'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: A Magical Night with Not One but Two 10's!
Week six started out the same as always, with the big announcer open, and a hello from Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke. And then we jump right into a song from... Hansen? Thank goodness Tony Dovolani and Lacey Schwimmer led the JV dance team out onto the floor to remind us what we're watching. It's all a set up for "Guilty Pleasures" theme night and apparently the now grown kids from Hansen are somebody's guilty musical pleasure.
This week, each celebrity got to choose a song that they love, but one that they might be a little embarrassed to admit is a favorite. Who's on top? Here's the rundown, from highest score to lowest score. Warning, spoilers ahead!
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower - 28 out of 30
"Titanic" is one of the biggest films ever, and its theme song "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, is equally memorable. And that's the song that Romeo has chosen as his guilty pleasure. He told us he remembers watching the film as an 8-year-old and that's when he first thought of himself as a romantic. Competitively, he's got a fire in his belly now, and commits to a tough rehearsal week with Chelsie Hightower because he feels the top of the leader board is in his reach. He was right!
Their Waltz is near perfection; in fact, Carrie Anne Inaba did give us the season's first "10." She called the dance magical. Head Judge Len Goodman didn't quite go to the 10 level, but did give a nine, and complimented Romeo's maturity on the dance floor.
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas - 28 out of 30
Another 10! Chelsea and Mark Ballas brought out a fun, bright, high energy Quickstep to Katrina and the Waves "Walking on Sunshine." Mark pushed his partner this week to be more competitive; nice girls apparently don't finish first in the ballroom world. Mark badly twisted his ankle during rehearsal, but he iced it down and performed anyway.
Len called the dance full on and great fun and Carrie Ann said sometimes magic does happen twice!
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson - 27 out of 30
How can such a big guy be so graceful? It's a question that gets raised almost every season when these superstar athletes come on DWTS and amaze us with their versatility. Hines chose a Boyz II Men song, "The End of the Road" for his guilty pleasure tune because he says he secretly wants to be in a boy band.
Kym Johnson choreographs a lyrical Viennese Waltz, and the judges are all entranced. Len called Hines the "MVP" (most valued partner) because he's shown he can do every different kind of dance. Bruno Tonioli called the duo's chemistry flawless.
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy - 26 out of 30
Kirstie is a closeted Britney Spears fan! Her guilty pleasure is Brit-Brit and her first big song, "Hit Me Baby One More Time." Maksim choreographs a shaking Samba, and Kirstie catches on pretty quickly. Then she starts to second guess herself and has a little meltdown during rehearsal. Maks plays therapist and after a quick counseling session, she works through her nerves.
Kirstie does a great dance, filled with light and energy. The judges love seeing the woman they believe has so much potential, with Bruno saying she was born to samba and her "wiggly bum" sent shock waves through the airwaves.
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel - 25 out of 30
If there was any dance that was made for Kendra it's the Samba. She brings the shake and the shimmy and the sexy in a big way. Louis van Amstel tells her not to be careful and dance with reckless abandon.
The song is perfect for her: Ricky Martin's "Livin' la Vida Loca." She goes absolutely crazy! The judges love it, with Len saying "the more you gyrated, the more I palpitated."
Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff - 24 out of 30
Ralph takes us back to the dance club with his Paso Doble and the hit "Everybody Dance Now." And unfortunately Ralph's costume, which included a long coat, got in the way of the dance.
At the beginning of the performance, Karina Smirnoff tripped and fell after stepping on Ralph's coat. There was half a second of panic on both of their faces, but they recovered quickly and jumped right back into the choreography. All the judges gave them high marks for not getting lost or giving up, with Len saying Ralph should be proud of the way he handled things.
Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke - 22 out of 30
Chris dances the Tango to "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey but this week it looks like he did stop believing a little bit. He struggled during rehearsal, and like Kirstie, lets his head get in the way. But, unlike Kirstie, Chris didn't get over his angst this week.
Bruno said Chris's face showed every misstep, and the dance felt cold. Carrie Ann said the pressure is getting to him, and Len said the dance lacked intensity.
So who will be the next star to be sent home? We'll find out Tuesday night! In the meantime, vote in our poll!