With week one nerves behind them, the remaining twelve All Stars swung back into gear, learning new routines in only one week and proving to America why they should remain within the competition. 

This season the underlying theme is perfection with the judges increasing their expectations for the the returning dancers, believing they should produce flawless and entertaining performances every time they hit the floor. 

An excited Sabrina Ryan and her partner Louis Van Amstel came out on top with a score of 26 for their near flawless quickstep. Bruno Tonioli’s high praise came in the compliment, “It is Ms. Ginger Rogers at her best.”

Drew Lachey, who was among the bottom two with Pamela Anderson last week, raised the bar (and himself) with his performance this week.

His dance started with him using all of his upper body strength to hold himself out straight from a pole at a fifty degree angle before launching into the jive with his partner Anna Trebunskaya.  While the impressed judges were quick to point out he needs to improve his flat feet, Len closed out the scoring by saying, “Bottom two Drew, not this week.”

And how did Drew celebrate the night’s success?

His big brother, as always, was in his corner.

More boy band entertainment came from Joey Fatone’s quickstep, which took on the feel of a silent movie, with Fatone as Charlie Chaplin and partner Kym Johnson as the dazzling damsel. In what might be the oddest music choice available to dancers, they performed to a loungy version of Radiohead‘s “Creep.”

But despite what he might have lacked in form, the judges all loved the act, with Len commenting,  “If you can’t dance much, come out and entertain us.”

Fatone was pleased with outcome, “This is all about fun. That ‘s what really good about this show, I love all these guys, I wish them the best. And that’s the fun thing about it. If I suck, I suck.  What are you going to do?”

Bristol Palin came away with the lowest score of the night with her quick step to Gretchen Wilson‘s “Red Neck Woman.” She spoke about how she related to the song and proved so by bringing partner Mark Ballas to an indoor shooting range to try out some firepower.

“Being at the gun range triggered something inside of me that makes me really want to do well at this competition,” said Palin.

Unfortunatley it wasn’t enough motivation. Take a peek at her low score performance.

Here’s the list of the All-Stars and their scores from last night. Who do you think will be voted off tonight?

Sabrina Bryan – 26

Gilles Marini – 25.5

Shawn Johnson- 25

Apolo Anton Ohno – 24.5

Melissa Rycroft – 23.5

Helio Castroneves – 23

Emmit Smith – 22.5

Drew Lachey – 22.5

Joey Fatone – 22.5

Kelly Monaco -22

Kirstie Alley – 21

Bristol Palin – 18

Voted off:
Pamela Anderson (week 1)


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