Dancing With The Stars – Week 8 – VIDEO

Melissa is out tonight with an injury! Oh Noes! She’s got a rib injury–a hairline fracture. We get a look at her week in training with Tony. The judges are going to base their votes on their last rehearsal this moring.

Tonight, it’s Team Mambo vs. Team Tango!

Tomorrow, Robin Thicke performs.

The couples and group dance combine to create each couples’ score. Lil Kim and Derek are at the top of the leader board with 56. Melissa and Tony are at the bottom with 46. Melissa’s low score was due to the judges scoring an earlier rehearsal–a rib fracture kept her from dancing tonight. Lacy Schwimmer took her place in the group dance.

Despite Len telling Ty he did enough to stay another week–they had the second lowest score–I think Ty and Chelsie will be going home this week. The low scorers, Melissa and Tony are going to get a boat-load of pity votes.

Live recap and video after the JUMP…

Gilles and Cheryl – Lindy Hop – Gilles had some trouble with his shoulder. He needed a cortisone shot in order to continue on in the competition. Gilles proves tonight he can do the fast dances, as well as the slower, sexy numbers. Len likes! Bruno says, “You are a great dancer…I like to point out your versatility and your sense of comedy.” Carrie Ann says, “You don’t need to worry about the audience voting for you, it was great.” – Carrie Ann – 9, Bruno – 9, Len – 9 – 27 – 55 1-800-868-3405

Lil Kim and Derek – Paso Doble – Kim loves the rhythm dances cause she loves to moves her hips, but she can’t in the Paso. So sad. Woah that was pretty awesome. Kudos to Derek for his choreography. Bruno says, “The bitch is back…it was a classic classy paso!” Carrie Ann says, “It shows us how dramatic and passionate your are…it’s also showing us how far you’ve grown.” Len says, “You’ve come out with fire and passion..I was expecting oh no, and I got Ole.” – Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno – 10 – 28 – 56 – 1-800-868-3401.

Chuck and Julianne – Cha cha cha – Chuck and Julianne get playful for the cha cha cha. Carrie says “Chuck you are definitely in the game..watch that chin.” Len says, “This is turning into a fantastic competition…great hips, work on your arms.” Bruno says, “Great bum action…your arms were too wooden and thrown away for the cha cha.” Chuck needs to get that look of constipation off his face. He was OK, maybe a tad overrated by the judges. Carrie Ann – 9 Len – 9, Bruno – 8 – 26 – 51 – 1-800-868 -3406

Shawn and Mark – Samba – She looks a little stiff here. Sometimes Shawn is all technique without showmanship or flair. Len says, “At this stage of the competition, good isn’t good enough–not enough hip action. It was ok, ” Bruno says, “You did a good Samba…you’re not a wild child…you’ll grow into it.” Carrie Ann says, “I saw solid technique, that’s what I’m looking for.” Carrie Ann – 10 – Len – 8, Bruno 9 – 27 – 52 – 1-800-868-3409

Melissa and Tony – Jive – Melissa can’t dance this week due to a rib injury. We get to see her week of rehearsing the Jive with Tony. She hurt her ribs doing a difficult move last week, then she felt a blinding pain this week. The doctor said she suffered a hairline fracture. The judges are judging their rehearsal with the band this morning before her rib pain got worse. Too bad, because the performance was diminished. The judges feel bad, but they explain they are forced to judge the performance as is. Eh, they’ll get a bunch of pity votes. They’ll be fine. Carrie Ann – 7, Bruno – 7, Len – 7 – 21 – 46 – 1-800-868-3413

Ty and Chelsie – Salsa – The Salsa is all about hip action. I have a feeling Ty is going home this week. Oooh, Dmitry stops by to teach Ty some sexy moves. Sure, it’s a lost cause, but Yay! It’s Dmitry! Ty gets a spray tan. Didn’t need to see that exactly.- Carrie Ann says, “I loved it! You are the most inconsistent dancer…I never know what to expect.” Len says, “You’ve had the wildest of the rides…you’ve done really well.” But, Len still thinks it time for him to “hit the trail.” Bruno says, “Maybe it was the spray tan, but you just went wild…it wasn’t a perfect salsa…but brave.” Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 7, Bruno – 8 – 24 – 52 – 1-800-868-3408

Team MamboShawn and MarkLacy (stepping in for Melissa) and TonyChuck and Julianne – There’s a lot of crazy undressing in this routine. Don’t need to see the guys in tights and a body suit! Lolz. Len says, “It was fun, entertaining, tight.” Bruno says, “Something definitely stood out tonight..” Bruno liked the fishnets. Carrie Ann thought the guys strip tease was a little distracting. She though the music was more fun than the actual routine. Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 9 – 25

Team TangoTy and ChelsieLIl Kim and DerekGilles and Cheryl – Bruno says, “Powerful, Naughty…the end sequence gave me goosebumps.” Carrie Ann says, “Team Tango takes it!” Len says, “Ty, you nailed it!” He criticized Lil Kim for a blunder, and Gilles for lousy footwork. Carrie Ann – 9 – Len – 9 Bruno – 10 – 28

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