May 20 2008, Published 4:00 a.m. ET

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Hey everyone!

Oh my goodness! I think I’m still on a high from last night! I hope you watched and enjoyed it as much as Mark and I enjoyed dancing! I can’t believe we got 30s for both dances! How crazy is that?

Doing the cha-cha in the face-off style was so much fun. Going last – the pressure was definitely building. Jason and Cristián were doing so awesome. I tried to keep it fun, like, "Oh, this is just like a group number." But they were bringing the heat, so I was like, "We’ve got to do our work, too!"

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And yes, I kissed Bruno! (I don't think my husband minds though!) Mark told me to do it and it was one of those moments where the beginning of the music wasn’t dance-able and we were like, “Let’s get the crowd going!” We were actually aiming for his cheek, but he turned his head so I ended up kissing him on the nose! We chose Bruno instead of Len because I can’t reach Len – he sits in the middle!I loved when Carrie Ann said it was “ladies’ night!” We showed them in the cha-cha. I was pleased with it. We got into it, showed emotion and had a great connection.

To get three 10s from all of them was very satisfying, especially from Len, who wasn’t so crazy about our last cha-cha.

The freestyle was totally something else. I had been looking forward to this dance for so long! It was awesome! It felt electric in the ballroom to just go out there and entertain. It felt like a party and I didn’t want it to end. I felt like we had nailed it. The whole time, Mark and I were looking at each other, going, “Wow! This is so fun!” Getting a 30 for it was the ultimate validation. We put a lot of sweat and hard work and heart and soul into it, so to see they enjoyed it as much as they did was icing on the cake. You really can’t ask for more than that.

Kristi Yamaguchi
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Learning to send Mark into a backflip was so nerve-wracking. I wasn’t that worried last night, but the first day of rehearsals, I was terrified! I didn’t want to drop him on his head. But once I had the confidence that I had the strength to pop him up there, it was fine. He’s like a cat in the air – he knows how to do the backflip on his own!

I was also very grateful to Julianne for coming in and coaching us. She was a huge reason why I wanted to do the show! I love watching her dance and I’ve missed her the past few weeks. I soaked everything she said in because she’s been here, she knows what it takes!

I’m not sure what’s going to happen tonight! We get our repeat dance. I’m not going to say what it’ll be though! Everyone did such a great job last night that I think any of us can take it…but of course I hope it’s me!

Thank you to all our fans and everyone who voted for us and supported us the past 10 weeks!

See you later!



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