'DWTS' Recap: The First Perfect Scores Given to J.R. Martinez

'DWTS' Recap: The First Perfect Scores Given to J.R. Martinez

While the 'All My Children' actor gets standing ovations that night, fellow contestant Nancy Grace is warned that her 'Cinderella story' might be over this week.
J.R. Martinez continues affirming his status as the frontrunner on "Dancing with the Stars". The former U.S. Army soldier got perfect scores for both his rehearsed dance and instant jive on a Monday, November 7 performance show. It also marked the first 30s given by judges in this season.

J.R. got his first 30 for his waltz on which Bruno Toli commented, "It was like a musical Valentine card. You danced with your heart on your sleeve." Agreeing her fellow judge, Carrie Ann Inaba said, "Something happened in the middle there that was just magic."

In the instant jive which he and pro partner Karina Smirnoff only prepared for 20 minutes, he once again got a standing ovation. "You're in a class all of your own. There's nobody even coming close to you guys tonight," Carrie Ann gushed.

Though no one came close to what J.R. earned, Ricki Lake did well that night with her "beautifully executed" waltz. She got 28 though Carrie Ann noticed that the "Hairspray" actress had "a little stumble at the end there." Ricki only got 24 for her instant jive, but Len still praised her, "It was good, it's a tough dance, and I thought you did very well."

Ricki was tied for a total score of 52 that night with Hope Solo. The World Cup star got 27 for her quickstep which Len called her best dance. She once again impressed Len with her instant jive, but Carrie Ann advised her to work on her hands. She collected 25 points from the second round.

Rob Kardashian, who started the night with his quickstep, earned 27 for the first dance. The three judges agreed that the reality star has shown a lot of improvement so far. His instant jive got 24 with Bruno praising the "youthful energy" shown in the routine.

Meanwhile, Nancy Grace was in danger of getting the boot. She earned positive feedback with her saucy tango which earned 24, but her instant jive seemed to fall flat. Len told her, "Yours is the Cinderella story. You've come to the ball, and you've lasted eight weeks, however, for me, it's midnight and it's time to go home." The judges gave 20 for her second-round routine.

The eliminated contestant will be announced on a Tuesday, November 8 result show.

J.R. Martinez's waltz:

J.R. Martinez's jive:

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