Dancing With the Stars Week 6 Results: Did The Right Couple Go Home?

dancing-with-the-stars-results-recapThere was (quite literally) a party in the ballroom on week 6 of Dancing With the Stars, as our fleet-footed celebs had to jive, tango, salsa, quickstep and cha cha cha their way through a slew of the greatest “Party Anthems” of all time, although with wildly mixed results.

With just eight stars remaining (is James Maslow still the early fave for the Mirrorball trophy?), tonight’s live show also showcased the leather- and feather-clad Macy’s Stars of Dance strutting their semi-naked stuff, the latest guest judge – who embodies shindig mode better than LMFAO frontman RedFoo? — along with a not-entirely-shocking elimination.

Let’s get this party started, and high-kick right to the highlights:

DANCE OF THE NIGHT
Charlie White’s cha cha cha was glow-in-the dark glorious, and James Maslow’s quickstep was top-notch, but for my money, top honors go to…

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Despite their clearly stressed-out practice clips — Maks finally revealed his irritation and self-doubt after Julianne Hough’s “phoning it in” comment — Meryl’s tango was sheer, drama-filled perfection. Len praised her ability to go toe-to-toe with Maks on the dance floor (“You’re the first celebrity that has been able to match him and keep up with him”), while Bruno tapped some apt movie metaphors (“spine-chilling … totally gripping film noir of a tango…incredible”). A teary (so what else is new?) Carrie Ann was left almost speechless (“your technique is beyond anything I’ve ever seen”), while Redfoo somehow referenced ET and the solar system before calling it “out of this world.” Obviously, nothing less than a quad of perfect paddles would do.

RUNNERS-UP
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough: Dancing a high-energy, eye-popping jive that brought the ballroom to its feet, Amy also razzle-dazzled the judges. Often at a loss for words throughout the night, Redfoo ended his tongue-tied comments with a 5-second howl (“that blew my mind”) while an overwhelmed Bruno proposed marriage and compared Amy to a “real live superhero.” Though Len and Carrie Ann both referenced a slip-up in the middle, they were equally enthusiastic, with Carrie Ann lauding her wondrous technique (“you had the best kicks and flicks I’ve seen, out of anyone”). Their pair of 9s combined with two perfect 10s were apt rewards for a very memorable dance.

Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Dancing a fiery cha cha cha to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” Danica’s unshakeable poise and continuous improvement continued to impress. Redfoo was just plain turned on (“you just put love in the club”), while Len (“that’s the best dance of the night so far”) kept it short and sweet. Bruno compared Danica to a “purring little kitten…adorable all the way through,” while Carrie Ann marveled at her ease with the dance’s difficult changes of pace and her evolution as a dancer (“you are the full blossom”). The dance earned a string of 9’s from the panel.

FINAL THREE COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas
Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke

FINAL TWO COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke
Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas

ELIMINATED
Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke

“I got farther than I thought I would, to tell you the truth,” said a gracious, smiling Drew, who thanked Cheryl before adding his DWTS experience was a dream come true. “Thanks for letting me borrow your dance floor, and let me fulfill this fantasy.”

And with that, it’s your turn. Did the right couple go home tonight? Sound off in the comments!