J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake are clearly the stars to beat this season on DWTS.
Not that their dance moves don't deserve that designation, but the judges seem bent on helping them out as well. There was a major dropoff between their scores and everyone else's.
You can't deny that after some unjust eliminations in recent seasons, they must be scratching their heads a bit. So by padding the scores toward the favorites, they provide a buffer.
That's just a theory, and doesn't change the fact that J.R. and Ricki are undoubtedly the best. But it was enough to set off Maksim Chmerkovskiy after Hope Solo earned low scores.
Hope Solo's rumba to "Seasons of Love" was panned by Len, who called it her "worst dance" and drew boos from the audience, to which he said he'd been doing this for 50 years.
Maks suggested that maybe it was "time to get out." Rough. Aside from J.R. and Ricki, Nancy Grace turned in a respectable night, while Rob Kardashian fell short of expectations.
David Arquette did his thing, while Chaz Bono may be on the block again.
There's nothing anyone can do about the standings now, other than rally support from voters to balance them out. The scores for the sixth night of Dancing With the Stars performances were:
- J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 29
- Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 29
- Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 24
- David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 23
- Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 22
- Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 20
- Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 19