Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 7)

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Dancing with the Stars season 7
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 21
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 22, 2008 – November 25, 2008
Additional information
Celebrity winner Brooke Burke
Professional winner Derek Hough
Season chronology
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The seventh season of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 22, 2008 as a part of ABC's fall 2008 line-up. Instead of 12 couples like previous seasons, this was the first season to showcase a lineup of 13 couples. This season also introduced four new dances: the hustle, the salsa, the jitterbug, and the west coast swing, as well as Team Dancing. Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris return as the show's hosts. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba continue as the judges this season, with Michael Flatley having appeared temporarily as a guest judge for Len Goodman during week six.

Only three 30s were given out this season, and all were given to the winner, Brooke Burke: once for her foxtrot in week seven, once for her freestyle in the finals, and once for her repeated favorite dance, the Viennese waltz, also in the finals. This is the second season (the other being season 1) where all perfect 30s were given to one person.

The official cast announcement was made on the morning of August 25, 2008 on Good Morning America. This is the third season to have its cast announced on GMA.[1][2]

Couples[edit]

The 13 celebrities and professional dancers who competed were:

Celebrity Occupation / Known for Professional partner Status
Jeffrey Ross Standup comedian Edyta Śliwińska Eliminated 1st
on September 23, 2008
Ted McGinley Actor Inna Brayer Eliminated 2nd
on September 24, 2008
Kim Kardashian Reality television star Mark Ballas Eliminated 3rd
on September 30, 2008
Misty May-Treanor volleyball player Maksim Chmerkovskiy Withdrew
on October 6, 2008
Rocco DiSpirito Chef Karina Smirnoff Eliminated 4th
on October 14, 2008
Toni Braxton Singer Alec Mazo Eliminated 5th
on October 21, 2008
Cloris Leachman Actress Corky Ballas Eliminated 6th
on October 28, 2008
Susan Lucci Soap opera actress Tony Dovolani Eliminated 7th
on November 5, 2008
Maurice Greene Olympic sprinter Cheryl Burke Eliminated 8th
on November 11, 2008
Cody Linley Hannah Montana star Julianne Hough
Edyta Śliwińska (weeks 7 & 8)
Eliminated 9th
on November 18, 2008
Lance Bass *NSYNC member Lacey Schwimmer Third Place
on November 25, 2008
Warren Sapp NFL player Kym Johnson Runner-Up
on November 25, 2008
Brooke Burke Television host & model Derek Hough Winner
on November 25, 2008

Scoring chart[edit]

Red numbers indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week.
     indicates the couple (or couples) eliminated that week.
     indicates the returning couple was the last to be called safe (they may or may have not been in the bottom two).
     indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two.
     indicates the couple withdrew from the competition and did not dance that week.
     indicates the couple that would have been eliminated had an elimination taken place.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
     indicates the third-place couple.
Couple Place 1A 1B 1A+B 2 3 4 3+4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Brooke & Derek 1 23 26 49 24 28 26 54 29 26 30+29=59 28+27=55 21+28=49 28+30+30=88
Warren & Kym 2 21 22 43 24 25 22 47 25 25 21+29=50 28+26=54 24+25=49 25+28+27=80
Lance & Lacey 3 22 21 43 20 22 26 48 21 27 25+20=45 26+24=50 28+29=57 26+27+28=81
Cody & Julianne 4 18 23 41 21 21 23 44 28 23 22+20=42 24+24=48 22+24=46
Maurice & Cheryl 5 18 21 39 19 24 20 44 27 21 25+29=54 24+24=48
Susan & Tony 6 15 22 37 21 21 24 45 22 23 24+20=44
Cloris & Corky 7 16 16 32 15 16 22 38 21 15
Toni & Alec 8 22 23 45 23 22 22 44 22
Rocco & Karina 9 14 21 35 16 20 18 38
Misty & Maksim 10 21 21 42 21
Kim & Mark 11 19 18 37 17
Ted & Inna 12 18 19 37
Jeffrey & Edyta 13 12

Week 1: Brooke Burke & Derek Hough received a2330 (the highest score of the night) for their cha-cha-cha and received a 2630 for their Quickstep. Cloris Leachman received a1630 for her Foxtrot. While Rocco DiSpirito & Karina Smirnoff earned their Foxtrot a 1430 and Jeffrey Ross & Edyta Śliwińska received a 1230 (the lowest score of the night) for their cha-cha-cha. The September 23 episode featured competition and elimination on the same night. Each couple that was called safe performed a new routine. At the end of the episode, Jeffrey Ross was eliminated. Ted McGinley was eliminated on the results show the following night.

