Dancing With the Stars Week 7 Results: Did The Right Couple Go Home?

Amber Riley DWTS PasoA dynamic combo of individual and team dances highlighted Week 7 of Dancing With the Stars, which launched with a show-opening (and eyebrow-raising) announcement that next week’s special performer and guest judge (Len Goodman is, ahem, taking another week off…hmmmm) is none other than an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning legend: Cher! Do you believe in DWTS after Len?

I’ll leave the hand wringing over poor Len’s paddle-wielding future for another day, so let’s just high-kick right to the highlights:

DANCE OF THE NIGHT: Corbin Bleu’s sensational cha cha cha earned a rousing ballroom ovation (not to mention a pair of perfect 10’s), while Jack Osbourne’s jive was so fine, an overly enthusiastic Carrie Ann Inaba literally snapped her paddle doling out his first-ever 10! But here’s the top dance of the night:

Amber Riley & Derek Hough: They may have whined like the walking wounded in the pre-dance clip (Amber’s painful knee, Derek’s aching back), but Amber attacked their Paso Doble with a fierceness that “lit this ballroom up,” according to Carrie Ann. “You are back in the game,” added an equally enthusiastic Len, as both judges doled out perfect 10’s. A shower of boo’s rained down on poor Bruno for his measly 9 (he nitpicked about Amber’s failure to keep her shoulders back during the dance), with more indignity coming from Len’s bitchy parting gem: “This girl is full of talent, I won’t tell you what Bruno’s full of!”

RUNNER-UP: Neon-green lighting, truly electric moves from Corbin, and wildly inventive choreography set to what has to be one of the best musical choices EVER for a DWTS team dance — Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say” – scored a thoroughly well-deserved 30 for Team Foxing Awesome (Jack, Brandt, Amber, and Corbin). Fire up the DVR, this one’s worth a replay!

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

Bill Engvall & Emma Slater
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi & Sasha Farber

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi & Sasha Farber

“I can’t even talk right now … I love everybody here, so it sucks,” said a stunned and sobbing Snooki, who kept poor Brooke Burke Charvet waiting for what seemed like forever before the goodbye interview, choosing first to pass out a series of departing hugs to the other couples. Her zombie-inspired make-up (the theme of team Spooky Bom Bom) now thoroughly mussed with tears, Snooki eventually summed up her shocking departure perfectly: “Why am I leaving a zombie?”

Now it’s your turn. Did the right couple go home tonight? Are Len’s vacations a sign he’s leaving the show next season? Sound off in the comments!

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