Monday night’s dancing finished without much incident, but the ABC website went down, making voting only possible via Facebook. At the end of the evening, Disney kid Zendaya and her injured partner Val Chmerkovskiy were number one but only by one point.

Kellie Pickler and her partner Derek Hough were a close second with 64 points. In third was Olympic gold medal gymnast Alexandra Raisman and her partner Mark Ballas.

Football player and the only male contestant left in the competition, Jacoby Jones and his partner Karina Smirnoff were a distant fourth with 56 points.

Each couple performed three dances: two individual and one relay dance. In the relay  dance, the couples each danced the cha cha cha and were ranked. First place got a full five points while fourth place received only 2 points. This is what separated Pickler and Hough and Zendaya and Chmerkovskiy who would have otherwise been tied.

Final standings:

  • Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy: 30+30+5 =65
  • Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough: 30+30+4 =64
  • Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas: 28+30+3=61
  • Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff : 27 + 27 + 2 = 56

Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy :

Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough :

Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas:

Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff:

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, 21 May 2013, one of the four couples will be eliminated and three will compete for the mirrorball.

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