For the first time in the show’s history, the couples are performing new dance styles that their competitors have chosen for them.
Kelly Monaco danced a contemporary style dance with her partner, Val.
Judges Comments: Len: Of every couple in this season you are the biggest revelation. Paula: you did a beautiful, amazing job. Bruno: your dance was the hardest. you did it beautifully, emotionally charged, deeply on: Oct 15, 2012 filled. Carrie Ann: what makes it amazing is to be truly in touch with your raw emotions. Some of the moves were beyond your ability but that took courage.
Total Scores: Carrie Ann- 9, Paula – 9.5, Len – 9.5, Bruno 9.5 = 37.5/40
Apolo Ohno danced Hip Hop with his partner, Karina.
Karina fell during her performance and is crying out of disappointment.
Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: Everyone is outside of their comfort zone and we know that and applaud that. It was really good choreography. Len: Apolo was fantastic. Paula: professionally you are always hardest on yourself. Kudos to you. Bruno: Apolo you did a great job.
Total Score: Carrie Ann: 8.5, Paula: 8.5, Len: 9, Bruno:8.5 = 34.5/40
Bristol Palin danced Rock and Roll with dance partner, Mark Ballas.
Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas
Dance: Rock & Roll
Judges Comments: Paula: I definitely see improvement. Good job – I’m proud of you. Bruno: Bristol you were hitting all the steps. You were doing every step – well done. Carrie Ann: Told Bristol she was so impressed with her and it was so nice to see her coming out of her shell. Len: it had speed, energy and it was your best dance so far.
Total Scores: Carrie Ann: 8, Len: 8, Paula: 8, Bruno: 8 = 32/40