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A shark and an eagle are among the Season 25 cast of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
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Someone has to take the dreaded badge of honor every year — first out. And typically, because the world is unjust, it’s whomever is paired with Keo Motsepe. That’s nothing against Keo, who is a saint, but it does mark the end for Barbara Corcoran whose hopes of “riding her workhorse” to the end were cut short.

Best of the night

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: 24/30

With an equally impressive dance this week as last, Jordan and Lindsay maintain their place at the top of the leaderboard, but the judges ask them for more, which feels like it might become a recurring theme. The top of the heap, guys. It’s a burden.

Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24/30

Vanessa Lachey needs to get out of here. In addition to clearly being a frontrunner, she is this year’s surprisingly adorable nugget of fun. Honestly, she’s borderline weird, and it’s wonderful. Her Foxtrot is a blast, and she’s equally as polished as she is sparkly.

Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24/30

Let’s make a very important note: Victoria. Can’t. Feel. Her. Legs. But here she is this week with a near-flawless tango to Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do, and she’s as charming as she is impressive. A true champion, the ESPN anchor is one that isn’t going away for a while.

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: 23/40

Alert! Malcolm is out of the middle. With a pretty extraordinary tango from week two, Frankie and Witney are dressed in all red: yep, babies, that’s a red tux. And he’s fighting through a previously broken back to completely show up to week two…