Dancing With the Stars Recap: Fantastic Fusion

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Following the shocking elimination of Sabrina Bryan, the Dancing With the Stars survivors did battle on the parquet again on this Monday before Election Day.

Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke

Once again, due to the coverage of the election by ABC, there will be no show Tuesday night and thus no elimination. All votes will be added to next Monday's votes.

You guessed it, that means a double elimination next week.

Let's break down the night's performances - the stars did individual "fusion" dances combining to genres, followed by a swing dance marathon featuring all seven pairs at once!

The Week 7 Dancing With the Stars scores (individual dance + marathon = total):

  1. Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 10; 9.5; 9.5 = 29 + 10 = 39
  2. Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas: 10; 10; 10 = 30 + 8 = 38
  3. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 9; 9; 9 = 27 + 9 = 36
  4. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 8.5; 9.5; 9.5 = 27.5 + 7 = 34.5
  5. Gilles Marini & Peta Muragtroyd: 9.5; 9.5; 9.5 = 28.5 + 5 = 33.5
  6. Apolo Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 9; 9; 9 = 27 + 6 = 33
  7. Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 8; 8; 8 = 24 + 4 = 28

Which DWTS All-Stars stood out, and who could be headed out?


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I loved last night’s performances, and I thought it was one of the best episodes. I think the fusion dances was a brilliant idea, and it showed how well they would be able to switch up the dancing. I was so impressed how Shawn Johnson danced both dances seamlessly. You couldn’t even tell when she switched over to the new dance. I have been so busy with my job at DISH, that I haven’t been able to watch DWTS live in a couple weeks. I am so glad my Hopper from DISH records the primetime shows on my four major networks automatically using the PrimeTime Anytime feature; this way I don’t have to worry about setting up the recording. I love when they do the Swing Dance Marathon. I think it is so much fun watching all of them dance at the same time, because you can really see the differences between them. I am sure all of them are relieved that there is no elimination this week. I cannot wait to see what kind of dances they will have next week!


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