"Derek is great," shares NeNe. "He's a great choreographer. I've watched him dance over the seasons and I know how dope he is. What I like is that Derek knows that I am known for being fabulous – not that Tony didn't know that – but maybe he didn't know how to bring that out."
I cannot explain the feather sticking out of Derek's crotch in the above picture. I also have no words for Derek and NeNe's tribal-inspired jazz number. Derek looks like a flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz flapping his arms around next to giant NeNe. I can't – watch the video below.
No elimination tonight – last week's and this week's scores and viewer votes will be combined to determine who goes home next week. Will NeNe survive?
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Len Goodman says, "This is a dance that absolutely fits your personality. It's the best dance you've done this season."
Bruno Tonioli compares NeNe to the Queen of Sheba.
Carrie Ann Inaba thinks NeNe "finally" killed it.
Julianne Hough gushes, "Every girl wants to let their inner Beyonce out and you had a full number with millions of people watching. That was awesome."
So we're not judging NeNe tonight because her partner is Golden Boy. Got it.
Meryl Davis and Val Chmerkovskiy: 39+39=78
James Maslow and Cheryl Burke: 36+35=71
Amy Purdy and Mark Ballas: 36+34=70
Charlie White and Peta Murgatroyd: 36+33=69
Danica McKellar and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 36+32=68
Cody Simpson and Sharna Burgess: 35+31=66
Drew Carey and Witney Carson: 30+33=63
NeNe Leakes and Derek Hough: 31+32=63
Candace Cameron Bure and Tony Dovolani: 32+28=60
NeNe's reaction to Meryl's nearly perfect – and much deserved – score:
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