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Latin 'Dancing' heats up Week 5

April 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A chemistry lesson from one of the "Dancing with the Stars" pros. Who were the judges' favorites this week? It's week five of "Dancing with the Stars." Who was glued into her dress? Who almost didn't dance Monday night. And who had a bad dancing dream?

Click here for a slideshow of the amazing action in week 5, or roll your mouse over the Eyewitness News Story Window at the top of this page to watch video clips.

"I didn't tell him but the other day, I had a dream we got an eight, a five and a four for our score," said Kristi Yamaguchi. "And I woke up like, just in a panic!"

Despite her nightmare, Yamaguichi danced like a dream: 29 out of 30 for the rumba. She and partner Mark Ballas are once again first with the judges.

Tied for second with 27, Mario and his partner Karina Smirnoff, for their sexy samba.

George: "Let's talk about how much glue you're wearing."

"A lot of double-stick tape," said Smirnoff. "I'm literally like -- I can't just take this off. I'll have to slowly take this off and the dress."

Also with 27, Jason Taylor and his partner Edyta Sliwinska, who explained the secret to their chemistry.

"The fact that we have permission -- him from katrina, his wife, and me from alec-- we know that they are kind of OK with that and that gives us a lot of freedom for that minute and a half to act like we're really in love," said Sliwinska. "We just really can go for it."

Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani jumped up to fourth place.

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called it their best yet. And Judge Bruno?

George: "Bruno said there was no stopping you."

"Ooh!" said Winokur.

"Yeah, baby," said Dovolani. "I didn't hear that."

"See, you can't even hear the judges!" said Winokur.

Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke tied for fifth this week.

"If people want to see us in the show, they have to vote and help us because, you know, we didn't get love from the judges," said de la Fuente. "Hopefully we'll get the love from the people."

Derek Hough fell ill Monday morning, but made it back from the hospital in time to dance with Shannon Elizabeth, who was "sparkling."

"Because once they start, then it keeps building and building," said Elizabeth. "They can't stop. It's like crack for hair and make-up."

Next on the leaderboard: Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez.

"I feel hot and I feel sexy dancing with Fabian doing the number and I'm proud of what I did tonight. I have to say that," said Matlin.

And while Priscilla Presley and Louis Van Amstel landed in last place, he has a big reason to celebrate.

"Right after results show, I'm going to fly to Salt Lake City because Wednesday morning, 9 a.m., I'll be sworn in as a United States citizen," said Van Amstel.

"So that's going to be great," said Presley.

"I leave as a Dutchman and I come back as an American," said Van Amstel.

We'll find out who goes home during the results show Tuesday at 9 p.m.

Click here for a slideshow of the amazing action in week 5, or roll your mouse over the Eyewitness News Story Window at the top of this page to watch video clips.

 

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