The judges, audience members, and viewers (us included!) shed happy tears during last night’s Dancing With The Stars as contestants used the dance floor to re-interpret the best year of their lives. Foxtrotting to Rodney Atkins’s “Watching You,” Karina Smirnoff and partner, Jacoby Jones, dedicated their performance to 2012—the year Jones’ son was born. “There is a continuous, smooth flow in the foxtrot so I wanted my dress to move beautifully with every single step we took,” Smirnoff told InStyle.com. “The pink accents and floral print gave this gown a summery, feel-good effect that corresponded perfectly with the meaning behind our dance this week.” Scoring 24 out of 30, judge Carrie Ann Inaba declared, “I think you have a real shot at winning this!” To see if America agreed, tune in to ABC at 9/8c tonight for the live results show.
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