Dancing With the Stars 2012 All Stars Recap: Week 7 Performances (VIDEO)

Dancing With the Stars All Stars 2012 will not have an elimination results show this week, but there will be an interesting twist on Monday’s live performance show to look forward to. Due to the hype of the presidential election, the Dancing With the Stars All Stars 2012 cast will happily avoid an elimination on Tuesday night. This could prove a very good thing indeed for one DWTS All Stars 2012 contestant, who will be dancing with a new partner in Monday night’s ‘fusion’ show because of an injury suffered by her regular partner. Find out who will be challenged with breaking in a new partner this week in our live Dancing With the Stars recap!


This post contains Dancing With the Stars 2012 All Stars spoilers for the week 6 performances. Please stop reading here if you do not want to know what happens!

The Dancing With the Stars 2012 All Stars show Monday night was reportedly supposed to include a live, instant elimination. However, the elimination portion was cut by ABC out of respect for those on the East Coast who are still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy and because of the presidential election. There will be no DWTS 2012 elimination results show tomorrow night either.

Due to ongoing injury issues, Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough will not be appearing together on Monday night’s Dancing With the Stars All Stars live performance show. Instead, Shawn Johnson will be joined by formerly eliminated pro dancer Mark Ballas. Mark Ballas was cut from the show earlier in the season when his partner, Bristol Palin, was eliminated from DWTS All Stars. On Monday, he will fill in for Derek Hough, who is dealing with neck pain and a bulging disc. Derek Hough has reportedly been at rehearsals with Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas to help them out.

Dealing with a replacement partner this far into the season could prove a tough challenge for Shawn Johnson, who has really stepped up her game in the past few weeks on Dancing With the Stars All Stars. The good news for Shawn Johnson is that Mark Ballas was her original DWTS championship partner in season 8. So the two of them should hopefully be able to get back into the groove quickly enough to give a great performance Monday night.

The seven remaining Dancing With the Stars All Stars cast celebrities will be performing two dance routines Monday night. The first will be a ‘fusion’ dance of two different styles chosen by their competitors. The second will be a group dance marathon of swing routines, which should be awesome fun to watch.

Here is the lineup for the ‘fusion’ dance routine section for tonight’s show:

  • Kirstie and Max choose Tango/Cha-Cha-Cha for Melissa and Tony
  • Kelly and Val choose Tango/Samba for Gilles and Peta
  • Emmitt & Cheryl choose Tango/Foxtrot for Sabrina and Louis
  • Apolo and Karina choose Quickstep/Samba for Kirstie and Maks
  • Melissa and Tony choose Tango/Paso Doble for Shawn and Derek
  • Shawn and Derk choose Rumba/Samba for Emmit and Cheryl
  • Sabrina and Louis choose Foxtrot/Cha-Cha-Cha for Kelly and Val
  • Gilles and Peta choose Paso Doble/Cha-Cha-Cha for Apolo and Karina

Ready to get into the ‘swing’ of things with tonight’s Dancing With the Stars All Stars live performances show? Join us here for our DWTS 2012 recap of week 7 right here at 8PM ET!

To open up the show tonight, the Dancing With the Stars All Stars troupe and pros show off a hot routine of ‘fusion’ dance combining various styles of dance.

Very nice and always enjoyable, but now it is time to move on to the couple ‘fusion’ dances!

Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff – Cha-Cha/Paso Doble

Judges: Len says there was nothing safe about this performance, he attacked it and it was great. Bruno says Apolo was like a wolf with power and he should be in Twilight. It was wonderful and triumphant. Carrie Ann says it is amazing to see Apolo still pushing himself. The dance started off hot and strong and ended strong.

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

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke – Rumba/Samba

Judges: Len says he wore pink just in case of an injury and he had to step in (playing on Mark Ballas stepping in for Derek Hough tonight). Len says he is glad he didn’t have to though, because he doesn’t think he could have so well. Bruno says Emmitt is always ready and on it. It was a smooth and balanced blend and he loves how Emmitt went in and out of it. He took something very difficult and did it with ease. Wonderful. Carrie Ann says she agrees with Bruno. Going back and forth like he did was very challenging. She thinks he did lack a bit in the upper body and the dance was a little messed up in the middle.

Scores: Len – 9.5, Bruno – 9.5, Carrie Ann – 8.5 = 27.5 of 30

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep/Samba

Judges: Len says he thought it was a nice mix. An admirable effort and well done. Bruno says putting technique aside, whatever Kirstie does is always good. Only she can go from Cinderella to a stripper. The Quickstep was good but she got lost in the Samba. Always great to watch though. Carrie Ann says it is hard because Kirstie is so pure and wonderful, but she got lost in the second half of the dance. The Quickstep was nice, but the Samba really fell flat.

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

Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Cha-Cha/Foxtrot

Judges: Len says they captured the smoothness of the Foxtrot and the crispness of the Cha-Cha. There was a bit of an incident, but it was lovely overall. Bruno says Kelly’s booty was working in the whole dance. They had nice time through the two dances and control was good. Great improvement this week. Carrie Ann says it was how they recovered that was amazing. A difficult routine and it was sexy and beautiful.

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

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani – Tango/Cha-Cha

Judges: Len says both sides of the fusion dance, the Cha-Cha and the Tango, were beautifully done. That was a proper fusion. He loves how it all went together. Good job. Bruno says Kelly is the dance mistress of Tango and gave a sexalicious Cha-Cha. He says he thought it was Beyonce out there on fire. She’s never been more sexy and she turned him on. Carrie Ann says last week Kelly did not give it all but tonight she is a star. She loves the transition in the dance. It was great.

Scores: Len – 9.5, Bruno – 9.5, Carrie Ann – 10 = 29 of 30

Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas (substituing for Derek Hough) – Tango/Paso Doble

Judges: Len says that was firecracker dance. He can’t vote for her but he would if he could. Bruno says Shawn is the queen of the night. There were two dances and they were both danced perfectly but purely. You could tell the whole time what was the Paso and what was the Tango. Carrie Ann says if there is a picture of what dance fusion is, that was it. So seamless and a perfect dance.

Scores: Len – 10, Bruno – 10, Carrie Ann – 10 = 30 of 30

Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd – Tango/Samba

Judges: Len says he was nipping around South America and brought a perfect Tango and a fantastic Samba. Bruno says that is how we do it the South American way. Great presence and perfect command. Carrie Ann says it was a fantastic fusion, but he still has to be careful with his arms.

Scores: Len – 9.5, Bruno – 9.5, Carrie Ann – 9.5 = 28.5 of 30

Now the Dancing With the Stars All Stars cast heads off to change for the group swing dance marathon. To entertain us in the interim, we have a lovely spotlight dance with the pros and some very talented young dancers.

Group Swing Dance

In order of elimination:

Kirstie and Maks – 4 points
Gilles and Peta – 5 points
Apolo and Karina – 6 points
Emmitt and Cheryl – 7 points
Shawn and Mark – 8 points
Kelly and Val – 9 points

Winner: Melissa and Tony – 10 points

Don’t forget there will NOT be a Dancing With the Stars elimination results show this week because of the presidential election. So get out there and vote… and not just for your favorite DWTS contestant!

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