Tonight on ABC is an all new episode of the hit dancing competition “Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars”. On last week’s show, we saw the remaining competitors take on dance styles that were chosen by competitors two weeks ago. The elimination episode left us with Bristol Palin, Apolo Ohno and Kirstie Alley in the bottom three, but eventually claimed Bristol and Mark. In case you’ve missed the episode, you can read our recap here.
Tonight is Guilty Pleasures night with the remaining competitors already split into two groups. One group is the “Gangnam Style” group, which consists of Gilles and Peta, Kelly and Val, Kirstie and Maks and Emmitt and Cheryl. The second group is the “Call Me Maybe” group and it consists of Shawn and Derek, Sabrina and Louis, Melissa and Tony and Apolo and Karina.
Stay tuned for our live coverage of the show as it airs tonight at 8PM EST. In the meantime, tell us who you are rooting for this all-stars season of “DWTS”. Also of note is that tonight’s show airs from 8-9PM with another performance episode airing tomorrow night at the same time. There will be no elimination this week!
First up, the couples will compete in their favorite guilty pleasures song. Kelly and Val are up first doing their Samba to Cher Lloyd’s song “Want U Back”. Val is shirtless (almost)! What a great dance to start off the night. Len said it was a little long-winded getting started, but there were elements that he really liked. He said it was too raunchy for him. Bruno said she’s a tasty tease, but overall it was very fresh. Carrie Ann said she felt Kelly was uncertain and she was tense. It wasn’t her best, but she did a good try. Scores: 8-8-8.5 = Total: 24.5/30
Dancing next are Gilles and Peta dancing the Rumba to Whitney Houston’s song “I Will Always Love You”. It’s a sexy and sensual dance with Gilles commenting beforehand that he wanted to be responsible for a lot of babies tonight. They’ve received a standing ovation from the audience. Bruno said they were expressing every movement as if it were words. Gripping, thrilling and one of the best performances he’s seen. Carrie Ann said, “Let the baby making begin!” That was right before she fell over in her chair! She recovered and said it was poetry in motion. Len said the dance should be Oscar nominated and it was well done. Scores: 10-9.5-10 = Total: 29.5/30
Up next are Kirstie and Maks doing the Quickstep to Simon & Garfunkel’s song “Mrs. Robinson”. Maks is looking good, but Kirstie is still coming off a bit slow. Carrie Ann said she thought it was Kirstie’s best dance. It was excellent work. Len said it was her best dance and she was dancing to the maximum. Bruno said she delivered it and her footwork was fantastic. Her posture was better and she looked great. Scores: 8.5-8.5-8.5 = Total: 25.5/30
Emmitt and Cheryl are up next doing the Samba to the song “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow. Emmitt looks like he’s having a blast on the ballroom floor. Len said it was an unstoppable performance and he liked it. Bruno said he delivered maximum pleasure and he made the Samba look easy. Carrie Ann said he has the Samba swagger! Scores: 9.5-9.5-10 = Total: 29/30
Team Call Me Maybe is up tonight to do their team dance. Sabrina just gave an update on her condition…she had a herniated disc in her upper neck, but she has been cleared to dance. Their dance is super cute, crazy and really fast-paced.
Len said this is quality and the individual performances were fantastic. He said it was all fantastic. Bruno said the choreographic flow and the way they introduced each other, it was almost impossible to distinguish between the celebrities and the pros. Carrie Ann said that it was amazing and fantastic. Scores: 9.5-10-10 = Total: 29.5/30
What was your favorite dance of the night? Tune in tomorrow night for our live recap of the show!