But, we still got to see NeNe and Tony's Argentine Tango, as well as their team dance. Team Vida consisted of Charlie & Sharna, James & Peta, and NeNe & Tony. Tony asked NeNe how she felt about making it to week seven, and she said, "I feel like everybody left is Olympians and people with dance experience, and we're just like the little odd balls." We?!? NeNe is odd. The only "odd" thing about Tony is that he likes NeNe.
NeNe's Argentine Tango was horrible. Her costume was worse. It looked like she wore a plastic brown trash bag – and it made her hips and butt look huge. Team Vida hid NeNe in the audience during the group dance. Enough said.
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Len Goodman gave NeNe props for selling her character but he adds that her foot work and leg action need to be crisper at this point in the competition.
Bruno Tonioli said Nene's "foot hooks" need work.
Carrie Ann Inaba pointed out that NeNe's movements were not sharp enough but adds that she's impressed by how far NeNe's come in the competition.
Ricky Martin appreciated NeNe's ability to get into character for the dance. She enthusiastically nodded her head, most likely thinking, I'm so fabulous and so Hollywood. Then NeNe "Miss America" waved her way out of the ballroom.
7+8+8+8 = 31
NeNe's "Miss America" smile faded.
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 39
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 36
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 35
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 35
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 33
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: ELIMINATED
Team Loca – Meryl, Amy, Candace, Danica: 39
Team Vida – Charlie, James, NeNe: 35
NeNe Loves NeNe
NeNe took the stage to say: "I am so proud of myself. I hope I have inspired women all over the world. This has been an amazing, positive experience for me. I want to thank my husband and children, who are here supporting me week after week, all of my family, all of my friends, and all of my fans. I want to thank all of you judges who judged me every week. I am so proud of myself to stand here and compete with Olympians with no dance experience at all. I am so proud of NeNe Leakes."
It was so nice of NeNe to thank her dance partner Tony. Oh wait…
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