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Hope Solo talks 'DWTS' judging: 'I only hear the negative'

10/18/2011 by Nichole Hamilton

After five weeks on "Dancing With The Stars," Hope Solo says when it comes to the judge's comments she only "hears the negative."

The 30-year-old starting goalkeeper for the United States women's soccer team and partner Maksim Chmerovskiy, 31, channeled the 80s and received a score of 24 out of 30 from the judges for their Tango in week five of ABC's hit celebrity ballroom dancing series (read recap). The pair earned a score that secured them a spot right in the middle of the competition.

"I think I only hear the negative. I don't remember one positive thing they said tonight," Solo told OnTheRedCarpet.com after the performance. "We're working. We're working. What else can I say?"

Solo went on to say that being the first performer of the evening comes with a lot of tension.

"When you start off, it's just, there's so much tension," Solo said. "I don't know, I don't think it's my best performance when I go first. Hopefully, that is the last time that we go first."

Contestant J.R. Martinez, known for his work in the military and roles in television shows such as "All my Children," and professional partner Karina Smirnoff earned the top score of 28 out of 30 for their Samba. The pair also received the second perfect 10 of the season; the first was given to Ricki Lake and Derek Hough in week four.

"I'm tough on myself, but I also believe in what you say," Solo told partner Chemerkovskiy. "I don't necessarily care as much what the judges say, but it all comes down to this guy."

The eight remaining pairs return on Tuesday, October 17 for an elimination episode where the fifth couple is expected to be sent packing.

(See photos from the episode, as well as video interviews with the cast backstage, updated after every show).

Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).

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