Week 2: Warren & Kym performed an encore for their Paso Doble. Brooke & Derek held the top spot for the second consecutive week, while Cloris Leachman & Corky Ballas were at bottom of the judges' leader board with 15/30. Kim Kardashian & reigning champion Mark Ballas were eliminated.

Week 3: Brooke & Derek became the first couple to receive a 10 from any of the judges; in this case, it was awarded by Len Goodman. Cloris and Corky danced their wacky Jive leaving the judges speechless and landed at the bottom of the judges' leaderboard for the third consecutive week. Misty May-Treanor was forced to withdraw from the competition after rupturing her Achilles tendon during a training session. Because of her withdrawal, no elimination took place that week. However, it was announced on the results show that, of the remaining contestants, Rocco DiSpirito had the lowest combined total of scores and votes and would've been eliminated. Each couples combined total for that week was added to their total for the following week, in order to determine who would be eliminated next.

Week 4: Cloris & Corky received their highest score of the season, 2230 for their Tango, but they found themselves in the bottom two along with Rocco & Karina. However, Rocco DiSpirito was eliminated.

Week 5: Eight couples performed four new dances: the Hustle, the Salsa, the Jitterbug, and the West Coast Swing. Susan & Tony, and Warren & Kym performed the Hustle, Cloris & Corky, and Maurice & Cheryl performed the Salsa, Brooke & Derek, and Cody & Julianne performed the Jitterbug, and Lance & Lacey, and Toni & Alec performed the West Coast Swing. After the results show, Julianne Hough was rushed to the hospital because of severe stomach pain. She was later diagnosed with endometriosis. Toni Braxton was eliminated.

Week 6: For the first time since the start of the competition, Brooke & Derek were not in first place, narrowly losing out to Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer. Cloris & Corky received a 1530 (the lowest score of week six). They were eliminated, but the audience giving them a standing ovation for the last six weeks.

Week 7: Brooke & Derek became the first couple to receive a perfect 30 from the judges, on their Foxtrot. Cody Linley danced with a substitute partner, Edyta Śliwińska, while Julianne Hough had surgery to remove her appendix. During Week 7, the show introduced Team Dancing and the score each team received was added to the score of their first dance of the evening. The producers named Warren and Susan captains, and had them randomly choose dances to perform. They were then allowed to choose teammates: the resulting teams were Team Cha-cha (Lucci, Linley, Bass, and their partners) and Team Paso Doble (Sapp, Greene, Burke, and their partners). Susan Lucci was eliminated.

Week 8: During the Latin round, each celebrity was required to dance a 15-second solo, apart from his/her partner. Cody Linley danced with Edyta again this week, while Julianne recovered from her surgery. Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson earned their first 10 for their Tango and received the encore for the week. Maurice Greene was eliminated.

Week 9: Julianne Hough returned to the show to dance with Cody Linley. Brooke & Derek earned their jive a 2130, their lowest score of the season, while Lance & Lacey earned their highest scores of the season for their Mambo a 2830 and the Jitterbug a 2930(10, 9, 10), giving them total of 5760 the highest score of week nine. Cody Linley came in last place and was eliminated.

Week 10: Burke received a score of 2830 for the Group Samba and earned a perfect 3030 for the Freestyle round. During the Tuesday night finale, the eliminated couples returned to the dance floor for their final performances including the unstoppable Cloris Leachman. Jeffrey Ross performed a stand-up comedy routine, in which he "roasted" the three finalists. Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer received third place, Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson received second place, Brooke Burke & Derek Hough became the champions of Dancing with the Stars season seven. This was Kym Johnson's second time finishing in second place, the first time being in season four with celebrity partner Joey Fatone.

Average score chart[edit]

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 30-points scale.

Rank by average Place Couple Total points Number of dances Average
1 1 Brooke & Derek 433 16 27.1
2 2 Warren & Kym 397 16 24.8
3 3 Lance & Lacey 392 16 24.5
4 5 Maurice & Cheryl 252 11 22.9
5 4 Cody & Julianne 293 13 22.5
6 8 Toni B. & Alec 134 6 22.3
7 6 Susan & Tony D. 192 9 21.3
8 10 Misty & Maksim 63 3 21.0
9 12 Ted & Inna 37 2 18.5
10 11 Kim K. & Mark 54 3 18.0
11 9 Rocco & Karina 89 5 17.8
12 7 Cloris & Corky 121 7 17.3
13 13 Jeffrey & Edyta 12 1 12.0

Season notes[edit]

