May 03, 2011 12:00 PM by Allyson Wells
Each week brings a new leader on Dancing with the Stars. Some of the stars, such as Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff were happy with their rebound performance. Others, such as Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas struggled to impress everyone. Keep reading for what the stars had to say about their performances last night.
Ralph and Karina joked with eOnline about Len’s score of eight. Karina asked, “Does he have any other numbers?” Ralph added, “I’ll have to check his pads.” He then leveled that he was grateful to be back on top. “It feels awesome. We work hard every week. I loved the dance, loved the music, loved everything.”
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were shown to have an emotional breakdown this week. However, Kirstie loves Maks’ tough love. “He’s really forceful. It’s well-intentioned, but he doesn’t know his own force. And usually, I can totally handle it. Sometimes, I’m a chick, what can I say? It takes a lot of force to knock me off my game. He has it.”
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas brought mixed reviews with their paso doble. Chelsea admitted it was tough dancing in front of Mark’s legendary ballroom dancing mother, Shirley Ballas. “It’s such a weird dynamic having a mom in a room who’s telling you to grind on her son harder. That’s something that you spend your whole life trying not to do, so it’s a confusing dynamic.”
While Romeo found himself tied for last with Kirstie Alley, he had something else on his mind. Romeo thanked the U.S. troops for giving him the opportunity to be on the show. “With the news we had yesterday, I’m happy to be an American. I think those troops deserve a round of applause. I’m really grateful. It’s because of them I’m able to live a regular life and go out and do the things I love.”
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