This Monday night’s competition on “Dancing with the Stars” was full of surprises. Sure we expected Disney kid and youngest competitor Zendaya with partner Val Chmerkovskiy to score high but we didn’t expect America’s sweetheart Olympic gold medal figure skater and oldest competitor Dorothy Hamill to get the low score of the night.
Shame on Hamill’s partner, Tristan MacManus! Last Monday, she was in a three-way tie for second place and the comedians were at the bottom of the pile. This week, Hamill was the lowest score with fives across the board but with her total score for two weeks she and her partner were fifth. Hamill was dancing with an injury (cyst), but her posture and arm placement were problems that resulted from poor training.
This week, comedian D.L. Hughley was still pretty low with a 16, but he was one point ahead of Hamill. Still his composite score left him and Burke at the bottom. Andy Dick did much better this week with a 20 for his jazz routine.
In second place, was former American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler and her partner Derek Hough. Pickler and Hough tied Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy with a 26. In third place at the end of the night was Olympic gold medal gymnast Alexandra Raisman and her partner Mark Ballas.
At the end of Monday night’s dances, the couples standing was as follows:
Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy :
“This Head I Hold”—Electric Guest
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough :
Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas :
“Jumpin Jack”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff:
23+20 = 43/60
Dorothy Hamill & Tristan MacManus:
Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson:
Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd :
“(Let’s Get Movin’) Into Action”—Skye Sweetnam
Andy Dick & Sharna Burgess:
Wynonna Judd & Tony Dovolani :
18+18 = 36
Victor Ortiz & Lindsay Arnold :
18+18 = 36
Lisa Vanderpump & Gleb Savchenko:
D.L. Hughley & Cheryl Burke:
During the live shows, the judges will give each couple a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges’ scores alone do not decide a couple’s fate.
Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online voting will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open until 60 minutes after the end of the show in your local time zone. Online voting will remain open until 11 a.m. (Eastern Time)/ 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) the following day. Tuesday night, 26 March 2013, will be the first elimination for season 16 of “Dancing with the Stars.”