  • Cloris Leachman became the oldest woman in the series.
  • During rehearsal of their first dance, Jeffrey Ross was accidentally poked in the eye by Edyta Śliwińska, suffering a scratched cornea. Against doctor's advice, Ross continued the competition. They were the first couple to be eliminated.
  • On Friday, October 3, 2008, Misty May-Treanor was injured during practice. She received immediate medical attention.[3] At the end of the next episode, on Monday, October 6, May-Treanor announced that she had ruptured her Achilles tendon, and thus had to withdraw from the competition; moreover, she had surgery scheduled for October 7. She plans to return to volleyball competition after her recovery, stating that she had already planned to take some time off, so this injury did not affect her career.[4] On the results show the next night, Bergeron revealed that no one would be eliminated that week because of May-Treanor's withdrawal; instead, the week three scores would be combined with the scores from week four. He also revealed that Rocco DiSpirito would have been eliminated.
  • On Sunday, October 19, 2008, Brooke Burke was injured during the camera blocking for her Jitterbug with partner Derek Hough. She was doing a front flip and came down too hard on her right foot. She put ice on it immediately, but ended up going to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Monday morning, October 20, 2008, for treatment and X-rays. There, it was determined that she had severely bruised her foot, but as of Monday afternoon, an ABC spokesperson told People magazine that Burke and Hough were still planning to perform on that night's live show.[5] They did just that, and went on to receive a 29 for their Jitterbug, remaining at the top of the leaderboard for the fifth straight week.
  • On the Monday, October 20 show, Tom Bergeron announced that Susan Lucci had fractured two bones in her foot, but she would still dance her Hustle that night.
  • On the Tuesday, October 21 results show, Tom Bergeron announced that Michael Flatley would sit in as a guest judge for Len Goodman during week six. Goodman got one week off due to an "impossible schedule," as stated by Samantha Harris.
  • Forty minutes after the Tuesday, October 21, results show, Julianne Hough was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for increasingly painful stomach pains.[6] Initially Hough said she was taking a day off from the group rehearsal to relax and try and feel better. However, on October 27 she was diagnosed with endometriosis.[7] She announced on the October 27th show that she would undergo surgery to remove her appendix on October 28, and that she would bow out of the competition until she recovers. Her partner Cody Linley worked with Edyta Śliwińska for weeks seven and eight of the competition.[8] Hough returned to the show for week nine, the semi-finals, on November 17.
  • Julianne Hough's scheduled performance for the October 21st results show was pre-recorded and postponed. It aired during the November 18th results show with Mark, Derek, and Lacey performing a choreographed routine along with Julianne.
  • On Thursday, October 30, Lacey Schwimmer reported that she has endometriosis but unlike Julianne, she would continue the show because her condition would not require surgery.
  • Due to ABC's television coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election on November 4, 2008, the week seven results show was moved to Wednesday, November 5.
  • Tuesday, November 25 marked the first time since season two that a couple (or two) did not receive a perfect 30 for their favorite dance of the season, as Lance Bass received a 28 and Warren Sapp received a 27.
  • During the season, Toni Braxton had a tumor under her breast and was scheduled not to go on tour, though after it was removed, she reported she would.

Highest & lowest scoring dances[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
Cha-cha-cha Maurice Greene 25 Jeffrey Ross 12
Jive Lance Bass 27 Cloris Leachman 16
Mambo Lance Bass 28 Cloris Leachman 16
Rumba Brooke Burke 26 Rocco DiSpirito 16
Tango Brooke Burke
Warren Sapp
28 Cloris Leachman 22
Paso Doble Brooke Burke
Warren Sapp
Maurice Greene
Susan Lucci
24 Cloris Leachman 15
Samba Brooke Burke 28 Rocco DiSpirito 18
Quickstep Brooke Burke 26 Lance Bass 21
Foxtrot Brooke Burke 30 Rocco DiSpirito 14
Viennese Waltz Brooke Burke 30 Rocco DiSpirito 20
West Coast Swing Toni Braxton 22 Lance Bass 21
Hustle Warren Sapp 27 Susan Lucci 22
Jitterbug Brooke Burke
Lance Bass
29 Warren Sapp 25
Salsa Brooke Burke 28 Cloris Leachman 21
Team Dance Brooke Burke
Warren Sapp
Maurice Greene
29 Lance Bass
Cody Linley
Susan Lucci
20
Freestyle Brooke Burke 30 Lance Bass 27

Ted McGinley, Misty May-Treanor & Kim Kardashian are the only celebrities to not land on this list

Highest and lowest scores[edit]

