Dancing With the Stars recap: The Immunity Mirrorball

On Latin night, one couple wins Immunity while the others compete in dance-offs for three extra points
Ep. 12 | Aired Apr 29, 2013

SPLITS DECISION Karina urges the judges to call it a tie.


Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd: 24/30 Here's the other couple who had to suffer two rumbas tonight -- and I also could not get enough of Peta's dark grey sheer/backless gown! What is my problem? This is supposed to be about the stahhhhhs! But let's be honest. It's mostly about legs.

Anyway, Bruno and Carrie Ann insisted Sean's extensions and musicality had improved. The cynic in me says that's because the song and dance were both slow and a lot of Sean's assigned moves were just "move with/drape over Peta." But I guess they needed the Catherine storyline to work.

See, The Bachelor's TV fiancée Catherine had dropped by rehearsals to infuse Sean with some sexual energy (ewwww) because, as he complained, the rumba was a struggle. "Because I don't have romantic feelings towards Peta," Sean clarified. Dude, we get it. You're into the grinning-with-gritted-teeth mope instead of your bright and shiny new TV partner. Okay. Sure. Loud and clear.

So we got to watch Sean prove his love during practice by running his hands up Catherine and basically squeezing her boobs -- something he would never do with Peta on purpose. His partner could only giggle, "I feel like I shouldn't be watching this." You and me both, Peets.

Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess: 17/30 Wait a minute. Spats, a yellow vest, a straw hat -- and this is a rumba? Well, yes, because Sharna modeled their costumes and the dance after that unforgettable scene with Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly from Singin' in the Rain. The beat-driven music and heightened theatricality did seem really off for a rumba, but maybe Sharna just wanted to do something creative and knew Andy wouldn't be selling anyone on his sensuality anyway. I mean, when his face caressed her calf during a dramatic dip, it basically looked like he was wiping his nose.

The 5 from Carrie Ann was way too harsh. No one else even got a 6 tonight. Give the guy a break. He's trying so hard, he worked it in the cha cha dance-off, and he shakes it while making his morning smoothies. He's "moving like a dancer…IN LIFE." That's worth at least a five and a hoff.

I do encourage you to watch this 17 times like I just did.

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Okay, DANCMSTRs -- who goes home tonight? Discuss!

Fringe Fairy

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