'Dancing With the Stars': Ralph Macchio and his butt padding take on the semi-finals
Ralph Macchio and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff took on three dances during the "Dancing With the Stars" semi-finals -- the Argentinean tango, the salsa and the Winner Takes All cha-cha.
First up was the Argentinean tango and although his knee injury from last week wasn't completely healed -- "My knee's still a little sore -- it didn't hinder the couple's performance. What did hinder the performance was the judges' critiques. Bruno Tonioli said Ralph was "very stern and slightly detached" while Len Goodman said the dance "lacked a bit of emotion and didn't really smolder." Carrie Ann Inaba told him, "you have got to get the emotion in your face all the way done to your feet." Their Argentinean tango scored a 25 from the judges.
During the pre-performance package, we learned Ralph would be wearing putt padding in his pants for the salsa as Karina said he had a "petite booty." Funniest. "DWTS" moment. Ever.
Sadly, the padding didn't help much as their salsa garnered a lower score from the judges than the tango. Len said, it was "all too wild" and had "no real rhythm" and Bruno said it was "too rough." Carrie disagreed, saying, "Oddly, I liked it." The dance received a score of 23 giving the couple a total of 48 out of 60 points for the night.
For their last dance of the night, Ralph and Karina took on Hines Ward and Kym Johnson in the Winner Takes All cha-cha. The prize? An extra 15 points added to their score by the judges. Unfortunately, Ralph and Karina lost to frontrunners Hines and Kym, with the judges unanimously picking the NFL star and his pro partner.
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