Couples Best dances Worst dances
Brooke & Derek Foxtrot, Freestyle, Viennese Waltz (30) Jive (21)
Warren & Kym Tango & Freestyle (28) Cha-cha-cha & Foxtrot (21)
Lance & Lacey Jitterbug (29) Paso Doble (20)
Cody & Julianne Jitterbug (28) Cha-cha-cha (18)
Maurice & Cheryl Salsa (27) Foxtrot (18)
Susan & Tony Tango & Paso Doble (24) Cha-cha-cha (15)
Cloris & Corky Tango (22) Paso Doble & Cha-cha-cha (15)
Toni & Alec Quickstep & Rumba (23) Cha-cha-cha, Viennese Waltz, Samba, & West Coast Swing (22)
Rocco & Karina Mambo (21) Foxtrot (14)
Misty & Maksim Foxtrot, Mambo, & Paso Doble (21) Foxtrot, Mambo, & Paso Doble (21)
Kim & Mark Foxtrot (19) Rumba (17)
Ted & Inna Mambo (19) Foxtrot (18)
Jeffrey & Edyta Cha-cha-cha (12) Cha-cha-cha (12)

Music[edit]

The following is a list of the dances and songs played. The song titles are followed by the artist who recorded the song.

Week 1[edit]

Night A[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Cody & Julianne 18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Tilt Ya Head Back"—Nelly and Christina Aguilera
Rocco & Karina 14 (5, 4, 5) Foxtrot "Stray Cat Strut"—Stray Cats
Toni & Alec 22 (7, 7, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Smooth"—Carlos Santana ft. Rob Thomas
Maurice & Cheryl 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Doing It To Death"—Fred Wesley and the JB Horns
Brooke & Derek 23 (7, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)"—The Chi-Lites
Ted & Inna 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "God Only Knows"—The Beach Boys
Lance & Lacey 22 (8, 6, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Jumpin' Jack Flash"—The Rolling Stones
Cloris & Corky 16 (6, 5, 5) Foxtrot "I Wish I Were In Love Again"—Frank Sinatra
Jeffrey & Edyta 12 (4, 4, 4) Cha-cha-cha "Play That Funky Music"—Wild Cherry
Kim & Mark 19 (6, 7, 6) Foxtrot "The Pink Panther Theme"—Henry Mancini
Susan & Tony 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-cha-cha "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"—Marvin Gaye
Misty & Maksim 21 (6, 8, 7) Foxtrot "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)"—Natalie Cole
Warren & Kym 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Do I Do"—Stevie Wonder

Night B[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Lance & Lacey 21 (7, 6, 8) Quickstep "Close to Me"—The Cure
Misty & Maksim 21 (7, 7, 7) Mambo "Black Mambo"—Angel & the Mambokats
Maurice & Cheryl 21 (7, 7, 7) Mambo "I Do the Jerk"—Ryan Shaw
Brooke & Derek 26 (9, 8, 9) Quickstep "Lover, Come Back to Me"—Barbra Streisand
Cloris & Corky 16 (6, 5, 5) Mambo "Coconut Woman"—Harry Belafonte
Toni & Alec 23 (8, 7, 8) Quickstep "Blue Skies"—Della Reese
Warren & Kym 22 (7, 7, 8) Quickstep "Ding Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line"—Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Ted & Inna 19 (6, 6, 7) Mambo "Mambo Gozon"—Tito Puente
Cody & Julianne 23 (8, 7, 8) Quickstep "I Want You To Want Me"—Letters to Cleo
Rocco & Karina 21 (7, 7, 7) Mambo "La Comay"—Sonora Carrulseles
Susan & Tony 22 (7, 7, 8) Quickstep "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon"—The Arthur Murray Orchestra
Kim & Mark 18 (6, 6, 6) Mambo "Baby Got Back"—Sir Mix-a-Lot
Jeffrey & Edyta N/A Quickstep "I Get a Kick Out of You"—Frank Sinatra

Week 2[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Toni & Alec 23 (7, 8, 8) Rumba "I Can't Make You Love Me"—Bonnie Raitt
Brooke & Derek 24 (8, 8, 8) Paso Doble "Palladio, First Movement"—Karl Jenkins
Rocco & Karina 16 (5, 6, 5) Rumba "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"—Lou Rawls
Lance & Lacey 20 (7, 6, 7) Paso Doble "I Kissed a Girl"—Katy Perry
Kim & Mark 17 (6, 6, 5) Rumba "You Give Me Something"—James Morrison
Misty & Maksim 21 (7, 7, 7) Paso Doble "Take Me Out"—Franz Ferdinand
Maurice & Cheryl 19 (7, 6, 6) Rumba "Mercy Mercy Me"—Marvin Gaye
Cloris & Corky 15 (5, 5, 5) Paso Doble "Boléro"—Maurice Ravel
Susan & Tony 21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Waiting on the World to Change"—John Mayer
Warren & Kym 24 (8, 8, 8) Paso Doble "Malagueña"—The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Cody & Julianne 21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Bleeding Love"—Leona Lewis

