Kirstie Alley always knows how to get a reaction from an audience! The actress has already established herself as a frontrunner on Season 12 of Dancing With the Stars and certainly brings high energy to her dance floor! And last night she ended her Quickstep performance sharing a passionate smooch with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy!
Kirstie went into the second week of competition in second place, so the pressure was on.
“The most challenging part for me is being quick enough” she explained to Maks during rehearsals, asking him, “Has it been really hard for the really skinny girls, too?”
“Yes,” Maks said, trying to calm her nerves.
Kirstie also explained that she has a very important weight loss goal.
“Every week with the dancing is five pounds and I have 40 pounds to lose so I have to reach the finals if I want to reach my goal,” she shared.
Maks assured her, “Honestly the quickstep is 20 pounds.”
“Yeah? Winning!” Kirstie replied, using one of Charlie Sheen’s most famous catchphrases.
The duo quickstepped to KT Tunstall’s hit, “Big Black Horse And A Cherry Tree,” and ended their energetic performance with a big kiss on the lips, to the delight and excitement of the audience.
“The connection is unstoppable,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba mused.
Len Goodman got right down to business: “Slight hiccup, but it was good, but not great.”
Bruno Tonioli advised, “Don’t worry about weight because you have talent.”
“You had a goal to lose 40 pounds,” host Brooke Burke asks backstage.
“Or 80,” Kirstie explained. “So yeah, I have a double incentive to be here. “
Kristie received a 20 for the night with a total of 43 for the combined score.
Catch her performance below! Were you shocked by the kiss?