Quadruple eliminations are always brutal, but for some reason this episode felt as light and fun (and technically incredible!) as the series has ever been.
Today in celebrity gossip: An altercation in Ibiza pitted Justin Bieber against Orlando Bloom, Michelle Rodriguez has been hanging around Bieber also, plus a family tragedy for Drew Barrymore.
Today in celebrity gossip: A Johnny Rockets waiter out-diva'd Aretha Franklin, Keith Urban's fans nearly drank themselves to death at his concert, and Comic-Con yielded so many celebrity group-selfies.
Today in celebrity gossip: Megan Fox believes Bigfoot is real, Jon Snow and Ygritte are dating IRL, and Taylor Swift gave a fan good advice on matters of the heart.
Song selections and the production crew continue to do a lot of heavy lifting, but after dancing no fewer than THREE routines each, our contestants were clearly still the stars of this show.
Today in celebrity gossip: Justin Bieber experiences Disneyland the best way he knew how, Ariana Grande hides her grandfather's death from her Big Brother contestant brother, and Naya Rivera went and got married.
Today in celebrity gossip: Taylor Swift's bodyguards roughed up a Rhode Island diner, Ian Somerhalder is dating Nikki Reed, and Ben Stein "begged" for nude pictures from a pregnant former escort.
Today in celebrity gossip: A former member of Destiny's Child got a little too drunk this weekend, Casey Kasem's body went missing from the funeral home, and Justin Bieber is partying too hard lately.
Today in celebrity gossip: An underage pop star's drinking might get David Arquette's bar shut down, Jason Biggs made a terrible joke about the airplane tragedy, and Rosario Dawson disrespected her own mother.
This week the Top 18 brought their best efforts to the stage, and two of them even fell in love! Just another week on America's most heartfelt reality competition.
Today in celebrity gossip: Drake's disdain for Macklemore thrived on at the ESPYS, One Direction's Zayn Malik may be secretly married, and Chrissy Teigen licks Doritos and puts them back in the bag.
Today in celebrity gossip: Some wealthy reality stars did whatever, plus David Beckham's son has entered the workforce, and Selena Gomez told off a hater on Instagram.
Today in celebrity gossip: Katherine Heigl begs to differ with her haters, plus Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe came out of the closet, and a former Baywatch star got beaten up at Paris Hilton's house.
The thrilling physical pyrotechnics were more subdued this week as the dancers competed outside their genres, and it all culminated in a borderline devastating dismissal.
Today in celebrity gossip: Another mystery pregnancy rocks Hollywood, Mel Gibson breaks his legendary silence about Shia LaBeouf, and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to anger management.
Today in celebrity gossip: A former drug dealer just released an old video of Angelina Jolie, Project Runway's Christian Siriano called Melissa McCarthy "difficult," and Pamela Anderson is back on the market of people who are single.
Today in celebrity gossip: Two celebrities with zero rumors about their sexuality have found love, Sofia Vergara is dating Joe Manganiello, and Carly-Rae Jepsen may or may not be pawning purses to survive.
Today in celebrity gossip: Lea Michele and Chris Colfer have both been hacked, Miley Cyrus got a poignant new tattoo, and Tyler Perry now owns the phrase "What Would Jesus Do?"
In the first performance night of the season, the dancers and choreographers all brought their A-games. This episode was a straight-up PARTY.
Today in celebrity gossip: Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto for parodying her, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling allegedly feuded on the set of The Notebook, and Jewel is getting divorced.