Week 3[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Susan & Tony 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"—Diana Ross
Lance & Lacey 22 (8, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Let Me Leave"—Marc Broussard
Maurice & Cheryl 24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Rock Around the Clock"—Bill Haley & His Comets
Rocco & Karina 20 (7, 7, 6) Viennese Waltz "What's New Pussycat?"—Tom Jones
Warren & Kym 25 (9, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "Lovin' U"—Alicia Keys
Cody & Julianne 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "Call Me the Breeze"—Lynyrd Skynyrd
Toni & Alec 22 (8, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Für Elise"—Ludwig van Beethoven
Cloris & Corky 16 (6, 5, 5) Jive "The Girl Can't Help It"—Little Richard
Brooke & Derek 28 (9, 10, 9) Viennese Waltz "Daughters"—John Mayer
Misty & Maksim N/A Jive "Shake It"—Metro Station

Week 4[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Maurice & Cheryl 20 (6, 7, 7) Samba "That's the Way (I Like It)"—KC and the Sunshine Band
Cody & Julianne 23 (7, 8, 8) Tango "Bohemian Like You"—The Dandy Warhols
Toni & Alec 22 (7, 7, 8) Samba "De Donde Soy"—Thalía
Cloris & Corky 22 (8, 7, 7) Tango "The Big Date"—Marc Shaiman
Rocco & Karina 18 (6, 6, 6) Samba "I Go to Rio"—Peter Allen
Susan & Tony 24 (8, 8, 8) Tango "La Bohemia"—Electric Club Tango
Brooke & Derek 26 (9, 8, 9) Samba "Hip Hip Chin Chin"—Club des Belugas
Lance & Lacey 26 (9, 8, 9) Tango "Disturbia"—Rihanna
Warren & Kym 22 (8, 7, 7) Samba "Bounce With Me"—Kreesha Turner

Week 5[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Lance & Lacey 21 (7, 7, 7) West Coast Swing "Breakin' Dishes"—Rihanna
Toni & Alec 22 (7, 7, 8) West Coast Swing "The Way You Make Me Feel"—Michael Jackson
Susan & Tony 22 (7, 7, 8) Hustle "Upside Down"—Diana Ross
Warren & Kym 25 (8, 8, 9) Hustle "Funky Town"— Lipps Inc.
Cloris & Corky 21 (7, 7, 7) Salsa "Tres Deseos"—Gloria Estefan
Maurice & Cheryl 27 (9, 9, 9) Salsa "Everything I Can't Have"—Robin Thicke
Brooke & Derek 29 (10, 9, 10) Jitterbug "Don't Be Cruel"—Elvis Presley
Cody & Julianne 28 (10, 9, 9) Jitterbug "Big Time Operator"—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Week 6[edit]

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Michael Flatley, Bruno Tonioli. Len Goodman is with Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice.

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Maurice & Cheryl 21 (7, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Gravity"—John Mayer
Lance & Lacey 27 (9, 9, 9) Jive "Tutti Frutti"—Little Richard
Susan & Tony 23 (8, 8, 7) Mambo "Si Señor!..."—Gloria Estefan
Brooke & Derek 26 (8, 10, 8) Rumba "No Air"—Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
Cloris & Corky 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-cha-cha "Come See About Me"—The Supremes
Cody & Julianne 23 (8, 8, 7) Samba "Whine Up"—Kat DeLuna
Warren & Kym 25 (8, 9, 8) Rumba "Irreplaceable"—Beyoncé
Cloris & Corky
Maurice & Cheryl
Cody & Julianne
Brooke & Derek
Warren & Kym
Lance & Lacey
Susan & Tony
N/A Old school hip-hop "It Takes Two"—Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Week 7[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Warren & Kym 21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby"—Diana Krall
Susan & Tony 24 (8, 8, 8) Paso Doble "The Ride"—James Horner
Maurice & Cheryl 25 (8, 9, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Cupid Shuffle"—Cupid
Cody & Edyta 22 (8, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"—Bryan Adams
Lance & Lacey 25 (9, 7, 9) Rumba "Your Body Is a Wonderland"—John Mayer
Brooke & Derek 30 (10, 10, 10) Foxtrot "Lullaby of Birdland"—Sarah Vaughan
Susan & Tony
Lance & Lacey
Cody & Edyta
20 (6, 7, 7) Team cha-cha-cha "Mercy"—Duffy
Maurice & Cheryl
Warren & Kym
Brooke & Derek
29 (10, 9, 10) Team Paso Doble "Rocks"—Primal Scream

