    The Miz and Whitney came out first in matching lime green glittering outfits and while the song was still playing, they exited the dance floor.

    NBA star Iman and his pro partner, Daniella, came out in matching blue sequin outfits next.

    Rounding out the first trio, Cody and Cheryl did a jive in an emerald green outfit.

  • RELAY DANCE ROUND

    After each couple performed tonight, the contestants were divided into three groups where they will dance back-to-back.

    Following a duo performs, the next couple in the group will go.

    Once all three perform, the judges have one single bonus point they are able to give out to only one pair.

  • THE QUEEN HAS ARRIVED

    Melora and her partner, Artem, did an energetic performance to Killer Queen by the rock band.

    The Bold Type actress had some costars meet her at rehearsals where they declared “every week” Queen week when Melora is around.

    “All hail Queen Melora,” Derek proclaimed during his critique.

    The TV star received 9’s from all four judges – giving her a total of 36 out of 40.

  • ‘FOR MY FRIEND’

    Cody did an emotional dance in honor of his late best friend.

    Carrie Ann and Len scored the couple an 8 while Derek and Bruno handed out 9’s each.

    In total, Cody and Cheryl received a 34 out of 40 for their Queen performance.

  • CODY BREAKS DOWN

    Cody Rigsby broke down in tears as he opened up about his best friend, Oscar, who passed away at age 28 after losing his battle with addiction.

    His partner, Cheryl, also teared up as she said she is “also an addict” as she is an “alcoholic” – though she is now sober.

    “If he was here, he would be my biggest cheerleader. I want this to be a celebration of Oscar and do him proud,” Cody said.

    The Peloton instructor dedicated his performance to Oscar.

  • ‘SICK’ SUNI?

    Suni did an energetic Paso Doble to We Will Rock You but immediately after she danced, she ran off stage.

    Tyra then revealed that the gymnast was “sick” so had to leave right when the performance was over.

    However, the host confirmed the illness was “not Covid related.”

    Sasha stood there by himself in his best Freddie Mercury costume as Suni was backstage.

    Despite not feeling well, the pair scored an 8 from Carrie Ann, Len and Derek while Bruno gave them a 9 – giving them a total of 33 out of 40.

  • ‘BAD’ SURPRISE

    Suni Lee and her partner, Sasha, admitted that it was a “surprise, and not the good kind” when they landed in the bottom two last week.

    This week, the pair did the Paso Doble to We Will Rock You.

  • READ THEIR BODY LANGUAGE

    Pro dancer Jenna told Jojo she would have to “channel her sexy side” for tonight’s Tango to Queen’s song, Body Language.

    “I don’t think I have that side,” Jojo said to which Jenna replied: “You do, we just have to channel her.”

    Bruno called the set a “supermodel tango” as the pair were “cool and excellent” during their moves.

    The judges praised the performance, with Carrie Ann, Derek and Bruno giving out 10’s with just Len handing out a 9.

    In total, they received a 39 out of 40.

  • READY FOR FREDDIE

    JoJo Siwa gushed that Queen is her “favorite band” of all time while Freddie is her “favorite artist” of all time.

    “Freddie Mercury has single-handedly changed my life,” she told her partner, Jenna.

    She then explained how Freddie’s quotes have encouraged her to sing live even when she was “insecure” about doing so.

  • TAKING CARE OF MIZ-NESS

    The Miz was next to perform on Queen Night and got major props from Derek Hough, for his tricky “rise and fall” move.

    Bruno confessed they need to be “more fluid” in his moves, while Carrie Ann agreed and told him to be “less tense.”

    The pair received an 8 from each judge, giving them a total of 32 out of 40.

  • MOVING ON UP

    While Carrie Ann and Len both gave Jimmie and Emma 9’s each, Bruno and Derek gave the pair perfect 10’s.

    In total, the duo scored a 38 out of 40 – one of the highest scores of the night so far.

  • ‘BEST SONG EVER’

    Jimmie was elated to dance to Somebody To Love on tonight’s episode as he crowned the track the “best song ever.”

    He was praised by the judges for the performance, with Derek saying he is a “joy to watch” as a dancer now while previously struggling with his lines.

  • DANCING WITH THE BALLER?

    Bruno praised Iman for being a “basketball star turned dancer” as he has continued to improve every week.

    Meanwhile, Carrie Ann said there is a “spiritual” aspect of Iman’s performances while Len said they had “attack and attitude.”

    “Last week, you had a dance which suited you very month. And this week, this dance did not suit you,” Len told a disappointed Iman.

    The couple got a 9 from Carrie Ann, a 7 from Len, and 8’s from Derek and Bruno.

  • IMAN’S MOM KNOWS BEST

    Iman Shumpert did a Paso Doble to the legendary Queen song, Another One Bites The Dust.

    The duo looked amazing in similar red latex outfits with matching leather jackets.

    Prior to their performance, the NBA star admitted he did this show partly for his mom, who is a “huge fan” of the show.

    His mom gave her son props from scoring a 10 from Len last week – which she said is a “sign” he knows he did well.

  • ALMOST PERFECT SCORES

    Olivia and Val scored a 10 from Carrie Ann, Bruno and Derek.

    However, Len had some harsher words for the internet star and gave the pair an 8.

    In total, the couple got a total score of 38 out of 40.

  • FANS SLAM OLIVIA’S PERFORMANCE

    Though the judges were thrilled to see Olivia’s QuickStep, many viewers were not as impressed and ripped her performance tonight.




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