SAN DIEGO, October 23, 2012 – The biggest excitement on Dancing With the Stars Monday night didn’t come from the dance floor, not directly at least.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba got so excited about the sultry, sexy rumba performed by Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd that she threw her hands in the air, exclaimed “Let the baby making begin!” – and promptly fell out of her chair onto the floor. With her fellow judges looking on in amazement and the audience looking on in horror, Marini and host Tom Bergeron rushed over to help an embarrassed but perfectly fine Carrie Ann back to seat.
Yes, we know you want to see it. Click on the video above to enjoy Carrie Ann’s crash and rescue in all its glory.
The rest of the show was somewhat tame in comparison on “Guilty Pleasures” week. The other surprise were the names at the bottom of the leaderboard on night one of the two-night competition so far.
Kelly Monaco’s schedule shooting General Hospital is proving to be too much with two dances to learn this week. Her samba with Val Chmerkovskiy was too much messing around, too little dancing. She scored 24.5 points, with a pity half-point from Bruno Tonioli.
Kirstie Alley and Maks Chmerkovskiy danced a salute to cougars everywhere with their routine set to “Mrs. Robinson.” It was a little on the somber side until the end, in which the pair smooched behind a screen. It was charming and won them a score of 25.5 points. Maks’ partner from Season 14, actress Melissa Gilbert, tweeted to Kirstie after the performance, “From one cougar to another, @kirstiealley, you do me proud baby. And Maks, yummy!!”
Twinkle Toes was back. Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke were in their element shaking their moneymakers to “Copacabana.” Smith is best with the upbeat Latin numbers where his personality can shine. The pair received 29 out of 30 points, with a ten from Bruno Tonioli.
Gilles Marini’s “baby making” rumba could have been a disaster if the song choice of “I Will Always Love You” got butchered live, but the band and vocalist handled it well, the dance was sultry smooth and he finally seemed to connect will with professional Peta Murgatroyd. They earned a 29.5 out of 30.
The fast moving hour wrapped up with the first group dance by “Team Call Me Maybe.” The rehearsal footage showed pratfall after pratfall. The team must have gotten it all out of their systems. Using a high school football and cheerleading squad theme, the routine was sparkling, athletic, fun, and stayed on the right side of the line between sharp and current, avoiding cliché “Mickey” video territory. Derek Hough proved yet again why he’s the best choreographer on the show, taking advantage of the high energy athletic talent among his team members. Remember, he groaned when he got this song choice. Now he can laugh having gotten the most from it. The group earned each couple a score of 29.5 out of 30, include the first “ten from Len” perfect score from judge Len Goodman of the season.
Voting opened for all couples after the Monday show, even the ones who hadn’t danced solo acts yet. The phone and text voting closed one hour after the show in each time zone, but stays open until 11 a.m. Eastern Time Tuesday. It will close, then re-open again after Tuesday night’s second performance show.
It will be hard for “Team Gangnam” to top tonight’s team dance. The remaining couples also have their work cut out for them. By the time you read this, they will have already performed for the judges. The entire country will see the show on Tuesday night as it was recorded live tonight.
No one will be eliminated this week. The Week 5 scores will all be added to the Week 6 scores, and next Tuesday, October 30, two couples will leave the show… a fitting scare for Halloween week.
Part Two of “Guilty Pleasures” week on “Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars” airs Tuesday, October 23, at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.
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