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Dancing with the Stars 13
Dwts13
Presented By: Tom Bergeron
Brooke Burke Charvet
Judges: Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: September 19, 2011 – November 22, 2011
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: J.R. Martinez
Professional Winner: Karina Smirnoff
Series Chronology
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Season 14

The thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 19, 2011.

Twelve couples competed this season, one more than on the previous season.

Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke returned as hosts.

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba all returned as judges.

On November 22, 2011, actor and army veteran J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff were announced as the winners; reality star Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke placed second, and actress Ricki Lake and Derek Hough placed third.

DevelopmentsEdit

Professional castEdit

Nine professional partners — Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke, Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas, Lacey Schwimmer, Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya, and Kym Johnson — returned this season. Maksim's brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, made his debut competing as a professional. Peta Murgatroyd and Tristan MacManus, part of season 12's troupe of dancers, also became professional partners for the first time. Louis Van Amstel did not compete as a professional, but participated in a new segment called "Ballroom Battles", which would be canceled on November 7. The troupe also returns with three returning troupe members, Teddy Volynets, Kiki Nyemchek, and Oksana Dmytrenko, and 3 new members Sasha Farber, Sharna Burgess, and Dasha Chesnokova. This is also the first season where none of the original pros from season one competed.

Celebrity castEdit

The celebrity cast was revealed during an episode of Bachelor Pad on August 28, 2011. The twelve professionals were revealed on August 31, 2011 during Good Morning America. Ryan O'Neal was planning on competing as a celebrity, but did not feel he was up to it after a recent knee surgery and so Carson Kressley stepped in to replace him. O'Neal hopes to compete in a future season.

SecurityEdit

From the start, controversy erupted over the inclusion of Chaz Bono, the child of famous parents Sonny and Cher. His appearance resulted in backlash from the conservative supporters of the show, who even threatened to boycott due to his transgender status. Despite the criticism, Bono has received strong support from the LGBT community. It was stated in LGBT Weekly that:

"Bono has become the transgender community's living symbol of hope, strength and defiance against vitriolic hate. When ABC Television announced that Bono would appear on DWTS, he faced vile slurs and death threats from a group of trans-phobic women and men".

The controversy did lead producers to hire extra security protection for his time on the show.

CouplesEdit

Couples Celebrity Occupation Professional partner Result
Metta & Peta S13 Metta
World Peace
NBA
player
Peta
Murgatroyd
Eliminated 1st
on September 20, 2011
Elisabetta and Val S13 Elisabetta
Canalis
Model
& actress
Valentin
Chmerkovskiy
Eliminated 2nd
on September 27, 2011
Kristin and Mark S13 Kristin
Cavallari
Reality TV
personality
Mark
Ballas
Eliminated 3rd
on October 4, 2011
Chynna & Tony S13 Chynna
Phillips
Singer Tony
Dovolani
Eliminated 4th
on October 11, 2011
Carson-Anna-Promo13 Carson
Kressley
Fashion designer
& TV host
Anna
Trebunskaya
Eliminated 5th
on October 18, 2011
Chaz and Lacey S13 Chaz
Bono
LGBTQ activist
& author
Lacey
Schwimmer
Eliminated 6th
on October 25, 2011
David-Kym-Promo13 David
Arquette
Actor &
producer
Kym
Johnson
Eliminated 7th
on November 1, 2011
Nancy and Tristan S13 Nancy
Grace
HLN host &
prosecutor
Tristan
MacManus
Eliminated 8th
on November 8, 2011
Hope and Maks S13 Hope
Solo
US soccer
team goalkeeper
Maksim
Chmerkovskiy
Eliminated 9th
on November 15, 2011
Ricki-Derek-Promo13 Ricki
Lake
Actress & talk
show host
Derek
Hough
Third place
Rob-Cheryl-Promo13 Rob
Kardashian
Reality TV
personality
Cheryl
Burke
Runner-up
JR-Karina-Promo13 J.R.
Martines
Actor &
army veteran
Karina
Smirnoff
Winner

