‘Dancing with the Stars’: Carrie Ann Inaba Breaks Down Crying, Many Fans Feel the Same After Janet Jackson Night Double Elimination

Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba was in tears last night during a difficult elimination. The judges sent two DWTS competitors home during the Janet Jackson theme night this season. But one season 30 celebrity had Inaba crying in the process.

[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for the double-elimination that occurred during Dancing with the Stars‘ Janet Jackson Night.]

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba poses with the 'Dancing with the Stars' Mirrorball Trophy
Carrie Ann Inaba | Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images

Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy were eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ during Janet Jackson Night

On Nov. 8, the eight remaining couples danced to two Janet Jackson songs. After combining the judges’ scores with audience votes, DWTS host Tyra Banks announced Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy were eliminated from the competition. 

While many fans were shocked to see Jade and Chmerkovskiy go, others were focused on Banks, who stepped in front of Jade after announcing her elimination. “The way #TyraBanks said ‘get off my dayum stage,'” a DWTS fan tweeted with a clip of Banks walking in front of the YouTube star. 

Banks was likely instructed to stand in that exact spot during camera blocking. Still, that didn’t stop fans from feeling negatively about Banks. 

Carrie Ann Inaba weeps while saving Melora Hardin over Jimmie Allen 

Once Jade was eliminated, Jimmie Allen and Melora Hardin were in the bottom two. Thanks to the new elimination style, the Dancing with the Stars judges vote on who to save. 

Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough, and Inaba were unanimous in saving Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev over Allen and Emma Slater. Visibly upset, Inaba tearfully said goodbye to Allen in the final moments of the episode. 

‘Dancing with the Stars’ fans agree with Carrie Ann Inaba crying over Janet Jackson Night elimination

Like Inaba, many fans were sad to see Allen go. “That bottom [four] had me wrecked — I knew I’d be sad tonight but MAN that hurt,” says a fan on Reddit. “Carrie Ann crying like why didn’t y’all give my man better scores.” 

“I was FEELING Carrie Ann tho with Jimmie and Emma, ugh I loved them so much and [I] wish they were also in the semi-final, but I’m so glad Melora was saved,” another Dancing with the Stars fan said on Twitter

“Love them so much,” another Twitter user said. “I was definitely Carrie Ann in that moment. I’m gonna miss them so much.”

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While some fans sided with the judges’ decision to save Hardin over Allen, others can’t believe who is left in the season 30 competition. Hardin, Cody Rigsby, JoJo Siwa, Amanda Kloots, Iman Shumpert, and Suni Lee are all contenders for the Mirrorball Trophy.

“Something really needs to be done to address this popularity contest, I mean, dancing competition,” a fan tweeted after Janet Jackson Night. “The bottom 3 stars this week outscored both Iman & Cody by 2.8 points. Going into the Semi-Finals, we have the bottom 2 moving on while the 4th and 6th best scorers are sent home.”

The Dancing with the Stars semi-finals is around the corner! Tune in on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at 8 PM EST on ABC to see who takes one step closer to the season 30 win.