'Dancing With The Stars: All Stars' Season 15 Week 5: Dance By Dance Recap - Night 2
"Dancing with the Stars, Guilty Pleasures, part deux." Four more couples reveal their guilty pleasure songs, which ranged from Britney Spears to "Cinderella!" And the one of the most popular songs out there right now, Psy's "Gangnam Style," proved to be a hot mess for the group dance.
Here are the individual scores, from highest to lowest:
Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel -- 29 out of 30
Sabrina's frustrated that she and Louis van Amstel have been doing well but only hanging out in the middle of the pack. Her plan to use her guilty pleasure to push them ahead worked! Her whole life, Sabrina's loved the notion that every girl's a princess (she's right you know), and so she chose the ballad from Disney's "Cinderella," "So this is Love." Their dance is the Waltz, so the timing could not be more perfect.
Louis has his work cut out for him, because Sabrina is the fast and furious performer that he wants to calm down just a bit for this dance. She does ... and even leaves behind her slipper at the end! Head judge Len Goodman loved the story, the flow, and the charm; Bruno Tonioli called it a magic ride; and Carrie Ann Inaba said Sabrina didn't quite find the vulnerability factor she was after, but she was "elegance personified." She also told her she'd find her happy ending but we won't go there.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani -- 27 out of 30
The injured Melissa Tango-ed to "Toxic," the Britney Spears tune. Thankfully, we didn't have to re-live her neck injury again. Pre-injury, we saw a quick rehearsal melt down and Tony Dovolani questioned whether he was pushing her too hard with his choreography. The tears ended, and the duo concocted a toxic routine, and the neck problem didn't seem to be an issue. Bruno called their dance intoxicating.
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough -- 27 out of 30
One of the most successful movies of all time is Shawn's guilty pleasure; and that makes "Titanic'"s theme song, "My Heart Will Go On," her choice for the Rumba. She's worried because she feels this dance will show a weakness; the romantic "Rose" is not her character at all, and since she's not an actress, Shawn feels she'll have a hard time showing those emotions.
Derek Hough challenged her to show people she does have another side beyond her competitive gymnast. Loved the ending that hard Derek mimicking Leonardo DiCaprio's "Jack" when he slowly slides into the ocean!
Bruno said he was more emotionally connected to them than he's ever been; Carrie Ann was bursting at the seams, saying she feels like a proud Momma. However, she did question one move as a "lift;" Derek and Bruno both argued with her (and the audience booed!) but Carrie Ann stood her anti-lift ground. Then Len chimed in, and he didn't like it at all! I think this is the most divided we've ever seen the judges: scores were 8, 9 and 10!
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff -- 27 out of 30
Apolo loves his Rick James, but doing the Samba to "Give it to me Baby"? That's a challenge. And even more of one when Karina Smirnoff tells him he's got to master the dreaded "Samba roll." While it looks to us at home that he's nailed it, in comes dark cloud Carrie Ann to tell the couple there's something missing. She just wasn't "feeling it."
Thanks goodness Len comes in to save the day and essentially tell Carrie Ann she's nuts. Whose side is Bruno on this week? Len's. (And Apolo's). He said he didn't know what Carrie Ann was looking at, but he thought the couple did a great job.
Group dance, "Gangnam Style": Gilles Marini, Kirstie Alley, Emmitt Smith, Kelly Monaco -- 27 out of 30
Gilles called the group the dream team. Then the million dollar question: What is this dance? Luckily a couple people in the group were familiar with Psy's pony-riding dance steps. And even more fortunately, they did more than just those moves in their routine. While they were figuring it all out, everyone knew this had the potential to be really fun... or not.
Kelly said, "Sometimes train wrecks are just fun to watch."
When the performance starts we see all eight people in colorful tuxedoes, identical black wigs, and sunglasses. Then at some point for their solos, the dancers rip off their tux's, and reveal various states of undress. And they're kind of dancing. Kind of. Gilles is the final performer and he strips down to his skivvies and a towel. That's one way to turn the attention away from the dance steps!
Len called it the craziness number he's ever seen, and lots of fun; Bruno then had the most questionable quip of the evening and asked for Gilles' towel. When Marini tossed it over (and he was left in his tidy whities) Bruno ran with the bit. And maybe ran a little too far. Carrie Ann told them they were a hot mess, but sometimes that turns into crazy, fun insanity.
The judges' scoreboard for the two nights, and individual plus group dance combined:Sabrina and Louis -- 58.5 out of 60
Melissa and Tony -- 56.5 out of 60
Shawn and Derek -- 56.5 out of 60
Apolo and Karina -- 56.5 out of 60
Gilles and Peta -- 56.5 out of 60
Emmitt and Cheryl -- 56 out of 60
Kirstie and Maks -- 52.5 out of 60
Kelly and Val -- 51.5 out of 60
No one was eliminated this week. Next week's scores and viewer votes will be combined with this week's and we'll see someone go home next Tuesday night.