As Dancing With the Stars heads into the midpoint of Season 12, there’s no denying last night’s milestone! Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Louis Van Amstel were selected to dance the show’s 1,000th dance as confetti exploded onto the dance floor!
Kendra told reporters, “Being the 1,000th time with Louis and dancing “Yankee Doodle Boy” on top of that, I was so proud, so happy. I went into the dance super excited and so proud. Almost to the point that it was goofy. I took it serious but had a great time also.”
This was a drastic change from last week which left Kendra in tears! Chalking it up to the tunes, she added that’s never danced to opera before. “The very sad song was a downer,” she noted. “I’m used to dancing with a style. So that was the mood of the night last week.”
Plus, it sounds like taking a break after the somber competition was just what this mom needed. “Last week we spent one whole day…we did our dance 15 times in a row, then the next day I came in and did the song great. So I came home and grabbed baby Hank and took him to the park. That’s what I needed.”
As for the mood last night and their scores of 22 out of 30, that can best be summed up by Carrie Ann Inaba’s comments: “This is the most confident that I’ve ever seen you. Whenever we are commenting we are always trying to help you, and look what it did. You’re a fighter! You’re a fighter. Most patriotic dance of the night.” Go, Kendra!
Reporting by Amanda Champagne