Dancing with the Stars

2005, TV Show

Dancing with the Stars Episode: "Dancing With the Stars"

Season 13, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: The eighth-round results show. Performers include Jordin Sparks, Andrea Bocelli, Chris Botti and Flo Rida. Also: a performance from Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour."
Original Air Date: Nov 8, 2011
Guest Cast Jordin Sparks Chris Botti Andrea Bocelli Flo Rida

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 Season 13, Episode 19

Dancing with the Stars names its semifinalists as one more couple hits the road. Who made the final four? Find out below. Plus: DanceCenter returns!

So Nancy has to leave, right? The judges made it clear they were over her last night and made sure not to pad her scores. On the other hand, if Nancy leaves, that means Tristan leave too. And I'm not sure I can lose Coco and Tristan back to back.

After yet another USC shout-out from Rob last night and a reveal that Len wanted to hug (!) Maks, the first three couples hit the stage.

First safe couples:
J.R. and Karina
Hope and Maks

Rob and Cheryl are in jeopardy. How totally unconvincing did Hope and Maks look with their "excitement"? Despite their "breakthrough," on and off the floor, they're not good enough actors to feign even temporary joy.

DanceCenter
Len, Jerry Rice and Kenny Mayne are back!

Ricki: Her bio deets: "old enough to be Derek's mom" and "gives birth in bathtubs." Kenny points out that Derek is like his BFF Mark, except "not nearly as creepy." True that. And he doesn't have a fondness for spats either. But the most revealing part of this? Ricki wants to go all Mrs. Robinson on Derek. Not getting enough at home, huh?
J.R.: His height, weight, shoe size? Hero. "And he's a real hero, not like a Super Bowl winner," Kenny quips. Burn! He observes that J.R. sure does love musical theater for a serviceman. "Don't ask," Jerry says.
Rob: His weakness: Has the Kardashian ass. But who cares when he is a college graduate? Cue a super-cut of all of Rob's USC mentions (sans the one from five minutes ago). Seriously, dude, what are you overcompensating for? Actually, don't answer that.
Nancy: Strengths: her twins and her relationship with Tristan aka "Lucky Charm." Kenny reminds us that Nancy was a cheerleader back in the day and we are treated to, like, the opposite of Bring It On awesomeness from her. "Would you have won three Super Bowls with Nancy on the sideline?" he asks Jerry. "No," he says. Ouch.
"Han" Solo: Notes: She's a part-time nudist and has better abs than Maks. Can't argue with that. Ever the family show, they roll footage of Hope's nude ESPN the Magazine shoot, which naturally is followed by Len's own nekkid shoot. "That's the third time I've seen you naked," Kenny says. TMI. As my Friend Phoebe Buffay would say, "My eyes! My eyes!"

In a case of inspired booking, we get performances from the Cirque du Soleil, the Michael Jackson tour dancers (nice timing, eh?), Andrea Bocelli and Flo Rida. Unfortunately, Andrea and Flo do not duet, which is just a missed opportunity if you ask me. I'd pay to see that. Next time, guys? Thanks.

Next safe couple:
Ricki and Derek

That means Nancy and Tristan join Rob and Cheryl in jeopardy, but they are not necessarily the bottom two.

And the couple going home is... Nancy and Tristan.

"I am so proud, but I really cannot take all the credit," she says. Uh, no one was giving it to you. "It's been Tristan from the get-go."

"Thanks for being very welcoming to me," Tristan says. Do the right thing and bring him back next season, show!

After last week's blunder, you made the right call, America. Nancy's just out of her league at this point (though Hope is not that far behind) and it was only a matter of time until her time ran out. But seriously, Tristan better be back next season. And every one after that.

What did you think? Did the right couple go home? Does Dancing need to sign Tristan to a lifelong contract? Did you like DanceCenter? Will Rob ever stop mentioning USC? When were the other times Kenny saw Len naked? Is your shoe size "hero"? How do we make this Andrea Bocelli-Flo Rida duet happen? Who's your current pick to win?

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