19 November 2019 08:35
During the Semi-Finals, the most emotional "Dancing with the Stars" of the season, James Van Der Beek revealed a family tragedy, which took a toll on his technique, landing him at the bottom of the judges' leaderboard. Earlier this season Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly revealed on the air that they were expecting their sixth child, but also that they had suffered multiple miscarriages over the course of their marriage. Van Der Beek's redemption routine with pro partner Emma Slater was a cha cha, but Len Goodman complained that there was too much disco in the choreography. But viewers didn't learn about Van Der Beek's loss until the clip package before his second dance: a foxtrot to Hozier's "Take Me to Church." He got a higher score for that one — straight 9s for a total of 27 out of 30 — but his overall total for the night still left him at the bottom of the leaderboard. Van Der Beek had never been in the bottom two before, though, so I thought for sure viewers at home would send him safely to the finale, especially given his circumstances.
So that leaves Brooke, Lauren Alaina, Hannah Brown and Kel Mitchell as the finalists competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy in next week's season finale. Ally Brooke begged to give up her spot in the finals of Dancing With The Stars on Monday to James Van Der Beek after he revealed his wife suffered a miscarriage. The 26-year-old pop singer finished in the bottom two along with James, 42, after viewer voting, but she was voted into the finals by judges Carrie Ann Inaba, 51, and Bruno Tonioli, 63. Sweet gesture: Ally Brooke begged to give up her spot in the finals of Dancing With The Stars on Monday to James Van Der Beek after he revealed his wife suffered a miscarriage James' partner Emma Slater, 30, looked shocked, but he took the news gracefully as Bruno also voted for Ally ending his run on the show before the finals. 'Ally has asked if she can give it to James, a lovely gesture' said show host Tom Bergeron, 64, before telling her the answer was no.
Tears mounting: Hannah said she was fine after a critique from Carrie Ann even though tears were mounting No touching: Carrie Ann apologized and moved to hug Hannah who declined the embrace After Hannah and Alan performed their sexy dance, they scored a standing ovation. Sexy dance: Hannah and Alan performed a sexy rumba that earned a standing ovation 'I just want to say I am so sorry if it seemed like I was dismissive of you trying to help me,' she told Carrie Ann. Public apology: Hannah stopped to tell Carrie,' I just want to say I am so sorry if it seemed like I was dismissive of you trying to help me; Much appreciated: Carrie Ann told Hannah that she appreciated her apology The duo's second dance, a contemporary routine to Selena Gomez's Lose You To Love Me, struck Hannah on a deep level. Carrie Ann loved her impassioned dancing, saying: 'You really trusted—and I know now, after our interactions, that that is difficult for you. Redemption dance: Len Goodman informed James and Emma they would perform a redux of their low-scoring cha-cha to the song Canned Heat by Jamiroquai But Len was still underwhelmed, saying: 'I would have liked to have seen more cha-cha-cha,' and the other judges followed suit, with Carrie Ann calling James' posture 'broken.' His second dance with Emma, to Hozier's Take Me to Church, had James' young daughter watching from the audience in tears. James held his daughter as his scores came through, saying: 'Kimberly, I love you.
After Carrie and Bruno voted for Ally, Len revealed he would have voted for her also had the vote been split. Dancing With The Stars will return next Monday for the season 28 finale featuring performances by Cher, Ne-Yo and Pitbull. US actor James Van Der Beek has announced his wife has suffered a miscarriage. Van Der Beek announced the news during an episode of Dancing With The Stars. Van Der Beek admitted he did not expect to be taking part in Monday's episode of Dancing With The Stars, but revealed Kimberly convinced him to dance.