Dancing With the Stars 2012 All Stars Recap: Week 3 – Iconic Dances

Dancing With the Stars 2012 All Stars tonight will feature ‘iconic dances’ from past seasons. The DWTS All Stars cast celebrities will recreate some of the best and most popular routines from previous editions of Dancing With the Stars. Will the All Stars be able to top the previous performances? Or will they pale in comparison to the originals? Find out with us in our DWTS 2012 All Stars recap!


This post contains DWTS: All Stars spoilers for the week 3 performances. Please stop reading here if you do not want to know what happens!

Last week on Dancing With the Stars All Stars 2012, many of the predictions on the fan sites were guessing that Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas would be the ones to go home. They have yet to impress the judges and last week they were the last on the leaderboard. Amazingly enough, however, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas did not even end up in jeopardy. Instead, Joey Fatone and pro partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from Dancing With the Stars 2012 All Stars in the last round.

Just goes to prove that the judges scores don’t always mean anything when it comes to who America wants to keep watching on the dance floor ever week.

On tonight’s Dancing With the Stars All Stars 2012, the celebrity contestants and their pro partners will be attempting to recreate (and improve upon) iconic dances from past seasons. This is going to be a tough night for the celebrities as they will not only have to give a great routine, but they will have to try to perform it better than the original contestants. These are some of the best, most fanatastic dances of previous seasons… this is not going to be an easy task.

Tomorrow night there will be a Dancing With the Stars All Stars double elimination, so the contestants tonight will have to be doubly spectacular if they hope to make it through to the next round. Who will make an ‘iconic dance’ their own this evening? Who will go home on Dancing With the Stars 2012 tomorrow night? Let’s get to the week 3 performances and see who is fabulous and who fails this evening on DWTS All Stars!

Dancing With the Stars All Stars 2012 Week 3 Performances:

Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya: Cha Cha Cha (originally performed by Joey McIntyre and Ashley Del Grosso from season 1) to “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce.

Judges: Len Goodman says he likes the concept and the content. He thinks it was perfect and the Cha Cha Cha is not an easy dance. Bruno Tonioli says Drew Lachey is a rock star gone Magic Mike and if it works for Channing Tatum, it is going to work for him! Carrie Ann Inaba says she thought the moves were tight, precise and the creative direction was terrific.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 8 = 24 of 30

Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd: Tango (originally performed by Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in season 10) to “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics.

Judges: Len says Gilles’ hold could have been tighter and his footwork cleaner, but overall it was a great routine. He liked the menace in it. Bruno says it was a dominant and – oh my – erotic performance; he could fly in and out of anyone’s bed he wants. Bruno says it was 50 Shades of Gilles, but the footwork was a bit off with some wobbles. Carrie Ann says the two were wobbly because they were a bit out of sync, but it was amazing and the drama was so good.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8.5, Bruno – 8.5 = 25 of 30

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovoloni: Samba (originally performed by J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff in season 13) to “Congo” by Gloria Estafan.

Judges: Len says Melissa had great technique in the dance, he is very pleased. He says that was a knockout dance. Bruno says Melissa is the Samba Sensation and it was excellent choreography; she is a star. Continuing his usual overly sexual theme, Bruno says she can shake him and take him any way she wants him. Carrie Ann says the dance was fantastic and everything was great; it was a stellar performance. She loved it.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, Bruno – 9 = 27 of 30

Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff: Foxtrot (originally performed by Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke in season 8) to “Fever” by Michael Buble.

Judges: Len says the dance had great fluidity and movement. He would have liked to seen a better hold, but it was a terrific dance and had great musicality. Bruno says it was classy and sensual; the muse of dance brought back to life. He says sometimes Apolo’s hands move out too much but it was an exquisite dance. Carrie Ann says it was stunning and it was all right there.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 8, Bruno – 8.5 = 25.5 of 30

Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy: Paso Doble (originally performed by Laila Ali and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in season 4) to “Espana Cani” by Erich Kunzel.

Judges: Len asks where the heck that dance came from? He says Kelly had a great expression on her face during the dance. Bruno says it is a defining performance for Kelly and says he is tingling with pleasure. Carrie Ann says they are the couple to watch and they kicked that dance’s butt.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Bruno – 9, Len – 9 = 27 of 30

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Cha Cha Cha (originally performed by Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya in season 13) to “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5.

Judges: Len is obviously amused. He says he wants the celebrities to do the choreography every week. He says it was the whole package. Bruno says Maks is like an extra from Boogie Nights and he nearly bust a gut. Carrie Ann says it was the most fun she’s had all night and it was their best dance this season.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 8 = 24 of 30

Sabrina Bryon and Louis van Amstel: Paso Doble (originally performed by Mel B and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in season 5) to “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue.

Judges: Len says the dance was full of risks, but thankfully also full of technique. Bruno says that at times in the dance it looked like Sabrina was leading Louis. He says she had maximum fire power and a bit of scary spice. She’s a great dancer. Carrie Ann says that the content and the technique were there, it was great dancing, but she doesn’t think they brought anything new to the routine.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8.5, Bruno – 8.5, Len – 8.5 = 25.5 of 30

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke: Paso Doble (originally performed by Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff in season 3) to “Cancion Del Mariachi.”

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Judges: Len says Emmitt Smith has presence, but he would have preferred more finesse in the routine. Bruno says he was afraid he was going to kill Cheryl! Bruno says the raging bull is back and Emmitt was tough, but he needs to watch his shoulders because sometimes they go up. Carrie Ann says he was a human torpedo and his posture was terrific. She says it was awesome and Emitt is back in the house.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8.5, Bruno – 8.5, Len – 8 = 25 of 30

Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower: Quickstep (originally performed by Apolo Ohno and Julianne Hough in season 4) to “Mr. Pinstripe Suit” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Judges: Len says Helio deserves to be back next week after this dance, it was top notch. Bruno says the dance was absolutely brilliant… until Helio stepped on Chelsie’s dress. Then it went a bit downhill and collapsed. Carrie Ann says she loves it when they do the Quickstep, it was joyful and good. Helio is the Quickstep king.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8.5, Bruno – 8.5, Len – 8.5 = 25.5 of 30

Now we have another announcement that causes some distressed looks among the contestants. After this week’s performances, the dancers will now be choosing the styles for the other performers.

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: Paso Doble (originally performed by Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough in season 9) to “Living on Video” by Trans-X.

Judges: Len says there was plenty of attack in the dance and there was more content than any of her previous dances. He says it was their best dance so far. Bruno says the ice queen has a killer streak and it was her best dance so far. Carrie Ann says she thinks Bristol is proving herself to be a worthy competitor.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 7.5, Len – 7.5, Bruno – 7.5 = 22.5 of 30

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough: Quickstep (originally performed by Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough in season 5) to “Hey Pachuco” by Royal Crown Revue.

Judges: Len says Shawn’s ability to interpret music with movement is incredible, but he has to take off a point for Shawn breaking the rules. (I don’t know how many they broke with all those crazy moves, but I don’t care either, it was awesome.) Bruno says it was unforgettable and spectacular. He says it was one of the best dances in fifteen seasons! He says he will not ever forget it, despite the rule violation. Carrie Ann says it was the best dance they have seen and even with the rule breaking, it was amazing. She says it gave her happy feet.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 8, Bruno – 9.5 – 26.5 of 30

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