Jaleel White & Kym Johnson – Samba
The TV star realises he's got to step it up after Sherri was sent home unexpectedly last week. Jaleel admits that the pressure is on as Kym teaches him some booty shaking moves. He vows to use his derriere effectively for Johnson and makes a side comment that he might even be shaking his booty for Bruno on the night in an effort to get his scores up. The pair perform a fiery African-themed bongo beat routine.
Len: "You had rhythm in abundance. Your bum was going like you were chewing toffee." He declares it a great start to the show.
Bruno: Referring to Len's comments, he agrees: "He's right. That wiggle was unstoppable. You've done that before. Get out of here!"
Carrie Ann: She admits that although last week his moves were a little bit laid back, he brought it out of the bag this week. He is a great dancer but must watch where his arms go when they're out of hold position though.
Score: 24 out of 30
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Salsa
The TV icon suffered a mishap last week and was packed off to hospital after hitting Maksim's leg with her head. Melissa got mild concussion, so has to be careful not to get a headache. When Maks asks how he can help, Melissa Gilbert jokes he must not talk because she always seems to suffer when she hears his voice. The star admits she gets shy when opening up in a sexual way with her body, which will prove difficult with this week's theme. She must step out of her comfort level and shake what she's got, so she is incorporating the same move which caused her whiplash last week to overcome the shock of it.
Bruno: "[You] always go [for] maximum thrust and plenty of fire." Melissa's performance was wildly untamed, he somewhat positively exclaims. "You've got to be honest all the way through," he advises. "You put so much into it, it loses the edges. Go with it, but control it."
Carrie Ann: "It's beautiful to see how much confidence you've gained over the last few weeks," she says. Carrie Ann adds that Melissa owned it tonight, but Bruno is right. She takes steps that are too big and it feels like her feet get out from underneath her.
Len: He tells her she has great rhythm and feel, but on the other hand a bit untidy, adding: "Overall, I enjoyed it very much."
Score: 21 out of 30
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough – Salsa
The Extra presenter impressed with her tango last week despite an ankle injury. All abut hips and sexiness and intensity Derek explains their routine is very fast with lots of trips. He drops her and she bangs her chin on the floor, causing him to panic and her to cry. Maria thought if she moved her hand, she would find her bones shattered. As a joke, she covers herself in bubble wrap to protect her for the rest of practice.
Their performance includes another show-stopping kiss. Is the rumoured romance between the pair true?
Carrie Ann: "That was hot. Your upper body was elegant." However, she confesses that she didn't think they needed to kiss and that their staged passion was a sell-out. "Don't go at it in front of all of us it's supposed to be an illusion."
Len: "Two things were revealed up there, Derek's body and your talent." Len keeps his assessment short and sweet, telling Maria she is a wonderful dancer and that she did a good job.
Bruno: "Want me to get you a room? Saucy and hot! That's the way I like it!"
Score: 27 out of 30
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas – Argentine tango
Katherine was convinced she was going home last week. Mark's being really tough this week as a result to make sure they don't dip further on the scoreboard. The classical singer jokes that she's been doing damage on the dance rehearsal floor, but not in a positive hip-shaking way. Katherine puts her hands over her mouth in shock as she realises she may have harmed Mark's private parts in a move where she must flick her feet between his legs. She's hoping she can channel Mark's inspirational intensity and take it onto the dance floor.
Len: "This was like a rose, it had beauty but underneath the surface was a thorn. It was bittersweet and sharp. Well done."
Bruno: "It was a perfect pitch of acting and storytelling, played to perfection."
Carrie Ann: She gives feedback that Katherine's first lunge was perfect, and that the opera singer has the best legs of any Dancing with the Stars contestant she has ever seen - which of course, Katherine is thrilled by.
Score: 29 out of 30 (tied highest score of the night)
Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff – Samba
The musician's tango brought him out of the bottom two last week - the best week on the show so far for him - but Gavin can't rest on his laurels. There's a lot of sexy time - far too much for the rocker to get used to. It's a party dance, but at the same time it's like taking a test, an awkward Gavin admits. He is going to be relying on fan votes, the singer-songwriter says unconfidently, and dedicates the dance to his supportive followers. Gavin rides into the routine on a canoe boat to meet Karina on a hammock before they begin to shimmy for a packed audience, which includes celebrities like daytime TV personality Dr. Drew this week.
