Baby is back!
Jennifer Grey was perfection personified on Monday night’s “Dancing With the Stars,” nabbing a 60 out of 60 score.
The final four celebrities performed twice on the 90-minute show, which gave them two scores for a potential total of 60 points. For her first dance, Grey performed the cha-cha with her partner, Derek Hough, and the judges salivated over it. Bruno Tonioli called their performance luminous and said the “Dirty Dancing” actress executed it perfectly. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said she wasn’t disappointed with any part of the dance. Later, Grey and Hough took on the waltz for their second dance, and head judge Len Goodman said, “Be still my beating heart … sometimes a whisper can speak louder than a shout. If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up!” 60/60.
Grey’s next closest competition was R&B singer Brandy and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who danced the very first dance of the night. Their first routine was the paso doble, and Goodman said that the singer gave 100 percent. Their next performance was the Argentine tango, and Tonioli couldn’t get enough. He said her performance was “languid and voluptuous and full of emotional depth.” 57/60.
Dark-horse contestant Bristol Palin delivered her best dance of the entire competition. Palin and her partner, Mark Ballas, took on the paso doble for their first dance, and the judges finally seemed pleased. Inaba called the politician’s daughter over to give her a hug at the conclusion of her routine and told her that she was on fire. Goodman agreed, dubbing it her strongest dance yet. Palin’s second performance was a waltz, and the judges weren’t as wild about that one. Inaba said she felt like Palin drifted off a bit, but added, “I still think you’ve come so far.” 53/60.
Disney kid Kyle Massey and his partner, Lacey Schwimmer, did the samba for their first dance, and the judges raved over it. Tonioli joked that Massey had a “bionic bum” and said he had “more bounce to the ounce.” The performance fell just a point shy of a perfect score. Massey and Schwimmer’s second dance was the Argentine tango, and Goodman gave it the thumbs-up. The judge told Massey that in the show’s 11-season history, no other celebrity has performed with as much enthusiasm as Massey. 58/60.