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"Dancing with the Stars" Round Five (2011)

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It's '80s week on "Dancing with the Stars" and we open with the Bangles -- with Susanna Hoffs on lead vocals -- running through a quick medley of "Eternal Flame" and "Walk Like an Egyptian." Later, The Bangles return to perform "Manic Monday."

This week, the judges are giving their take on each couple.

Hope & Maks: Carrie Ann Inaba says Hope needs to tap into her "natural sexiness" and that she and Maks needs to work as one unit. They're going to dance a tango, and Hope says it's perfect for her and Maks because it's about a love-hate relationship. Hope is having trouble getting into character in rehearsal, and they dance a tango to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer." Head judge Len Goodman says there was no strength in Hope. He says she's "too willowy in the body." He liked the "aggression and the attack" she put into it, though. Bruno Tonioli tells her she "got the '80s super-bitch down to a tee." He calls it "strong, sexy and powerful." Carrie Ann says they're both right, and that Hope was strong and in character, but Len is right that Hope's lines got awkward. Scores: 8, 8, 8. Total: 24

Carson & Anna: Bruno says "Carson is Mr. Personality," but says he's gotten away with poor technique until now. He says Carson can no longer by sloppy. after landing at the bottom of the leader board and escaping elimination, Carson says he's scared of having a bad week. They dance a jive to Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." Bruno says it was "loonier than a Looney Toon." He calls it "a crowning achievement in madness." Carrie Ann says it was definitely fun, but it is Week 5 and she didn't see much technique anywhere and adds that he was out of sync. Len says he's not sure it was good enough. Scores: 6, 6, 7. Total: 19

Nancy & Tristan: Len says he loves that Nancy is a hard worker and found it refreshing when Nancy did a textbook quickstep. Nancy and Tristan butt heads a bit in rehearsal, and Nancy wants Tristan to "sex it up" a bit. They dance a rumba to Spandau Ballet's "True." Carrie Ann says it was "nice" and "appropriate," but she wants to see real passion. She's not seeing a connection to the dance, and says Nancy is feeling "a little on the drab side." Len says it was "simple but it was very effective." Bruno says they pitched it "exactly right." He says some things could have been more fluid, but that it was one of Nancy's best performances. Scores: 7, 7, 8. Total: 22

J.R. & Karina: J.R. is hoping his Latin heritage will help him with the samba. Karina wants to see more hips and more butt. She takes J.R. to The Conga Room, where he can watch Sheila E. perform and see how the dancers there get their moves into it. They dance a samba to Miami Sound Machine's "Conga." Len says he wasn't sure how J.R. would do with the samba, but in the future if guys ask how they should do the samba, he's going to show them J.R.'s performance. Bruno says J.R. had "so much fire" it was "like a volcano." Carrie Ann calls it "muy caliente!" She says it was amazing and that he's on fire. Scores: 9, 9, 10. Total: 28

Rob & Cheryl: Len loves that Rob is growing and getting better scores. He says their "great chemistry" is one of the keys to the rumba. He says Rob can be a contender if he stays on track all the way through. Cheryl tells Rob in rehearsal that she didn't he'd make it to the halfway point. Rob gets a visit from Romeo, who shows him how to be sexy. Rob and Cheryl then dance the rumba to Lionel Richie's "Hello." Bruno says we're starting to see "Rob the heartthrob." He calls it a great performance. Carrie Ann reminds us that she saw potential in Rob from the beginning and says he was "strong, sexy" and sturdy on his feet. Len says this dance is hard for guys, but Rob pulled it off. He says Rob "took command" in a dance when he often sees the celebrity partner being carried around by the pro. Scores: 9, 8, 8. Total: 25

Chaz & Lacey: Carrie Ann says Chaz lost his confidence after his knees started bothering him. She says when Chaz gets it right "it's pretty remarkable," and when he gets it wrong, it's really bad. She wants to see more movement from him. With Chaz struggling to let loose and shake his body, Lacey brings in her dad, a champion dancer who's put on some pounds. Chaz sees that Lacey's dad is "a big guy" and can move the way he does, he can give it a shot himself. They dance a samba to Kool and the Gang's "Get Down On It." Carrie Ann says it's the most dancing she's seen Chaz do all season. Len says it was a gallant effort and even if the technique was a little off, he enjoyed that Chaz got into it. Bruno says Chaz did very well and shook his hips quite nicely. Scores: 7, 7, 7. Total: 21

David & Kym: Carrie Ann says that if David can find balance in his dancing, "watch out." She says David doesn't think he's sexy, but he is. She says David needs to get into the character of the tango.David's hoping to break out of the middle of the pack. David is worried about breaking hold during the tango, and Kym's happy he's getting involved in all the aspects of the dance, including the choreography. He wants to show the judges and the audience that he can really dance. They do their tango to Soft Cell's "Tainted Love." Len says it had a "great '80s feel," and that from here on in, "you have to show up or shut up." He says David showed up and "it was fantastic." Bruno loved that David took charge. Carrie Ann liked his hold, saying it's improved, but says David has to work on his musicality. She says she sees him coming up to be a contender. Scores: 8, 9, 8. Total: 25

Ricki & Derek: Ricki's coming off a pair of 10s and is the frontrunner, having landed at the top of the leader board for three straight weeks. She remembers the '80s fondly, saying she was eating a lot then and her whole career took off when she was "plucked from obscurity" by John Waters for the movie "Hairspray." Mr. Waters pays a visit during rehearsal and serves as a reminder to have fun with it. They do a foxtrot to "Easy Lover," by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey. Bruno says the Roger Rabbit interlude didn't work. Carrie Ann agrees, but says she loves the way Derek and Ricki work as a team. Len seems pretty upset and says it wasn't the mood that he appreciates in the foxtrot. Finally, he tells them it wasn't their best dance, but it wasn't their worst. Scores: 8, 8, 8. Total: 24


J.R. & Karina: 28

Rob & Cheryl: 25

David & Kym: 25

Hope & Maks: 24

Ricki & Derek: 24

Nancy & Tristan: 22

Chaz & Lacey: 21

Carson & Anna: 19
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