Week 8[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Cody & Edyta 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Call Me Irresponsible"—Frank Sinatra
24 (8, 8, 8) Mambo "My Way"—Los Lonely Boys
Brooke & Derek 28 (10, 8, 10) Tango "Tango Diabolo"—Christa Behnke
27 (9, 9, 9) Mambo "Cuban Mambo"—Xavier Cugat
Maurice & Cheryl 24 (8, 8, 8) Quickstep "Puttin' on the Ritz"—Fred Astaire
24 (8, 8, 8) Paso Doble "Let It Rock"—Kevin Rudolf and Lil Wayne
Lance & Lacey 26 (9, 8, 9) Foxtrot "Sweet Pea"—Amos Lee
24 (8, 7, 9) Samba "1 Thing"—Amerie
Warren & Kym 28 (10, 9, 9) Tango "Peter Gunn Theme"—Henry Mancini
26 (9, 8, 9) Jive "Hallelujah I Love Her So"—Ray Charles

Week 9[edit]

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

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Brooke & Derek 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "The House is Rockin'"—Stevie Ray Vaughan
28 (9, 10, 9) Salsa "Babarabatiri"—Tito Puente
Cody & Julianne 22 (8, 7, 7) Paso Doble "Le Disko"—Shiny Toy Guns
24 (8, 8, 8) Salsa "Juventud de Presente"—Tito Puente
Warren & Kym 24 (8, 8, 8) Mambo "Tequila"—The Champs
25 (9, 8, 8) Jitterbug "That Old Black Magic"—Sammy Davis Jr.
Lance & Lacey 28 (10, 9, 9) Mambo "Straight To Number One"—Touch and Go
29 (10, 9, 10) Jitterbug "Jim Dandy"—Black Oak Arkansas

Week 10[edit]

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

Running order (Night 1)
Couple Score Style Music
Brooke & Derek 28 (9, 9, 10) Samba "Blame It On the Boogie"—The Jacksons
Lance & Lacey 26 (9, 8, 9)
Warren & Kym 25 (9, 7, 9)
Brooke & Derek 30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "You're the One That I Want"—John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Lance & Lacey 27 (9, 9, 9) Freestyle "It's Tricky"—Run-D.M.C.
Warren & Kym 28 (9, 10, 9) Freestyle "Proud Mary"—Ike & Tina Turner
Running order (night 2)
Couple Score Style Music
Warren & Kym 27 (9, 9, 9) Hustle "Funky Town"—Lipps Inc.
Lance & Lacey 28 (9, 9, 10) Jitterbug "Jim Dandy"—Black Oak Arkansas
Brooke & Derek 30 (10, 10, 10) Viennese Waltz "Daughters"—John Mayer

Call-out order[edit]

The table below lists the order in which the contestants' fates were revealed by Bergeron and Harris.

Contestant call-out order
Order 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Lance & Lacey Brooke & Derek Toni & Alec Brooke & Derek Susan & Tony Warren & Kym Lance & Lacey Maurice & Cheryl Warren & Kym Lance & Lacey Brooke & Derek
2 Misty & Maks Kim & Mark Rocco & Karina Cloris & Corky Lance & Lacey Cloris & Corky Cody & Julianne Brooke & Derek Lance & Lacey Brooke & Derek Warren & Kym
3 Maurice & Cheryl Cloris & Corky Cody & Julianne Maurice & Cheryl Brooke & Derek Cody & Julianne Warren & Kym Warren & Kym Brooke & Derek Warren & Kym Lance & Lacey
4 Brooke & Derek Maurice & Cheryl Brooke & Derek Warren & Kym Cody & Julianne Maurice & Cheryl Brooke & Derek Lance & Lacey Cody & Edyta Cody & Julianne
5 Cloris & Corky Misty & Maks Susan & Tony Toni & Alec Toni & Alec Brooke & Derek Maurice & Cheryl Cody & Edyta Maurice & Cheryl
6 Toni & Alec Warren & Kym Warren & Kym Susan & Tony Warren & Kym Lance & Lacey Susan & Tony Susan & Tony
7 Warren & Kym Susan & Tony Maurice & Cheryl Cody & Julianne Maurice & Cheryl Susan & Tony Cloris & Corky
8 Ted & Inna Rocco & Karina Lance & Lacey Lance & Lacey Cloris & Corky Toni & Alec
9 Cody & Julianne Lance & Lacey Misty & Maks Rocco & Karina Rocco & Karina
10 Rocco & Karina Cody & Julianne Cloris & Corky Misty & Maks
11 Susan & Tony Toni & Alec Kim & Mark
12 Kim & Mark Ted & Inna
13 Jeffrey & Edyta
     The couple had the encore for the week
     The couple came in first place with the judges
     The couple came in first place with the judges and had the encore for the week
     The couple came in last place with the judges
     The couple came in last place with the judges and was eliminated
     The couple had the encore for the week, came in last place with the judges and was eliminated
     The couple withdrew from the competition
     The couple would have been eliminated but was not eliminated due to May-Treanor's withdrawal
     The couple was eliminated
     The couple won the competition
     The couple came in second in the competition
     The couple came in third in the competition
     The couple ended up as a semi-finalist and came in last place with the judges
  • On the Week 1, Night 3 episode, Jeffrey & Edyta, who had been eliminated after Night 1, were given the chance to perform the dance they would have performed on Night 2.
  • On the Week 3 results show, Maksim and Edyta danced the Jive that he and Misty would have done had she not been injured.
  • Julianne Hough had an appendectomy on October 28. While she recovered, Edyta became Cody's partner for Weeks 7 and 8 of the competition.
  • During Week 6, Cody had no partner standing with him on stage when he was announced safe because of Julianne's surgery. Edyta later joined Cody for an interview backstage.
  • There was no encore on the Week 9 results show due to time constraints resulting from a high number of musical guests.
  • Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer were the only couple to beat Brooke Burke and Derek Hough off the top of the leaderboard.

