Dancing With The Stars: NeNe Leakes And Tony Dovolani Dance Salsa

NeNe Leakes Tony Dovolani

We are halfway through Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars – and NeNe Leakes is still in the competition. Last week, the Incredible Hulk NeNe busted out of all that spandex and sequins and treated Tony Dovolani like, well, how she treats other humans – beneath her. NeNe is safe, though, so woohoo for rewarding bad behavior. Or something. 

Tony and NeNe take on Salsa this week. NeNe, looking more linebacker than normal, starts in the audience and shimmies up on Gregg on her way to the dance floor. I don’t care for the choreography – it’s more club than salsa – and NeNe’s lemons need wayyyy more support. The highlight?  Tony loses his shirt midway through the dance. 



Len Goodman says, “NeNe, you cornered the market in fun and entertainment. I’d like you to work on your technique. Get a little bit lighter on your feet, work on the footwork, and mix that fun and entertainment with good technique – then who knows where you’ll finish.” 

Bruno Tonioli thinks NeNe is one of a kind. #ThankGoodness 

Carrie Ann Inaba declares this is the NeNe we have all been waiting for – and I say, speak for yourself. Personally I’m waiting for an eliminated NeNe. 

LMFAO‘s Redfoo says, “You looked like an entrepreneur out there because you owned that. I say technical smechnical – I don’t know that stuff but that was hot.” LMFAO needs to GTFO. 


8+9+8+8 = 33


WARNING: includes elimination spoilers! 


Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 40

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 38

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 36

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 35

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 33

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 32

Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: eliminated

Random Thoughts

Maks and Meryl‘s Tango gave me chills. I enjoyed the Macy’s Stars of Dance – kudos to Derek. Danica‘s body is INSANE. I stared at her abs – and not Val, for once – their whole dance. 

Tom Bergeron announced that Ricky Martin will guest judge next week and Abby Lee Miller will guest judge later in the season.  




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