‘Dancing with the Stars’ Week 7 Recap: Latin Music, A Dance-off and Immunity for Kellie Pickler


It’s Latin night on “Dancing with the Stars”!

What does that mean? In addition to Latin-style dances from each of the seven remaining couples, we will also get the show’s first dance-off in week 7. Keep reading for all of the dances and scores.

Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff — salsa

There’s no denying that Jacoby is having fun on the dance floor. He may not be as precise as some, but no one could possibly be having a better time dancing.

“Was this an earthquake, or did you just rock this place?” — Len

Scores: 9+9+9 = 27

Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson — rumba

Ingo is wearing a fedora. Win! On the downside, there isn’t much romance in this. It’s not a bad dance — it’s just not as passionate as it could be.

“They say that hips don’t lie — in your case, I wish they could.” — Bruno

Scores: 7+8+7 = 22

Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough — samba

Kellie looks a little scared at times in this one. Or maybe that’s just the super-red lips looking a little like a scream. She shouldn’t scream though — this is good. Like, really good.

“When you dance, I see perfection in every move you do … But … I don’t feel you when you dance.” — Carrie Ann

Scores: 9+10+10 = 29

Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess — rumba

The dance has an awfully fun start. It’s the kind of thing that reminds you how Andy Dick has managed to be a successful actor, despite his personal issues through the years. The result is actually a lot of fun and looks good.

“I liked the fun of the dance, I liked the entertainment value, and I love your enthusiasm … What you did, you did fine.” — Len

Scores: 5+6+6 = 17

Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas — salsa

Apparently, Mark’s bad back got better. Also, Aly has pineapples. My goodness, but this dance is silly. I mean that in the best possible way, of course.

“That was a … tutti-frutti cocktail of tropical flavors!” — Bruno

Scores: 10+9+10 = 29

Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd — rumba

There is a lot of smoke on the stage. Not figurative smoke — real smoke. They need to watch that. Sean seems to be doing the stoic thing rather than the passionate thing. But he’s better with stoic anyway.

“You listened to our comments — we told you over and over again to listen to the music.” — Carrie Ann

Scores: 8+8+8 = 24

Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy — paso doble

Someone just hand Zendaya the Mirror Ball already. Seriously. Just do it. She’s kind of insanely amazing at this ballroom-dancing stuff.

“I was there! I was in the bullfight!” — Len

Scores: 9+9+9 = 27

Kellie and Derek get immunity for the highest scores tonight mixed with the highest scores overall. So you don’t need to vote for them. Don’t do it. Vote for other people. They’re more important.


Aly and Mark against Andy and Sharna, dancing the cha-cha

The difference between the dances is obvious. Aly and Mark are way better. Shocking, I know.

The judges agree. Unanimously, they all say Aly and Mark are the winners. Add 3 points to their score.

Zendaya and Val against Jacoby and Karina, dancing the jive

Has anything ever been cuter than Zendaya’s white tennis shoes? That said, Jacoby and Karina were awfully good too. Close one.

Or maybe it wasn’t so tough. The judges went with Zendaya and Val to get the 3 points.

Ingo and Kym against Sean and Peta, dancing the rumba (again)

Sean and Peta start the dance-off with a lot of passion. Ingo and Kym are sweeter but still good. Maybe a slight advantage to Sean and Peta? Maybe not.

Carrie Ann and Len pick Ingo and Kym (giving them the 3 points), while Bruno liked Sean and Peta.

–Courtesy of Zap2It.com

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