It was a night of presidential debates and a night of guilty pleasures. Since Monday night’s “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” program was just an hour long, only four couples performed individual dances set to their favorite Guilty Pleasures song, while the other four couples danced their group freestyle routine as part of “DWTS” High School Team “Call Me Maybe.”
The scores and votes still count, but they’ll be added to next week’s scores for what appears to be another double elimination. This Monday, we got horses and bayonets, thrills and spills, and some sexy fun sambas and a seriously acrobatic cheerleading routine. And we got our first 10 from Len! How did the performances stack up? “Take a souvenir balloon and head to the sky box” to find out.
Everyone pause your televisions. Gilles Marini likes the ladies. He’s had a great time with them since he was 15. He likes motorcycles. He likes Whitney Houston. And he wants his and Peta Murgatroyd’s rumba to be “responsible for a lot of babies.” Though initially, the sexy Frenchman declared he wanted his rumba to be “clean, beautiful, breast-taking.” And while it’s not clear whether or not Carrie Ann was gripped in that area, this sultry, hip-swaying “Bodyguard”-themed rumba sure knocked the swooning judge right off her seat. After throwing her hands up in the air in triumph and proclaiming, “Let the babymaking begin!” she leaned over, lost her balance and tumbled onto the floor. Did she take the fall just so Gilles could pick her right up again (certainly, that’s why Bruno collapsed on the table)? The world may never know. Bruno didn’t just call it a dance: “That was master-class theater. You were expressing every movement as if they were words,” he said. Len said Gilles just turned “October into Hot-ober. … It should be Oscar-nominated, it had everything.” His only gripe? “Peta, you seem to lift your leg up a lot,” the head judge said, crinkling his nose. “Up it went!” And up went their scores, to near-perfect levels: 29.5 out of 30.