Judges' Top 10

Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Happy 99th episode!

Prior to the results, we have the judges selecting the top 10 best dances from the first 5 seasons. These are all dances that scored 30.

Sorry gang. I just couldn't resist all the video.

10. Kelly Monaco & Alec Mazzo, freestyle dance from Season 1 - I have to disagree right off the top. I remember this dance. The judges scored it a 30 after they stumbled and missed several holds.

9. Sabrina Bryan & Mark Ballas, Paso Doble from Season 5 - This dance was hot! I really thought they would compete until the end, especially after this dance. But they were eliminated early after an equally stunning Foxtrot.

8. Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke, Cha Cha Cha from Season 3 - This was fantastic! I think that Season 3 with Emmitt was a real turning point for Dancing with the Stars, because it made the show OK for men to watch with their wives/girlfriends.

7. Apolo Ohno & Julianne Hough, Quick Step from Season 4 - This was such a charming and fun dance! Not only was the dance perfect, but they hit every mark with their expressions.

6. Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson, Jive from Season 4 - This is definitely one of my all time favorites. I love Jive anyway, and this was just so good. Joey always engaged the crowd when he danced.

5. Helio Castroneves & Julianne Hough, Quick Step from Season 5 - If there was a Quick Step that was anywhere near as good as Apolo & Julianne, it was this one. And why not? Julianne was the common denominator!

4. Drew Lachey & Cheryl Burke, freestyle from Season 2 - This dance really does set the standard for freestyle. No one has done it as well.

3. Stacy Kiebler & Tony Dovolani, Samba from Season 2 - LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS!!!!!!!! Day-um! How could I forget about this one?? Yeeeeeee-owsa!

2. Mel B & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Paso Doble from Season 5 - This is just brilliant from perhaps the sexiest partnership in the history of the show.

1. Mario Lopez & Karina Smirnoff, Tango from Season 3 - While I agree that this dance was outstanding, it is not one of my favorites from them. I couldn't find the clip.

Sorry again for all the video, but I just couldn't resist.


  1. Marsha says:

    Mel B and Maks' IS my all time favorite...man, that dance is HAWT!

    Then comes Cheryl and Drew!!

  1. Julie says:

    Grrrr the videos won't play! i shut down and still NOTHING! ARGH!!!!

    You know which ones I like! Same as Marsha only reversed!

  1. Travis says:

    Marsha: Both great dances!

    Julie: Dangit! I just checked and they played ok for me. Try again later!

  1. Anonymous says:

    filipinos4houghs of course like BOTH of Julianne's, and the one w- Apolo should be #2, the one w-Helio-#3, and we agree that Mario Lopez should be #1, and should have won that season. The little guy w- Cheryl...we don't like it at all!....salamat sa inyong lahat

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I loved them all but the jive is definitely my favourite, I love the song 'Slippin 'n' Slidin'. I didn't realise Mel B was in it, she was really good. Thanks for finding all the clips Trav. :)

  1. Travis says:

    Anon: Thanks for stopping by.

    Akelamalu: The Jive and Waltz really are my most favorite.