Kirstie Alley and Maks were the first to dance last night on Dancing with the Stars and during rehearsals they explained the theme of the night was Guilty Pleasures, which is the stuff you love but are too embarrassed to talk about. Kirstie said her issue wasn’t coming clean about her love of Britney Spears – instead, she said it was that she has a tendency to learn the choreography and then over think it so she gets herself confused. Maks told her she had to convince herself that she knows what she’s supposed to do and let go of all the repetitive thoughts and just dance. When it came time for them to perform the Samba for the judges, it was obvious that Kirstie wasn’t yet able to turn her mind off and just let her body move. Her movements seemed shorter and more reserved, which indicates an unsteadiness that if she doesn’t address soon, will be the reason why she’s voted out. The judges remarked that her dance was as good as the one she showed them in week one and gave her 26 points.
Kendra Wilkinson has been at the bottom of the leader board for the past two weeks. But her partner Louis managed to get her excited for this week by telling her that they were going to dance the Samba this week, and that this was her time to bring the sex appeal that she’d been trying to squeeze into the Viennese Waltz all this time. And because she’d had all that time in the Playboy Mansion to practice her shakes, Kendra’s dance last night was definitely entertaining. However, there were a few times when Kendra seemed lost. The judges, however, were completely enthralled with the performance, especially when she was hoisted up onto their table and shook everything. They gave her 25 points.
Ralph Macchio’s Samba from last week lacked sexuality, so this week he tried to be a crazy sexy matador in his Paso Doble. Karina noticed Ralph was having trouble feeling confident in his moves, so she decided to throw him a bone and incorporate some of his Karate Kid moves into the choreography. Their dance got off to a promising start, but Karina tripped over one of their long costumes and tumbled to the ground. They seemed quick to recover but a couple of times they seemed out of sync with each other. The judges complimented them on their ability to pick up where they left off and gave them 24 points.
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas did the Quickstep this week, and Mark spent the majority of the rehearsal time trying to bring out Chelsea’s competitive side by asking her if she wanted to be the best and end the three-way tie for first place with Chris Jericho and Romeo. and by revving her up by with a water fight. As usual, they were great but it was definitely one of the more simple dances they’ve ever done. The judges appreciated their ability to combine control with zest in movement and gave them 28 points.