AceShowbiz - It's a guilty pleasure week on "Dancing with the Stars" with the contestants dancing to pop-culture songs. Before that, Hanson brought a nostalgic atmosphere to the April 25 show as they performed "MMMBop" live while Tony Dovolani and Lacey Schwimmer danced to the 1997 hit.
The competition started with Kirstie Alley dancing the samba to Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time". Len Goodman thought she showed her best potential, while Carrie Ann Inaba said, "This is the way I want to see you dance every week!" She scored 26 out of 30.
Chris Jericho followed next with his tango to "Don't Stop Believing". He was not as good as last week. Carrie Ann saw it like "the pressure got to you this week," before concluding, "It wasn't exciting, passionate." Bruno Toli claimed, "Tonight, it really didn't happen for you." Chris scored 22.
Lil' Romeo went romantic, dancing the waltz to "Titanic" soundtrack "My Heart Will Go On". Len thought he "danced with great maturity" and "it's absolutely unexpected." Carrie Ann chimed in, "That was magical. You're developing your own unique style..." He received a high score, 28, and became the first contestant who got 10 from a judge this season.
Chelsea Kane (previously known as Chelsea Staub) danced the quickstep to "Walking on Sunshine". She maintained her great performance and even got better this week. Len said it was "full on and great fun, well done," while Bruno gushed, "That was so bright and luminous." Carrie Ann claimed it was the second magic of the night after Lil' Romeo's, and the actress got the second 10 of this season with total score 28 from three judges.
After two weeks of bad-reviewed dances, Kendra Wilkinson did improve this week. Her samba to "Livin' la Vida Loca" scored 25. "Last week, we had a spark. Tonight we have a fire," Len commented, while Bruno chose raunchy words to praise her, "Dancing with the Stars presents Attack of the Stripper! Part 1, Attack of the Killer Boobs!"
Hines Ward showed up next with his Viennese waltz to "End of the Road". He was close to get 28 like Romeo and Chelsea if he was not "flat-footed" as Len said. The judge, however, called him "the MVP, the Most Valued Partner." Carrie Ann called it "an excellent performance," but noticed "something strange was happening in the beginning... it looked like you were thinking about the dance." He eventually scored 27.
Ralph Macchio danced the paso doble to "Everybody Dance Now" . Len congratulated him for getting "back into the dance." Bruno and Carrie Ann agreed with the former saying, "I started to feel the fire...Furious with throbbing, virile intensity!" and the latter adding, "The way you got back up put the rest of the dance to shame." He, however, received a moderate score of 24.
"Dancing with the Stars" live result show for guilty pleasure week will air Tuesday, April 26. "American Idol" outcast Pia Toscano is booked to perform with her alleged boyfriend Mark Ballas, who is partnering Chelsea, being set to dance to her song.