10/24/2012 03:34 am ET Updated Oct 24, 2012

'Dancing With The Stars': Gilles Marini Dances In A Towel, Leaving Bruno Tonioli Hot And Bothered (VIDEO)

Thanks to the final presidential debate of this election season on Monday, "Dancing With the Stars" mixed it up this week. Instead of a performance episode and an elimination episode, the contestants were treated to an elimination-free week. To balance it out, though, it was a double-performance week.

Each contestant had to perform their usual partner routine, as well as a group routine. With each episode clocking in at an hour, the performances were split so they'd only have to dance once each night -- either in their group number, or in their partner piece.

For this second night, it was that group number that left the biggest impact, and it did so with the smallest bit of wardrobe. Gilles Marini was a team captain, and wrapped his group's fun take on Psy's "Gangnam Style" wearing little more than a towel around his waist.

It was a good thing he was wearing a little more, as Bruno Tonioli was all hot and bothered by the performance, and asked Marini for the towel to dry himself. Marini obliged, as the audience cheered and howled. They got 9s across the board, which wasn't quite as high as the previous night's group performance (two 10s and a 9.5).

Scores from this week will be combined with next week's numbers, meaning it's time for Kirstie Alley and Kelly Monaco to get to work. They had the lowest combined scores for the week.

"Dancing With the Stars" returns to its normal schedule next week, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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