'Dancing with the Stars': Gilles Marini Dancing 'Gangnam Style' in White Towel
Loud cheers were heard on "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom Tuesday night, October 23 when Gilles Marini, Kirstie Alley, Kelly Monaco, Emmitt Smith as well as their respective partners teamed up for a group freestyle. Dancing to PSY's "Gangnam Style", they started out wearing suits with different colors for each team.
Reenacting some of the iconic moves popularized by the Korean viral sensation, each pair stripped off their suits to reveal skimpier clothes underneath. Gilles and her partner Peta Murgatroyd were the last to ditch their suits and showed a lot of skin in white towels.
After the performance, judge Len Goodman said, "That's the craziest number I've ever seen. It was fun!" Carrie Ann Inaba agreed, calling "a hot mess that turned into crazy, fun insanity." Bruno Tonioli, meanwhile, told Gilles, "Give me that towel, I'm wetting myself." The former "Brothers & Sisters" actor pulled off the white towel that was attached to his waist, revealing white briefs underneath. The judges gave team "Gangnam Style" 27 points.
Prior to the group number, the four other pairs delivered individual dances. Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani danced a tango. Len and Carrie Ann said Melissa's "topline" could've been better, but still applauded her considering her neck injury. Bruno, meanwhile, gushed, "That wasn't toxic, it was intoxicating." The former contestant of "The Bachelor" got 27 points.
Shawn Johnson danced a rumba with Derek Hough. Len said, "It wasn't a rumba!" to which Bruno disagreed as he found it "absolutely stunning." Carrie Ann said, "I feel like a proud mama watching you," but criticized the pair for a lift. In defense, Derek said it was "more like a catch" than a lift. Shawn also got 27 points.
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff performed a saucy samba, which earned him 27 points. The judges once again were divided, with Len calling it "terrific." Bruno commented, "I thought you were terribly sexy, your timing was good, your rhythm was good," but Carrie Ann said, "Something is not quite right -- you were such a bright, shining star, and I'm not feeling it yet."
Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel danced a waltz to channel a Disney princess, Cinderella. "It was such a charming number," so Len praised the performance. Bruno called it "cartoonish and delicious," while Carrie Ann chimed in, "I think you're in for a happy ending." The judges gave Sabrina 29, which was the highest score for an individual dance of the night.
All eight pairs will return to "DWTS" next week. The scores of this week's individual dances and group dances will be added to next Monday's performance.
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