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Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff

Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff


Dance: Argentine Tango

Scores:

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

Judges' Comments:

Bruno: You've done exactly as I asked you to do. You switched on the magnetism, you're wearing character. It's like watching Robert Pattinson tangoing in "Twilight."

Carrie Ann: [Aaron approaches Carrie Ann and kisses her cheeks] Excellent, that's the way to do it. It was grounded, it was dramatic, you were centered.

Len: The last couple of weeks you've been like someone lost in the wilderness, like a boy who's lost his daddy. You've come back to me! I really enjoyed it.


Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo

Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo


Eliminated

Dance
: Paso Doble

Scores:

Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
7
8
7 22

Judges' Comments:

Len: You're a very accomplished dancer, but I'm seeing a pattern emerging. Last week your bolero lacked a bit of romance. Tonight your paso doble lacked a bit of aggression. You need a bit more chemistry between the two of you. Overall, very well done.

Bruno: The paso doble has to have conviction. It's like a battle of wills and you have to have artistry at the same time.

Carrie Ann: I think you're a great student, but now we want to see if you can really make to the end. You moved really well, but I want you to remember to go out past your body; you stop your movements at your hands.


Mya and Dmitry Chaplin

Dance: Argentine Tango

Scores:

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

Judges' Comments:

Len: To be honest with you, I never really know what I like until I see it, and I like this.

Bruno: Precise with a great air of sophistication. You're a great technician. For the future, you have to keep the emotional connection. When you're so good, sometimes you feel distant and remote.

Carrie Ann: You move so well. What was slightly lacking was the emotional connection. It was distant without an inner dialogue.


Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova

Dance: Paso Doble

Scores:

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

Judges' Comments:

Carrie Ann: Finally someone put their game face on! Michael, favorite dance so far, finally!

Len: Your posture was good, it was expressive, I love the knee walk, that halting way you walked around the floor. I liked your bolero last week, this is even better.

Bruno: Michael, keep that nickel in your butt (he'd put a nickel between his butt cheeks to keep them squeezed tightly during rehearsals), because it's working for you. Your stock is rising again.


Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas

Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas


Dance: Argentine Tango

Scores:

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

Judges' Comments:

Bruno: The choreography was very difficult, but you lost your steps quite a few times. I never believed you were the harlot woman of the night. You look slightly frumpy more than sexy.

Carrie Ann: Disagree! The one thing you nailed was the character. You had a few stumbles, but this is how you sustain the energy and the lead.

Len: It did lack a little bit of the seduction between the guy and the girl. But the music was fast, it was full-on, you coped with all the difficult choreography. Overall I think you did very well.



Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer

Dance: Paso Doble

Scores:

Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
9
9
8 26

Judges' Comments:

Bruno: You're turning into Mephisto, the red devil. I thought you'd sprout horns. You were on it, talk about sharp and angular.

Carrie Ann: There's a very subtle difference between force and power and tonight you were in your power.

Len: You need posture, you need passion, you need performance. Tonight you had all three.


Lou Vito and Chelsie Hightower

Dance: Argentine Tango

Scores:

Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
8
7
7 22


Judges' Comments:

Len: I'm so pleasantly surprised. The tango is about the emotion, about setting the mood. I know you're a little pedestrian in your walks, but you set the mood.

Bruno: Great storytelling -- the lost boy meets the hot chick, a night of passion, then he gets dumped. It worked, I read everything into it.

Carrie Ann: It's definitely a little pedestrian, you get out of dancer mode, but I like the way you partner her -- you're partnering her, you're manipulating you, and that's the basis of this dance.


Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel

Dance: Paso Doble

Scores:

Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli total score
8
8 8

Judges' Comments:
Carrie Ann: The intensity is so great, you have to stay in it. You're so good when you're good, but there's still some "Oh, I'm Kelly, I'm so nervous" coming out. You've got to stay in it, cuz it is all there, honey.

Len: You were dancing tonight with much more authority, there wan't that nervousness. You've got to learn the routine, and that's just a start, then you've got to work on the character of the dance.

Bruno: When you're on it, you can deliver, so you have to stay on it.



Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough

Dance: Argentine Tango (Maksim fills in for Derek, who's down with the flu)

Scores:

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

Judges' Comments:

Bruno: It was fabulous, but these things happen, it was a shame [referring to her tripping].

Len: Getting a new partner is a bit like getting a new pair of shoes -- it takes a while to get comfortable together. You did a great job under the circumstances.

Carrie Ann: You two matched so well, so glamorous. You do need to work on your flexibility.


Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson

Dance: Argentine Tango

Scores:

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

Judges' Comments:

Carrie Ann: The question is, Does the Argentine Tango love Donny Osmond? [Nods emphatically] The Argentine Tango loves Donny Osmond. I think about a million women at home just fell in love with you, I just fell in love with you. There's a whole new side to you tonight. It was so darn sexy.

Len: I loved the intensity of the dance, those quiet moments of passion, then fast and sharp. It was truly your best dance.

Bruno: Finally Donny Osmond's turning into Donnie Darko -- brooding, moody, dangerous and sharp as a blade.




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