Dances[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Brooke & Derek Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Paso Doble Viennese Waltz Samba Jitterbug Rumba Hip-Hop Foxtrot Team Paso Doble Tango Mambo Jive Salsa Samba Freestyle Viennese Waltz
Warren & Kym Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Paso Doble Viennese Waltz Samba Hustle Rumba Hip-Hop Foxtrot Team Paso Doble Tango Jive Mambo Jitterbug Samba Freestyle Hustle
Lance & Lacey Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Paso Doble Viennese Waltz Tango West Coast Swing Jive Hip-Hop Rumba Team Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Samba Mambo Jitterbug Samba Freestyle Jitterbug
Cody & Julianne Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Rumba Jive Tango Jitterbug Samba Hip-Hop Viennese Waltz1 Team Cha-cha-cha1 Foxtrot1 Mambo1 Paso Doble Salsa Jitterbug
Maurice & Cheryl Foxtrot Mambo Rumba Jive Samba Salsa Viennese Waltz Hip-Hop Cha-cha-cha Team Paso Doble Quickstep Paso Doble Salsa
Susan & Tony Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Rumba Jive Tango Hustle Mambo Hip-Hop Paso Doble Team Cha-cha-cha Paso Doble
Cloris & Corky Foxtrot Mambo Paso Doble Jive Tango Salsa Cha-cha-cha Hip-Hop Tango
Toni & Alec Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Rumba Viennese Waltz Samba West Coast Swing
Rocco & Karina Foxtrot Mambo Rumba Viennese Waltz Samba Mambo
Misty & Maksim Foxtrot Mambo Paso Doble Jive
Kim & Mark Foxtrot Mambo Rumba Mambo
Ted & Inna Foxtrot Mambo Foxtrot
Jeffrey & Edyta Cha-cha-cha Quickstep Quickstep
     Highest Scoring Dance
     Lowest Scoring Dance
     Withdrawn Dance (Not Performed/Scored)
     Performed but not scored

^1 Cody Linley did these dances with substitute partner Edyta Śliwińska.

* Misty May-Treanor and Maksim Chmerkovskiy could not perform an encore due to Misty still recovering from the Achilles tendon injury that had forced her to withdraw. Toni Braxton and Alec Mazo did not perform their encore due to Toni recuperating from a recent surgery.

Junior ballroom dancing competition[edit]

  • Names in bold are the winners of each round.
Date Round Pair Ages Dance Song Votes
October 14, 2008 1 Mitchell & Jessica 11 & 10 Cha-cha-cha "All Star"—Smash Mouth Len Goodman
Kirill & Hannah 11 & 10 Samba "I Wan'na Be Like You"—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Carrie Ann Inaba & Bruno Tonioli
October 21, 2008 2 Anthony & Alisa 11 & 12 Jive "Fun, Fun, Fun"—The Beach Boys Len Goodman
Mitchell & Maria 12 & 13 Paso Doble "España Cañi"—Pascual Marquina Narro Carrie Ann Inaba & Bruno Tonioli
October 28, 2008 3 Craig & Samantha 13 & 11 Cha-cha-cha "Play"—Jennifer Lopez Carrie Ann Inaba, Michael Flatley & Bruno Tonioli
Simon & Lucy 13 & 13 Samba "Steal My Sunshine"—Len None
November 18, 2008 4 Kirill & Hannah 11 & 10 Cha-cha-cha "Get Ready"—The Temptations Public voted for the winners,
announced on November 24, 2008
Mitchell & Maria 12 & 13 Samba "Mas Que Nada"—Sérgio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown
Craig & Samantha 13 & 11 Jive "Rockin' Robin"—Michael Jackson

