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J.R. Martinez Gushes About His Perfect Score And His Partner

November 08, 2011 08:36 AM by Lisa Princ

Last night on ABC‘s Dancing With The Stars, we watched as veteran and star of All My Children, J.R. Martinez, took home the very first perfect score of the season – not once, but twice! After the show, J.R. Martinez gushed about his perfect scores, and his perfect dance partner! Read on to hear what J.R. had to say!

From the start of season 13 of Dancing With The Stars, war veteran and actor, J.R. Martinez has won over viewers with his story of triumph over tragedy, and he has quickly become a fan favorite. Last night was the icing on the cake for fans as J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff had to pull off two routines, both of which they did flawlessly, earning them a perfect score of 30 for each dance. After the show, J.R. took to his Twitter page and posted: “I’m over the moon about tonight’s show. I felt good about our waltz & believed it could be 30 worthy! The song had to grow on me & it did!!!Hope everyone enjoyed watching @Karina_Smirnoff & I dance our asses off. Wanted 2 redeem myself after last weeks tango.”

But, J.R. Martinez did not only gush about the perfect score, he spent a good amount of time praising his partner, and dance teacher, Karina Smirnoff. In an interview with ET after the show, J.R. told them: “I really want to go as far as I can in this competition for myself and for my partner, she deserves it all. She works her butt off so much and she’s an amazing dancer and so talented. I think the world sees it and it’s time for her take home that trophy if possible and if I have anything to do with that, I’m going to help her.” J.R. Martinez also said the feeling he had when heard the crowd going wild was “indescribable,” and that the energy was “amazing.”

We definitely think we will see J.R. Martinez in the finale, what do you think? Did you love J.R. and Karina’s performances last night? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!

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5 Responses to “J.R. Martinez Gushes About His Perfect Score And His Partner”

  1. Sandy Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    JR is definitely my favorite. Not only does he seem to be an amazing young man, he has rebounded from unthinkable tragedy with such a positive outlook on life. I dial the phone every week so he gets my votes!

  2. Megan Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I’m so proud of JR not only for the hard work he’s put into this show, but for his service to our country and the pain he endured for it. I want to thank him and his fellow servicepeople for their unbridled bravery. I remember seeing him on All My Children, and as soon as I heard he was going to be on DWTS, I was so happy for him. This competition is his, and he and Karina deserve it!

  3. Samantha Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Yes they were very good. Rob, Hope and Nancy too. He made mistakes like Rob and Hope did but he got the 10′s I wonder why???????

  4. EJ Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    J.R. and Karina are the best dancers this season and deserve to win all the way.

  5. CB Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you JR for your touching speech last night at Tri-Union Ivy Awards in LA. It was so great — especially the part about ‘no matter what scars you carry inside or outside – be you’. How true.

    I was very surprised how much younger you appear in person, and that you are strikingly a good looking man in person. Maybe it is the lighting in the DWTS shots.

    The camera doesn’t do you ‘justice’!

    Wish you had given out the call-in number last night, especially after I placed back my DVR last night and realized you scored 10s! WOW – congratulations!!! You were so modest and didn’t even SAY that at the Awards. We could have all called in then to support you.

    Take care – and thank you for the difference you make in the world.


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