Dancing with the Stars: Apolo Anton Ohno, Julianne Hough Continue to Shine

by at . Comments

Thanks to TVSquad.com for this recap ...

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).

Pretty Petra

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson (Waltz) - The waltz lacked the show stopper 'razzle dazzle' that has become Joey's trademark in the competition, but it was a beautiful dance, performed well. And Kym was stunning. Bruno thought it looked like a rehearsal and wanted more razzle-dazzle. Carrie Ann agreed, saying it was solid technically but lacked Joey's personality. Len thought it was elegant and beautiful. Score: 26 (9, 8, 9)

Billy Ray Cyrus and Karina Smirnoff (Foxtrot) - We think the fact that Karina Smirnoff has toned down some of the more vulgar aspects of the character was a nice plus. Carrie Ann praised Billy's improvement. Len said it had the most content of any dance Billy Ray has done, but the steps were all wrong. Bruno thought it was the deliciously awful foxtrot on the temple of doom. That's the typical crazy Bruno talk we've become accustomed to, but then he went on to say it was crap. Yikes. That's not judging, not criticizing, it's just being mean. Score: 18 (7, 6, 5).

Laila Ali and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Waltz) - It was another beautiful performance. The waltz lends itself so well to graceful and elegant dancing. Her blowing the kiss to Muhammad Ali was very touching. The only thing we could take away from it was the finish. They just kind of stopped and walked away instead of dancing to a finish. Len called it elegant and classy, but criticized Laila's posture. Bruno thought it was excellent. Carrie Ann praised the emotion that Laila brought to the dance, calling it profound. Score: 27 (9, 9, 9).

Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough (Tango) - This was a very slick tango, with a lot of credit going to Julianne for the choreography. It had the basic elements of the tango, but with a fresh look that we haven't seen this season. Bruno called it electric, dynamic, and contemporary. He also praised Julianne's choreography. Carrie Ann said everything was perfect. Len thought it lacked passion and drama, saying it was a cacophony of noise, to which Bruno said he was losing his marbles. Score: 28(10, 8, 10)

To read the full Dancing with the Stars recap, follow our link ...


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