Ralph Macchio Is Proud of 'Raunchiness' – and Earning a 10

05/03/2011 12:35PM



They may have stumbled last week but this week on Dancing with the Stars Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff were flying high.

"To get a 10 from [guest judge Donnie Burns], the premiere ballroom judge of the world, I'm feeling pretty good."

But on a night when the couples performed a routine on their own as well as a team cha cha, Macchio was able to show off his sultry side – something the judges have encouraged him to do in the competition – while dancing to Lady Gaga's hit song "Born This Way."





"That's all I've been hearing from them all year is 'Where's the fire down below?' " Macchio said.

During their solo portion of the group dance Macchio says they gave it their best shot for 30 seconds. "That's all the raunchiness we can handle," Smirnoff said.

"It was fun to do," Macchio added. "And it was Lady Gaga so you had the envelope to push. I loved our cha cha dance. It was really complicated and it was the first time I'd done the cha cha."

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