The ballroom was hot and sizzling tonight for Latin night at ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Though it was Alexandra Raisman And pro Mark Ballas, who landed their first 10s of the season with a salsa that Len Goodman – who gave the pair a nine – called, “tasty and refreshing.” The pair got 10s from the other two judges, which put them at a total of 29 points out of 30. They also received an additional three points for winning a dance-off against Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess.
Raisman and Ballas tied with regular high-scoring duo, and Derek Hough Kellie Pickler, who wowed judges with their samba to Ricky Martin’s “Shake Your Bon Bon.” But at the end of the night, even though Pickler and Hough were in a tie, they were the ones declared free from Tuesday night’s elimination because they had the highest cumulative score of the season.
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff and Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy also tied with 27 points each. Jones and Smirnoff performed a salsa that Goodman called “first rate,” while Zendaya and Chmerkovskiy executed an impressive paso doble. The two couples teamed up against each other in the dance off, with Zendaya and Chmerkovskiy scoring the three extra points for their jive.
Sean Lowe, who struggled last week, bounced back this week.
At the bottom of the leader board were Ingo Rademacher and Dick. The General Hospital star scored 22 points for a rumba with partner Kym Johnson that was panned for lack of good hip movement. Meanwhile, Dick earned just 17 points for his rumba, which, according to the scores, had even less hip action.
But Rademacher and Johnson won a dance-off against Murgatroyd and Lowe, landing three extra points for their rumba.
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