Dancing With The Stars: Tyra Banks rolls with wrong video package and cut microphone on live show


Tyra Banks dealt with production issues on Monday’s live episode of Dancing With The Stars during Queen Night on the ABC show.

The 47-year-old host and executive producer introduced the wrong video package and also lost her audio during the season 30 episode.

Tyra, who joined the franchise in 2020, introduced the Jive relay dance video package after all the couples had performed once.

Live television: Tyra Banks dealt with production issues on Monday's live episode of Dancing With The Stars during Queen Night on the ABC show

Live television: Tyra Banks dealt with production issues on Monday’s live episode of Dancing With The Stars during Queen Night on the ABC show

‘Hi, couples. You will be dancing a Foxtrot, which you’ve all done before to Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie,’ head judge Len Goodman, 77, said in a video as he contradicted Tyra before revealing the random dance order.

The video package continued with JoJo Siwa, Jimmie Allen and Olivia Jade discussing their upcoming Foxtrot.

‘All right, so, the crazy thing about live TV is that mistakes happen. That was the wrong package. That’s all right, we’re all human. We’re about to roll the right package. Let’s do it right now,’ Tyra told viewers.

Len was then shown in the correct video package telling Iman Shumpert, Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin and Cody Rigsby that they would be performing in the Jive relay dance.

Mistakes happen: 'All right, so, the crazy thing about live TV is that mistakes happen. That was the wrong package. That's all right, we're all human. We're about to roll the right package. Let's do it right now,' Tyra told viewers

Mistakes happen: ‘All right, so, the crazy thing about live TV is that mistakes happen. That was the wrong package. That’s all right, we’re all human. We’re about to roll the right package. Let’s do it right now,’ Tyra told viewers

Foxtrot package: 'Hi, couples. You will be dancing a Foxtrot, which you've all done before to Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie,' head judge Len Goodman, 77, said in a video as he contradicted Tyra before revealing the random dance order

Foxtrot package: ‘Hi, couples. You will be dancing a Foxtrot, which you’ve all done before to Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie,’ head judge Len Goodman, 77, said in a video as he contradicted Tyra before revealing the random dance order

Wrong video: Social media picked up on the production issues during the relays portion

Wrong video: Social media picked up on the production issues during the relays portion

The couples then danced the Jive one after another in a bid to earn extra points from the judges.

‘All righty, all righty, all righty. That was hot. The jive relay. We had the wrong package, but we are on target now,’ Tyra told the audience.

The show went to a commercial break after the Foxtrot relay dance, which Olivia swept and scored four bonus points, but Tyra had no audio when the show resumed as she spoke in the ballroom.

No audio: The show went to a commercial break after the Foxtrot relay dance, which Olivia swept and scored four bonus points, but Tyra had no audio when the show resumed as she spoke in the ballroom

No audio: The show went to a commercial break after the Foxtrot relay dance, which Olivia swept and scored four bonus points, but Tyra had no audio when the show resumed as she spoke in the ballroom

The studio audience could be heard clapping, but not Tyra who was introducing the next video package for the Viennese waltz relay dance with her mic cut off.

Tyra did not acknowledge the audio difficulty during the broadcast.

Social media was quick to react to the production issues with schadenfreude running rampant on Twitter.

Audience sounds: The audience could be heard clapping, but Tyra's microphone wasn't working

Audience sounds: The audience could be heard clapping, but Tyra’s microphone wasn’t working

Tech vote: One Twitter user voted for 'the tech who muted Tyra Banks's' microphone

Tech vote: One Twitter user voted for ‘the tech who muted Tyra Banks’s’ microphone

Divine intervention: A tweet credited divine intervention with Tyra being muted

Divine intervention: A tweet credited divine intervention with Tyra being muted

Best part: Another Twitter user thought the 'best part' of the show was Tyra being muted

Best part: Another Twitter user thought the ‘best part’ of the show was Tyra being muted

Inside job: One tweet suggested that production 'got tired of Tyra talking'

Inside job: One tweet suggested that production ‘got tired of Tyra talking’

The episode opened with Amanda Kloots, 39, and Alan Bersten, 27, performing a Jive dance to the Queen song Don’t Stop Me Now.

