And Bristol canceled Wednesday because her son, Tripp, was ill.
And she was only able to practice a half day on Thursday. Mark is worried the newbie just won't cut it when the show premieres a week from Monday. sources connected with the show tell us Mark was really happy with Bristol's progress on Friday and they will be practicing the entire weekend and every day next week until the first live TV show.
The pair asked during rehearsal if the dance was too sexy. RELATED: Rycroft doesn’t just fight on the dance floor, she's battled for love too.
Find out how the former stays positive (even when she was publicly jilted by Jason Mesnick).
It seemed as if everyone was in Palin’s corner, with judge Len Goodman saying the performance had, “the most content in any dance I’ve seen you do.
Easily the best dance you’ve done.” Bruno Tonioli agreed, “Get that aggression out. Your best dance to date.” Carrie Anne Inaba offered the first criticism, saying Palin’s expression was, “a bit one-dimensional,” but that she’s, “proving herself a worthy competitor." The pair earned a 22.5, their highest score so far. Learn the lean-body secrets from professional dancers.
Cut to the duo on stage at the live show holding hands with frozen smiles on their faces.
The pair executed a clean, if not boring, paso doble.
Here's how everyone else did on week three of : Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya Dance: Cha cha Score: 24After a close call last week, Drew Lachey’s repeat of his season two dance to “Crazy in Love” left me a little less than excited, but Lachey will take his 24.
“It was my week-one score in season two, but it feels good in week three,” he said.
Palin and Ballas weren’t the only couple to top their personal best.
Last night was filled with lots of high scores and firsts of the season.
Despite Maks in a wig and tight pants, this rendition just didn’t do it.