‘Dancing with the Stars’ 2011: Scores, judges’ comments – November 14 — ABC aired the semi-final night of performances for the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars Monday evening. Four couples performed three dances each this week; the judges commented and issued their scores. How did the couples do?
The feature this week was the “cha-cha relay.” After dancing an individual dance, each pair performed an Argentine tango, and all four pairs performed the cha-cha one after the other throughout the same song.
Below is a recap of each pair; the dance style the dancers performed; and the scores they received. Scores are listed in the following order of judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli. Samples of comments from the judges are also included.
Couples are listed from the lowest scoring pairs to the highest. When there is a tie in the scores, the couples are listed in order of performance. Leader board totals are listed after the first two dance scores.
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Paso doble. “I Can’t be Tamed.”
Scores: 7, 7, 7. Total = 21/30.
Comments: Len Goodman, “You had attitude; you had aggression.” However, they “Lost control and finesse.” Bruno Tonioli: “You have to combine the energy with the artistry.” Carrie Ann Inaba: “You nailed the character of the dance.”
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff – Paso doble.
Scores: 8, 7, 8 = 23/30.
Comments: Bruno Tonioli, “I could feel the thrill and excitement of the chase.” Posture wasn’t there. Carrie Ann Inaba, “I give you so much credit.” [Mr. Martinez danced with an injured ankle]. “Your posture really suffered [because of the injury].” Len Goodman, “It is what it is. This dance didn’t suit you at all.”
Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke – Samba.
Scores: 10, 9, 9 = 28/30.
Comments: Carrie Ann Inaba, “Who are you?” All three judges were very impressed.
Ricki Lakeand Derek Hough – Samba.
Scores: 10, 10, 10 = 30/30.
Comments: Len Goodman, “Straight into the dance. You just took a giant step into the final.” Bruno Tonioli, “Sizzling hot.”
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Argentine tango.
Scores: 8, 8, 8 = 24/30. Total = 45/50.
J.R. Martinezand Karina Smirnoff – Argentine tango.
Scores: 9, 9, 9 = 27/30. Total = 50/60.
Rob Kardashianand Cheryl Burke – Argentine tango.
Scores: 9, 9, 9 = 27/30. Total = 55/60.
Ricki Lakeand Derek Hough – Argentine tango.
Scores: 9, 10, 10 = 29/30. Total = 59/60.
In the Cha-cha Relay, 1st place gets 10 points; 2nd = 8 points; 3rd place = 6 points; and 4th place = 4 points. Here are the results:
4th = Hope and Maks: 4 points
3rd = J.R. and Karina: 6 points
2nd = Ricki and Derek: 8 points
1st = Rob and Cheryl: 10 points
With all three dances totaled, here are the leaderboard standings of the four couples:
Hope and Maks = 49/70.
J. R. and Karina = 56/70.
Rob and Cheryl = 65/70.
Ricki and Derek = 67/70.
The results show will air Tuesday night on ABC starting at 9 p.m. ET when one couple will be eliminated right before the finals of the competition.
PHOTOS: See pictures of Season 13’s cast of Dancing with the Stars here.