After telling a heart wrenching story about her mother’s death, Kirstie Alley got dropped on the floor during her rumba to “Over The Rainbow!” What do YOU think really happened?
Kirstie Alley is always so funny and chirpy, I never knew she went through such a sad time in her life. During personal story night on Dancing with the Stars April 2, the 60-year-old actress revealed how her mom died in a tragic drunk driving accident around the same time she booked her first major role in a movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Then, in the beginning of her rumba to “Over the Rainbow,” Kirstie’s partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy DROPPED her on her back! What happened?
“I’m so sorry,” Maksim said after the dance. “My thigh just gave out.” The dancer kept reiterating his muscle went out and it wasn’t Kirstie’s fault at all. However, I still felt badly for her. Here she was so vulnerable and honest and then WHAM. Dropped on her back. Luckily, the judges brushed over the incident and raved about her dance post-fall, claiming it was the best dance she’d had thus far and giving her a score of 21/30.
The rest of the dancers did well tonight too. Nearly everyone (except The Karate Kid) improved!
Hines Ward: “You’re dancing the samba like you’ve been dancing the samba your whole life!” Carrie Ann raved. 25/30
Petra Nemcova: In her waltz, Petra revisited the story of losing her fiance to the earthquake in Thailand. The judges said she “danced like an angel” and was “most improved.” 25/30
Chelsea Kane: Chelsea’s cha cha cha told the story of her first time falling in love. During the package the Disney starlet was concerned about being sexy, but I have no idea why! With long blonde extensions and a tiny little gold two-piece, she ROCKED it and looked hotter than ever. “I’m a big fan of love and romance, and I’m a big fan of that cha cha!” Carrie Ann Inaba raved. I was a fan too! 23/30
Chris Jericho: In his rumba to “Let It Be,” the WWE super star told the story of losing his mom in 2005 and the piece was incredibly heart felt. Chris was welling up with emotion at the end and even had Carrie Ann tearing up as well. I thought the tribute was touching and beautiful. 21/30
Ralph Macchio: Ralph dedicated his rumba to his wife of 24 years, Phyllis, and it earned him a standing ovation. I thought it was sweet, but the judges thought it could have been cleaner. 21/30
Romeo: Romeo’s rumba told the story of losing his cousin when he was just a kid. Although it was cute, it failed to deliver the goods. 20/30
Sugar Ray Leonard: Sugar Ray reenacted his career as a boxer in his pasodoble and got his highest score of the season. “I think I saw a lot of improvement,” Carrie Ann said. 20/30
Kendra Wilkinson: Kendra got sexy and told the story of her relationship with husband Hank Baskett. Bruno raved, “There is nothing wrong with a good stripper. It could be art! It was hot and arousing.”
Wendy Williams: Wendy told the story of her journey from radio to the small screen in her fox trot. Although the judges appreciated the creativity that went into the piece, they weren’t overwhelmed by her performance, saying the “dance was more suited for radio” and was “struggle.” 15/30
Who did YOU think had the best performance of the night? Did you feel badly for Kirstie? Who do you think will get the boot tomorrow night? Sound off below!