For the first time on season 16 of “Dancing with the Stars,” the judges awarded a perfect score, but in all nine tens were awarded. This week the six remaining couples danced two dances, the second one being the a Trio Challenge.

At the end, it was really Len Goodman who had the deciding vote. With Zendaya’s first dance, a foxtrot, he gave her a ten. He gave her a ten again for her salsa routine during the Trio Challenge as she danced with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy and Gleb Savchenko.

In the case of Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas, he also awarded a ten for the Argentine tango routine. That would have  given Raisman the lead with a 29 until the Trio Challenge when Raisman received all nines.

Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough also received a 28 for their first dance, a Viennese waltz, but during the Trio Challenge, Len Goodman argued that the paso doble routine didn’t have enough content and awarded Pickler, Hough and Tristan MacManus a seven.

Final standings:

  • Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy: 28+30 =58
  • Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas: 29+ 27=56/60
  • Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough: 28 + 27 = 55/60
  • Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff : 27 + 25 = 52/60
  • Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson: 24+24 =48/60
  • Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd: 21 + 21 = 42/60


Relive the dances of 6 May 2013.

Highlight reel.


Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas:

  • 29 (9,10,10)
  • Argentine Tango
  • “Reflejo de Luna”—El Alacran
  • 27 (9,9,9)
  • Jive (Henry Byalikov)
  • Hit the Road Jack“—Ray Charles
  • 1-800-868-3408

Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy :

Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough :

Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff:

Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd :

Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson:

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, 7 May 2013, who will be eliminated during season 16 week 8 of “Dancing with the Stars.”