Week five of “Dancing With the Stars: All Stars” started off on Monday night, October 22 with four couples dancing to their personal guilty pleasures song, and the other four couples competing as a team.
Tuesday’s one hour show had the roles switched, with those dancing as a team on Monday competing individually, and the individual couples from Monday dancing as a team on October 23. Whatever score the team earned would be added to each dance couple’s individual score, with 60 being a perfect score for week 5 combined totals.
Team “Call Me Maybe”
Monday night’s freestyle dance was to Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” and the team was made up of:
Sabrina Bryan and partner Louis Van Amstel
Shawn Johnson and partner Derek Hough
Apolo Anton Ohno and partner Karina Smirnoff
Melissa Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani
The team appeared in costume as football players and cheerleaders and the dance consisted of lots of tossing and lifts, tricks you would see in a cheerleading competition. The team deserves kudos for wardrobe matching the theme of the dance, which they pulled off well.
Touchdown! The individual performances were fantastic, moves were tight. To learn this plus the individual routine this week is fantastic.
The choreography, the way you introduced each other, it was almost impossible to distinguish the celebrities from the professional dancers.
You’ve got spirit, yes you do. You’ve got spirit, I love you!
Monday night’s team dance earned an almost perfect score of 29.5 for each couple.
Team “Gangnam Style”
Tuesday night’s team performed to “Gangnam Style”, with the team consisting of:
Gilles Marini and partner Peta Murgatroyd
Kelly Monaco and partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Emmitt Smith and partner Cheryl Burke
Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The team started off in gangsta style suits in crayon-bright hues, which they ripped off to reveal skimpier costumes as they danced into their individual routines. It was immediately apparent that Kirstie wasn’t able to keep up with the pace; she looked heavy and dragged down. Gilles and Peta made up for it if only for their costumes, which consisted of little white towels. The dance was sexy and fun, earning a standing ovation from the crowd. (See video above left).
Host Tom Bergeron exclaimed:
I don’t know what they’re going to say (the judges), but that was the most fun I’ve had in 15 seasons.
That was the craziest number I have ever seen. It wasn’t tight, it wasn’t together, but it was fun.
Gilles, give me that towel, I’m wetting myself.
(And of course Gilles complied by ripping off the towel and tossing it to Bruno, leaving himself exposed in just skimpy white shorts).
You guys are a hot mess, but sometimes a hot mess is excusable.
Team Gangnam Style ended up with a total score of 27. I think the weakest link in that performance was Kirstie Alley, and the team deserved better.
With Kirstie and Maks being at the bottom of the leaderboard with their individual dance score from Monday night, the lower team score will hurt them more than the rest of the team. With no elimination this week, all scores will be added to week six scores next week.
Is it time for Kirstie to hang up her dancing shoes, or will her fans keep her on her toes?
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