With Halloween right around the corner, this week’s Guilty Pleasure performances and Team Freestyle numbers gave viewers tons of costume ideas. Gilles Marini’s quick and easy towel-to-go. Shawn Johnson’s Rose from Titanic. The costumes were outrageous and the dances were insane, but which All-Star couple found their happy ending…
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
Song: “Toxic” by Britney Spears
The Argentine Tango brought Melissa to tears – even before her injury took place. Maybe the celebrities should all take a spa day. Either way, the Bachelorette star put all those frustrations behind her. Monday night she transformed into a human jump rope and last night Tony was bending her backwards! It’s a sad day when you realize Melissa with a neck injury dances better than you ever could…
Len Goodman gave her a “verbal pat on the back.” While it was crisp and it was sharp, occasionally he thought, “[she] could have snapped a little bit more.” Did anyone instinctively grab their neck at that point too? Bruno Tonioli called Melissa a “fascinating fantasy creature,” and claimed, “it wasn’t toxic…it was intoxicating!” Carrie Ann Inaba always thought of Tony’s partner as the all-American sweetheart, but “tonight, [she] was absolutely gritty!”
Score: 9, 9, 9 = 27 out of 30.
Total Score: 56.5 out of 60
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough
Song: “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion from Titanic
Worried over the Rumba, Shawn explained that, “Kelly and Gilles are actors who are paid to show emotion, so they have that advantage.” Derek wanted his partner to open up and bring out her vulnerable side and what better movie to do that with than Titanic? We’re not ashamed to admit to holding back tears when Derek’s Jack made his first appearance on the smoky round stage. If the ill-fated romance is ever looking for a remake – Derek is definitely their man.
Bruno thought it was awesome. “Ever-changing shapes, emotionally connected, touching and romantic, absolutely stunning,” he said. Carrie Ann felt like a proud mama last night watching Shawn grow so much. There was a lift, however, and she just couldn’t let that slide as a judge. Len thought the dance was like a Dickens novel. “I had ‘Great Expectations’. I got ‘Bleak House’.” It was beautiful, but not a Rumba.
Score: 9, 8, 10 = 27 out of 30
Total Score: 56.5 out of 60
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff
Song: “Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James
Apolo’s sexy hip thrusts are bound to get him in trouble and with judge Len in not the greatest of moods, we weren’t took sure how he and Karina would do after last week’s tumble. Luckily, with hip-hop behind them, the couple showed the Samba what it was made of.
Carrie Ann thought the legwork was fantastic, but something was not quite right… She’s still waiting for Apolo’s breakthrough moment – and so are we! Len thought his fellow judge’s critique couldn’t have been further from the truth. “It’s like I’m in the home for the bewildered here!” Sure, there was a little too much grinding, but He thought the dance was terrific. Bruno thought Apolo as “terribly sexy” and that the duo did a good job.
Score: 8.5, 9.5, 9 = 27 out of 30
Total Score: 56.5 out of 60
Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel
Song: “So This Is Love” from Cinderella
For her guilty pleasure, Sabrina chose to live out her childhood princess fantasy – and Cheetah Girl did not disappoint. Louis told her she needed to slow down and be vulnerable this week. Hoping she’d finally have her breakthrough moment, Sabrina put on her pretty blue ball gown.
“I loved the story…it had a beginning, a middle and an end,” Len said. “Cinderella, I think you’re going to the ball.” Bruno compared it to “a magic ride into an enchanting kingdom.” The judge fell so in love with the charming number, the couple gave him Cinderella’s show. Carrie Ann thought Sabrina didn’t quite get there with the vulnerability, “but it was elegance personified.” It was light, airy and gorgeous. Perhaps our fairytale princess was in for a happy ending?
Score: 10, 9.5, 9.5 = 29 out of 30
Total Score: 58.6 out of 60
After watching Team “Gangnam Style” freestyle this week’s guilty pleasure song, all we can think about it is… a six-pack for you! And you. And you. The couples started the number in color-coordinated suits with shades only to tear away their clothes to reveal…a whole lot.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley looked to be getting down and dirty with a workout from the 80s. Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke didn’t seem to have any theme going on aside from Emmitt’s knee brace. Val Chmerkovskiy looked like a Chippendale’s stripper while Kelly Monaco spanked him – and I don’t think anyone minded. The “breakthrough” moment of the night that everyone waited for was when Gilles and Peta Murgatroyd debuted their new look – hand towels! Maybe they really went to the spa.
“That should have come with a health warning,” Len shouted. “That was the craziest number I have ever seen.” Bruno, ask and you shall receive – Gilles’ towel that is! Down to his white boxer-briefs, the Sex and the City star has lived up to his name. “You guys were a hot mess,” Carrie Ann said. What she meant was they were a hot mess, but in a good way, in a crazy fun insane way.
Score: 9, 9, 9 = 27 out of 30
And that’s what you call Guilty Pleasures week at Dancing With the Stars. So, where do the celebrities stack up? Sabrina and Tony take the top spot with a combine total of 58.6 while Kelly and Val could find themselves in trouble after finishing last this week. Could you guys really send Val’s six-pack home?