ScoresEdit

Judge's scoring summaryEdit

ScoringChart-S13

Average scoring chartEdit

Rank by average Place Couple Total points Number of dances Average
1 3 Ricki & Derek 400 15 26.7
2 1 J.R. & Karina 423 16 26.4
3 2 Rob & Cheryl 402 25.1
4 4 Hope & Maksim 279 12 23.3
5 9 Chynna & Tony 90 4 22.5
6 6 David & Kym 178 8 22.3
7 10 Kristin & Mark 65 3 21.7
8 5 Nancy & Tristan 213 10 21.3
9 8 Carson & Anna 97 5 19.4
10 7 Chaz & Lacey 113 6 18.8
11 11 Elisabetta & Val 36 2 18.0
12 12 Metta & Peta 14 1 14.0

Highest and lowest scoring performancesEdit

Dance Best dancer(s) Highest score Worst dancer(s) Lowest score
Argentine Tango Ricki Lake 29 Hope Solo 24
Cha-Cha-Cha Ricki Lake 27 Metta World Peace 14
Foxtrot J.R. Martinez
Rob Kardashian
26 Rob Kardashian
Nancy Grace
Ricki Lake
Hope Solo
24
Freestyle Rob Kardashian
J.R. Martinez
30 Ricki Lake 27
Jive
Instant
J.R. Martinez
J.R. Martinez
28
30
David Arquette
Nancy Grace
18
20
Paso Doble Ricki Lake 27 Chaz Bono
Nancy Grace
Hope Solo
21
Quickstep Ricki Lake
J.R. Martinez
29 Chaz Bono 17
Rumba Ricki Lake 27 Chaz Bono 18
Samba Ricki Lake
J.R. Martinez
Rob Kardashian
30 Chaz Bono 21
Tango Ricki Lake 30 Chaz Bono 19
Viennese Waltz Chynna Phillips
J.R. Martinez
22 Rob Kardashian 16
Waltz J.R. Martinez 30 Nancy Grace 21

The celebrities to not land on the list are, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, and Carson Kressley.

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dancesEdit

Couples Highest scoring dances Lowest scoring dances
J.R. & Karina Waltz, Instant Jive, Freestyle & Instant Samba (30) Viennese Waltz & Jive (22)
Rob & Cheryl Freestyle & Instant Samba (30) Viennese Waltz (16)
Ricki & Derek Samba & Tango (30) Viennese Waltz (20)
Hope & Maks Quickstep (27) Jive (19)
Nancy & Tristan Foxtrot & Tango (24) Cha-cha-cha (16)
David & Kym Tango (25) Viennese Waltz & Jive (18)
Chaz & Lacey Paso Doble & Samba (21) Cha-cha-cha & Quickstep (17)
Carson & Anna Tango (23) Cha-cha-cha (17)
Chynna & Tony Rumba (26) Jive & Tango (21)
Kristin & Mark Samba (24) Cha-cha-cha (19)
Elisabetta & Val Quickstep (21) Cha-cha-cha (15)
Metta & Peta Cha-cha-cha (14) Cha-cha-cha (14)

Weekly scores=Edit

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1Edit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Metta & Peta 14 (5, 4, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Krazy" - Pitbull ft. Lil Jon Eliminated
Rob & Cheryl 16 (6, 5, 5) Viennese Waltz "Lake Michigan" - Rogue Wave Safe
Kristin & Mark 19 (7, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz Safe
Chynna & Tony 22 (8, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys Safe
Nancy & Tristan 16 (5, 5, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Cry Baby" - Cee Lo Green Last to be called safe
David & Kym 18 (6, 6, 6) Viennese Waltz "Somebody to Love" - Queen Safe
Elisabetta & Val 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - Katy Perry Safe
Hope & Maks 21 (7, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Satellite" - Dave Matthews Band Safe
Carson & Anna 17 (6, 5, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera Safe
J.R. & Karina 22 (8, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Breakaway" - Kelly Clarkson Safe
Ricki & Derek 20 (7, 6, 7) Viennese Waltz "This Year's Love" - David Gray Safe
Chaz & Lacey 17 (6, 5, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Dancing in the Street" - Martha & the Vandellas Safe

