'DWTS' Recap: Ricki Lake Falls Apart & J.R. Martinez Should Win After Tonight's Performance!

Mon, October 17, 2011 10:52pm EDT by 1 Comment
J.R. Martinez Win Dancing With The Stars

This week on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ one of the leaders fell on the scoreboard and Carson Kressley stayed on the bottom — but I don’t want him to get the boot!

What a whirlwind! It was ’80s week on Dancing with the Stars Oct. 17 and host Tom Bergeron told us we’re already halfway through season 13 — how the time flies! Since the very first week, I’ve been pulling for Ricki Lake to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy, but after tonight’s performance, I think J.R. Martinez might be more deserving. He actually looked like more of a pro dancer than a contestant!

Hope Solo: Hope and Maks’ tango to “Livin’ On A Prayer” could have been amazing, but there was something too intense about Hope’s performance that made it odd. “You’re so strong that sometimes you have to realize less is more,” Carrie Ann Inaba said. I agree completely. At the end, Hope did some crazy moves with the microphone that made me uncomfortable. 24/30

Carson Kressley: Carson and Anna’s dances continue to get more and more ridiculous with each passing week and their jive tonight was no exception. Carrie Ann complained that his technique was terrible for week five, but Bruno raved, “That was loopier than a Looney Tune.” Len sadly told them it wasn’t enough for them to come back next week, but Carson indignantly said, “We’ll let America decide.” VOTE, AMERICA, VOTE! 19/30

Nancy Grace: Last week, Nancy’s dance was emotionless and a little awkward, but tonight I felt like she and Tristan redeemed themselves with their rumba. Carrie Ann felt like it was disconnected, but I actually thought it was entertaining and fun. Bruno said, “For me, it was one of your best performances” and I’m on his level. Keep Nancy around for another week! 22/30

J.R. Martinez: Holy genius samba! Where did that come from?! We all knew J.R. has great natural ability, but he hit it out the ball park tonight with the sexiest samba I’ve ever seen. “You’re like a…sex machine,” Bruno raved. “I’m telling you! You had so much fire down below it was like a volcano! Brilliant!” Couldn’t have said it better myself…I think he’s my favorite to win at this point. 28/30

Rob Kardashian: Rob and Cheryl killed their rumba to “Hello” by Lionel Richie. Thus far in the competition, Rob’s seemed unsure of himself on the dance floor, but tonight he finally took control and had a commanding performance. “I said from the beginning I saw potential in you,” Carrie Ann said. “That was strong and sexy!” 25/30

Chaz Bono: Chaz’s samba with Lacey to “Get Down on It” by Kool & the Gang was entertaining, but he struggles compared to his competition. “That was the most dancing I’ve seen you do!” Carrie Ann said. As far as dancing ability is concerned, Chaz is on Carson’s level, but I think he’s less fun to watch. He made a valiant effort, but it’s time for his ship to sail… 21/30

David Arquette: It was weird seeing David telling Kym how the dance should be choreographed — he was so scared the moves wouldn’t follow the rules! I thought the dance to “Tainted Love” was David’s best yet. “We’re at the beginning of the end,” Len said. “You have to show up or shut up…and you have shown up and it was fantastic!” 25/30

Ricki Lake: Ricki and Derek Hough have probably been the two most consistent dancers in the entire competition, but tonight she flubbed majorly on her foxtrot. To be honest with you, I hardly noticed their timing was off, but the judges ripped them a new one. Last week when Chynna Phillips screwed up once, she got booted the next day. I don’t think will happen to Ricki, but it’s scary nonetheless! 24/30

Overall, J.R. impressed me the most tonight and I think he’s going to take the Mirror Ball Trophy. In my opinion, Chaz should get the boot this week. He’s objectively the least skilled dancer in the competition! What do YOU think? Who’s getting eliminated tomorrow?

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