DWTS Season 20 Statistics

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Statistics and Trivia are prepared by @donamadrina

Nastia and Derek Week 1 FoxTrot

      • Dance: Foxtrot | Score: 7-7-8-8=30 | Rank: 3rd Status: No Elimination
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “I thought it was fantastic; it was polished; it was clean; it was a showstopper…and there was a lift.”
      • Len – “It was a bit staccato….Like the big apple, it was sweet and delicious. Well done.”
      • Julianne – “That was the most explosive first dance you could possibly have…That was so amazing.”
      • Bruno – “There is nothing nasty about Nastia, my darling…It was a spectacular debut.”
      • Music: “New York, New York” by Ray Quinn, featuring Ultra Love
      • Derek’s Week 1 Average on DWTS: 23.88
      • Derek’s Overall Foxtrot Average: 27.09
      • Season’s Points: 30/40 – Season Average: 30/40
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 2My Jam Night
Derek Nastia Wk2 Rumba 1

      • Dance: Rumba | Score: 9-8-8-9=34 | Rank: 1st Status: SAFE
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – [Couldn’t speak at first, her jaw was dropped.] “The quality of motion was spectacular! You just took yourself to a whole other level…Fantastic!”
      • Len – “It started like a flower…and then this blossom came out.”
      • Julianne – “That was so beautifully executed. That was incredible for week 2….”
      • Bruno – “Marvelous motion. In Rumba we always criticize the lack of flow of movement…your flow was flawless. That triple turn into a drop [was] just fantastic.”
      • Music: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
      • Derek’s Week 2 Average on DWTS: 25.20
      • Derek’s Overall Rumba Average: 28.05
      • Season’s Points: 64 /80 – Season Average: 32 /40
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 3 Latin Night

      • Dance: Samba | Score: 9-8-9-8=34 | Rank: 1st (tied) Status: SAFE
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “Overextend all you want…I loved all the flexibility…Dayum!”
      • Len – “One thing’s for sure, you’re not going home tonight.”
      • Julianne – “It was one of the most difficult Sambas I’ve ever seen. It was all about the bounce.”
      • Bruno – “Tribal, exhilarating, almost enebriating…it’s so exciting to watch.” 
      • Music“Chillando Goma” by Fulanito
      • Derek’s Week 3 Average on DWTS: 27.5
      • Derek’s Overall Samba Average: 27.06
      • Season’s Points: 98 /120 – Season Average: 32.6 /40
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 4 Most Memorable Year


      • Dance: Argentine Tango | Score: 9-8-9-10=36 | Rank: 2nd Status: SAFE
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “That was fantastic…This is only Week 4 and you’re already bringing out a routine like that? That was like in-your-face beautiful lines.”
      • Len – “That was a fantastic dance! I’m not saying it was a particularly fantastic ‘Argentine Tango’…This was clean; this was physical, it just lacked what I like to see in an Argentine Tango…This for me was not heart-felt.”
      • Bruno – “It was full of exhilarating shapes and shades…It had the dazzling quality of a gem when it’s sculptured by the hand of a Master…You two were absolutely on top of the game.”
      • Julianne – “You nailed it in 2008 [in the Olympics], and you nailed it tonight.”
      • Music“Variations on Dark Eyes” by Lara St. John
      • Derek’s Week 4 Average on DWTS: 28.74
      • Derek’s Overall Argentine Tango Average: 31.25
      • Season’s Points: 134 /160 – Season Average: 33.50 /40
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 5 Disney Night

      • Dance: Jazz | Score: 9-9-10-10=38 | Rank: 2nd (tied)  Status: SAFE
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “It was like a Disney dream come true…except for some strange lip syncing.”
      • Len – “There was nothing Frozen about that dance. That was like a warm hug on a cold evening.”
      • Bruno – “[It] captured the wonderful world of Disney. Practically perfect in every way.”
      • Julianne – “You guys could literally take that and do a rendition on Broadway right now.”
      • Music: “Love is an Open Door” from Frozen
      • Derek’s Week 5 Average on DWTS: 28.57
      • Derek’s Overall Jazz Average: 35.67
      • Season’s Points: 172 /200 – Season Average: 34.40 /40
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 6 – Spring Break Week

Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin_Week 6

      • Dance: Tango | Score: 9-8-8-9=34 | Rank: 2nd (tied)  Status: SAFE
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “Your movement quality is insane, but what is lacking is…what you go back to when it’s tough, your gymnastics. This is a new art perform…Allow yourself to dance.”
      • Len – [grimaces] “It was all fast; it was too much rotation…Keep your head to the left… Other than that it was fantastic.”
      • Bruno – “That’s how you attack a Tango! But sometimes you lose a little bit of your form.”
      • Julianne – “Overall, I felt that the dance was super fun and entertaining to watch, but I felt there was a disconnect in your bodies together.”
      • Music: “Summer” by Calvin Harris
      • Derek’s Week 6 Average on DWTS: 28.76
      • Derek’s Overall Tango Average: 29.75
      • Season’s Points: 245 /280 – Season Average: 35.29 /40
      • Team Dance: Freestyle Score: 10-9-10-10=39 | Rank: Tied
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “You guys killed it. That’s the spring break I want to have every time.”
      • Len – “That was no wipeout. Surf’s up, and you were riding the wave…It was tight, together, and terrific.”
      • Bruno – “Fun and frolics in the tropics. The structure of the number was absolutely superb.”
      • Julianne – “That’s exactly what spring break is all about. Loved it.”
      • Music: “Wipeout” by The Surfaris
      • Derek’s Overall Team Dance Average: 30.04
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 7 – Eras Night


      • Dance: Modern Charleston  Score: 10-9-9-10=38 + 3  Rank: 1st Status: SAFE from Immunity
      • Judges’ Comments about Nastia and Sasha Farber:
      • Carrie Anne – “I’m so proud of you…It was insane.”
      • Bruno – “That was the best subway ride I’ve ever taken…It was an unexpected, completely re-packaged Charleston…It was a revelation of a dance.”
      • Julianne – “You guys killed that dance!”
      • Music: “Honey, I’m Good” by Andy Grammar
      • Season’s Points: 286 /323 – Season Average: 35.75 /40
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 8America’s Choice


      • Dance: Pasodoble | Score: 9-9-9-9=36 | Rank: 3rd Status: SAFE
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “Push and go beyond the boundaries…Well done.”
      • Len – ” I liked the drama, the passion, and the full-on intensity…Over all, I liked it.”
      • Julianne – “This was the most feistiest..It was really fun to watch. I loved it.”
      • Bruno – “Amazing performance. Amazing performance.”
      • Music“Centuries” by Fall Out Boy
      • Derek’s Week 8 Average on DWTS: 31.86
      • Season’s Points: 362/403 – Season Average: 36.20/40
      • DanceTrio Dance – Jive | Score: 10-10-10-10=40
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “I’m baffled. That was beyond brilliant. I’ve never seen anything like that. Not only was it double the fun…”
      • Len – [Standing] “That — was — fan–tas–tic.” [Derek ran over and gave him a kiss. :-)]
      • Julianne – “That was the most creative trio I’ve ever seen.”
      • Bruno – “Total Genius from the first to the last frame.”
      • Music“Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend
      • Derek’s Overall Trio Dance Average: 30.50/40
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 9 – Semi-finals

The Derek and Nastia Connection

      • Dance: Quickstep (Nastia/Sasha) | Score:10-10-10-10=40/40 | Rank: 1st (tied)  Status: ELIMINATED
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “That was incredible! That was a showstopper!”
      • Len –  “It had speed; it had control. It was a terrific dance! Well done!”
      • Julianne – “That was amazing.”
      • Bruno –  “It was a technical tour de force.”
      • Music: “Feeling Good” by Christina Grimmie
      • Derek’s Week 9 Average on DWTS: 29.54*
      • Nastia and Derek’s Season’s Points: 432**/473 – Season Average: 36/40
        *does not include score w/Sasha, **includes score w/Sasha
      • Judges’ Choice Dance: Viennese Waltz (Nastia/Derek) | Score:10-10-10=30/30
      • Judges’ Comments:
      • Carrie Anne – “Wow! It was incredible. I was like in tears…the vulnerability. That was like so spectacular. That was like a moment that I will remember forever.”
      • Julianne – “I think that was the most special dance I’ve ever seen. There was something at the beginning. I felt like none of us were here, like you guys had a private dance.”
      • Bruno – “Sublime, refinement, and skill. It glowed with a nostalgic warmth, and love and dedication to this art form.”
      • Music: “Fall For You” by Leela James
      • Derek’s Overall Viennese Waltz  Average: 28.41/40
      • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 10 – Derek and Nastia’s Week 10 Participation


