Laurie Hernandez - 2016 Dancing with the Stars

2016 Olympic gold-medalist Laurie Hernandez won the 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars, which took place from Sept. 12-Nov. 22, 2016. She was partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

The other celebrities that competed were Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., Jake T. Austin, James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick, Rick Perry, Ryan Lochte, Terra Jole and Vanilla Ice.




Sept. 12 - Week 1
  • Dance: Cha-cha-cha - Score: 31 - Video
  • Celebrity eliminated: None
Sept. 19 - Week 2
  • Dance: Jive - Score: 32 - Video
  • Celebrity eliminated: Jake T. Austin
Sept. 26 - Week 3
  • Dance: Tango - Score: 31 - Video
  • The couples were paired off into six sets, with each set of couples performing the same dance to different songs. The highest-scoring couple from each set won immunity, and could not be eliminated.
  • Celebrity eliminated: Rick Perry
Oct. 3 - Week 4
  • Dance: Jazz - Score: 30 (perfect score) - Video
  • Celebrities eliminated: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Vanilla Ice
Oct. 10 - Week 5
  • Dance: Paso doble - Score: 25 - Video
  • Celebrity eliminated: None
Oct. 17 - Week 6
  • Dance: Salsa - Score: 37 - Video
  • Celebrity eliminated: Amber Rose
Oct. 24 - Week 7
  • Dance: Quickstep - Score: 34 - Video; Team Dance - Score: 35 - Video
  • Celebrity eliminated: Maureen McCormick
Oct. 31 - Week 8
  • Dance: Viennese Waltz - Score: 30 (perfect score) - Video; Jive Dance-Off - Video
  • Celebrity eliminated: Ryan Lochte
Nov. 7 - Week 9
  • Dance: Argentine Tango - Score: 40 (perfect score) - Video; Contemporary team dance - Score: 40 (perfect score) - Video
  • Celebrity eliminated: Marilu Henner
Nov. 14 - Week 10 - Semifinals
  • Dance: Foxtrot - Score: 30 (perfect score) - Video; Samba - Score: 30 (perfect score) - Video
  • Celebrity eliminated: Terra Jole
Nov. 21-22 - Week 11 - Finals
  • Nov. 21 - Dance: Paso Doble - Score: 38 - Video; Freestyle - Score: 40 (perfect score) - Video
  • Nov. 22 - Dance: Foxtrot/Argentine Tango - Score: 40 - Video
  • Winner's Announcement
  • Celebrity eliminated Nov. 21: Jana Kramer
  • Second place: James Hinchcliffe; Third place: Calvin Johnson, Jr.