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STEP OFF: DANCING's Semi-Finals End Up as a 'Bad' Mish-Mash

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Jackson Dance: Argentine Tango to "Dirty Diana"
What the Judges Thought:
 - Len: "I would be really disappointed if you're not here next week."
 - Carrie Ann: "That was beyond anything I could have imagined for you."
Score: 30/30

Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 27/30 + 30/30 = 57/60
Mash-Up: "Big-Top" Jazz
What the Judges Thought:
 - Bruno:"[It was a] great mixture of jazz movement."
Score: 27/30

Jackson Dance: Rumba to "Man in the Mirror"
What the Judges Thought:
 - Len: "There was wave after wave of effortless motion. There was a subtlety to it, there was a calmness. It captivated - it was fabulous."
Score: 30/30

Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 27/30 + 27/30 = 54/60
Mash-Up: "Espionage" Lindy Hop
What the Judges Thought:
 - Bruno: "It was like a LOONEY TUNES version of James Bond…but [it was] the most fun performance I've seen you do."
Score: 27/30

Jackson Dance: Tango to "Leave Me Alone"
What the Judges Thought:
 - Len: "You've coped marvelously well with two dances that didn't really suit you."
Score: 27/30

Kelly Monaco & Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 25.5/30 + 28.5/30 = 54/60
Mash-Up: "Surfer" Flamenco
What the Judges Thought:
 - Bruno: "It had a lot of aggression and a lot of fire. But the flamenco has very, very exact placement - it wasn't there."
Score: 25.5/30

Jackson Dance: Rumba to "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
What the Judges Thought:
 - Bruno: "That was smoldering, driven by desire, and consumed by lust."
Score: 28.5/30


Be sure to check BroadwayWorld tomorrow night to find out which three contestants have secured their last, desperate shot at fame/the mirrorball trophy, and which two got the boot.

Also featured on tomorrow's elimination: a performance by Paula Abdul that's sure to be enlightening. Whoo.



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