October 25, 2011 – Ricki Lake and JR Martinez got top scores and tied for first place on Dancing With the Stars Monday night.
Maintaining their consistency of staying on top, Ricki & pro-dancer Derek Hough and JR Martinez & pro-dancer Karina Smirnoff danced their way to the top of the leaderboard with matching scores.
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For Broadway week, Ricki & Derek danced a quickstep to Guys and Dolls’ Luck Be a Lady Tonight, that once again earned equally high praise from the judges.
“I loved it, I thought it was fantastic,” said judge Len Goodman. “Impeccable style, outstanding choreography,” Bruno Tonioli exclaimed, “Your interpretation of the music was beyond belief.”
Meanwhile, Carrie Ann Inaba was just as thrilled as the others when she said, “Can anyone say Tony Award!”
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Then, JR & Karina also performed a quickstep, dancing to Hot Honey Rag from Chicago. Again, the judges were gushing with positive comments.
“You are truly relentless, you just keep on keeping on! Tonight you have really come up a notch,” Len riled.
“Eleven o’clock number that makes the show a hit. It’s a hit!” Yelled Bruno, Meanwhile, Carrie Anne said, “Bob Fosse would have been proud! Can I give another Tony?”
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Both couples earned a 29, each receiving two 10s and one 9 from the same judges.
The other couples’ scores for the night were:
Nancy Grace & Tristan McManus: 24
David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 23
Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 22
Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskyi: 20
Chaz Bono & Lacy Schwimmer: 19
Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see who will be going home next!
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