Double the Dancing: Dancing with the Stars Recap, Week 7

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With two dances on the agenda - ballroom and Latin - the contestants really had a chance to impress the judges this week. Or make them ill. Let's see who would follow in the one-legged footsteps of Heather Mills and put on a bad performance this week ...

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Laila Ali and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Quickstep) - Laila showed off her impressive abs during her light, graceful Quickstep performance, doing a great job. But we think her personality comes out more in other types of dance. Luckily, the judges disagreed with me, and showered praise on the couple's Quickstep. Score: 29 (10, 9, 10).

Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough (Foxtrot)
- Apolo Anton Ohno was determined not to share first place with anyone this week. He dodged that bullet with performances that placed him in the middle of the pack. The couple's Foxtrot was elegant and romantic. No matter what style of dance they perform, Apolo and Julianne's energy and sweetness always comes through. They have gotten off easy with the judges so far, but they received some serious criticism this week. Len said that the dance was good, but not great, and that Apolo did not perform as well as expected. Carrie Ann and Bruno disagreed, but their scores were a little lower than previous weeks. Score: 26 (9, 8, 9).

Ian Ziering and Cheryl Burke (Tango) - At last, Ian Ziering actually brought some attitude to the dance floor! The judges had been waiting for Ian to open up all season, and it finally happened this week. Both Ian and Cheryl looked incredible, and their performance was far more loose and hot than their earlier dances. Perhaps having the 90210 "alumni" in the crowd helped Ian to have more fun. Maybe he'll get a 10 if Brian Austin Green shows up. Score: 27 (9, 9, 9).

Billy Ray Cyrus and Karina Smirnoff (Waltz) - Billy Ray often relies on Karina Smirnoff to do the challenging moves, but he really phoned it in this week. He barely moved during the opening moments of the dance. The only saving grace of the performance was that the style prevented him from throwing in any of his signature vulgarity. Len thought that Billy Ray's Waltz was low on content, and Bruno compared Karina to Vanna White. Score: 17 (5, 6, 6).

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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