Some “Dancing with the Stars” Halloween routines posted some scary high YouTube numbers this week, but one person who’s been logging a ton of views fell off drastically. It’s no trick, but it might be a treat for some people.
Again, some caveats:
1. Needless to say, not everyone who watches a contestant’s dance on YouTube is voting and vice versa.
2. Not every star or dance is created equal. Some people already come in with major notoriety and a fan base, which could boost views. Some pros have a bigger fan base than the stars they’re teaching. Some people accrue fans as the season progresses. Sometimes a performance is just flat-out amazing or a complete hot mess or meme-worthy that everyone is going to be Googling it the next day so they don’t have FOMO.
3. These are the plays as of press time, so they will have changed by the time you finish reading this sentence.
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson
Milo rebounded from a good but not great quickstep to deliver a delightfully eerie and perfect-scoring contemporary. This massive view count is the highest of any routine, as of press time, this season. If enough of these people also vote, then this kid will win this whole thing.
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten
Despite the Renten showmance reaching spectacularly shameless heights, Alexis’ plays total fell short of hers last week at this time (245K). A sign that people aren’t into this “relationship”?
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
Argentine tango: 109K
Bobby continues to hang onto third place here, with his “Mr. Sandman”-backed routine, making his Week 4 views (56.2K) seem more and more like a weird anomaly.
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke
The “Fuller House” star garnered his second 30 of the season, but people were far less interested in (re)watching this routine again unlike the 186K that checked out his 30-scoring samba.
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe
The judges finally gave Evanna the overdue love and scores she deserved, but it hasn’t translated into a ton more views.
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold
DeMarcus is still riding the middle with his play counts, and we hate to say it, but he hasn’t really improved since the first two weeks. The salsa may just not be his dance, but the longer we wait for a breakthrough performance from him, the more he runs the risk of getting cut.
Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson
Argentine tango: 79K
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Grocery Store Joe didn’t break six figures for the first time this season even though he had his best performance and best score (he broke 20 points!) this week. Does this mean what we think it means? Probably not, but it’s still telling that his YouTube views have taken a major downturn the past two weeks.
Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber
The Olympic champ’s elimination wasn’t that surprising since she’d been getting lost in the pack. Once again, she is second to last here, but sadly, for the last time.
John Schneider and Emma Slater
Paso doble: 48K
Schneider has the fewest views for the fourth straight week, but he’s still hanging on in the show and he deserves way better scores than he got from the judges this week. #Justice4John
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