Dancing With The Stars All-Stars Week 7 “Performance Show” Recap 11/5/12

Dancing With The Stars All-Stars Week 7 “Performance Show” Recap 11/4/12

Tonight on ABC DANCING WITH THE STARS ALL-STARS, the seven remaining couples face a fusion routine to try to outlast one another as they compete in this season’s dance marathon.   The remaining couple will face no elimination this week.

On last week’s show Sabrina and Louis’ departure kicked up the dust during last week’s elimination episode. Their departure signaled a change for the rest of the couples, as Sabrina and Louis were the highest score holders of the competition at the time of their exit. Did you watch last week’s performance show? We did and we recapped it here for you!

On tonight’s show Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff will be dancing the Cha-Cha/Paso Doble fusion, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke will be dancing the Samba/Ramba fusion, Giles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd will be dancing the Tango/Samba fusion, Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy will be dancing the Foxtrot/Cha-Cha fusion, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be dancing the Quickstep/Samba fusion, Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani will be dancing the Tango/Cha-Cha fusion, Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough/Mark Ballas will be dancing the Tango/Paso Doble fusion.  These dances were chosen by their competitors on last week’s show.

Later in the night, after the couples’ individual rounds, they will all take the dance floor for a swing dance marathon with the chance to add up to 10 extra points to their scores for the night. The couple in first place will get 10 points, the couple in second place will get 9 points, the couple in third place will get 8 points, the couple in fourth place will get 7 points, the couple in fifth place will get 6 points, the couple in sixth place will get 5 points and the seventh place couple will get 4 points.

Tonight’s episode is going to have all the usual glitz and glam in the ballroom, which you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars All-Stars Week 7 Performance Show – tonight at 8PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know what you thought of last week’s episode of Dancing With The Stars All-Stars.

Tonight’s recapTonight we will get to see the most grueling dance marathon ever.  We will also get to see 2 dances morphed into one on tonight’s DWTS.  The pros are starting the show showing us how dances can be fused together.

Apolo Ohno and partner Karina Smirnoff will dance the Cha Cha/Paso Doble 

Judges comments:

Len: “I tell you what it is like, is looking in the mirror when I look at your body.  There was nothing safe about that performance, Apolo Ohno, oh ya!”

Bruno: “Like a wolf with plenty of power.  You should be in Twilight.  Cha-Cha-Cha clean.  Paso doble triumphant!”

Carrie Ann: “It is amazing to see you are still pushing himself.  But the dance I loved the approach.  It was hot It started off strong and ended strong.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9  Len:  9  Bruno:  9  TOTAL 27/30

Emmitt Smith and partner Cheryl Burke will dance the Rumba/Samba

Judges comments:

Len: “I wore pink because I thought if you got injured I could take over.  Glad I did not, I don’t think I could do as well as that.”

Bruno: “Emmitt, ever ready and always on it.  That was a smooth and balanced blend.  I loved how you went into it and out of it.  You did it with such ease and it was extremely difficult.  Wonderful job!.”

Carrie Ann: “I agree with Bruno, what was challenging was the way you went back and forth.  What was lacking was your upper body.  In middle it got a bit messed up.”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann:  8.5  Len:  9.5  Bruno:  9.5  TOTAL 27.5/30

Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy will dance the Quickstep/Samba

Judges scores:

Len: “I thought it was a nice mix the Quickstep had go and the Samba was so so, admirable effort, well done!”

Bruno: “Technique apart, whatever you do is always good.  That was brilliant, only you can change Cinderella into a stripper.  The quick step was good but you lost it in the Samba.  Always great to watch you!”

Carrie Ann: “You know what this is hard because you are so pure and so wonderful.  But, you lost yourself in that second half of that dance.  The Quickstep was nice, but Samba fell apart.”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann: 8  Len:  8  Bruno:  8  TOTAL 24/30

Kelly Monaco and partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy will dance the Foxtrot/Cha Cha

Judges comments:

Len: “I am happy because you captured the smoothness of the Foxtrot with the cripmess of the Cha Cha.  There was a little incident.  But lovely!”

Bruno: “Oh my darling your booty was working all the time.  Nice time you maintained the two dances through out.  Your timing was good, your control was good.  Great improvement!”

Carrie Ann: “It was how you recovered that was amazing  That was an difficult routine.  IT was sexy and overall beautiful!”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann:  9  Len:  9  Bruno:  9  TOTAL 27/30

Melissa Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani will dance the Tango/Cha Cha

Judges comments:

Len: “The tango and the cha-cha-cha were beautifully done.  I loved the way it went together.  Good job!”

Bruno: “The dance mistress of Tango into a sexalicious cha-cha-cha.  I thought Beyonce came out, you were on fire.  You never been sexier”

Carrie Ann: “I have to say, last week you were not giving it all, tonight you are a star.  I loved the transition.  It was great!”

SCORES:  Carrie Ann:  10  Len:  9.5  Bruno: 9.5  TOTAL 29/30

Shawn Johnson and partner Mark Ballas will dance the Tango/Paso Doble

Judges comments:

Len: “That was a firecracker, I’m telling you I can’t vote tomorrow but I am voting for you.”

Bruno: “Shawn the Queen of the night.  There were two dances and they were danced to the purity.  All the time you could tell which one was the Paso and which the Tango.  Perfect!”

Carrie Ann: “If there is a picture what a dance fusion, that was it.  So seamless, the dance was perfect.”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10  Len:  10  Bruno:  10  TOTAL 30/30

Gilles Marini and partner Peta Murgatroyd will dance the Tango/Samba

Judges comments:

Len: “You were nipping around South America, brought out a perfect tango and a fantastic samba!”

Bruno: ” That is how we do it the South America way.  Great presence, perfect command, I salute you!”

Carrie Ann: “You have to be careful, I still see those arm thingys that are happening.  I did think it was a fanatics fusion!”

SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9.5  Len:  9.5  Bruno:  9.5  TOTAL: 28.5/30


Kirstie & Max – 4 pts

Gilles & Peta – 5 pts

Apolo & Karina – 6 pts

Emmitt & Cheryl – 7 pts

Shawn & Mark – 8 pts

Kelly & Val – 9 pts

Melissa & Tony – 10 pts

Len comments: “It was survival of the fittest and Melissa and Tony kept the energy going from beginning to the end.”

That is it until next week!  Next week will be a double elimination and then we are moving into the semi-finals!