Television and movie actor, Giles Marini, and his partner, Cheryl Burke received this season’s first perfect score of 30 for their Argentine Tango. Len said it was fantastically performed and showed every element of the dance and Bruno called Giles the quiessential Latin lover. Carrie Ann summed it up the best saying that you could not tell who was the professional and who was the performer. The Argentine Tango was one of the two new dances featured this week along with the Lindy Hop. Bachelor contestant, Melissa Rycroft, and her partner, Tony Dovolani, had another great week receiving a combined score of 29 for their Lindy Hop. Len commented that she was a contender with the potential to go all the way and Bruno thought their performance was eye popping and fantastic. Olympic Champion, Shawn Johnson, and Mark Ballis also performed the Lindy Hop and received a combined score of 28 for their routine taking some criticism from the judges that there was little much gymnastics in their performance and too little dancing.
Rodeo Champion, Ty Murray, and his partner, Chelsie Hightower, received the most improved award tonight receiving a 25, their highest score this season, for their Lindy Hop. Carrie Ann told Ty that he really is a dancer and Bruno called him a young stallion that is rough around the edges. And, to quote Len, “Your performance was beyond my expectations.” Rapper, Lil Kim, and Derek Hough danced the Argentine Tango and received a combined score of 27 from the judges, including their first 10 of the season from Bruno.
Other stars did not fair as well. Fighting a rib injury, Playboy Playmate, Holly Madison, and Dmitry Chaplin received a total score of 16 from the judges. The judges felt her performance fell short beginning with when she fell of the stool at the start of the routine. Jackass star, Steve-O, and Lacey Schwimmer, received a total score of 15 for their Lindy Hop performance. The judges told Steve they were pleased he got through his routine this week, but his timing was off and it lacked musicality. Once again, bringing up the bottom of the leader board is Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, and Karina Smirnoff who received a total score of 12 from the judges for their Argentine Tango. Carrie Ann said there wasn’t much going on and Len said he admired his spirit. Bruno concluded by saying “It stunk.” Steve countered to Bruno, “I have three words for you. I’m still standing.”
The double elimination live results show will air at 9:00 PM EST on ABC when two stars will be hanging up their dancing shoes for good. Kevin Rudolph and Boyz To Men are scheduled to perform.