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Dancing With the Stars Scorecards

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy


Dance: Argentine Tango

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
10
9
9
28


Judges' Comments:


Len: Erin, you dirty dirty girl. I absolutely loved it!

Bruno: (to Maks) You're a luck fire hydrant. I never knew you could be so bendy. That extension on that back bend was incredible. You were on fire!

Carrie Ann: That was so hot, I can't even tell you. Erin, finally a dance that showcased one of your most beautiful assets..your legs were phenomenal, you were daring, you were committed to the character even more than ever before. It was fantastic...it was truly beautiful.



Dance: 80's Rumba

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
8
8
9
25


Judges' Comments:



Evan   Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya


Dance: Waltz

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
9
9
9
27


Judges' Comments:


Len: Well, Evan, to be honest I am not sure if I liked it or not. It's one of those dances I'd like to watch it again because I didn't like the roley-poley stuff on the floor, and one or two of those other things were not my cup of tea. However your posture is great, you've got lovely movement around the floor. By in large your footwork's good so, I'm in a state of flux. I'll make a decision before I give out the score.

Bruno: A narrative point.. Romeo and Juliette re-awaken. You know it was just the romance of the story established at that moment. And your lyrical lines, the purity and beauty of your top half really is something to behold. You produce some lines that are exquisite.

Carrie Ann: No question your lines are impeccable and from afar to watch them you just get mesmerized by the lines. But when I look closer, really Evan, you have to lose yourself in the moment. The movements are there...I know what you're trying to express, but I don't know if you're really there yet, and the next dance when you come out, whatever you're trying to express, I want you to lose yourself completely in in, ok.


Dance: Futuristic Paso Doble

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
8
9
9
25


Judges' Comments:

Niecy   Nash and Louis van Amstel


Dance: Viennese Waltz

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
8
7
8
23


Judges' Comments:


Len: Niecy, I'm pleasantly surprised. It had a lovely floaty quality to it, your posture was good, it had nice movement about...your arms...I thought you had a lesson from Harold Wheeler. I must say your carriage was gorgeous...in fact it went so high I am surprised you could hear the music.

Bruno: Niecy, I know in the Viennese Waltz you are supposed to cover the dance floor, but about polishing it, I'm not sure. I can see my reflection on it. Very very pretty at the beginning: great movement. You have to watch it though, because at time you were swinging you arms. You look like you were chased by a swarm of wasps....it was a tiny little thing in an otherwise good performance.

Carrie Ann: We're heading into the semi finals next week and we're watching everything. We're looking for those who are gonna make it. There was a little bit too much push and pull going on. I felt like your body weight was being pulled and pushed. Your body contact was fantastic, but the push and pull was strange and I thought the transitions were not quite there. You really need to work on your transitions if you want to continue forward because I love watching you dance. There is so much joy, but really, the transitions are what make a superstar.



Dance: 90's Paso Doble

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
6
7
7
20


Judges' Comments:



Chad   Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke

Dance: Tango

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
7
7
7
21


Judges' Comments:

Len: Well, you know learning one dance in a week is tough, but learning two dances in a week really shows up any imperfections, because you haven't got the time to polish and refine the dance....you gotta get on with the second dance. Unfortunately, that's what happened Chad. I thought you had attack and good movement. It needed a little bit more polish: a bit more refinement.

Bruno: What you did, you really went for the emotional involvement, and that is good in this dance: it requires that, but obviously it has to be slicker. Tango is a very precise dance and sometimes your footwork and your frame and your hold went a little bit. But the emotional commitment was right.

Carrie Ann: I loved the attack: I loved the attention. There is definitely something growing here, and I see great potential, and it's still coming out and each week I see something more. But your posture in this one was still funky and without that base it's really hard to get the dance to come together and be a unit, so that is what's missing. So next time in your Jive, I want to see even more; I want to see that same attack but a lot more fun.


Dance: 60's Jive

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
8
8
8
24


Judges' Comments:


Len: It was high energy; it was fun; it was entertaining. There wasn't a lot of kicks going on, which I'm glad about because the few kicks you did do were terrible, but I thought it was good. Well done.

Bruno: Chad you definitely pimped that Jive. I don't know what ? you Cheryl, but what are you doing tonight after ten? You're gonna be very very busy. It's great to see you smile. When you smile and have a good time, the whole thing changes. That's the way to go. Len is right..a little bit more kicks and flicks, but that's the way to go.

Carrie Ann: I thought it was great...you got the groovy...you got the go go thing going on. I loved the...the energy was a little wild at times, but I thought it suited the dance perfectly. This was, I think, one of your better dances tonight.


Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough

Dance: Foxtrot

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
9
10
10
29

Judges' Comments
:


Len: Well, you've taken a Foxtrot...you've taken a Michael Buble song , beautifully sang may I say, and you've turned it into an enchanting love story. It's, you know, irresistible. In hold, lack of body contact, spoiled it a little bit for me, but what a great dance.

Bruno: One and a half minutes of pure dancing joy. That was like a jewel created by a master, I salute you.

Carrie Ann: Well, first of all Nicole, it is nice to see you smiling again. I was worried that you were going to get lost in the seriousness of the competition. So tonight you're smiling and dazzling and you're just defying my imagination. I think I know where you going to go, you go in another direction. What I love about you guys is you're not phoning it in...you so could easily phone it in with your skills..you're not. You're challenging yourselves every step of the way. You're in it to win it.


Dance: 50's Paso Doble

Scores:
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
10
10
10
30


Judges' Comments: