Dancing with the Stars

2005, TV Show

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

Season 12, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: The third-round results show includes performances by OneRepublic and Selena Gomez and the Scene.
Original Air Date: Apr 5, 2011
Guest Cast Selena Gomez and the Scene OneRepublic

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Season 12, Episode 5

After a night full of twists and turns, Dancing with the Stars whittles its cast down to nine. Did Wendy and Tony overcome their huge score deficit? Plus: Who got naked?

Full disclosure: I haven't seen last night's performances yet, save for the infamous fall, which, let's be real, was more like a slip and as the esteemed Rich Juzwiak says, it's not that big of a deal. I don't remember this much uproar after Chelsie or Jennie Garth fell back in the day. Anyhow, judging by the scores and the 10-point spread — and the five-point spread between the lowest and second-lowest scores — Wendy's time should be up, no?

One couple whose time's not up: Hines and Kym, who get called safe and get tapped for the encore for their samba.

First two safe couples:
Sugar Ray and Anna
Romeo and Chelsie

After OneRepublic performs its new single (don't all their songs sound the same?), Brooke grills Kirstie and Maks about The Fall again as it replays — this time with captions! Poor Maks. Guy has already apologized, is clearly embarrassed and wants to move on. Let him. Kirstie — who got a new "unbroken" wrist tat after the show last night — is also over it. "Let's change the subject," she says after humoring Brooke's questions. Crickets.

Next, the lowest- and the remaining highest-scoring couples learn their fates.

Next safe couple:
Petra and Dmitry

Wendy and Tony are in jeopardy.

Because they just aren't on camera enough, the stars film candid, behind-the-scenes footage of life (mostly) off the dance floor. The main things we learned? 1) They all have adorable kiddies. 2) Ralph is not afraid to go nude, as he disrobed for a hot bath. Looks like someone hasn't been spray tanning.

Selena Gomez — Biebs nowhere to be seen — performs next. This is the first Selena Gomez song I've heard in my life... and all I can say is pop starlet music was so much better in the '90s. Also, is her dress stabbing her or sprouting wings?

Next safe couple:
Chelsea and Mark

Kendra and Louis are still in jeopardy. Blame the smoke monster machine.

After another replay of The Fall — this time with audio of Kirstie's immediate apology (even though she did nothing wrong) — the remaining three couples take their spots under the Red Light of Doom.

Next three safe couples:

Ralph and Karina
Kirstie and Maks

Chris and Cheryl are still in jeopardy, most likely for formality. I love the shot of Maks, Chris, Cheryl and Kirstie hugging and chatting away as they cut to commercial, while Ralph and Karina stood off to the side. Awkward.

Back to business, Kendra and Louis are safe. Wendy and Tony, and Chris and Cheryl are not necessarily the bottom two though.

And the couple leaving is... Wendy and Tony.

Unsurprising. We knew it. They knew it. Tony looks... relieved. And I don't blame him after the way Wendy basically tosses him off to the side during their "final dance." She says she was probably the busiest person, being the only one traveling coast-to-coast each week, while juggling her personal life. "Despite stereotypes, this is one black girl who can't even do the running man," she says.

What do you think? Was Wendy the correct boot? How many times will the show beat Maks' dead (charley) horse? Will the dreaded smoke machine make a reappearance? Did you enjoy all the candid camera entries? When will Ralph get a spray tan? Who's your current pick to win?

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