Their routine drew mixed reviews from the judges with Carrie Ann Inaba, 53, labeling it as ‘metronomic’.

They received a score of 33 out of 40 points.

First up: The episode opened with Amanda Kloots, 39, and Alan Bersten, 27, performing a Jive dance to the Queen song Don't Stop Me Now

First up: The episode opened with Amanda Kloots, 39, and Alan Bersten, 27, performing a Jive dance to the Queen song Don’t Stop Me Now

Olivia, 22, revealed that Queen was her ‘favorite band ever’ before dancing a Quickstep with her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy.

Val wore an all-black leather outfit as he channeled Queen frontman Freddy Mercury for their performance to Fat Bottomed Girls.

Bruno Tonioli, 65, called Olivia a ‘lean, mean Quickstep queen’ before they received a score of 38 out of 40 points from the judges. 

Favorite band: Olivia, 22, revealed that Queen was her 'favorite band ever' before dancing a Quickstep with her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy

Favorite band: Olivia, 22, revealed that Queen was her ‘favorite band ever’ before dancing a Quickstep with her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy

Rocking out: Val wore an all-black leather outfit as he channeled Freddy Mercury for their performance to Fat Bottomed Girls

Rocking out: Val wore an all-black leather outfit as he channeled Freddy Mercury for their performance to Fat Bottomed Girls

Decent scores: Olivia and Val received a score of 38 out of 40 points from the judges

Decent scores: Olivia and Val received a score of 38 out of 40 points from the judges

Iman, 31, and Daniella Karagach after getting a perfect 40 score last week danced a Paso doble to Another One Bites The Dust.

The former Cleveland Cavaliers star was supported by his mother L’Tanya Shumpert who went to rehearsal and also cheered him on in the ballroom. 

Carrie Ann praised Iman for having a ‘spiritual’ element to his routine as they received a score of 32 out of 40 points. 

Paso doble: Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach after getting a perfect 40 score last week danced a Paso doble to Another One Bites The Dust

Paso doble: Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach after getting a perfect 40 score last week danced a Paso doble to Another One Bites The Dust

Spiritual element: Carrie Ann Inaba praised Iman for having a 'spiritual' element to his routine as they received a score of 32 out of 40 points

Spiritual element: Carrie Ann Inaba praised Iman for having a ‘spiritual’ element to his routine as they received a score of 32 out of 40 points

Country singer Jimmie, 36, and pro partner Emma Slater, 32, performed a Viennese waltz to Somebody To Love.

Derek Hough, 36, loved the ‘power and energy’ the brought to their waltz and Bruno called Jimmie a ‘true leading man’.

They received a score of 38 out of 40 from the judges.

Viennese waltz: Country singer Jimmie, 36, and pro partner Emma Slater, 32, performed a Viennese waltz to Somebody To Love

Viennese waltz: Country singer Jimmie, 36, and pro partner Emma Slater, 32, performed a Viennese waltz to Somebody To Love

The Miz, 41, and pro partner Witney Carson, 28, danced a Foxtrot to Radio Gaga.

The pro wrestler’s father George Mizanin came to rehearsal and urged his son to loosen up.

They got all 8’s from the judges for a score of 32 out of 40.

Foxtrot routine: The Miz, 41, and pro partner Witney Carson, 28, danced a Foxtrot to Radio Gaga

Foxtrot routine: The Miz, 41, and pro partner Witney Carson, 28, danced a Foxtrot to Radio Gaga

JoJo, 18, and pro partner Jenna Johnson, 27, performed a Tango routine to the Queen song Body Language.

‘I’m ready for some Freddy, baby,’ declared JoJo who performs a section in her concerts dedicated to Queen.

They both wore body-hugging outfits and earned a score of 39 out of 40 points.