Week 2Edit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Hope & Maks 19 (6, 7, 6) Jive "Girlfriend" - Avril Lavigne Safe
Kristin & Mark 22 (8, 7, 7) Quickstep "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" - Marilyn Monroe Safe
David & Kym 18 (6, 6, 6) Jive "Runaway Baby]]" - Bruno Mars Last to be called safe
Elisabetta & Val 21 (7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Don't Get Me Wrong" - The Pretenders Eliminated
Rob & Cheryl 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "Surfin' Safari" - The Beach Boys Safe
Carson & Anna 18 (6, 6, 6) Quickstep "Walkin' Back to Happiness" - Helen Shapiro Safe
Ricki & Derek 23 (8, 7, 8) Jive "Hey Ya!" - OutKast Safe
Chaz & Lacey 17 (6, 5, 6) Quickstep "Love Is All Around" - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Safe
Chynna & Tony 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "The Boy Does Nothing" - Alesha Dixon Safe
Nancy & Tristan 21 (6, 8, 7) Quickstep "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - Duke Ellington Safe
J.R. & Karina 22 (7, 7, 8) Jive "Jump, Jive, an' Wail" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra Safe

Week 3: Most Memorable Year WeekEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Rob & Cheryl 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Fly Me to the Moon" - Frank Sinatra Safe
Chynna & Tony 26 (8, 9, 9) Rumba "Hold On" - Wilson Phillips Safe
Chaz & Lacey 18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "Laugh at Me" - Sonny Bono Safe
Kristin & Mark 24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Crazy in Love" - Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z Eliminated
Carson & Anna 23 (8, 7, 8) Tango "It's My Life" - No Doubt Safe
J.R. & Karina 26 (9, 8, 9) Rumba "If You're Reading This" - Tim McGraw Safe
Nancy & Tristan 21 (7, 7, 7) Waltz "Moon River" - Andy Williams Safe
Ricki & Derek 27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "Gravity" - Sara Bareilles Safe
Hope & Maks 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" - Enrique Iglesias Last to be called safe
David & Kym 24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "O-o-h Child" - Five Stairsteps Safe

Week 4: Movie WeekEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Movie Result
Chynna & Tony 21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Theme from Mission: Impossible" Mission: Impossible Eliminated
David & Kym 23 (8, 7, 8) Paso Doble "The Raiders March" Raiders of the Lost Ark Safe
Carson & Anna 20 (7, 6, 7) Viennese Waltz "The Black Pearl" Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Safe
Nancy & Tristan 21 (7, 7, 7) Paso Doble "Flash's Theme" Flash Gordon Safe
Hope & Maks 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "You've Got a Friend in Me" Toy Story Safe
Rob & Cheryl 24 (8, 8, 8) Paso Doble "Theme from Superman" Superman Last to be called safe
Ricki & Derek 29 (10, 9, 10) Tango "The Murder" Psycho Safe
Chaz & Lacey 21 (7, 7, 7) Paso Doble "Gonna Fly Now" Rocky Safe
J.R. & Karina 26 (8, 9, 9) Foxtrot "The Pink Panther Theme" The Pink Panther Safe

Week 5: 80s WeekEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Hope & Maks 24 (8, 8, 8) Tango "Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi Last to be called safe
Carson & Anna 19 (6, 6, 7) Jive "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" - Wham! Eliminated
Nancy & Tristan 22 (7, 7, 8) Rumba "True" - Spandau Ballet Safe
J.R. & Karina 28 (9, 9, 10) Samba "Conga" - Gloria Estefan Safe
Rob & Cheryl 25 (9, 8, 8) Rumba "Hello" - Lionel Richie Safe
Chaz & Lacey 21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "Get Down on It" - Kool & the Gang Safe
David & Kym 25 (8, 9, 8) Tango "Tainted Love" - Soft Cell Safe
Ricki & Derek 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Easy Lover" - Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins Safe

Week 6: Broadway WeekEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Broadway Show Result
Rob & Cheryl 22 (8, 7, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Walk Like a Man" Jersey Boys Safe
Nancy & Tristan 24 (9, 7, 8) Foxtrot "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" Monty Python's Spamalot Safe
David & Kym 23 (8, 7, 8) Quickstep "We Go Together" Grease Safe
Ricki & Derek 29 (10, 9, 10) Quickstep "Luck Be a Lady" Guys and Dolls Safe
Chaz & Lacey 19 (7, 6, 6) Tango "The Phantom of the Opera" The Phantom of the Opera Eliminated
Hope & Maks 20 (7, 6, 7) Rumba "Seasons of Love" Rent Last to be called safe
J.R. & Karina 29 (10, 9, 10) Quickstep "Hot Honey Rag" Chicago Safe
J.R. & Karina
David & Kym
Hope & Maks
Chaz & Lacey
Ricki & Derek
Rob & Cheryl
Nancy & Tristan
N/A Broadway "Big Spender" / "Money Money" Sweet Charity / Cabaret N/A

