Tonight was Halloween, which saw contestants perform to themed tracks celebrating the holiday while also dressing up in costumes. In addition, the celebrities were split into two teams for group dances for the chance to add more points to their scores.
'Team Tango' - made up of Nancy and Tristan, David and Kym and JR and Karina - faced off against 'Team Paso Doble', consisting of Ricki and Derek, Rob and Cheryl and Hope and Maks.
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Here's what the judges had to say:
Dance: David says that they're "combining Dracula and a magician" and is really excited to prove himself on the dancefloor this week. In order to make their routine "professional", he calls in an illusionist to show them how to perform tricks. However, Kym is more concerned with his hip movement as he's never had to do so much of it in a previous routine.
Len says it had "lots of tricks and lots of treats" and thinks that he did a terrific job in turning himself into a dancer with great footwork. Bruno agrees, praising him for being "a natural at turning tricks".
Carrie Ann calls his improvement "phenomenal", admitting that she initially had concerns that Kym wouldn't be able to rein him in but saying that he has great hip and foot action. However, she urges him to restrain himself just a little bit more.
Score: 24 out of 30
Dance: JR admits that this is the week that the "mental stress" of the competition begins to heat up. Because of this, he and Karina clash during rehearsals. They manage to hug it out when JR cracks a joke in order to break the tension between them and they push on to master the material.
Bruno is "bewitched, conquered and swept away", but admits that the timing was really off because the musical phrasing was difficult. Carrie Ann agrees that they got slightly out of sync but praises them for capturing the tone of the piece well.
Len calls it "sub-standard" to what he expects from JR but says that it's his own fault as he's set the bar so high in past performances. He thinks that the tango is the easiest in terms of footwork but that JR did none because he was concentrating too hard on the mood rather than technical moves.
Score: 25 out of 30
Dance: Nancy is nervous as Tristan says the jive is the most athletic dance and she knows that the judges will be paying close attention to make sure that the intricate footwork is performed correctly. Tristan wants to make sure she makes the routine fun, which angers her as she thinks he is insinuating that she is not fun. However, they laugh it off and get ready to face the panel.
Carrie Ann admits that this routine was "not so good", as it was riddled with lost choreography despite the fact that Nancy was having fun. Len attributes this to the fact that the dance genre didn't suit her and she went wrong early on, putting on a "flat-footed" performance.
Bruno jokes that "the devil got [her] or [her] shoes were too small", because her footwork was sloppy and incorrect.
Score: 21 out of 30
Dance: Rob jokes that his own family is "kooky" like The Addams Family and spends part of their rehearsal time pranking Cheryl with scary tricks like fake spiders and men in masks. Once down to business, Rob is sore from the difficult physical demands of the routine but pushes through to get it right.
Len congratulates him on a job well done, saying it had the right amount of attack, a bit of staccato and excellent footwork, especially during such a difficult week. Bruno agrees, saying that he's "never been so manly and in control" and that he loves the control he showed in the routine.
Carrie Ann jokes that her favourite part is how Cheryl's wig got wrapped around Rob's head during the dance, but goes on to call it Rob's best performance of the competition thus far.
Score: 25 out of 30
Dance: Ricki hurts her rib during rehearsal and is told by a doctor that she has an inflamed nerve that needs time to heal and rest. However, she decides to push through and deal with the intense pain in order to stay in the competition.
Bruno compares it to a "blizzard of passion of fear in the frozen woods", calling it another incredible performance. Carrie Ann agrees, appreciating her shaping and movement, though she advises Ricki to watch her shoulders.
Len also loves her shapes and her "lovely, crisp and precise" footwork, saying that she mastered the spirit of the dance effortlessly.
Score: 27 out of 30
Dance: Hope works with Teddy from the Dancing with the Stars troupe to help during rehearsals as Maks has hurt his toe. Hope finds it refreshing and picks up the material easier than usual as Teddy keeps her calm. However, Maks is frustrated, insisting that it's still his house and he's in charge, telling them to get it together. However, he insists that he likes to have fun and comes back to the studio in a wolf costume to make Hope laugh.
Carrie Ann says that it's so nice to see her having fun as it changes the quality of her movement to make it "light" and enjoyable to watch.She also thinks there was a "newfound ease of motion" and applauds her for a job well done.
Len also congratulates her on coping with a dance genre that can sometimes make or break the contestants. Bruno thinks she had better timing, placement and finish this week and tells her that she should be proud as she "danced like [her] life depended on it".
Score: 24 out of 30
Len thinks that the group worked well during the synchronised parts but deems the individual parts "a disaster". Bruno appreciates the sexy beginning and coordinated middle, but agrees with Len that the individual parts had too many mistakes. However, he admits that it was a long night and says that they did well in general. Carrie Ann also thinks that they made a good effort and did an overall nice job but takes issue with certain aspects, particularly David's slumped shoulders during his individual part.
Score: 23 out of 30
Team Paso Doble:
Bruno calls it "powerful, moody, dramatic" and appreciates that it builds to a fantastic ending. He also loves seeing everyone going for it. Carrie Ann agrees, saying that it was amazing and great to watch. Len gives particular praise for their individual portions of the performance, claiming that they were just as good as the group sections.
Score: 26 out of 30
Dancing with the Stars continues Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC.