Stars: Emmitt Smith, Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Apolo Anton Ohno, Kirstie Alley, Shawn Johnson, Sabrina Bryan
Network: ABC, airs Mondays, Tuesdays
Original Telecast: October 29th, 2012
Yee-Haw! We didn’t see any line dancing but yes it was Country Night on DANCING WITH THE STARS and the couples came out and giddy-upped their routines in the finest shape this here side of Texas. In fact, two duos – Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff and Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel earned perfect 30s tonight which were added onto their scores of last week, landing them in first place with 88 for Bryan and Amstel and second place for Ohno & Smirnoff with 86.5
Choosing instead of a typical Halloween show the producers boot kicked the competition with some country and western and it seemed to work well for most couples. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani narrowly earned a perfect score earning a 29.5 this week landing them in third place with 86. While, Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough ended the night in fourth place with an 84.5 after receiving a 28 tonight – there’s just no pleasing Len Goodman for poor Johnson. Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd finished with an 84 after adding a 27 to their score and Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke gained 26.5 more points giving them a grand total of 82.5 points. Kirstie Alley & Maks Chmerkovskiy received their highest score yet with a 27.5 giving them 80 points, until that is the country music group dance where all the couples danced, did solos and then the judges lasso’ed two more points to one lucky couple. Alley and Chmerkovskiy earned those two points giving them a total of 82 points. Lastly Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy ended the night with 78.5 after receiving a 27 this week.
Apolo Anton Ohno (Olympic speed skater) and his partner Karina Smirnoff
They were beautifully connected in their Viennese Waltz. Len Goodman loved it. Bruno Tonioli said Ohno had nailed it. Carrie Ann Inaba thought it was poetry in emotion.
Scores: Inaba – 10, Goodman – 10, Tonioli – 10, Harland – 10
Shawn Johnson (Olympic gymnast) and her partner Derek Hough
A content packed Cha Cha Cha. Still, Goodman was disappointed. Inaba thought her lines were beautiful. Tonioli said it was incredible.
Scores: Inaba – 9.5, Goodman – 8.5, Tonioli – 10, Harland – 9.5
Sabrina Bryan (actress) and her partner Louis Van Amstel
Emotionally packed Rumba! Goodman said it had a lovely balance to it. Inaba saw her dance from her heart. Tonioli said it was seamless.
Scores: Inaba – 10, Goodman – 10, Tonioli – 10, Harland – 9.5
Melissa Rycroft (TV reality star) and her partner Tony Dovolani
She dances just like a ballerina. Goodman called her Viennese Waltz fabulous. Inaba said she needed to dance outward more. Tonioli called it exquisite.
Scores: Inaba – 9.5, Goodman – 10, Tonioli – 10, Harland – 9.5
Kelly Monaco (actress) and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy
She has already peaked! Goodman called her Tango a bit hectic. Tonioli said it was sultry. Inaba said she had improved from last week.
Scores: Inaba – 9, Goodman – 9, Tonioli – 9, Harland – 8.5
Emmitt Smith (Ex-NFL’er) and his partner Cheryl Burke
Country music is definitely not his forte. Goodman said his Foxtrot lacked finesse. Tonioli thought it was fun. Inaba said he and partner Burke were out of sync.
Scores: Inaba – 8.5, Goodman – 8.5, Tonioli – 9.5, Harland – 8.5
Kirstie Alley (actress) and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
She rocked that Rumba! Goodman said it was clean and classy. Inaba called her the queen of sexy. Tonioli said she was luscious.
Scores: Inaba – 9.5, Goodman – 8.5, Tonioli – 9.5, Harland – 9
Gilles Marini (actor) and his partner Peta Murgatroyd
I never thought I’d see him look feminine. Goodman complimented his giving it his all. Tonioli said he sold his Cha Cha Cha. Inaba thought it was soooo sexy!
Scores: Inaba – 9, Goodman – 9, Tonioli – 9.5, Harland – 9.5
Who’s going home: Looks like Monaco & Chmerkovskiy need to be sent out to pasture.
Who Has Legs To Take Home The Mirror Ball: Bryan is taking the bull by the horns!
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