Exclusive! Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff Talks Last Night's Burlesque-Inspired Costume

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On last night’s Dancing with the Stars, Karina Smirnoff and Corbin Bleu performed an Argentinian Tango to “Welcome to Burlesque,” a sexy violin-driven ballad. The partners were definitely under added pressure—Cher served as guest judge this week, and also performed mega-hit “Believe” and “I Hope You Find It” on the show.

For their attire, Bleu and Smirnoff incorporated modern detailing to fit the burlesque theme. Bleu was clad in black pants and a white button-down shirt. Smirnoff took to a fitted, midnight blue body suit with nude paneling, sheer thigh-highs, and black lace-up booties for their dance. “I wanted to pay homage to the feel of the song,” Smirnoff told InStyle.com exclusively. “It's a modern Moulin Rouge take on the Tango.”

Cher called the duo’s performance “amazing” and compared it to a film she had seen in the past. “…It was about Tango, and it was beautiful—just like your dance.”

The team earned a 27/30, the second highest score of the night, right behind Amber Riley and Derek Hough. Surprisingly, Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated this week, leaving six couples in the ballroom.

Tune in next Monday night at 8/7c on ABC for the live results show.

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