'Dancing With the Stars' Week 4 Recap: Aly Raisman Grabs Gold on 'Best Year of Their Lives' Week
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times on Monday's "Dancing With the Stars," as the 10 remaining celebs danced to a "Best Year of Their Lives" theme. But who had the best dance of the night?
That title went to gymnast Aly Raisman, who chose to pay tribute to the year 2012 because it was the year she competed in the Olympic Games in London.
Aly revealed that the song she and partner Mark Ballas danced to -- David Guetta's "Titanium" -- was the song that she listened to every day before her practices. And while the tune clearly gave the three-time Olympic medalist some extra strength, so did the show of support from her gymnastic teammates, Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross, who cheered her on from the audience.
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Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called Aly and Mark's contemporary dance "the beauty of perfect movement and the perfect emotional connection." The couple earned 27 points, the top score of the night.
See Aly's dance:
Here's the scoop on who else put their best foot forward for this week's "Best Year" theme, and who almost went home sick.
A Housewife Heads to the Hospital
In what was a major medical mishap, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump fainted during rehearsals for this week's dance, making her return to the dancing competition questionable. And at the show's start, host Tom Bergeron announced the reality star restaurateur had been ill all day and was resting.
Lisa revealed on her blog for People that she had felt exhausted and that everything felt "off" before she passed out. "The doctor found that I had a viral infection with fever and swollen glands," she wrote. "And between trying to fight that and all of the stress on my body from running around, I ended up with low blood pressure and a rapid heart rate, which is why I fainted. I am still fighting the bug and feeling under the weather but I am staying in the game as long as they say I can."
And stayed she did. Despite being visibly under the weather, Lisa managed to get through her cha cha with partner Gleb Savchenko. While they were dinged due to lack of rehearsal time (not to mention a lift, as the lift police were out and Carrie Ann made it clear she would be taking a point off of their score), they did a respectable job on the dance, which paid tribute to the year Lisa's daughter, Pandora, got married. Lisa and Gleb jammed to the Kool & the Gang song "Celebration" and scored 18 points, tying for last place.
Reigning leaderboard champ Kellie Pickler showcased 2011, the year she got married, and was serenaded by her groom to boot! The "American Idol" alum impressed the judges as she danced a rumba with pro partner Derek Hough to the song "Say I Do," a ballad that her husband, Nashville songwriter Kyle Jacobs, wrote for their wedding. Jacobs even performed the song, giving him a bird's-eye view of his wife's intimate dance with another man. (But don't worry -- last week, Kellie told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres her man isn't jealous of her sultry dances with Derek: "My husband knows; he always knows he's always going to get the last dance," she said.) While the judges noted a few unusual movements in the dance, Carrie Ann told Kellie, "You make the most beautiful pictures with your body." Score: 26 points and a second-place leaderboard slip.