Contestant Melissa Roycroftwas 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.
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