While surprise eliminations have made this one of the most talked-about “Dancing With the Stars” seasons yet, there weren’t any real shockers on Monday night’s (November 22) episode.
Front-runner Jennifer Grey continued her dominance, grabbing perfect 10s for both her performances. In fact, judge Bruno Tonioli told her he loved her paso doble so much, he wished he could give her an 11. For her freestyle, Grey and partner Derek Hough had a bit of fun with a send-up of her famous role in “Dirty Dancing.” She started off the routine by holding a watermelon then shimmied to the Contours’ “Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance).” The judges loved it; head judge Len Goodman said, “You’re like a juggernaut … heading for that mirror-ball trophy!” 60/60
The second-place finisher was Disney kid Kyle Massey, who did a freestyle hip-hop dance that earned him one of his highest scores, a 29. In his freestyle, he dressed like Will Smith in the title sequence of his 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He and his partner, Lacey Schwimmer, also performed the foxtrot for his second dance. “I dub you the Fresh Prince of ’Dancing With the Stars,’ ” judge Carrie Ann Inaba told him. 56/60
The last-place dancer was Bristol Palin, whose first dance was a freestyle during which she started off inside a jail cell. She redid a jive that judges thought didn’t quite cut it earlier in the season. She and her partner Mark Ballas freestyled to “Cell Block Tango” from the Broadway musical “Chicago.” The judges weren’t impressed with her reinterpretation of the Fosse-choreographed dance. 52/60
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