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Dancing with the Stars Celebrates Halloween! We Ranked All of the Night's Performances

Hayes Grier, Emma Slater, Dancing with the Stars

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It’s official: Halloween is the best holiday. 

It’s also the best night of Dancing with the Stars, which is a thing that we’ve been saying most weeks this season, but this time we really mean it. Tonight’s show was scary, sexy, scary sexy, sexy scary, and also hilarious. And fog-filled. There was a lot of fog! 

Even eternal rays of sunshine like Bindi Irwin got into the Halloween spirit for a night of dances that were almost too much fun. 

Unfortunately, the fun had to end for one couple, and that couple consisted of Vine star Hayes Grier and partner Emma Slater. Poor Hayes brought out one of his best dances so far tonight, but it couldn’t save him. 

Since we’re down to a fairly manageable seven couples left, let’s run down tonight’s dances from least favorite to favorite! 

Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: 26/30

We were distracted by his wolfy facial hair and the really cool trees on the stage, and the dance was a bit slow for our tastes.

Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24/30 

More freaky-fun than scary, unlike the rest of the dances tonight, but not bad at all. We just wish Tamar looked like she was having a little more fun. 

Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: 24/30 

Nick Carter dancing to Evanescence was almost a little too much for our brains, but we loved it, even if the judges didn’t totally. 

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Alek Skarlatos and Lindsey Arnold: 25/30 

Does Alek give anyone else a bit of a Paul Wesley vibe? He’s improved fantastically, and actually looked like he was having some fun tonight!  

Team Who Ya Gonna Call (Bindi, Alexa, Carlos, Alek): 28/30 

We had such high hopes for this Ghostbusters-themed dance, but it totally paled in comparison to the other team dance, and we expected better. Fun, but not fun enough. 

Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: 27/30

Mark got to wear another weird costume! His Edward Scissorhands was pretty perfect, as was this super fun dance, and the background tree dancers. Loved it. 

Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: 28/30 

We could see this number on Broadway or in a ballet. 

Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: 26/30

Definitely one of our favorite numbers of the night! Weird, scary-sexy, and powerful, it was just more proof that Allison Holker comes up with some of the coolest choreography. 

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: 30/30

You already know we’re total Bindi fans, and this was a whole new side of the always-smiling Aussie, who somehow managed to vamp it up for just a couple minutes. Gorgeous! 

Team Nightmare (Tamar, Hayes, Nick, Andy): 30/30

Love love love! They danced to “This is Halloween,” and that’s exactly how we’d describe the routine. It was like all the fun of this holiday summed up in a 2 minute dance. Perfection. 

Who had your favorite performance of the night, and do you think the right couple went home? Sound off in the comments! 

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