A double dance night ahead of a double elimination night on Tuesday featured the second perfect score of the season and some disappointing scores for others. The couples danced either a fox trot or a Viennese waltz to open the show, then each celebrity had to perform as part of a trio for the second dance.
William Levy earned a perfect score in his first dance of the night with Cheryl Burke. The couple finished with a 57, the highest of the night.
The audience seemed to love Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd in their tango and in their second dance, a jive with Karina Smirnov. The judges awarded them a 27 and a 28 respectively for a second place tie at 56.
Roshon Fegan was compared to a young Mickey Rooney in his opening fox trot with Chelsie Hightower. They picked up a pair of 10s, but Len short-changed them for perfection with a 9. They also finished with a 56.
Not far behind is Katherine Jenkins and USA TODAY blogger Mark Ballas. Their opening dance scored only a 26, but they bounced back with a solid 29 in the threesomes, Katherine dancing a cha cha with Mark and Tristan MacManus.
Maria Menounos performed a romantic Viennese waltz with Derek Hough, and came off the dance floor with tears in her eyes. They scored a 28, but then faltered in the threesomes with Henry Byalikov in a Bollywood-themed Samba. Len said if he was scoring Bollywood, it would be a ten, but where was the Samba? They ended up with a 53.
Melissa Gilbert finds herself at the bottom of the pile again, despite giving what the judges described as her best performances of the season so far. She ended up with a 51. The rehearsal video with Maksim Chmerkovskiy seemed very tense, at one point telling Melissa, "You are making me look like a terrorist!" Yikes!
On Tuesday night, the two lowest scoring contestants will be eliminated, setting the stage for the semi-finals next week.
The final show airs on May 22nd.