PureDWTS Season 21 Week 9 Scores, Media, And Interviews

Can I just say I don’t think I have been more sad watching an unfair elimination take place as I was last night. Mark and Alexa, I’m going to miss you greatly. What EMMY worthy dances too! What a sad loss for the show when there could have been more of the same in the coming weeks from them. 🙁

I’m also disgusted with the drama with Tamar that seemed to rule the show last night when they could have had a SHOW STOPPING PRO NUMBER TO FILL THAT TIME INSTEAD!!! Oh well, I feel like we’re all talking to a brick wall with producers. It seems they want a tabloid type show. I will just say,…thank gawd for Strictly Come Dancing and DWTSRussia fulfilling my A+++++ Ballroom and Pro number dreams. Yes, I still love our version, but, it’s just disappointing so much of the time these last few seasons. Something needs to give? 🙁

So, here are the scores from last night for those who need them:

Bindi Irwin & Derek Houg 10-10-10-30 60 total
Alexa PenaVega* & Mark Ballas 10-10-10-30 60 total*eliminated*
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess 9-9-10-27 56 total
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson 9-9-9-24 51 total
Tamar Braxton Valentin Chmerkovskiy 8-7-7-27 49 total
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold 8-8-8-24 48 total

Onto some interviews and media! First see E Online for all of their interviews with the couples last night. For lots of coverage and interviews with Derek and Bindi, see Pure Derek Hough. Also, Team Crikey and DancingWTS_21 has some cool shots from behind the scenes and some videos of the dances from different angles. Be sure to check out Storm Viking’s DWTS All Access Videos at her tumbler page as well in case you weren’t able to tune in last night. Lots more below. Warning: Mark and Alexa’s interviews will tear you up.


PenaVega admitted to FOX411 it wasn’t easy to share her secret, especially with the man she loved.

“That was the scariest part was having to tell Carlos because I knew that our relationship was very serious and at some point I was going to have to share it with him. We weren’t engaged yet, we were boyfriend and girlfriend, but I just wondered, ‘What is he going to think of me? Is he going to leave me? Is he going to think this is something we can’t get past?'” she said of the singer whom she married last year.

“How do you tell somebody you love and care about hey, I did this and it wasn’t like I did it for a little bit of my life, I did it a very long time. He’s like, ‘Babe, I’m here for you always. If you ever feel like you’re struggling, I’m here.’ It was just such a relief.”

PenaVega told reporters her elimination was “a bummer,” but she emphasized what she gained from being on “DWTS”: “I was so uncomfortable going out there because I still felt strangely awkward about my body and I’m like, ‘Why am I still feeling this way? This is something that’s been over for so long.’ For me, tonight was the final night of letting that go and finding an amazing confidence throughout this journey.”

More here and here.

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