The 15th season of Dancing With The Stars All-Stars is quickly heating up. Last night, the couples danced their butts off to a country themed hybrid of ballroom dancing. This was also the first night in the competition that saw perfect 10 out of 10 scores. Last week, no elimination took place due to the presidential debate, but this week one of the couples will be leaving the competition. Celeb Dirty Laundry’s previous poll was tallied and a resounding 56% of you said that Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be leaving the competition. Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy came in second place with 19%. However, Kirstie and Maks were not the worst dancers of the two weeks of competition, Kelly and Val were. Read our full review below and make your final decision in the poll. Who do you think should leave the competition? Who do you think deserves another shot at the ballroom extravaganza?
Giles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd danced the Cha-Cha-Cha – Front-runners Giles and Peta were up first last night. Len said, “That is what I want to see!” Bruno critiqued their footwork, and Carrie Ann told Giles to watch his T-Rex hands. Bruno gave the dancing couple an almost perfect score of 9.5, while Carrie Ann and Len gave them a score of 9. Giles and Peta’s mid-pack score of 56.5 from last week was added to their total score of 27.5 this week, which brought their total 2 week score to 84/90, an above average score for the two weeks. Giles and Peta lost their lead on the total point leader board and are currently in second place with a total competition score of 188.5, one point behind Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel.
Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel danced the Rumba – The first perfect score of the competition went to Sabrina and Louis. All three judges praised Sabrina and Louis on the fantastic choreography, the sequence of intriguing shapes, and the breathtaking vulnerability. All three judges scored Sabrina and Louis a perfect 10 point score. This was also the first time this season that a couple received a full 30 points. Sabrina and Louis’ total best score of 58.5 was added to their perfect sore of this week. This brought their total score to 88.5 points, the highest score for the two weeks. Sabrina and Louis overtook Giles and Peta’s first place on the leader board with a total score of 189.5 points.
Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy danced the Tango – This low scoring couple received above average critique from the judges. Len said it was “a little bit hectic”, while Bruno and Carrie Ann respectively called it seductive and ambitious. All three judges scored the couple 9 points. Their lowest score of 24.5 was added to this week’s score. This brought their total for the two weeks to 78.5, the lowest score for the two weeks of competition.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani danced the Viennese Waltz – The previously injured Melissa and her professional partner received a standing ovation from Len, while Bruno called it weightless and fluid. Carrie Ann disagreed and said that Melissa was not dancing enough. Bruno and Len gave a perfect score of 10 points, while Carrie Ann gave a near perfect 9.5. Their mid-pack 56.5 score from last week was added to this week’s score. This brought their total score to a very high 86 points.
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough danced the Rumba – This great dancing couple received mix reviews from the judges. Bruno and Carrie Ann said it was incredible and fantastic, while Len completely disagreed and said the dance contained “too much frippery and too many gimmicks”. Bruno gave a perfect 10 point score, Carrie Ann gave a near perfect 9.5 score, and Len gave a very low 8.5 score. Shawn and Derek’s mid-pack 56.5 score from last week was added to this week’s score. This brought their total score to 84, a below-average total for the two weeks of competition.
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced the Rumba – The low scoring Kirstie and Maks received mixed critique from the judges. Bruno called it “classy and elegant”, while Len would have preferred more hip action. Carrie Ann “got lost” in the dance and called it “super sexy”. Bruno and Carrie Ann gave the couple a near perfect 9.5, while Len gave a very low 8.5 score. Kirstie and Maks’ low 52 point score from last week was added to this week’s score. This brought their total score to 80, the second lowest for the two weeks of competition. Note: Kirstie and Maks scored two extra points during the group dance. This brought their total score to 82, still the second lowest in the competition.
Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff danced Viennese Waltz – Apolo and Karina scored the second perfect score of the season with their difficult Viennese Waltz. All three judges praised the couple for their graceful movements, perfect harmony, and emotional dancing. All three judges also scored Apolo and Karina a perfect 10 point score. Their perfect score of this week was added to their mid-pack 56.5 score of last week. This brought their total score to 86.5 points, the second highest score for the two weeks of competition.
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke danced the Foxtrot – The unfortunate Emmitt and Cheryl scored the lowest score of the night with their below average (borderline junkyard) critique. All three judges critiqued them on their missed passes, lack of finesse, and lost timing. Carrie Ann and Len scored them 8.5 points, while Bruno scored them a near perfect 9.5. Their total score for the two weeks of competition is 82.5 points, exactly 0.5 points ahead of Kirstie And Maks.
There you have it! We’re placing our bets on Kirstie and Maks for elimination, but we have a sneaky suspicion that someone else might take the fall. Who do you think should leave? Vote in our poll below and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Remember, stay with Celeb Dirty Laundry for our weekly non-stop coverage of DWTS’ 15th season.