Dancing with the Stars

2005, TV Show

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

Season 12, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: The fourth-round results show. Includes performances by Jennifer Hudson and David Garrett.
Original Air Date: Apr 12, 2011
Guest Cast David Garrett Jennifer Hudson

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Season 12, Episode 7

Dancing with the Stars wraps up classical week by eliminating the third couple of the season. Will the lowest-scoring pair exit the ballroom for the third week in a row? Or will the other shoe drop on Kirstie and Maks — or someone else?

So who's it going to be? Logic says Kendra, but stranger things have happened. Speaking of strange — but totally entertaining — David Garrett is back to jam out "Walk This Way" on the violin. I sort of regret giving up on the violin after three weeks in third grade now. Oh well.

The top three leaders learn their fate first, but not before we get a recap of Monday, in which Mark is defensive about his and Chelsea's "risky" Harry Potter routine even before they dance, shouting behind Chelsea while she's filming a talking head. The lady doth protest too much.

First two safe couples:
Ralph and Karina
Hines and Kim

That means that top scorers Chelsea and Mark are still in jeopardy. Wizard Boy is not amused. Len reiterates that Chelsea was the best dancer of the night even though the routine wasn't his cup of tea. Nonetheless, they get the encore. I'm sure they're safe and this is totally to up the drama, what with Mark's stubbornness with Len and those dating rumors with Pia. Though, how hilarious would it be if he and Pia were eliminated within a week of each other?

Next week's theme will honor Patriot's Day, so to school everyone about America, they recruit the best patriot there is — Len. He does his best (and by best, I mean most British) George C. Scott and rambles a bunch of stuff, but I'm mostly distracted by the horrible CGI, not to mention his glittery pins and belt. He is a Dancing patriot after all.

After a performance by Jennifer Hudson (how unflattering was that dress?), the middle pack head to the Red Light of Doom. Chris, by the way, wants better scores and a better economy. Not sure if in that order.

Next two safe couples:
Chris and Cheryl
Romeo and Chelsie

Petra and Dmitry are still in jeopardy.

Backstage, intrepid reporter Brooke fishes for more intel on the shoe-tastrophe. Kirstie and Maks, naturally, give her nothing to work with. I love watching them mess with her every week and handicapping her from coming up with a witty  retort. You know Tom would never have this problem. Oh, and Brooke, her name is Kirstie, not Kristie. Thanks.

The first Macy's Stars of Dance features a rendition of Swan Lake by dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater. Sadly, no Natalie or Mila. But maybe Nat's double is there? It's a gorgeous routine... with probably the only questionable aspect being the Swan Prince, who seems to be wearing a military jacket from the Michael Jackson Collection.

Following another performance by, as Brooke calls her, the "incompare-able" J. Hud, the bottom three learn their fates. The best part of this whole segment by far is Louis tersely scolding Kendra backstage last night for saying she doesn't care about elegance. Tell it like it is, Louis! Kendra ended up breaking down and crying. But hey, she already explained her 'tude last night with the "PMS card." Lame.

Next two safe couples:
Kirstie and Maks
Kendra and Louis. He does not look very enthused. Sorry, dude!

Sugar Ray and Anna are still in jeopardy.

Next safe couple:
Petra and Dmitry

Chelsea and Mark, and Sugar Ray and Anna are not necessarily the bottom two.

And the couple leaving is... Sugar Ray and Anna.

Not totally surprising. Sugar Ray wasn't the worst of the night and while he's a joy to watch, his technique has been lacking. He says he put up a fight and he says that he loves the show and what it represents. Classy exit compared to last week! Anna says it's been fun and loves that he went to a ballet class. And they dance out to "Bittersweet Symphony." Love it!

What do you think? Was Sugar Ray the correct boot? Do you think Chelsea was really in the bottom two or not? How do you feel about next week's patriot theme? Did you like the Swan Lake routine? Is Louis completely fed up with Kendra? Will Mark ever get over himself and properly choreograph a dance? Who's your current pick to win? Vote below!

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Dancing with the Stars wraps up classical week by eliminating the third couple of the season. Will the lowest-scoring pair exit the ballroom for the third week in a row? Or will the other shoe drop on Kirstie and Maks — or someone else?
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