October 23, 2012 03:24:51 GMT
Despite suffering herniated disc in her upper neck, the former 'Bachelor' star is able to hit the stage with Shawn Johnson, Sabrina Bryan, Apolo Anton Ohno and their partners for a group dance.
It's a guilty pleasure week on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" where the remaining eight couples would dance on Monday and Tuesday. On October 22, four contestants performed individual dance while the other four teamed up in a group dance.
Melissa Rycroft, who was rushed to a hospital after falling during a rehearsal on Sunday, was present but the show wouldn't say whether she would be able to dance until the performance took place. "I'm on a little medication right now," she explained her condition just before she danced. "[But] I'm officially cleared to dance."
She joined Shawn Johnson, Sabrina Bryan, Apolo Anton Ohno as well as their pro-dancer partners for a freestyle to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe". "This is a touchdown. This is quality! Fantastic," Len Goodman said in his review. The judges gave the team 29.5 points.
Earlier that night, Kelly Monaco and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced a sexy samba. Len wasn't impressed as saying, "I'm an enemy of the unnecessary... For me, there was too much gyrating." Bruno Toli, in contrary, called it "a good routine." Carrie Ann Inaba summed it up, "It wasn't your best, but I think you did a good try." The soap opera star got 24.5.
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd performed a sensual rumba that earned him 29.5. "That was not a dance, that was master-class theater," Bruno gushed. Len added, "You turned October into Hot-tober. That was a blockbuster." Carrie also gave rave reviews for the performance, before she fell off her chair and onto her back. Gilles rushed to help her, but she wasn't hurt.
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced the quickstep, which Len deemed her best dance of the season. Carrie Ann agreed, "I thought that was your best dance by miles," and Bruno added, "Your posture was better. You looked great!" The actress got 25.5.
The other individual dance that night was performed by Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke. Their suave samba earned 29 as Bruno commented, "You delivered maximum pleasure." Carrie Ann enthused, "No one does samba like you!"
The other four couples will perform individual dance on Tuesday, the same night the Gilles-headed team will dance to PSY's "Gangnam Style". The show won't eliminate any couple this week.
Team Call Me Maybe - Freestyle:
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd - Rumba:
Carrie Ann Inaba falls off chair: