Two couples scored perfect 30s on Monday night’s country-themed edition of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars, and one couple was even moved to tears — by their own performance!
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Hurricane Sandy definitely cast a shadow over Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars: All Stars edition, with several celebrities expressing their concern for loved ones out East, but when it came to dance time, no one could rain on the parade of Sabrina Bryan and Apolo Anton Ohno — both celebs scored perfect 10s with their pro partners.
Sabrina and her partner Louis Van Amstel danced the Rumba and received the night’s first perfect score of 30! At the end of their moving dance, both were overcome with emotion and had tears in their eyes.
“Stunning…seemless, magic”, said judge Bruno Tonioli.
Carrie Ann Inaba said she had chills the whole time and gave Sabrina a big hug at the end of her performance. “This is the true beauty of dance. You were dancing from the heart and it was breath-taking,” she added.
“It was fantastic,” echoed Len Goodman.
After hearing the scores, Sabrina said: “I’m now in an incredible relationship, which makes me feel like I can conquer the world.”
The next perfect score was awarded to Olympic great Apolo Anton Ohno and his pro-partner Karina Smirnoff, who danced the Viennese Waltz.
Goodman said it was light and musical. “It was two people in perfect harmony with each other and with the music. I loved it,” he said.
“No questions, you are the leading man. The best I’ve ever seen,” said Bruno.
“I am so proud of you. This was your breakthrough number,” said Carrie Ann.
Melissa Rycroft and her pro-partner Tony Dovolani received a standing ovation from Len after a dazzling rendition of the Viennese Waltz.
“Great technique…fabulous,” he said.
Tonioli was also smitten by the routine, telling Rycroft: “You started with a solo that was absolutely exquisite…weightless, fluid, lyrical. Amazing extension, continuity of movement,” he said.
Inaba remarked that she thought Rycroft didn’t dance out enough, which irked Tonioli. In the end, the judges gave Rycroft an impressive 29.5 points.
Gilles Marini and Peta danced the cha cha to Shania Twain’s Man, I Feel Like a Woman. Len admired their commitment, and remarked: “What I really like about you, you come out and you give it 100%.”
Bruno agreed, saying: “That was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. That was not a dance, that was master class theater.”
The judges awarded the couple 27.5/30, prompting an exuberant Giles to shout out: “I love you mom.”
Kirstie Alley and Maks danced a racy Rumba. “Tonight honey, you are the Queen of Sexy,” said Carrie Ann, who added: “every movement was gorgeous.”
“Classy and elegant,” said Bruno, who added the routine expressed ”the gorgeousness of a real woman.”
Goodman was less enthusiastic in his critique. Even though he said it was clear, clean and expressive, he said he would have liked to have seen more hip action.
The judges awarded them 27.5/30.
Olympic great Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough danced a country-flavored cha cha. “The movement was brilliant,” said Len who was, however, bothered by the fake cow and tractor that were on the dance floor as props.
“Too much frippery, too many gimmicks,” he said. “I don’t want tractors. I don’t want cows.”
Carrie Ann liked the routine, but said Johnson’s solo appeared “a little stiff.” The judge gave Johnson a respectable 28 points.
Soap star Kelly Monaco and partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced the tango. “Nice comeback,” said Carrie Ann, referring to the fact that Monaco was on the bottom of the leaderboard last week. “You are “the most exciting” competitor on the show, she added.
“So intense…you are back in the game big time,” said Bruno.
“It was a bit hectic on occasion but you kept it under control,” Goodman told Monaco.
The judges awarded her 27 points.
Emmitt Smith and partner Cheryl Burke danced the fox trot for a score of 26.5/30. Len said, “It was such entertainment and great to watch.”
After the individual routines, the competitors performed a group freestyle set to music performed live from Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy. Kirstie earned 2 bonus points for having the judges’ most entertaining routine.
We’ll find out which couple is going home when Dancing with the Stars: All Stars returns Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC.
The Totals (Last week/This week)
- Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel: 58.5; 30: Total: 88.5
- Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani: 56.5; 29.5: Total: 86.5
- Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff: 56.5; 30: Total: 86.5
- Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough: 56.5; 28: Total: 84.5
- Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd: 56.5; 27.5: Total: 84
- Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke: 56; 26.5: Total: 82.5
- Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 52.5; 27.5: Total: 80, plus 2 bonus points for group freestyle (82 points)
- Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy: 51.5; 27: Total: 78.5