Xochitl Gomez, the talented 17-year-old Marvel actress, once again showed her ability to overcome challenges with poise and determination. On the special 'Monster Night' episode of Dancing With the Stars, Gomez proved her resilience alongside her partner, seasoned dancer Val Chmerkovskiy. Together, they delivered an electrifying Contemporary routine set to Ruelle's haunting track, “Game of Survival,” earning a commendable score of 37 out of 40.
However, it was not only their dancing prowess that caught the audience's attention. At the end of their routine, Val was seen carrying Xochitl, sparking some concern among viewers. Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough, and special guest judge Niecy Nash also expressed their worry. DWTS host Alfonso Riberio was seen assisting, further fueling speculations about Gomez's well-being. Nevertheless, Gomez reassured everyone that she felt "great."
Adding to the intrigue of the night, Val lifted Xochitl's dress during the scoring, revealing a stain that appeared to be blood. Ever the sport, Gomez attributed it to the Halloween theme of the night, embracing the unexpected mishap with a light-hearted attitude.
In a previous interview, Val had expressed his enthusiasm about partnering with Xochitl. He praised her versatility and stunt experience, calling her a "prodigious talent." Xochitl, in turn, shared her excitement about the journey, expressing her enjoyment of the hard work and the rewards it brings.
Val, known for being a strict professional, emphasized the importance of bringing out the best in his partner. He spoke of the pressure to make both Xochitl's family and fans proud, acknowledging the privilege and tremendous responsibility he feels working with such a talented individual.
As Xochitl prepares for the upcoming “Monster-thon” marathon dance segment of the episode, she encourages viewers to trust in her resilience and performance skills. With her unwavering spirit, Gomez continues to captivate audiences as she progresses through the competition, leaving fans eagerly awaiting her next dance on the illustrious DWTS stage.