Week 7: Halloween WeekEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
David & Kym 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Abracadabra" - Steve Miller Band Eliminated
J.R. & Karina 25 (9, 8, 8) Tango "Theme from Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Jr. Safe
Nancy & Tristan 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" - Charlie Daniels Band Last to be called safe
Rob & Cheryl 25 (9, 8, 8) Tango "Theme from The Addams Family" - Vic Mizzy Safe
Ricki & Derek 27 (9, 9, 9) Paso Doble "Sweet Dreams" - Beyoncé Safe
Hope & Maks 24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon Safe
David & Kym
Nancy & Tristan
J.R. & Karina
23 (8, 7, 8) Tango "Disturbia" - Rihanna N/A
Rob & Cheryl
Ricki & Derek
Hope & Maks
26 (9, 8, 9) Paso Doble "Bring Me to Life" - Evanescence N/A

Week 8: Instant Choreography WeekEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Rob & Cheryl 27 (9, 9, 9) Quickstep "Take on Me" - A-ha Last to be called safe
24 (8, 8, 8) Instant Jive "Maneater" - Hall & Oates
Hope & Maks 27 (9, 9, 9) Quickstep "Valerie" - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse Safe
25 (8, 9, 8) Instant Jive "The Best Damn Thing" - Avril Lavigne
Ricki & Derek 28 (9, 9, 10) Waltz "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - Aretha Franklin Safe
24 (8, 8, 8) Instant Jive "Land of a Thousand Dances" - Wilson Pickett
Nancy & Tristan 24 (8, 8, 8) Tango "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" - The Ames Brothers Eliminated
20 (7, 6, 7) Instant Jive "Upside Down" - Paloma Faith
J.R. & Karina 30 (10, 10, 10) Waltz "What the World Needs Now" - Burt Bacharach Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Instant Jive "Tutti Frutti" - Little Richard

Week 9: SemifinalsEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Hope & Maks 21 (7, 7, 7) Paso Doble "Can't Be Tamed" - Miley Cyrus Eliminated
24 (8, 8, 8) Argentine Tango "Whatever Lola Wants" - Gwen Verdon
J.R. & Karina 23 (8, 7, 8) Paso Doble "Spanish Paso" from The Mask of Zorro - James Horner Last to be called safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Argentine Tango "Bust Your Windows" - Jazmine Sullivan
Rob & Cheryl 28 (10, 9, 9) Samba "I Go to Rio" - Pablo Cruise Safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Argentine Tango "Libertango" - Bond
Ricki & Derek 30 (10, 10, 10) Samba "Jump in the Line" - Harry Belafonte Safe
29 (9, 10, 10) Argentine Tango "Allerdings Otros Aires" - Otros Aires
Hope & Maks
J.R. & Karina
Ricki & Derek
Rob & Cheryl
4
6
8
10
Cha-Cha-Cha "I Like How It Feels" - Enrique Iglesias N/A

Week 10: FinalsEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Assistant Judge Result
Ricki & Derek 27 (9, 9, 9) Cha-Cha-Cha "Yeah 3x" - Chris Brown Carrie Ann Inaba Third place
27 (9, 9, 9) Freestyle "Can't Touch It" - Ricki-Lee Coulter
30 Tango "Theme from Psycho" - Bernard Hermann
Rob & Cheryl 27 (9, 9, 9) Waltz "It Is You (I Have Loved)" - Dana Glover Bruno Tonioli Runner-up
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Minnie the Moocher" - Cab Calloway
26 Foxtrot "Fly Me to the Moon" - Frank Sinatra
30 (10,10,10) Instant Samba "Shake Your Bon-Bon" - Ricky Martin
J.R. & Karina 24 (8, 7, 9) Cha-Cha-Cha "Let's Get Loud" - Jennifer Lopez Len Goodman Winner
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Whine Up" - Kat DeLuna
28 Jive "Jump, Jive, an' Wail" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
30 (10,10,10) Instant Samba "Shake Your Bon-Bon" - Ricky Martin

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first time that Derek Hough makes the finals but does not win.
  • It also marks Karina Smirnoff's first mirror ball trophy win and only her second appearance in the finals since her Dancing with the Stars debut in season 3.

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