Tango time: JoJo, 18, and pro partner Jenna Johnson, 27, performed a Tango routine to the Queen song Body Language

Tango time: JoJo, 18, and pro partner Jenna Johnson, 27, performed a Tango routine to the Queen song Body Language

Queen fan: 'I'm ready for some Freddy, baby,' declared JoJo who performs a section in her concerts dedicated to Queen

Queen fan: ‘I’m ready for some Freddy, baby,’ declared JoJo who performs a section in her concerts dedicated to Queen

High score: They both wore body-hugging outfits and earned a score of 39 out of 40 points

High score: They both wore body-hugging outfits and earned a score of 39 out of 40 points

Olympics gymnast Suni Lee, 18, and pro partner Sasha Farber, 37, danced a Paso doble to We Will Rock You.

Suni’s coach Jess Graba pumped her up during rehearsal and she took on the routine with gusto including huge air guitar riffs during the song.

She bolted from the ballroom after their dance and Tyra informed the audience she was not feeling well before they received a score of 33 out of 40 points.

Talented teenager: Olympics gymnast Suni Lee, 18, and pro partner Sasha Farber, 37, danced a Paso doble to We Will Rock You

Talented teenager: Olympics gymnast Suni Lee, 18, and pro partner Sasha Farber, 37, danced a Paso doble to We Will Rock You

Cody Rigsby, 34, and pro partner Cheryl Burke, 37, performed an emotional Foxtrot to the song You’re My Best Friend that he dedicated to his best friend Oscar who died in 2020 from an addiction.

Carrie Ann and Bruno praised Cody for expressing himself during his routine.

They received a score of 34 out of 40 for their dance.

Best friend: Cody Rigsby, 34, and pro partner Cheryl Burke, 37, performed an emotional Foxtrot to the song You're My Best Friend that he dedicated to his best friend Oscar who died in 2020 from an addiction

Best friend: Cody Rigsby, 34, and pro partner Cheryl Burke, 37, performed an emotional Foxtrot to the song You’re My Best Friend that he dedicated to his best friend Oscar who died in 2020 from an addiction

Melora Hardin, 54, and her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev, 39, danced a Foxtrot to Killer Queen with the actress in a full queen outfit.

‘All hail Queen Melora,’ Derek said after their performance.

They got all 9’s from the judges for a score of 36 out of 40.

Queen outfit: Melora Hardin, 54, and her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev, 39, danced a Foxtrot to Killer Queen with the actress in a full queen outfit

Queen outfit: Melora Hardin, 54, and her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev, 39, danced a Foxtrot to Killer Queen with the actress in a full queen outfit

All nines: They got all 9's from the judges for a score of 36 out of 40

All nines: They got all 9’s from the judges for a score of 36 out of 40

The dance relays were next with Cody and Iman each earning two bonus points during the Jive relay.

Olivia beat out both JoJo and Jimmie to sweep the Foxtrot relay and received four bonus points.

Amanda, Suni and Melora were grouped together for the Viennese waltz relay that prompted to Carrie Ann to jump on the table afterward to praise them.

Waltz relay: Amanda, Suni and Melora were grouped together for the Viennese waltz relay that prompted to Carrie Ann to jump on the table afterward to praise them

Waltz relay: Amanda, Suni and Melora were grouped together for the Viennese waltz relay that prompted to Carrie Ann to jump on the table afterward to praise them

Table top: Carrie Ann jumped on the table afterward to praise the couples after the waltz relay

Table top: Carrie Ann jumped on the table afterward to praise the couples after the waltz relay

‘All of you, thank you for bringing joy to America,’ she said.

Suni rallied from being sick to take part in the relay dance and she got a bonus point from Carrie Ann, while Amanda got Derek’s vote and Melora picked up Len and Bruno’s vote.

JoJo and The Miz surprisingly were in the bottom two before the pro wrestler was eliminated.

‘It was an honor to be on this dance floor. Thank you to all of you. Thank you to all of you,’ The Miz said as he exited the show.

Dancing With The Stars will return next week with Janet Jackson night and a double elimination.

Single elimination: The couples at the end of the two-hour episode awaited their fate

Single elimination: The couples at the end of the two-hour episode awaited their fate

Good sport: 'It was an honor to be on this dance floor. Thank you to all of you. Thank you to all of you,' The Miz said as he exited the show

Good sport: ‘It was an honor to be on this dance floor. Thank you to all of you. Thank you to all of you,’ The Miz said as he exited the show

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