February 17, 2006 11:28 PM by Joe Blackmon
The judges did their best to send Jerry Rice packing, but the voting public came to his rescue. The results show starts with the final judges’ encore of the series, which goes to Drew Lachey & Cheryl Burke. After a recap of Thursday night’s performance show, Michael Bubli sings “Moondance.”
The judges offer their feedback on the remaining contestants. There seems to be a large difference of opinion in regards to Stacy Keibler between the two male judges and the one female judge. Len Goodman calls Stacy Keibler the “most naturally talented of all our celebrities,” while Bruno Tonioli raves about Stacy’s legs. Carrie Ann Inaba however says Stacy “doesn’t communicate to us when she’s dancing, she looks pretty, she looks relaxed, it look’s easy, we all wish we could be like her, but I don’t know what she’s actually saying to us.”
In an interesting twist, Tom Bergeron steps away from his hosting job to dance the quicksterp with Ashly Delgrosso. Michael Bubli also returns to sing “Save The Last Dance For Me.”
The hosts announce the couples continuing on in random order. The first two couples that are safe are Drew Lachey & Cheryl Burke and Jerry Rice & Anna Trebunskaya. In a change from previous weeks, the hosts make no declaration as to if the two remaining couples were the two couples with the lowest scores. Stacy Keibler & Tony Dovolani are safe, and Lisa Rinna & Louis van Amstel are eliminated.