November 1, 2010, ushered in the 200th episode of “Dancing with the Stars” for week 7 of the popular reality TV show. Once again Season 11 underdogs Bristol Palin and Kurt Warner were still in the running after actress Audrina Patridge departed in week 6.
Dancing with the Stars Season 11 – Week 7 Performers
The six “Dancing with the Stars” performers remaining for Season 11 Week 7 were as follows:
Singer, actress – Brandy
Former LA Laker – Rick Fox
Actress – Jennifer Grey
Actor – Kyle Massey
Teen activist – Bristol Palin
Football star – Kurt Warner
“Dancing with the Stars” Week 7 Team Competition
The evening kicked off with a team dance competition led by former Olympians Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Ohno. Teen activist Bristol Palin was on Team Kristi which earned 24 points while football star Kurt Warner was on Team Apolo which scored 27 points. These points would be added to their individual scores to give a combined score for the evening. After his team’s dance, Kurt Warner said, “It’s great to be back on a team, especially this one.”
Kurt Warner on “Dancing with the Stars” Week 7
Kurt Warner and his partner Anna Trebunskaya danced the Tango in week 7, and Season 3 winner 3 winner Emmitt Smith was his guest judge. Coming off a rough Paso Doble, Warner commented, “I didn’t get all the steps that I wanted” about last week’s dance, stating that this week he wanted to “capture Emmitt’s spirit” for the Tango.
Wearing a snazzy pinstriped suit and miming a gun, Kurt Warner looked like James Bond on the dance floor, and the judges were pleased.
“Dancing with the Stars” Judges on Kurt Warner
Bruno Tonioli told Warner, “Secret Agent Warner, you went from last week’s Mission Impossible to this week’s Mission Accomplished.”
Carrie Ann Inaba said Kurt Warner did what Emmitt Smith accomplished with the Tango, “You brought it to life, changed it, and made it suit you.”
Emmitt Smith stated, “You looked perfect, you looked dapper, you looked good. I saw something very special on the dance floor.”
Len Goodman agreed, saying, “You come back stronger each time.” Goodman suggested Warner work on small improvements like bent knees and his hold.
Kurt Warner received a 10 from Emmitt Smith and 8s from the other judges for a total score of 34. With 27 points from the team dance, Warner’s combined score was 61 out of 70.
Bristol Palin on “Dancing with the Stars” Week 7
Back from her best week so far in week 6, Bristol Palin danced the Viennese Waltz. Kelly Osbourne was the guest judge for Palin’s Waltz. Osbourne praised Palin, saying, “Bristol has so much heart. She’s working her butt off.” Palin commented that it was “exciting to think I’m this far into the competition” with the chance to make it to the semi-finals.
Palin’s partner Mark Ballas jokingly called Palin Bristallion and said he though Palin and Osbourne had a lot in common. “Both come from really famous families and both have been pushed into the limelight even when they didn’t want to be.” Ballas added that he hoped this Tango would show how expressive Palin can be.
“Dancing with the Stars” Judges on Bristol Palin
Carrie Ann Inaba commented, “You have an indescribably quality that allows you to touch our hearts but you still still go back and forth on her performance.”
Kelly Osbourne told Palin, “You gave me goose bumps. There is something so beautiful about what you do.”
Len Goodman stated, “I liked it. You still lack a little chemistry.” Goodman said that Palin exhibited good footwork, adding, “Good work.”
Bruno Tonioli said, “You are a natural mover,” adding “You can ignite a little more.”
Kelly Osborne gave Bristol Palin a 9 and the regular judges each gave Palin an 8 for a score of 33. With the 24 points from her team dance, Bristol Palin had a total combined score of 57 out of 70.
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