'Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars' Recap: Carrie Ann Inaba Falls for Gilles Marini, Literally! (VIDEO)

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ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars saw a bit of shake up at the start of Week 5 of the competition. Due to the presidential debate, the performance show is split over two nights with two nights of voting, but no elimination. The plan for each night was to have four couples perform their "Guilty Pleasure" individual dance and the other 4 perform their team dance. And then something went terribly wrong.

Contestant Melissa Roycroft was injured during Sunday’s camera blocking, and nobody knew if she would dance until show time. But that was old news given what actually happened on Monday night’s performance show.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you didn’t watch Monday’s episode.

After Kelly Monaco’s lackluster but raunchy samba to Cher Lloyd's "I Want You Back," while paled in comparison to her week 4 seductive Contemporary dance, Gilles Marini took to the floor. And afterward, so did judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

Gilles promised a baby making rumba to his "Guilty Pleasure" song, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” So in the mood for just that afterward, Carrie Ann slid right off her chair and banged her head on the floor. It took a few seconds for people to realize it wasn’t a prank. With judge Len Goodman laughing next to her, Gilles ran to her aid and helped her up. Watch the sexy Frenchman’s dance and Carrie Ann’s head over heels reaction in the video above.

Melissa suffered a herniated disc during rehearsals only 24 hours before show time. Miraculously (and probably with the help of super pain meds), she was cleared to participate in her team dance. Dancing for Team “Call me Maybe" were Melissa, Shawn Johnson, Apolo Ohno, Sabrina Bryan and their respective pro partners. Channeling a high school cheer quad, the team performed their freestyle to near perfection. You have to give Melissa credit. Not only did she sail through the move that resulted in her injury, she survived being made into a human jump rope by two of the male pros. So fantastic was their performance, judge Bruno Tonioli exclaimed that it was impossible to distinguish celebrities from the professionals. Their dance is also distinguished by earning Len's first 10 of the season. The couples have 29.5 points added to the scores they will receive on Tuesday night’s individual dances.

The usually unflappable Kirstie Alley had an emotional week, having cried during rehearsals, through her dance and while receiving her scores. Even still, the judges commended her quickstep to Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” as her best dance yet. She dedicated this song to the more than age 40 women like herself, who share a secret desire for her young sexy partner, Maks Chmerkovskiy.

Emmitt Smith’s samba to Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana” delivered “maximum pleasure” to Bruno, who gave him his first 10 of the season. He’s hanging tight in second place, while Kelly is a leaderboard bottom dweller for the first time this season.

Week 5 Leaderboard Gilles & Peta Murgatroyd 29.5 Emmitt & Cheryl Burke 29 Kirstie & Maks 25.5 Kelly & Val Chmerkovskiy 24.5

On Tuesday, these four couples will perform their Team “Gangnam Style” dance. Their team score will be added to their individual scores.

Do you think Gilles’ rumba was baby-making worthy? Leave your comments below.

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  • Javi
    Javi

    Same here I just love going and seeing all the crititveay that they put into their costumes.:D For sure next year I have to come up with one as cool as theirs.;D

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne

    Gilles Marini inspires "baby-makin'" even when he's NOT dancing! Most of us would echo Carrie Ann's "Whoo Whoo" and maybe even fall off our chairs. :o)

  • Sara-Jo
    Sara-Jo

    Hi Jessica, As always the BEST ARTICLE out there,I wait each week to read what you think of the show! You're "right in the money" have me laughing and enjoying the "recap"!! Will watch for what you think on tomorrow nights show!!! Keep up the great writing!!!