Notable Moments of 'Dancing with the Stars' Semi-Final

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Notable Moments of 'Dancing with the Stars' Semi-Final
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Last night, the "Dancing With the Stars" contestants competed for a spot in next week's finale. Here's a look at some of the notable moments from last night's show.

Len Extends Peace Offering to Kellie & Derek

After last week's polarizing paso doble (in which Len Goodman gave them a 7), the head judge seemed to be extending a peace offering to Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough. After their Argentine Tango, Len commented that the past was of no consequence, and that the competition started now.

After their flamenco, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli criticized Kellie for "tensing up" during her performance. However, Len gave them a perfect score, telling Kellie, "You just booked your place in the finale.

Len Addresses the Haters

Last week, Len took quite a bit of flack from the fans over his criticism of Kellie and Derek's paso doble. This week, after Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas performed their Afro Jazz number, Len was lukewarm. However, he took the time to remind the viewers that these were just his opinions and his tastes, and that he was entitled to his opinion.

Bruno Has 'Freudian Paddle'

For their flamenco, Carrie Ann gave Kellie and Derek a 9 while Len awarded them with a 10. Bruno, holding up the "10" paddle, announced "9." As it turned out, Bruno had taken out the wrong paddle. Host Tom Bergeron jokingly called it a "Freudian Paddle."

Bruno Talks Speedos While Andy Doesn't Wear Pants

"Dancing" fans love watching hunks like Maks and Val take off their shirts. However, this week the fans experienced a different kind of striptease. First, the viewers were treated to the sight of eliminated contestant Andy Dick in the audience, minus pants.

Later, after Aly and Mark performed their Afro Jazz number, Bruno called her the queen of the jungle, complimenting her for exceeding all expectations. He also proclaimed, "If you don't make the final, I'm going to judge next week in a Speedo."

Between pants-less Andy and Bruno in a Speedo, I'm going to have to wash my eyes out!

Karina Injures Herself While Harold Wheeler Speaks

Jacoby Jones' Lindy Hop was memorable for two reasons. First, his partner Karina Smirnoff injured herself during rehearsal, landing on her jaw while coming out of a lift. But like a trooper, Karina was able to perform, leading Jacoby to a near-perfect score for the evening.

The other notable moment came at the beginning of their performance when the band director Harold Wheeler actually spoke. "What are you still doing here? Get out there now!"

The Standings

Aly and Mark earned a perfect score of 30 for their Rumba, and a 29 for their Afro Jazz routine, bringing their evening total to 59/60.

Jacoby and Karina tied for first place, earning a perfect score for their Argentine Tango, and a 29 for their Lindy Hop, bringing their evening total to 59/60.

Kellie and Derek earned a perfect score for their Argentine Tango, and 58 for their flamenco ("or "Fleming Co," as Kellie called it), bringing their evening total to 58/60.

Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy earned a 25 for their Quickstep and a perfect score for their hip hop, bringing their evening total to 55/60.

Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson earned a 24 for their samba, and a 27 for their Charleston, bringing their evening total to 51/60.

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