This week, contestants' dances were themed around the "most memorable year" of their lives, telling stories of their personal trials and tribulations via their performances and song choice.
Here's what the judges had to say about their performances:
Dance: Rob chooses the year that his father Robert Kardashian died as the most memorable year of his life, deciding to base his dance around the tragic event. He insists that he wants to make it fun in order to show the more light-hearted side of his father.
Len thinks that he "put the dash in Kardashian' and loved his posture and footwork, saying that his father would be proud. Bruno also appreciates the way that he is beginning to "play" while performing and putting on more of a suave performance while also mentioning the sentimental story behind the routine.
Carrie Ann loves watching him dance as he "sticks to the programme" and thinks that he improves weekly, calling it a "debonair, charming and very smooth" performance.
Score: 24 out of 30
Dance: Chynna decides to dance about the year 1990 when Wilson Phillips' first single 'Hold On' was released as it was the year that allowed her to transform her life through therapy. It is also the year that she met her future husband Billy Baldwin. She says it is also the year she looks back to as the turning point to breaking free from the negativity of her past.
Bruno says that knew she could do it, as he sees her as a "smouldering siren" and finds her seductive and stylish. He believes that she should be "in a museum to admire" as she always demonstrates perfect movements and long lines.
Carrie Ann finds her "stunning to watch", comparing her lines to butter and saying that it allowed her to hear the song in a different way because of how connected Chynna was to the music. Len thinks that the performance will guarantee her place in the competition for many weeks to come and that she has taken the competition to a whole new level.
Score: 26 out of 30
Dance: Chaz thinks that this year has been his most memorable as he has never been stronger than he is now after having faced so much adversity. He struggles with the rumba, which he plans to perform as a tribute to his late father Sonny Bono. However, he vows to do the best he can to make him proud.
Carrie Ann is impressed by his courage just by coming out on the floor, but admits that it wasn't his best performance as he seemed distracted as opposed to his usual focus and genuine love of dancing.
Len disagrees, however, calling it the best dance he's done so far in the competition. He also praises him for coming back and giving it his all even when he receives negative feedback and doesn't do the best job.
Bruno finds him very endearing but agrees with Carrie that he lacks the "continuous motion" that the rumba requires. However, he acknowledges that it's a very difficult dance for even trained athletes to perform and thinks that he did a good job, considering.
Score: 18 out of 30
Dance: Kristin chooses 2005 as her most memorable year as it's when she graduated high school and moved to Los Angeles and was forced to decide on a direction in her life as to whether she would go to college or pursue a career in showbusiness.
She finds the style of dance incredibly difficult but still attempts to master the routine and vows to bring out her "inner Beyoncé".
Len admits that "the Beyoncé stuff" isn't his cup of tea, but that he thought the rest of it was "fabulous". Bruno calls her a "fast moving devil woman" and thinks that no one can resist her after that performance, advising her to keep going in the direction she's headed in as it's the right one.
Carrie Ann thinks that she did "pretty darn good" and was really impressed that she was able to master difficult choreography and tries to push herself to the limit.
Score: 24 out of 30
Dance: Carson's favourite year is 2003, the year that Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premiered, as it was the first time that he was appreciated for being who he is and the first time that felt comfortable and proud of himself. He chooses 'It's My Life' by No Doubt, as he feels it is most representative of that shift in how he approaches his days.
Bruno thinks it was "insanely brilliant" and is extremely enthusiastic about the routine, saying that he "got the shoes and will make it to the ball". Carrie Ann agrees, loving that he brought drama, fun, excitement and sexiness as well as being masculine and feminine at the same time. "Very nice!" she exclaims.
Len thinks that he "put the boy in flamboyant" and says that the tango had merit as he had the right attitude and came out and attacked the dance in the way that the genre requires. "I liked it very much!" he adds.
Score: 23 out of 30
Dance: JR's most difficult year was 2003 when he was severely injured in Iraq, admitting that he did not want to continue living and that he felt no one could understand the pain that he was going through.
However, it was his mother's love that allowed him to be upbeat and stay positive. He hopes that the dance will be a tribute to the troops who weren't lucky enough to make it home alive.
Carrie Ann is in tears after the performance as he receives a standing ovation from the audience. She believes that he is a hero as he is a normal person who has done something extraordinary and applauds him for touching everyone who watched. She calls it "one of the most profound, honest dances" that she's ever seen on the show.
Len admits that he would never have expected a performance of that caliber from him and says that it could have been more fluid through the arms, but that it was a wonderful performance that was poignant and touching.
Bruno loves that he dances from his heart and says that he could feel every emotion. He also applauds his technical skill, calling the routine "a great achievement".
Score: 26 out of 30
Dance: Nancy's most difficult time was while she was pregnant with her twins in 2007, during which time she became seriously ill and both she and her daughter Lucy nearly died. Her song choice was the first lullaby that she ever sang to Lucy, who has since grown into a healthy little girl.
Len loves that there was nothing superficial about it but advises her to try and get better posture and try to master the "ballroom stretch" as well as working on showing more emotion. However, he thinks that she has improved on the latter.
Bruno agrees with Len, saying that linking all of her movements will help to make them look more elegant. Carrie Ann says that she was "transported" and described it as a "live action lullaby" that made her feel lost in the fantasy of her love for her children.
Score: 21 out of 30
Dance: Ricki chooses 2010 as her toughest year as she went through a difficult divorce and her house burned down, leaving her feeling as though her life was over. However, it was also the year that she met her current husband and she admits that she is now doing things in her life that she never expected.
Bruno thinks that every step was "as expressive as a word in a poem" and thinks that every movement lended to the dramatic credibility of the performance. Carrie Ann agrees, saying that she was "on fire" and put on a breathtaking and sensuous performance and that it's obvious how in love she is.
Len also applauds Derek's choreography as well as Ricki for managing to dance such a difficult routine so well.
Score: 27 out of 30
Dance: 2011 was Hope's most memorable year as the US women's soccer team made it to the finals of the World Cup. Despite not winning, she says that the fact that she managed to reach such a massive goal was a huge lesson as it allowed her to appreciate the journey of getting to where she wanted.
While she struggles with incorporating the "sexy" element of the cha cha, she hopes to master it and let herself go.
Carrie Ann thinks that she's a really strong dancer, calling it "very sexy and very hot" but while she finds that she has a lot of potential, she urges it to work on her walk as it could be more elegant and have a bit more fluidity.
Len finds it a bit provocative for his own tastes, but still thought the dance itself was "very very good". He would have liked to see more straightening out in some of the moves but calls it her best dance so far in the competition.
Meanwhile, Bruno says that "the sexy minx is out of the cage" and that he loved seeing her embrace her beauty and "inner maneater". However, he agrees with Len that she needs to work on some of the technical aspects of the routine.
Score: 24 out of 30
Dance: 2010 is also the most memorable year for David, who was "hurt and lost" after his marriage to estranged wife Courteney Cox fell apart and he got into drinking too much.
However, he says that the difficult experience forced him to get his life together in order to be there for his daughter Coco, which he describes as "such a gift". His song choice of 'O-o-h Child' is his way of speaking to his daughter.
Len thinks that he did a great job and is proud of him, saying that it was a "mixture of motion and emotion" and had great choreography. Bruno loves the storyline, appreciating the romance and the vulnerability that he brought to it.
Carrie Ann calls it a "very nice comeback", applauding him for coming back from a difficult week and bringing so much of himself and offering emotion that is "pure and honest". "That is what dancing is all about, bringing pure joy to people!" she adds.
Score: 24 out of 30
Dancing with the Stars continues Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC.