Dancing With the Stars Week 5 Results: Did The Right Couple Go Home?

DWTS-Week-5-Results-Christina-MilianPass the tissues, because it was “The Most Memorable Year” night on Week 5 of Dancing With the Stars. That, of course, meant Season 17’s glittering array of stars had to dance to personal tales of joy or woe (or both!) designed to make America a land of emotional wrecks.

Let’s high-kick right to the highlights:

DANCE OF THE NIGHT: Christina Milian’s sensational cha cha cha may have earned a ’10 from Len’ Goodman (and a 28 overall), while mad props certainly go out to Brant Daugherty’s passionate contemporary. But here’s the most memorable dance of the night…

Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff | An extremely sincere, heartfelt backstory (based on his sister Phoenix being diagnosed with severe scoliosis in 2011) inspired Corbin’s inspirational, eye-popping foxtrot, which included some judge-induced controversy (Carrie Ann Inaba wigging out over what she felt was an early-dance illegal lift) and the line of the night from a wildly impressed Bruno Tonioli (“You could be the love child of Fred Astaire and Ben Vereen … that is a great compliment!”). Oh, and a perfect 10 from Bruno, only the second of the season! Their total of 28 tied for top score of the night.

RUNNERS-UP: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi & Sasha Farber | Forget the embarrassing fact that I’m obsessed with Britney Spears’ vacuous-but-addictive current single “Work Bitch” and equally underwhelmed by Nicole’s “I was afraid I’d be a bad mother” backstory. This jazz-themed dance set to Brit Brit’s new song was full of attitude, energy, and (surprisingly) pure joy, and I was hooked from that first, intoxicating note. Go call the po-lice, go call the governor, I loved it! A trio of 9’s said the judges did, too.

And now for the moment of truth, tonight’s results:

FINAL THREE COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani
Christina Milian & Mark Ballas

FINAL TWO COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani
Christina Milian & Mark Ballas

ELIMINATED
Christina Milian & Mark Ballas

“It’s a true shock, I wasn’t expecting that … I think we had the best performance tonight that we’ve had thus far,” said a visibly stunned Milian, amidst boos from a very unhappy crowd. “I’ve made some great memories, great friends here … I’m really happy I did this.”

And with that, it’s your turn. Which couple should have really gone home tonight? What did you think of the show’s opening teaser, warning us that (based on last week’s viewer votes) a ‘female’ celeb was primed to be eliminated? Sound off in the comments!