J.R. Martinez on Dancing With the Stars: Waltzing and Jiving to Perfection

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Last night's Dancing With the Stars was the J.R. Martinez show.

He had two chances to redeem himself from an off-week last Monday and boy did he deliver. If this continues, everyone else is dancing for second place.

Martinez scored, not one but two, perfect 30s - first for his waltz, then for his instant jive with Karina Smirnoff - the first dancer to do so in Season 13.

“It was like a musical Valentine card,” DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli said. “You dance with your heart on your sleeve. Totally involved, totally dedicated.”

“This is a war on the floor,” Len Goodman added. “Each week is a battle. Last week you retreated a bit, but, like the soldier you are you came back, guns blazing.”

The Iraq War vet, soap opera actor and motivational speaker certainly has the inspiring story, fan support and dance moves to take home the Mirror Ball.

Can J.R. Martinez be stopped? We'll find out in the coming weeks, but it looks like the title could he his to lose. Watch his instant jive after the jump:


My typing is terrible...I meant in his own way, he is handsome, and also a great dancer!!!


He is still a nice-looking man in his won way...he's a hereo! - and he's a reat dancer!!! I want JR to win the mirrorball!!! :)


Besides being a GREAT dancer and a humble person, I would like to see J.R. win and give the trophy to the professional that has never won before!! Derrick and Cheyl, you're good, but it's time to give the glory to Korina!


I wish they had been able to restore his handsome face but he is still a beautiful man.

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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