For opponents’ choice week on “Dancing With the Stars,” Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough got mambo, which is not as off-the-wall of a style as some of the other couples got. And one might think that after last week’s impressive number they would have had trouble living up this week, but they did not.

We thought their mambo was spectacular. There were great athletic moves, of course, but really the dancing stole the show. That and Shawn’s teeny costume — we do not blame her one bit for being nervous about wearing it. Also, we must say, we are so glad Shawn got Derek as a partner. No offense to Mark Ballas from her first season, but Derek really makes Shawn shine.

As Carrie Ann says, “I know this is the all-star season and everyone is bringing their A game, but if I were the other contestants, I’d be a little scared right now.”

What did you think, “DWTS” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."