Bruno: "You should have stayed on the boat. I actually enjoyed it. You just let yourself go, hoping for the best."
Carrie Ann: "You were lacking a little bit of form. It was hard to tell it was a samba, but I love you for trying and I love that you were joyful all the way through."
Len: "It was more of a sham-ba than a samba," he says to many boos in the audience. "It was a gallant effort. Well done to you."
Score: 19 out of 30
William Levy & Cheryl Burke – Argentine tango
William's jive went wrong last Monday, and his scores went south with their lowest result of the season, but Latin week is something that the Cuban-born actor can relate to. William has three tricks to perform, which happen to be more difficult than the one that caused him to slip up seven days before. The actor slips and tears his ankle, causing him to go into hospital for an MRI scan. However, William is well enough to pull off an Argentine tango to the Pussycat Dolls' 'Buttons'.
Carrie Ann: The shell-shocked judge gathers herself before commenting and says it was "ridiculously amazing". She compares William to James Bond.
Len: William's moves, sensuality and colour within the dance get Len excited.
Bruno: He describes the performance as "pulsating, slick, sexy and passionate".
Score: 29 out of 30 (tied highest score of the night)
Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus – Samba
The music legend fell to the bottom of the leaderboard last week, but Gladys isn't scared and says it's not the first time she's been on the bottom in life. It's going to be a difficult week, because she's travelling a lot. Even with a busy rehearsal schedule for late nights, she is determined to get through. Gladys and professional dance partner Tristan are both committed to moving out of the lowest position. But will their display get the judges hot as they shimmy to a Spanish version of popular song 'Fever'?
Len: "You've got a naturalness about you, you've got great musicality. The number was simple but effective."
Bruno: He says that Gladys plays to her audience and that she has a great presence.
Carrie Ann: "There were a few cock-ups, but there's a reason you're the legend that you are." Carrie Ann says that Gladys commanded the stage despite a few mistakes.
Score: 22 out of 30
Roshon Fegan & Chelsea Hightower – Samba
The Disney star's Viennese waltz was good enough for second place on the judges' leaderboard last week, but not enough to keep him out of the bottom two. He's got a lot of people counting on him in his family and so he wants to do better this time.
Roshon is "bringing the sexy", and plans to make everything wider and bigger to appear sexier. He brings an inspirational picture into the studio, which just happens to be a board featuring William Levy posing topless by a pool. After Roshon's icon and fellow competitor joins him in the dance studio to provide tips, he is already feeling more suave as he steps out to a Caribbean-flavoured number.
Bruno: "Exhilarating and exuberant... Your timing was unbelievable. Right on the beat, you never lose it."
Carrie Ann: "You had your thing going on, you were sexy. It was very appropriate. I like that you didn't become someone else just to win the votes." Was she taking another stab at Maria and Derek's kiss?
Len: "I like your enthusiasm. You're like a young guy with his first car. But calm yourself on occasion. Less is more."
Score: 26 out of 30
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd – Argentine tango
The Super Bowl champion took the highest score on the leaderboard last week, driving Carrie Ann crazy. Peta is proud of her partner, but warns him this week is going to be even harder. She making him spin until he's dizzy, he complains. Donald looks at every dance like he's playing American football, and is seem analyzing last week's tapes. He knows if they pull off what they have planned, they'll tango their way to three tens.
Carrie Ann: "That was divine, there was so much technique in lifting and you mastered that. You were just in control all over that."
Len: "I thought the lifts were spectacular, the rest of it not quite."
Bruno: "The build-up was amazing... preying for the kill. Overall it was a good job, I liked it."
Score: 27 out of 30
Dancing With The Stars continues with this week's results show (April 17) at 9/8c on ABC, where the lowest scorers will compete to stay in the competition with a dance duel.
Watch Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas perform the Argentine tango below: