Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 12)

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Dancing with the Stars (season 12)
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Promotional advertisement for season 12 (designed by BLT & Associates)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 19
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run March 21, 2011 – May 24, 2011
Additional information
Celebrity winner Hines Ward
Professional winner Kym Johnson
Season chronology
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Season twelve of Dancing with the Stars premiered on March 21, 2011. Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman returned to the show as judges, while Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke returned as hosts.[1]

Professional football player Hines Ward was the winner of the competition with his partner Kym Johnson. Actress Kirstie Alley and Disney star Chelsea Kane came in second and third, respectively.

Overview[edit]

On the official website, a page gave people the chance to recommend celebrities they wanted to see on season 12 of the show through comments.[2] Pro-dancer Derek Hough, who was the incumbent champion, did not return for season 12 in order to film an upcoming movie but returned for season 13.[3]

The cast was revealed on February 28, 2011, during The Bachelor,[1] and the professional partners were revealed on March 2, 2011.[4] Hip hop artist Romeo, injured before the beginning of broadcasts of season two, and replaced during that season by his father, Master P, was one of the competitors in season 12.[5]

Couples[edit]

The 11 celebrities and professional dancers who competed were:

Celebrity Occupation / known for Professional partner Result
Mike Catherwood Radio personality Schwimmer, LaceyLacey Schwimmer Eliminated 1st
on March 29, 2011
Williams, WendyWendy Williams Talk show hostess & author Dovolani, TonyTony Dovolani Eliminated 2nd
on April 5, 2011
Leonard, Sugar RaySugar Ray Leonard Boxer Trebunskaya, AnnaAnna Trebunskaya Eliminated 3rd
on April 12, 2011
Němcová, PetraPetra Němcová Supermodel Chaplin, DmitryDmitry Chaplin Eliminated 4th
on April 19, 2011
Jericho, ChrisChris Jericho WWE Champion & musician Burke, CherylCheryl Burke Eliminated 5th
on April 26, 2011
Wilkinson, KendraKendra Wilkinson Model & reality TV star Van Amstel, LouisLouis Van Amstel Eliminated 6th
on May 3, 2011
Miller, RomeoRomeo Miller Rapper & actor Hightower, ChelsieChelsie Hightower Eliminated 7th
on May 10, 2011
Macchio, RalphRalph Macchio Actor Smirnoff, KarinaKarina Smirnoff Eliminated 8th
on May 17, 2011
Kane, ChelseaChelsea Kane Actress & singer Ballas, MarkMark Ballas Third place
on May 24, 2011
Alley, KirstieKirstie Alley Actress Chmerkovskiy, MaksimMaksim Chmerkovskiy Runner-up
on May 24, 2011
Ward, HinesHines Ward NFL football player Kym Johnson Winner
on May 24, 2011

Scoring chart[edit]

Couple Place 1 2 1+2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Hines & Kym 1 21 23 44 25 25 27 27 30+36=66 28+26=54 30+30=60 29+30+30=89
Kirstie & Maks 2 23 20 43 21 22 23 26 30+30=60 28+25=53 27+27=54 27+27+30=84
Chelsea & Mark 3 21 18 39 23 26 26 28 30+34=64 29+26=55 7328+30+15=73 29+30+30=89
Ralph & Karina 4 24 21 45 21 25 22 24 30+36=66 25+21=46 25+23=48
Romeo & Chelsie 5 19 23 42 20 23 26 28 30+30=60 27+25=52
Kendra & Louis 6 18 19 37 23 18 22 25 30+31=61
Chris & Cheryl 7 19 23 42 21 23 26 22
Petra & Dmitry 8 18 18 36 25 23 22
Sugar Ray & Anna 9 17 17 34 20 21
Wendy & Tony 10 14 17 31 15
Mike & Lacey 11 13 17 30
Red numbers indicates the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicates the highest score for each week.
     indicates the couple eliminated that week.
     indicates the returning couple that was the last to be called safe.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
     indicates the third-place couple.

Averages[edit]

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 30-points scale (the scores for the Winner Takes All Cha-cha-cha from week nine and scores from Donnie Burns in week 7 are not included).

Rank by average Place Couple Total points Number of dances Average
1 1 Hines & Kym 401 15 26.7
2 3 Chelsea & Mark 392 15 26.1
3 2 Kirstie & Maks 370 15 24.7
4 5 Romeo & Chelsie 236 10 23.6
5 4 Ralph & Karina 279 12 23.3
6 7 Chris & Cheryl 134 6 22.3
7 6 Kendra & Louis 171 8 21.4
8 8 Petra & Dmitry 106 5 21.2
9 9 Sugar Ray & Anna 75 4 18.8
10 10 Wendy & Tony 46 3 15.3
11 11 Mike & Lacey 30 2 15.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' marks are as follows:

Dance Best dancer(s) Best score Worst dancer(s) Worst score
Foxtrot Hines Ward 28 Mike Catherwood 13
Cha-cha-cha Kirstie Alley 30 Wendy Williams 14
Jive Hines Ward 26 Mike Catherwood
Sugar Ray Leonard
17
Quickstep Hines Ward 29 Wendy Williams 17
Rumba Chelsea Kane 30 Romeo 20
Samba Hines Ward 30 Ralph Macchio 22
Waltz Chelsea Kane 29 Kirstie Alley 22
Paso doble Kirstie Alley 27 Sugar Ray Leonard 20
Viennese Waltz Chelsea Kane 30 Kendra Wilkinson 18
Tango Hines Ward
Romeo
27 Chris Jericho 22
Argentine tango Hines Ward 30 Ralph Macchio 25
Salsa Hines Ward 30 Ralph Macchio 23
Freestyle Hines Ward
Chelsea Kane
30 Kirstie Alley 27

Petra Němcová is the only star to not land on this list.

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

According to the traditional 30-point scale:

Couples Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Hines & Kym Argentine tango, Salsa, Freestyle, & Samba (30) Cha-cha-cha (21)
Kirstie & Maks Cha-cha-cha (30) Quickstep (20)
Chelsea & Mark Rumba, Freestyle, & Viennese Waltz (30) Jive (18)
Ralph & Karina Quickstep (26) Jive, Rumba, & Cha-cha-cha (21)
Romeo & Chelsie Waltz (28) Cha-cha-cha (19)
Kendra & Louis Samba (25) Cha-cha-cha & Viennese Waltz (18)
Chris & Cheryl Viennese Waltz (26) Cha-cha-cha (19)
Petra & Dmitry Waltz (25) Foxtrot & Jive (18)
Sugar Ray & Anna Viennese Waltz (21) Foxtrot & Jive (17)
Wendy & Tony Quickstep (17) Cha-cha-cha (14)
Mike & Lacey Jive (17) Foxtrot (13)

Weekly scores and songs[edit]

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music
Chelsea & Mark 21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "King of Anything" – Sara Bareilles
Wendy & Tony 14 (5, 4, 5) Cha-cha-cha "I'm Every Woman" – Chaka Khan
Hines & Kym 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Club Can't Handle Me" – Flo Rida & David Guetta
Petra & Dmitry 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Don't Know Why" – Norah Jones
Romeo & Chelsie 19 (7, 6, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Romeo" – Basement Jaxx
Sugar Ray & Anna 17 (6, 5, 6) Foxtrot "The Power of Love" – Huey Lewis & the News
Kendra & Louis 18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-cha-cha "When Love Takes Over" – David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
Ralph & Karina 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" – Dean Martin
Chris & Cheryl 19 (7, 6, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Should I Stay or Should I Go" – The Clash
Mike & Lacey 13 (5, 4, 4) Foxtrot "Cooler Than Me" – Mike Posner
Kirstie & Maks 23 (8, 7, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Forget You" – Cee Lo Green

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Sugar Ray & Anna 17 (6, 5, 6) Jive "Sweet Soul Music" – Arthur Conley Last to be Called Safe
Kendra & Louis 19 (7, 6, 6) Quickstep "Gotta Work" – Amerie Safe
Chelsea & Mark 18 (6, 5, 7) Jive "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" – Panic at the Disco Safe
Chris & Cheryl 23 (8, 7, 8) Quickstep "I Got Rhythm" – Judy Garland Safe
Petra & Dmitry 18 (6, 6, 6) Jive "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" – Queen Safe
Kirstie & Maks 20 (7, 6, 7) Quickstep "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" – KT Tunstall Safe
Mike & Lacey 17 (6, 5, 6) Jive "The Boys Are Back in Town" – Thin Lizzy Eliminated
Romeo & Chelsie 23 (7, 8, 8) Quickstep "You're the One That I Want" – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Safe
Wendy & Tony 17 (6, 5, 6) Quickstep "Do Your Thing" – Basement Jaxx Safe
Ralph & Karina 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "Nobody But Me" – The Human Beinz Safe
Hines & Kym 23 (8, 7, 8) Quickstep "Part-Time Lover" – Stevie Wonder Safe

Week 3: Personal Story Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Wendy & Tony 15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life" – Indeep Eliminated
Chelsea & Mark 23 (7, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Chelsea" – The Summer Set Safe
Chris & Cheryl 21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Let It Be" – The Beatles Last to be Called Safe
Kendra & Louis 23 (8, 7, 8) Rumba "You and Me" – Musiq Soulchild Safe
Romeo & Chelsie 20 (7, 6, 7) Rumba "I'll Be There" – The Jackson 5 Safe
Hines & Kym 25 (9, 8, 8) Samba "Fantasy" – Earth, Wind and Fire Safe
Petra & Dmitry 25 (8, 9, 8) Waltz "You Raise Me Up" – Josh Groban Safe
Sugar Ray & Anna 20 (7, 6, 7) Paso doble "My Prerogative" – Bobby Brown Safe
Kirstie & Maks 21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Over the Rainbow" – Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Safe
Ralph & Karina 21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Stay Gold" – Stevie Wonder Safe

Week 4: Classical Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Romeo & Chelsie 23 (7, 8, 8) Paso doble "Palladio, First Movement" – Karl Jenkins Safe
Kendra & Louis 18 (6, 6, 6) Viennese Waltz "Con te partirò" – Andrea Bocelli (performed by Katherine Jenkins) Safe
Sugar Ray & Anna 21 (7, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Waltz of the Flowers" – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Eliminated
Petra & Dmitry 23 (8, 7, 8) Paso doble "March of the Toreadors" – Georges Bizet Safe
Ralph & Karina 25 (8, 8, 9) Waltz "Romeo and Juliet" – Nino Rota Safe
Hines & Kym 25 (9, 8, 8) Paso doble "Explosive / Adagio for Strings" – Bond Safe
Chelsea & Mark 26 (9, 8, 9) Viennese Waltz "Hedwig's Theme" – John Williams Last to be Called Safe
Chris & Cheryl 23 (8, 7, 8) Paso doble "I Dovregubbens Hall" – Edvard Grieg Safe
Kirstie & Maks 22 (7, 7, 8) Waltz "The Flower Duet" – Léo Delibes (performed by Katherine Jenkins and Beverley Staunton) Safe

Week 5: American Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Ralph & Karina 22 (8, 7, 7) Samba "Sweet Home Alabama" – Lynyrd Skynyrd Safe
Chris & Cheryl 26 (9, 8, 9) Viennese Waltz "America the Beautiful" – Whitney Houston Last to be Called Safe
Petra & Dmitry 22 (7, 7, 8) Quickstep "Viva Las Vegas" – Elvis Presley Eliminated
Romeo & Chelsie 26 (9, 8, 9) Foxtrot "New York, New York" – Frank Sinatra Safe
Hines & Kym 27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "God Bless The USA" – Lee Greenwood Safe
Kirstie & Maks 23 (8, 7, 8) Foxtrot "American Woman" – The Guess Who Safe
Kendra & Louis 22 (8, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Yankee Doodle Dandy" – James Cagney Safe
Chelsea & Mark 26 (9, 8, 9) Samba "Party in the U.S.A." – Miley Cyrus Safe

Week 6: Guilty Pleasure Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Kirstie & Maks 26 (8, 9, 9) Samba "Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears Safe
Chris & Cheryl 22 (7, 8, 7) Tango "Don't Stop Believin'" – Journey Eliminated
Romeo & Chelsie 28 (10, 9, 9) Waltz "My Heart Will Go On" – Celine Dion Safe
Chelsea & Mark 28 (10, 9, 9) Quickstep "Walkin' on Sunshine" – Katrina and the Waves Safe
Kendra & Louis 25 (8, 8, 9) Samba "Livin' la Vida Loca" – Ricky Martin Safe
Hines & Kym 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "End of the Road" – Boyz II Men Safe
Ralph & Karina 24 (8, 8, 8) Paso doble "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" – C+C Music Factory Last to be Called Safe

Week 7: Ballroom Greats Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Chelsea & Mark
Ralph & Karina
Romeo & Chelsie
30 (8, 8, 7, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Born This Way" – Lady Gaga
Hines & Kym
Kirstie & Maks
Kendra & Louis
30 (7, 7, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "We R Who We R" – Ke$ha
Chelsea & Mark 34 (8, 9, 8, 9) Paso doble "Ghosts 'N Stuff" – Deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire Last to be Called Safe
Kendra & Louis 31 (8, 8, 7, 8) Tango "Jealousy" – Billy Fury Eliminated
Kirstie & Maks 30 (9, 7, 6, 8) Jive "La Bamba" – Ritchie Valens Safe
Ralph & Karina 36 (10, 9, 8, 9) Quickstep "Pencil Full Of Lead" – Paolo Nutini Safe
Hines & Kym 36 (9, 9, 8, 10) Tango "Tango Misterioso" – Pedro Gomez Safe
Romeo & Chelsie 30 (7, 8, 7, 8) Samba "Say Hey (I Love You)" – Michael Franti & Spearhead Safe

Week 8: Instant Choreography Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Chelsea & Mark 29 (10, 9, 10) Waltz "My Love" – Sia Safe
26 (8, 9, 9) Instant Salsa "Get Busy" – Sean Paul
Hines & Kym 28 (9, 9, 10) Foxtrot "This Will Be" – Natalie Cole Safe
26 (9, 9, 8) Instant Jive "Chantilly Lace" – Jerry Lee Lewis
Romeo & Chelsie 27 (9, 9, 9) Tango "Hold It Against Me" – Britney Spears Eliminated
25 (8, 9, 8) Instant Salsa "Tequila" – Xavier Cugat
Ralph & Karina 25 (8, 8, 9) Viennese Waltz "Maybe I, Maybe You" – Scorpions Last to be Called Safe
21 (7, 7, 7) Instant Cha-cha-cha "Stuck in the Middle With You" – Stealers Wheel
Kirstie & Maks 28 (9, 9, 10) Argentine tango "Cite Tango" – Ástor Piazzolla Safe
25 (8, 9, 8) Instant Salsa "Cobrastyle" – Teddybears ft. Mad Cobra

Week 9: Semifinals[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Ralph & Karina 25 (8, 9, 8) Argentine tango "Violentango" – Astor Piazzola Eliminated
23 (8, 7, 8) Salsa "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" – Pitbull
Kirstie & Maks 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "One and Only" – Adele Last to be called safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Paso doble "White Room" – Cream
Chelsea & Mark 28 (9, 9, 10) Argentine tango "Assassin's Tango" – John Powell Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Rumba "Eyes on Fire" – Blue Foundation
Hines & Kym 30 (10, 10, 10) Argentine tango "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" – Doris Day Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Salsa "Hello" – The Cat Empire

Winner Takes All Cha-cha-cha

Couples Results Music
Hines & Kym
&
Ralph & Karina
Hines & Kym "Boogie Shoes" – KC and the Sunshine Band

"Mustang Sally" – Wilson Pickett
Chelsea & Mark
&
Kirstie & Maks
Chelsea & Mark "Makes Me Wonder" – Maroon 5

"Walkin' On The Sun" – Smash Mouth
Hines & Kym
&
Chelsea & Mark
Chelsea & Mark "Just Dance" – Lady Gaga ft. Colby O'Donis

Week 10: Finale[edit]

Running order (Night 1)
Couple Score Dance Music Assistant judge
Chelsea & Mark 29 (10, 9, 10) Samba "Hip Hip Chin Chin" – Club Des Belugas Carrie Ann Inaba
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Latinos" – Proyecto Uno
Kirstie & Maks 27 (9, 9, 9) Samba "Magalenha" – Sérgio Mendes Bruno Tonioli
27 (9, 9, 9) Freestyle "Perfect" – Pink
Hines & Kym 29 (10, 9, 10) Quickstep "Puttin' On The Ritz" – Irving Berlin Len Goodman
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Dancing Machine" & "I Want You Back" – The Jackson 5
Running order (night 2)
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Chelsea & Mark 30 (10, 10, 10) Viennese Waltz "Hedwig's Theme" – John Williams Third place
Kirstie & Maks 30 (10, 10, 10) Cha-cha-cha "Forget You" – Cee Lo Green Runner-up
Hines & Kym 30 (10, 10, 10) Samba "Fantasy" – Earth, Wind, and Fire Winner

Dance chart[edit]

The celebrities and professional partners danced one of these routines for each corresponding week:

  • Week 1: Cha-cha-cha or foxtrot
  • Week 2: Jive or quickstep
  • Week 3: Rumba or one unlearned dance (Personal Story/Most Memorable Year)
  • Week 4: Paso doble, Viennese waltz, or waltz (Classical Week)
  • Week 5: One unlearned dance (American Week)
  • Week 6: One unlearned dance (Guilty Pleasure Week)
  • Week 7: One unlearned dance and Team Dance (Ballroom Greats Week)
  • Week 8: One unlearned ballroom dance and instant dance (Instant Choreography Week)
  • Week 9: Two unlearned dances and Winner-takes-all cha-cha-cha
  • Week 10 (Night 1): Judges choice dance and freestyle
  • Week 10 (Night 2): Favorite dance of the season
Couple Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Hines & Kym Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Samba Paso doble Rumba Viennese Waltz Cha-cha-cha Tango Foxtrot Jive Argentine tango Salsa Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Freestyle Samba
Kirstie & Maks Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Rumba Waltz Foxtrot Samba Cha-cha-cha Jive Argentine tango Salsa Viennese Waltz Paso doble Cha-cha-cha Samba Freestyle Cha-cha-cha
Chelsea & Mark Foxtrot Jive Cha-cha-cha Viennese Waltz Samba Quickstep Cha-cha-cha Paso doble Waltz Salsa Argentine tango Rumba Cha-cha-cha Samba Freestyle Viennese Waltz
Ralph & Karina Foxtrot Jive Rumba Waltz Samba Paso doble Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Viennese Waltz Cha-cha-cha Argentine tango Salsa Cha-cha-cha Quickstep
Romeo & Chelsie Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Rumba Paso doble Foxtrot Waltz Cha-cha-cha Samba Tango Salsa Waltz
Kendra & Louis Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Rumba Viennese Waltz Foxtrot Samba Cha-cha-cha Tango Samba
Chris & Cheryl Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Rumba Paso doble Viennese Waltz Tango Paso doble
Petra & Dmitry Foxtrot Jive Waltz Paso doble Quickstep Waltz
Sugar Ray & Anna Foxtrot Jive Paso doble Viennese Waltz Paso doble
Wendy & Tony Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Foxtrot
Mike & Lacey Foxtrot Jive Cha-cha-cha
     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
     Danced, but not scored
     Gained bonus points for this dance.

Guest performances on results episodes[edit]

In addition to recapping the week's earlier performances by the competitors, each results show features one or more guest musical performers/acts who perform at least one song. During each song, the Dancing with the Stars dance troupe or guest dancers perform a choreographed dance. Unless otherwise noted, the Dancing with the Stars dance troupe performed during the musical number.

March 29, 2011

Chris Brown performed "Yeah 3x" and a medley of "Forever"/"Beautiful People" while his own dancers performed. The dance troupe also performed to the song Dance to the Music.[6] Music was provided by the house band.

April 5, 2011

OneRepublic performed "Good Life" while Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer danced, and "All the Right Moves". On the same episode, Selena Gomez and the Scene performed "Who Says" featuring Mark Ballas and Chelsie Hightower dancing.

April 12, 2011

David Garrett performed "Walk This Way". Jennifer Hudson performed "Don't Look Down" while Louis Van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff danced, and followed up with "Feeling Good" featuring dancing by Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Snejana Petrova and Damian Whitewood.

April 19, 2011

Toby Keith performed two songs: "Should've Been a Cowboy" (with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Lacey Schwimmer in addition to the dance troupe), and "American Soldier" (with Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya dancing).

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment was choreographed by Jamal Sims (choreographer for Step Up, Footloose and the American version of So You Think You Can Dance). Featured dancers included Jamal Sims, Kayla Radomski, Ashlee Nino, and Paula Van Oppen.[7]

April 26, 2011

Hanson performed "MMMBop" during the opening of the episode which aired April 25, which featured Tony Dovolani, Lacey Schwimmer and the dance troupe. On the subsequent results show, Hanson performed "Give A Little" during the opening to the "Road to the Finals" special.

The April 26 episode also featured two duets between New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, who performed "Don't Turn Out the Lights" accompanied by dancers Tony Dovolani and Lacey Schwimmer, and the dance troupe, and "I Want It That Way"/"Step by Step" with Peta Murgatroyd, Anna Trebunskaya, Joey McIntyre and Donnie Wahlberg dancing. On the same episode, Pia Toscano performed "I'll Stand By You" with Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff dancing.

May 3, 2011

Nicki Minaj performed "Moment 4 Life" with Chelsie Hightower, Kiki Nyemchek, Sonny Pederson and Lacey Schwimmer dancing. Priscilla Ahn performed "Dream" while Patricia Zhou danced, and James Blunt performed "I'll Be Your Man", with Dasha Chesnokova and Val Chmerkovskiy dancing.

May 10, 2011

Adele performed "Rolling in the Deep", which featured Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Jaimie Goodwin and Chantel Aguirre dancing. Delta Goodrem (replaced Adele and performed "Natural Woman" while Cheryl Burke and Louis Van Amstel danced. A duet by Michael Bolton and Delta Goodrem followed, with the pair singing "I'm Not Ready" while Dmitry Chaplin and Anna Trebunskaya danced.

May 17, 2011

Stevie Nicks performed "Secret Love" and "Landslide". Her first song featured Dmitry Chaplin, Anna Trebunskaya, Peta Murgatroyd and Damian Whitewood dancing, and the second showcased Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani. On the same episode, Pitbull (featuring Ne-Yo and Nayer) performed "Give Me Everything", which also featured his own dance troupe.

Brooke Burke (season 7 champion and current co-host), Apolo Anton Ohno (Season 4 champion), Donny Osmond (Season 9 champion), Warren Sapp (Season 7 finalist) also returned to provide color commentary on their memorable individual freestyle routines. In addition, the dance troupe and professional dancers performed two medleys. Season 2 winners Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke also returned and performed their fan favorite freestyle, "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy."

May 24, 2011

The final results show featured performances by The Black Eyed Peas ("Don't Stop the Party"), The Go-Go's ("We Got the Beat") and Sara Evans ("A Little Bit Stronger"). The second song featured dances by Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Lacey Schwimmer, Cheryl Burke and Chelsie Hightower.

Dance Troupe[edit]

1st season with dance troupe. The dance troupe consists of six dancers: Oksana Dmyrenko, Tristan MacManus,[8] Peta Murgatroyd, Kiki Nyemchek, Nicole Volynets and Ted Volynets.[9]

American television ratings[edit]

Season 12 was one of the most watched seasons. Numerous episodes were the most watched show in the USA for the week. The show tied with Modern Family, a sitcom which also airs on ABC, for the season's No. 5 spot in the age 18-49 demographic of viewers, and placed at No. 3 on the rankings of the overall season.[10]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b Fienberg, Daniel. "ABC sets 'Dancing with the Stars' premiere, delays 'Cougar Town' return". Hitfix. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dancing With the Stars Lets You Cast the Next Season". Retrieved 8 November 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Derek Hough is taking a break from 'Dancing'". Access Hollywood via MSNBC. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Rizzo, Monica. "Pairs Unveiled for New Season of Dancing with the Stars". Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Romeo Plans To Avenge Dad Master P’s Low 'Dancing' Scores". Access Hollywood. NBCUniversal. 2011-03-10. Archived from the original on 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  6. ^ Scandariato, Erica. "Dancing with the Stars: Goodbye "Psycho Mike"". Picktainment. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "ABC Video of Dancing with the Stars". ABC. Retrieved 17 November 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ Wieselman, Jarett. "Tristan MacManus, just cuz". New York Post. Retrieved 8 November 2011. [dead link]
  9. ^ Taylor, Adam. "Washington Post Article". The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 November 2011. [dead link]
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Full 2010-2011 TV Season Series Rankings". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
Judges' scores

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