Dancing With the Stars Recap: J.R. Martinez is Perfect, Hope Solo Steps it Up

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The eighth week of Dancing With the Stars' 13th season saw J.R. Martinez achieve perfection not just once, but twice, serving notice that he's in this to win it.

"Justin Bieber, I will never say never," he said after receiving all 10s.

J.R. looked pleased after his waltz, and for good reason. Then he capped off the insta-jives with another second flawless performance, giving him a 60 out of 60.

Yeah, he's safe tonight. Everyone else? Let's find out in THG's DWTS recap:

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

After a strong first performance that earned them 27 points, Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced a jive that was energetic, bouncy and a bit out of control.

According to Bruno and Carrie Ann, anyway. Len Goodman, though? He left out of his seat in his attempt to emphasize just how "bloody brilliant" he thought they were.

Seriously. Then Maks actually walked over and kissed Len on the cheek in one of the fall's funniest and least likely moments, given his lingering feud with the judges.

Their combined score of 52 was good enough for a second-place tie with Ricki Lake and Derek Hough, who ruled the last two weeks but didn't quite step it up Monday.

The judges were all fans of Ricki Lake's waltz, but Len warned she'd never get "a 10 from Len" unless she tightened up her footwork. Somewhere, Maks was smiling.
  • Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
  • Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus
  • Ricki Lake and Derek Hough

Right behind them in fourth place is Rob Kardashian, whose opening quickstep was cute, but suave, as the Kardashian clan came out in force to support him.

Yep, Bruce and Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick and little Mason (on Aunt Khloe's lap) were all there. It's a big fam.

Finally, Nancy Grace appeared to accidentally graze Tristan MacManus' crotch at one point during their tango, but aside from that, delivered a strong effort.

For her, that is It's all relative, and her Round 2 jive left plenty to be desired.

Here's a look at how Monday's Dancing With the Stars scores shook out:

  • J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: (30, 30) 60
  • Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: (28, 24) 52
  • Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskiy: (27, 25) 52
  • Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke (27, 24) 51
  • Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus (24, 20): 44

Who do you think has danced his or her last routine? Do you agree with scores, from top to bottom? Is there any way Nancy doesn't get the boot tonight?

Comment below, and vote for who you think will win!

 

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hope solo is a sore loser. her personality is tied to a chord to her a- -. her and her dance partner. thats why you got the heave-ho. yeah, go back to soccer and win a gold medal. whats that got to do with your lousy performance on DWTS?

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So glad Hope went home. She had a bad attitude-

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I favor JR and Karina to win. I think Nancy Grace should leave. However she has made a good effort to improve. All have tried to do their best. Someone wins and some lose, unfortunately.

Maryanne-gaeta

THE 2 NUMBERS THAT J.R. AND KARINA DANCED TO LAST NIGHT WERE SOOOO UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME....THE ABSOLUTELY DESERVED PERFECT SCORES...NO ONE WILL BEAT THESE 2....I NEVER CARED FOR KARINA, BUT THIS YEAR, SHE SEEMS MORE HUMAN, THAN OTHER YEARS...I THINK GETTING AWAY FROM MAKS HAS MADE HER MORE OF A LADY... GOOD LUCK TO THESE INCREDIBLE DANCERS WHO DESERVE TO WIN DWTS THIS SEASON......

Maryanne-gaeta

I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE, AND WILL SAY IT AGAIN, J.R. IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST DANCER ON DWTS....THIS GUY HAS THE CHARM, PERSONALITY, LOOKS, AND THE BEST DANCER EVER ON THIS SHOW......HE SHOULD WIN THIS HANDS DOWN....AS FOR RICKI LAKE, I THINK SHE IS WAY TOO MUCH OF AN ACTRESS....I CAN'T STAND HER WEEK AFTER WEEK WITH THAT PHONY SMILE OF HERS....SHE CAN DANCE GRANTED, BUT SHE WILL NOT WIN THE MIRROR BALL TROPHY....KADASHIAN'S DAYS ARE NUMBERED, JUST HIS NAME GIVES ME THE SHIVERS....NANCY GRACE IS WAAAAAAY OVERDUE TO LEAVE....HOPE SOLO....OMG WHERE DO I BEGIN....THAT DISGUSTING INTO HIMSELF MAKS LITERALLY HAS TO DRAG THIS AMAZON ALL OVER THE DANCE FLOOR WEEK AFTER WEEK...IT TOTALLY AMAZES ME HOW SHE IS STILL ON THIS SHOW....WITH THE SEMI-FINALS COMING NEXT WEEK, NOTHING SUPRISES ME ANYMORE ON THIS SHOW....LIKE LAST YEAR WITH FATSO PALIN MAKING IT TO THE SEMIS....SICKENING....WELL ANYHOW WE ALL KNOW WHO WILL WIN.....

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Type o error: jealous and ignorant , Jan

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Jan Odell you know nothing.Derek is not arrogant and they are not annoying.If you are going to insult them,do not watch them on tv then. You can not even spell opinion! You are just jealoys and ignorant.

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GO JR WE LOVE YOU GOOD JOB DANCING. HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY. LOVE NANCY AND FAMILY

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i have been rooting for Karina for a long time now. It's about time that she has a winner on her hands. Go JR & Karina!!!!

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GO JR WE LOVE YOU ROCK. NANCY AND FAMILY TOO EVERYONE ELSE GO LUCK TOO YOU TOO