‘Dancing with the Stars’ 2011: Scores, judges’ comments – October 24 — ABC aired the sixth night of performances for the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars Monday evening. Seven couples performed this week; the judges commented and issued their scores. How did the couples do?
The theme for the night was Broadway. Costumes and music, as well as elements of the choreography, reflected the theme.
Opening the show with a resounding number was the cast of Sister Act. The DWTS Troupe and Kristin Chenoweth also performed during the program. Carson Kressley, eliminated from the competition last week, returned for Broadway week as creative director of this season’s first group dance (“Money Makes the World Go ‘Round.”)
Below is a recap of each pair of dancers; the dance style the dancers performed; song titles danced to (when available); and the scores they received. Scores are listed in the following order of judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli. Samples of comments from the judges are also included.
Couples are listed from the lowest scoring pairs to the highest. When there is a tie in the scores, the couples are listed in order of performance.
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer – Tango. “Sing For Me” from Phantom of the Opera.
Scores: 7, 6, 6. Total = 19/30.
Comments: Bruno Tonioli: “A cute little penguin trying to be a big, menacing bird of prey. It is very difficult. Some roles fit certain characters and some roles don’t.” Carrie Ann Inaba: “This was the most aggressive I’ve seen you. I saw the attitude I was looking for.” However, they need to step up the content now in week six. Len Goodman: “I know that you’re trying your hardest. It didn’t suit your personality, but well done.”
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Rhumba. “525,600 Minutes” from Rent.
Scores: 7, 6, 7. Total = 20/30.
Comments: Carrie Ann Inaba: “I see all the effort that you’re putting in. I saw you for the first time relaxing and trusting your natural sexiness.” Len Goodman: “I’ve never lost faith in you. This is your worst dance of the whole season, in my opinion.” [Maksim Chmerkovskiy objected to Mr. Goodman’s comments]. Bruno Tonioli: “The rhumba never stops moving. Because maybe you were trying to tell the story, you were doing it staccato. It didn’t quite gel as much as it could have.”
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke – Cha-Cha. “Walk Like a Man” from Jersey Boys.
Scores: 8, 7, 7. Total = 22/30.
Comments: Len Goodman: “It was clean; it was precise; it had good timing. There was no rhythm; it was all a bit stiff and starchy.” Bruno Tonioli: “It was adequate, but it didn’t have the impact and power it should have at this stage.” Carrie Ann Inaba: “I saw much more charisma coming out of you.”
David Arquette and Kym Johnson — Quickstep. “We Go Together” from Grease.
Scores: 8, 7, 8. Total = 23/30.
Comments: Carrie Ann Inaba: “You guys were out of sync today.” Len Goodman: “It was a bit rough around the edges. Your enthusiasm got the better of you, but it was fun.” Bruno Tonioli: “You were so charged up, you were like a wildfire.”
Nancy Grace and Tristan McManus – Foxtrot. “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from Spamalot.
Scores: 9, 7, 8. Total = 24/30.
Comments: Bruno Tonioli: “It’s Nancy Dance-a-Lot. You captured the feel of it.” Carrie Ann Inaba: “You upped the ante on the content, and you nailed it.” Len Goodman: “Much more personality came out. However, your posture wasn’t there; your footwork wasn’t there.”
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough – Quickstep. “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” from Guys and Dolls.
Scores: 10, 9, 10. Total = 29/30.
Comments: [Standing ovation from Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli]. Len Goodman: “You don’t need luck if you’ve got talent, and in this number you showed you’ve got talent. I loved it.” Bruno Tonioli: “Impeccable style; outstanding choreography. Showmanship. Your interpretation of the music was just beyond music.” Carrie Ann Inaba: “You’re so exciting to watch. Sharp; quick; sophisticated. Tony Award!”
J. R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff – Quickstep.
Scores: 10, 9, 10. Total = 29/30.
Comments: Len Goodman: “You are truly relentless.” Thought no one could do a quickstep on the show as well as Season 5 winner, Helio Castroneves (in the audience), but this was very good. Bruno Tonioli: “It’s a hit!” Carrie Ann Inaba: “Bob Fosse would have been proud. I give you guys another Tony.”
The results show will air on ABC tonight starting at 9 p.m. ET. Appearing on the program will by Kenny Ortega with the Macy’s Stars of Dance number as well as performances by Kristin Chenoweth and Martina McBride.