Musical guests[edit]

Date Performers Tracks performed Dancers
September 24, 2008 Jonas Brothers "Lovebug" Joe Jonas, Mark Ballas, Lacey Schwimmer, Inna Brayer & Derek Hough
Jesse McCartney "Leavin'" Ashly DelGrosso & Italo Elgueta
September 30, 2008 Jessica Simpson "Come On Over" Anya Garnis & Pasha Kovalev
"Angels" Cheryl Burke & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
October 7, 2008 Jennifer Hudson "Spotlight" Julianne Hough & Derek Hough
Kool and the Gang "Jungle Boogie" Kool and the Gang dancers
"Ladies' Night"
"Celebration"
October 14, 2008 Ne-Yo "Closer" Ne-Yo's dancers
October 21, 2008 The Brian Setzer Orchestra "Rock This Town" Louis van Amstel & Karina Smirnoff
October 28, 2008 Pussycat Dolls feat. Missy Elliott "Whatcha Think About That" Pussycat Dolls
November 5, 2008 Lionel Richie "Good Morning" Alec Mazo & Edyta Śliwińska
"Dancing on the Ceiling" Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson, Tony Dovolani & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
November 11, 2008 Brad Paisley "Ticks" Lacey Schwimmer & Benji Schwimmer
"Let the Good Times Roll" Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, Alec Mazo, Edyta Śliwińska, Genya Mazo & Kym Johnson
November 18, 2008 Aretha Franklin "Chain of Fools" Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya, Louis van Amstel & Dmitry Chaplin
"Respect" Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark Ballas
Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love" Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Karina Smirnoff
Julianne Hough "My Hallelujah Song" Derek Hough, Mark Ballas & Lacey Schwimmer
John Legend "Green Light" John Legend's dancers
November 25, 2008 Alicia Keys "I Need You" Alicia Keys' dancers
Miley Cyrus "Fly on the Wall" Miley Cyrus' dancers

Macy's Stars of Dance[edit]

Date Performers
September 30, 2008 Brian Friedman, Jenna Dewan, Carmit Bachar and others (Music: Black and Gold by Sam Sparro)
October 7, 2008 The Radio City Rockettes
October 14, 2008 Los Vivancos
October 21, 2008 Rich & Tone "Dancing Through The Decades"
October 28, 2008 Michael Flatley
November 5, 2008 Dave Scott "It's Magic!"
November 11, 2008 Design a Dance – Derek Hough & Julianne Hough
  • For the November 11 "Design a Dance" performance, viewers had voted in the weeks beforehand about what style dance they wanted (Jive), what song they wanted the dance to ("Great Balls of Fire"), and what professionals they wanted to do the dance (Derek Hough and Julianne Hough). Also, Dancing with the Stars held an online contest where viewers could submit their drawings for outfits for the performance. Allen, Texas resident Kelly Kealy-Mayton won, and her designs were turned into the outfits for Derek Hough and Julianne Hough, and she and her husband won a trip to the show.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DWTS Season 7 Announcement – Aug 25". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Dancing With The Stars - Home - ABC.com". Dancing.abc.com. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  3. ^ Rizzo, Monica (October 4, 2008). "DWTS‘ Misty May-Treanor Injured". People.com. 
  4. ^ "May-Treanor vows torn Achilles won't end her volleyball career". ESPN.com. Associated Press. October 6, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  5. ^ Rizzo, Monica (October 20, 2008). "Dancing’s Brooke Burke Taken to Hospital". People.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  6. ^ Rizzo, Monica and Reagan Alexander (October 22, 2008). "Dancing's Julianne Hough Hospitalized After Show". People.com. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  7. ^ Fleeman, Mike (October 27, 2008). "Dancing’s Julianne Hough to Undergo Surgery for Endometriosis". People.com. Retrieved October 27, 2008. 
  8. ^ Tauber, Michelle (October 28, 2008). "Julianne Hough Taking Care Health ‘Because I Want to Have Babies Someday’". People.com. Retrieved October 28, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Allen designer Kelly Kealy-Mayton wins 'Dancing With the Stars' costume contest | Dallas-Fort Worth Entertainment News and Events | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News". Dallasnews.com. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 

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