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Will Rocco be cooking up any more moves?

October 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Chef Rocco DiSpirito was on the menu for elimination Tuesday night, and at the end of the show, he got the axe. But the chef is certainly not stewing over the situation. For Rocco, being on the show was a recipe worth trying.

"This is all like the bicycle under the Christmas tree, you know? There's nothing to be upset about. It's all gravy," said DiSpirito.

Rocco DiSpirito and Karina Smirnoff enjoyed four weeks of ballroom dancing, but the samba would be their last dance.

"Well, I've got the gift of dance now. You know, whether I can do it really well or not, I can do it and I'm less afraid than I used to be so this has been a tremendously generous experience," said DiSpirito.

But when it comes to true generosity, Rocco's partner has something to say.

"He's always kind. He's always nice to people and he's always looking at things from a positive point of view," said Smirnoff.

"Rocco is very nice. He jokes a lot. He might not seem like the joking type but he's always cracking jokes," said Maurice Greene.

"I respect him a lot. He was a really nice and fun guy, and so it's sad to see him go, but it's the nature of the game," said Cody Linley.

Tuesday night, the show included the return of the ballroom dance competition for kids. One team performed the samba to rave reviews.

"You know what I'm really happy about? That they brought on a pair of 8 year olds to really show me how it's done tonight. On the night that I got eliminated, they're like, this is how it's supposed to be done," said DiSpirito.

The game is on.

"Every week you start from square one because, you know, every week's different, and we're excited this week because we're riding high and we need to keep that," said Lance Bass.

It's now down to eight couples. Next week, new dances will be introduced to the show, including the jitterbug.

Toni Braxton and Alec Mazo will dance the West Coast Jive.

"Any time you get a challenge like this you know you're up to it, and we have a great song, so yeah I think Toni will be good this week," said Mazo.

Cloris Leachman and Corky Ballas, who survived being in the bottom two, will dance salsa.

 

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