November 22, 2011 09:03 AM by Lisa Princ
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff rocked their Freestyle performance last night on Dancing With The Stars, and while Rob Kardashian led in scores, all the polls are calling J.R. Martinez to take the win. After the show last night, J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff chatted about their performances, and the dangerous lifts that they performed flawlessly. Read on for more!
Last night on ABC, we watched as both Rob Kardashian and J.R. Martinez rocked the floor with their Freestyle performances, earning them both perfect scores. Despite having the lowest scoring performance prior, all of the internet polls are showing J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff as the couple who deserve to win – was it because of all the lifts in their amazing routine last night?
After the show last night, J.R. Martinez admitted to reporters that those lifts were scary, and Karina Smirnoff chimed in saying: “We tried that lift and we nailed it last night, we were like okay. And we come in, it’s 8:30 in the morning and … we can’t do it, we just can’t do it. It’s like Monday morning so I panicked. But he literally brought me back. After the morning that we had, to nail that, it’s the best feeling in the world. I think I started crying at the end because I was so happy and relieved.”
J.R. Martinez said that he knew they would be penalized for their Cha Cha Cha, as he went on to say: “I was too soon in my steps and I think I panicked because I did roll my ankle in my shoe. I just went and took a step too quick. The cha-cha was something I was doing well all week. I had it, but I was off and I found myself one step ahead of her.” But, he was not about to let that stop him, and in fact, J.R. used that criticism to help him get motivated for the Freestyle routine – and it worked!
In our opinion, J.R. Martinez’s Freestyle was the best performance of the night. What do you think? Who did you vote for last night, and who are you hoping will win? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!
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