Fire up the flux capacitor and bring back the big shoulders, big hair and bright colors for glam rockers of the 1980s. Yes, it was the 80’s week tonight on “Dancing with the Stars” and although Ricki Lake made it big in that decade, she fell from the top spot. It was J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff who were number one with Robert Kardashian and his partner and Cheryl Burke and David Arquette and Kym Johnson who were tied for second.
Lake made a splash on the silver screen as the lead in the 1988 “Hairspray.” She played a heavy set girl who could dance and changed the attitudes of others. Yet tonight, her foxtrot to Phil Collins’ “Easy Lover” only received 24 points.
J.R. Martinez was the only celebrity to receive a 10 (from Bruno Tonioli) with his samba to “Conga” by Gloria Estefan. His score was 28.
The big surprise of the night were the guys who came in second. Robert Kardashian with Cheryl Burke proved that he can dance with his rumba to “Hello” by Lionel Richie. Kardashian got a nine from Carrie Ann Inaba and eights from the other two judges. David Arquette who had a breakthrough last week in terms of characterization on the stage, turned in a 25 with a 9 from the tough head judge Len Goodman for his tango with Kym Johnson.
- J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 28
- Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 25
- David Arquette Kym Johnson : 25
- Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 24
- Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 24
- Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus : 21
- Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 21
- Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya : 19
- TEXT: 3411
- Score: 24 (8, 8, 8)
- “Easy Lover”by Phil Collins
- TEXT: 3409
- Score: 19 (6, 6, 7)
- “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” by Wham!
- TEXT: 3402
- Score: 25 (9,8,8)
- “Hello”by Lionel Richie
- TEXT: 3405
- Score 22 (7, 7, 8)
- “True” by Spandau Ballet
- TEXT: 3410
- Score: 28 (9, 9, 10)
- “Conga” by Gloria Estefan
- TEXT: 3412
- Score: 21, (7, 7, 7)
- “Get Down on It” by Kool & the Gang
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