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'Dancing With The Stars': JR Martinez's dances so nice, he was perfect twice

November 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
It took eight weeks to see who - if anyone - would earn triple tens on "Dancing With The Stars."

(Get a dance-by-dance recap of all the action in week eight of 'Dancing With The Stars.')

On Monday night, we got them twice from the same team.

J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff Waltzed their way to the first perfect score of the season. And when they came back to perform their instant Jive, they did it again.

Martinez said getting all tens felt like an out-of-body experience, but unlike the last time it happened, this one felt really good.

"I've experienced that once before in my life and the only time I experienced that when my life was changing in Iraq in April of 2003," the military veteran said. "It just felt like an out-of-body experience and not knowing what was going to happen. This was kind of like one of those same moments but in the most powerful, positive way ever."

The only other 10 score of the night went to Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough who scored 28 for their Waltz.

With 24 more for their instant jive, they tied for second with 52 points.

"Clearly, tonight, J.R. and Karina were No. 1 by far," Lake said. "But it's more about a competition with myself. I want to keep getting better and better and so it's disappointing when I don't do my best."

They're tied with Hope Solo and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who Quickstepped to triple nines and added 25 more points for their instant Jive.

"I'm an Olympic athlete and my legs are officially tired from dancing," Solo said. "Finally, week eight, you know what? My legs wanted to die out there on the dance floor."

One point behind them for their two dances were Rob Kardashian and his partner, Cheryl Burke.

"I'm super happy," Kardashian said. "We try to improve week after week and I feel like we accomplished that tonight."

Nancy Grace and partner Tristan MacManus were in last place with 44 points.

"Our Jive this week was better than our Jive last week and our Tango this week was better than our Tango last week," MacManus said. "The scores reflected that and the way we did them reflected, so that's enough. You can't be disappointed about being better."

(Get a dance-by-dance recap of all the action in week eight of 'Dancing With The Stars.')

Grace said she always braces for the worst but hopes for the best.

One more couple goes home Tuesday night.

View photos from week eight of "Dancing With The Stars."

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