While Cristian de la Fuente’s injury brought a sober moment to the dancefloor, there was lots of “wild, wacky, wonderful” — as Len Goodman put it — in the ballroom Monday night as the pairs each performed twice. Kristi Yamaguchi turned into a lean, green shimmy machine with her “bugaloo hip-hop” cha cha that earned only an 8 from Len but a 10 from both Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba (who also gave it three snaps up!). Derek Hough ripped open his shirt mid-mambo while Shannon Elizabeth worked her “tushy” (Bruno’s word) — which turned out to be a padded butt. Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska turned the Monday Night Football theme into a paso doble. Could Dancing get any better?
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And for the record, last night’s score totals: Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani, 52/60 Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke, 46/60 Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas, 54/60 Mario and Karina Smirnoff, 51/60 Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough, 51/60 Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska, 55/60 Kelsey McNeal/ABC