      • Despite their constant travels back and forth this season, and Derek’s injury, Derek and Nastia have had an amazing, awe-inspiring season together. I loved watching them so much, didn’t you?
      • Nastia switched from Derek, to Henry, to Sasha, seemingly with ease, and she and Derek managed to pull off some pretty incredible routines and records.
      • Calling her “Anastasia”,  Derek said that Nastia has proven to be the most affectionate partner he’s ever had, even caring for him during his convalescence. Awwwww!
      • Sunday, May 17th was Derek’s birthday. It was so neat to see all the multitude of  touching birthday wishes to him on Twitter, with cards, pictures, videos, you name it. In fact, #happybirthdayderek trended twice. 🙂
      • How lucky are we Derek fans? On Tuesday night’s finale show, we got to see Derek back in the ballroom six different times, not to mention on AllAccess. Yay!
      • (1) Derek opened the show, along with Mark; (2) he performed with Nastia in the Results Show’s introductory dance (at 1:18 in previous video link), (3) he sang with Andy Grammar in a reprisal of their Charleston with Sasha; (4) he performed in a special bumper with Amy Purdy and Noah and Sharna, and (5) he danced with his sister Julianne, Emma York, and Joey German in an amazing special performance in which Sia sang her hit song “Elastic Heart” (Sia requested that Derek perform to it.), and finally, we saw him in that hilarious lip-sync segment, where Derek pooped. 🙂
      • Derek and Julianne choreographed the routine they danced to Elastic Heart, along with Tessandra Chavez.
      • We can’t put a wrap on Season 20 before thanking Nastia and Derek for one very memorable and enjoyable season. I will miss them.
      • And despite, not making the finals (first time since Season 9 that Derek or Mark didn’t make the finals), Derek and Nastia together leave behind a record of many impressive achievements. Let’s take a look at some of their season’s statistics.

Final Wrap Up_Season 20
(Normalized Averages: Nastia-27.44, Derek-27.23)

Derek and Nastia’s Weekly Dance Scores

1 Foxtrot 7-7-8-8=30 3rd out of 12 couples
2 Rumba 9-8-8-9=34 1st out of 12 couples
3 Samba 9-8-9-8=34 1st out of 11 couples, tied with 1 other couple
4 Argentine Tango 9-8-9-10=36 2nd out of 10 couples
5 Jazz 9-9-10-10=38 2nd out of 9 couples, tied with 1 other couple
6 Tango 9-8-8-9=34 2nd out of 8 couples, tied with 1 other couple
Team Dance 10-9-10-10=39 Tied for win!
7 Modern Charleston 10-9-9-10=38 + 3 1st Place, won Immunity
8  Pasodoble 9-9-9-9=36 Danced with Sasha Farber
Trio Jive  10-10-10-10=40 3rd Place, out of 6 couples
9 Quickstep 10-10-10-10=40 Danced with Sasha Farber
Viennese Waltz 10-10-10=30 Danced with Derek/Len Goodman – Eliminated

9 Responses to DWTS Season 20 Statistics

  1. jubuch says:

    Thank you Dona,
    I always go to your stats & trivia for the complete picture about the last dances of Derek and his partners! And now I know a lot more about the Charleston 😉
    But wasn’t it Sadie Robertson he danced the Charleston with last season (19), since it was the Switch up week?

  2. mea says:

    So the total
    134 -Derek/Nastia
    132 -Val/Rumer
    131 -Allison/Ricker
    128 -Mark/Willow

  3. Betty says:

    Thanks, Dona for the stats report and trivia. My opinion may not matter, but I think Nastia and Derek are great together! Don’t see how they’re doing it, guess they still have that youthful stamina! Hope they hold up for the season! Thanks again.

  4. Jane says:

    Great post, Dona – love that they’re so compatible. I have a feeling that at the end of this season “6” will be their new favorite number.

    • Mei says:

      Hope so too. If anyone deserves the Gold MBT, it should be Derek for his talent and all that he brings to DWTS!! Nastia is doing great in my opinion, considering the amount of time they have to practise. Thought I remember on one show that Bruno, Carrie Ann and Julianne said that they will be focusing on techniques from the dancers this season??

  5. JoAnna says:

    Thanks Dona! Your statistics & trivia are always so interesting, well written and fun!!! Love the numerology…4s and 5s…gonna be interesting to see how that plays out 🙂

  6. nobleze says:

    Yippee! Always look forward to your weekly stats & trivia, Dona. So fun and informative! Thank you very, very much!

  7. Sharon1 says:

    Thanks Dona I love your statistical reports and trivia. The number 4 scenarios are very interesting. Looking forward to see what all these two can bring to the dance floor.

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