Guest recapper Carla here to help Sarah out on Reality TV Tuesday. "Dancing With the Stars" kicks off this with a reprise of Monday's Team Tango. But what does the audience really want? Results. But next, we get a recap of last night's performances and scores.
First, we learn Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel are safe, and Lacey Schwimmer and Mark Dacascos are in the bottom three. (Of note: Lacey was ill last night, so Mark danced with Anna Trebunskaya.) Then, we get a performance by Colbie Caillat. What is it with women singer-songwriters flocking to "DWTS" this season?
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson are safe, too. But Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova are, like last week, in the bottom three.
The Ballas Hough Band performs its single "Move." That's right: Mark Ballas and Derek Hough have a band. Which you all probably already knew. I'm not quite sure what to say.
And .... that's over. We then learn about the "rules of ballroom" -- the first rule of ballroom is that you don't talk about the trophy. FYI.
The next three couples have all sat atop the leader board this season. Mya and Dmitry Chaplin are told they are safe first. Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough are, too. That means Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff, who got two 10s last night, are not. Aaron makes a face.
Rod Stewart performs the, as Samantha Harris calls it, "all-time classic," "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Just kidding. He sings "It's the Same Old Song."
Now for the BIG results. Michael and Anna are out. Lacey is surprised; she and Mark will be in the dance off with Aaron and Karina.
Lacey and Mark dance a cha cha. It's fun, and I can't help but like Mark. Judge Len Goodman says it was clean, sharp and rhythmic. Judge Bruno Tonioli says he can turn more tricks than Heidi Fleiss! Ha! He says what cha cha there was was good. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba says the flow from the tricks to dance was effortless.
Aaron and Karina dance a jive. It is fun, too, and, well, superior. Go, Nick Carter's little brother, go! Bruno says he can't believe the couple are in the dance off. He says the jive was just as good as last night's. Carrie Ann says she disagrees; it was better. Len calls him the comeback kid.
The judges unanimously want Aaron and Karina to stay. That means Lacey and Mark are out.