As TVSquad.com helped us report below, it was a good week for a pair of pairs on Dancing with the Stars last night. Let's get right to the recap...

Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough (Quickstep) - This week the contestants got to pick their favorite Ballroom and Latin dance styles. For the Ballroom round, Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough chose the Quickstep.

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Ian Ziering and Cheryl Burke (Foxtrot) - They lacked some of the wow factor we have seen with other couples, but it was a very nice performance. Len thought Ian took a bit of a dip, calling the dance a bit skippy. Bruno agreed with him. He compared Ian to a "jumpy goat." Carrie Ann praised him for his exuberance and charm. Score: 22 (8, 7, 7).

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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).

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Ian Ziering and Cheryl Burke (Samba) - Ian Ziering is definitely capable of more attitude and athleticism, and the judges are on to him. We liked the performance and thought that both Ian and Cheryl Burke looked great. Ian's arm muscles were the most impressive of the night, but his Samba was mediocre when compared with Apolo's. Ian admitted that he had trouble getting into the character of the dance. In a few weeks, all of the dead weight will be gone, and Ian and Cheryl will need to do something to stand out. Score: 24 (all 8s)

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Laila Ali and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Paso Doble) - We suspected when we heard what the dances would be that Laila Ali would be doing the paso doble. They were good, but this was probably our least favorite of her performances so far. It was not helped by that music. It's the soundtrack we would expect if there was a paso doble on Tom and Jerry. We were expecting something a little darker, with more passion. Len didn't see the fire, aggression, or attack. Bruno thought it felt like a rerun. Carrie Ann agreed with Len and Bruno. 21 (7, 7, 7)

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