'Dancing With the Stars'' J.R. Martinez 'Out of Breath' After Samba

"Attempted to be sexy," jokes the fan favorite – and Monday’s top scorer - of his routine with partner Karina Smirnoff.
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J.R. Martinez really got into his dance with partner Karina Smirnoff on Monday's show.

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"Our samba was so fast we were out of breath afterwards. I bet our heart rate was over the top~did you guys enjoy? I attempted to be #sexy!" wrote the fan favorite on Twitter.

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"So...what u guys think of our Samba? The energy was unbelievable. Hope u guys enjoyed it b/c our hearts were in overdrive #BrownSwan #samba," he added. Brown Swan is his nickname on the dancing competition.

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It paid off for the judges: The All My Children alum earned his first 10 of the season and the night's highest score, a 28.

Fans seemed to enjoy the routine as well. Wrote Martinez: "So many tweets hard to reply to all but know its time for me to take a fall & rest.All of your great vibes & energy inspires me. #goodnight."

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Coming in second place were Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian, whose rumba scored a 25, tying with David Arquette and Kym Johnson's tango.


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