In a performance show shortened by the final presidential debate, week 5 of “Dancing with the Stars All-Stars” which aired Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. saw some great performances, some not so great and a fall not from a competitor but from an overzealous judge.
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy opened the show with bouncy samba to Cher Lloyd’s “Want You Back.” The judges were less than impressed, scoring her with 8s and an 8.5 from Bruno for a total of 24.5. Kelly is currently at the bottom of the leader board.
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd brought their A-game to the dance floor with a scintillating rumba performed to Gilles’ guilty pleasure song, “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. Gilles said the song was popular when he was 16 and having his first “Success with the ladies,” and hoped it would bring him success on the dance floor too. Apparently it did as he scored two tens and a 9.5 from the judges for a total of 29.5 and the top spot on the leader board for the first night of dancing.
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced a quickstep to Simon and Garfunkel’s’ “Mrs. Robinson.” Judges called it her best dance of the competition and awarded her 8.5’s across the board for her highest total score yet, a 25.5.
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke did a saucy samba to Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana that earned high praise form judges. Emmitt made the samba bounce look easy and earned a respectable 9.5 from two judges and a ten from Bruno for a total of 29.
The first team dance freestyle was done by Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough’s team to “Call Me Maybe.” Other team members included Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnov, Sabrina Bryan and Louis VanAmstel and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani.
It was Melissa who added a little drama to the week when she was injured in Sunday’s team rehearsal. According to her partner, the gym shoes stuck on the floor and she wrenched her neck during one of the tricks. Others described hearing a popping or crackling sound while others heard cry out in pain. She was taken to the hospital, checked and released with a herniated disk in her neck. Cleared for dancing, she was an integral part of the team dance. At one point she acted as the “human jump rope and ended the number perched in a split atop her partner’s shoulders. The team earned two tens and 9.5 from judges for a total of 29.5. The score will be added to their individual performance scores from Tuesday’s performance.
Tune in Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to see the other half of week 5’s performances.
Southern Illinois fans can tune in on ABC’s channel 3 WSIL at 7 p.m. on Monday nights each week for the competition and on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for the results show.
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