"DWTS" America's Choice: It Takes Three to Paso

Meep. Last night's "Dancing with the Stars" continued the trend of minimal Pro Troupe Team performances. We totally get it: The competition is winding down, so they're giving the stars maximum screen time. But c'mon guys! You've got so much talent waiting in the wings—and we want to see it!

That being said, last night's "DWTS" found a creative way to spotlight some of the Pro Troupe Team members and eliminated pros. In the Trio Challenge, each couple selected an additional pro to add to their team. Turns out, three was the magic number for two fan favorites: Sadie Robertson and Alfonso Ribeiro.

Robertson took on the three-person foxtrot with partner Mark Ballas and newly-eliminated pro Emma Slater. We gotta hand it to you, Sadie: It took guts to dance next to a pro of the same gender, and you didn't let her show you up.

Ribeiro and Carson turned their paso doble into a paso triple with Pro Troupe Team member (and Carson's BFF) Lindsay Arnold. And to throw convention completely out the window, the three danced to that Lil' John classic, "Turn Down for What." The fact that Len Goodman still gave them a 10 is a testament to how extra-strength fierce their routine was.

Both earned perfect 40s!

But all this trio-y goodness didn't come until the second half of the show. The first part of the competition was "America's Choice." Throughout the week, viewers used social media to weigh in on style and music selections for each couple. Who fared the best? Somewhat surprisingly, Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy took the lead with a charming and polished quickstep to "Hey Girl! Hey Boy!" Naturally, the routine was sealed with a kiss. (Classic Chmerkovskiy, amiright?)

In the end, Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev were sent packing (meaning Tommy Chong is headed to the semi-finals...). Did the wrong person go home? Who do you think will go all the way? Does Lil' John belong in the ballroom? Let us know in the comments, and check back here next week for more results.

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