updated 03/25/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/24/2014 AT 10:25 PM ET
Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars kicked off with a selection of surprises.
Not only did contestants learn right at the beginning that there was a double elimination to take place during the show, but the leader board’s lowest scorer Billy Dee Williams – whose face expressed fear of being sent home – was saved almost immediately, and went on to dance a 15-point tango with Emma Slater that judge Len Goodman said “didn’t have enough attack.”
Before getting to the unfortunate two who were forced to bid adieu, here’s a recap of how the night went overall:
“Drew were the first couple declared safe, and continued to woo judges and the audience with a lovable 21-point jive that was critiqued for footwork and posture, but praised by critic Bruno Tonioli for getting the “crowd going beautifully.”
The next couple saved was Danica McKellar and birthday boy Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who danced a 24-point samba that was praised overall by judges, with just a little transition critique from Tonioli.
Also seeing the light of another week is Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The duo danced a high-intensity, 25-point swing routine that Tonioli raved was a “swinging acrobatic extravaganza.” Fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Goodman also enjoyed the number, but said there were a few mistakes.
Former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure and partner Mark Ballas, who will also continue in the competition, didn’t get the same positive reaction from the judges this week as they did prior. Inaba critiqued the 21-point rumba for looking too much like a contemporary, while Goodman said, “I know you were trying to make it into a romance, but it didn’t come off like that, unfortunately.”
Paralympian Amy Purdy, also moving ahead in the contest, performed yet another jaw-dropping routine with partner Derek Hough. Despite missing an arm pass in the 24-point swing dance, both Goodman and Inaba praised the pair for a job “well done.”