Dancing with the Stars Week Six Recap

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Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson (Samba) - Joey Fatone and Kym had another great performance, despite some questionable music. Joey is a great performer and we thought he really stood out in the few solo bits that Kym gave him to do this week. Len called Joey a big swashbuckling guy, and that was a good thing. Carrie Ann thought it was one of Joey's best performances so far. The scores, (9, 9, 9).

Jitterbugging

Heather Mills and Jonathan Roberts (Paso Doble) - Coming off a trip to the bottom two, we thought Heather Mills was setting good with the paso. It's a dance that can really impress and Jonathan has proven that he can choreograph for her. Unfortunately, there were a few times when her lack of time to practice came through. She was working hard to remember the steps. Bruno praised her dramatic performance. Carrie Ann was critical of Heather's posture and hands, but liked the performance. Len thought she had great passion and fire. The scores (7, 8, 8).

John Ratzenberger and Edyta Sliwinska (Mambo) - This was another very John performance. Edyta was fantastic as usual and John left a little to be desired in his dancing. But he made up for much of that with his charm and enthusiasm. It's not that he did anything wrong, just that he is competing against Joey, Ian, and Apolo, who are clearly a step above. Based on what we expect from John, this was a nice performance overall. Carrie Ann thought he had some problems with the footwork. Len said John's enjoyment came out, but the routine was awful. Bruno was not impressed either. John took what might have been a little too much ribbing in good stride. The scores (7, 6, 6). Fair enough.

Laila Ali and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Cha Cha) - We're not sure that Laila Ali should be giving direction to her professional choreographer, but we do appreciate how committed she is to the contest. Her self choreographed funk at the end was cute, although we're not sure it was needed. Their performance was very good without it. Len called it pure gold. Bruno said Laila is turning into a magnificent obsession. Carrie Ann said it was fantastic. The scores, (9, 9, 10).

Billy Ray Cyrus and Karina Smirnoff (Jive) - The interview segment with Karina Smirnoff was interesting. She has come around to the fact that Billy Ray has to sell these performances to the fans first, because he just isn't going to get the scores for the dance. That said, this was one of Billy Ray's better performances. He's moved past focusing on counting his steps to focusing on looking like he isn't counting his steps. Carrie Ann wasn't familiar with the steps, but liked his focus. Len appreciated that they used proper jive steps. The scores, (7, 7, 7).

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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