"Dancing with the Stars" sent home the first couple of season 29 after Tuesday's week two performance. One couple out of the bottom two was saved by the deciding vote of judge Derek Hough.
Week two of "Dancing with the Stars" season 29 brought the heat as the first couple was sent home in the first elimination night. Before the elimination round, each team took to the dancefloor to perform their hearts out for the judges and the audience.
After 2 hours of performing, the results finally came in by 7 pm, and the two couples at the bottom two were Carole Baskin and Pasha Pashkov, alongside Charles Oakley and Emma Slater.
Carole Baskin and Pasha Pashkov compete a second week with the first elimination of the 2020 season, live, TUESDAY, SEPT. 22. | Photo: Getty Images
It was then left for the three judges to decide who would be going home. Carrie Ann Inaba went first, saving Baskin and her partner because they performed better in the second week.
The night's top score was earned by "The Bachelorette" alum Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev, who racked a whopping 22 points out of 30.
Judge Bruno Tonioli disagreed and chose to save Oakley, basing his judgment on the competition so far. This caused a tie, and Derek Hough had to break it with the deciding vote, which went to Baskin, sending Oakley and Slater home.
For the night, Oakley and Slater performed a Cha-Cha dance to "Never Too Much" by Luther Vandross and earned three 5s from the judges.
Baskin and Pashkov, on the other hand, delivered a Viennese Waltz to Tom Jones' "What's New Pussycat," earning one 6 and two 5s from the experts, making them a point ahead of the latter.
The elimination wasn't the only highlight of the night as Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten's performance got fans talking when the 18-year-old actress tripped during her Samba dance to Neyo's "Miss Independent."
The night's top score was earned by "The Bachelorette" alum Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev, who racked a whopping 22 points out of 30 for their stellar deliverance of a foxtrot to "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack.
Their spot on the leaderboard was followed closely by Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson, as well as, Justina Machado and Sasha Farber, who both racked in 21 points.
It comes as no surprise that Baskin emerged as one of the contestants preserved to dance next week, despite her poor performance in the first week that earned her a measly 11 out of 30.
In an exclusive essay for ET Online, the "Tiger King" star expressed her desire to do better and watch other contestants who were racking high points.
She also spoke about how Lady Gaga's reaction to her dance boosted her morale and how her performance of "Eye of the Tiger" was done to spread the message the dangers of holding tigers captive. Luckily, her hard work paid off, and she got the chance to keep her fans entertained some more.