DWTS Week Four: Season 8 All-Stars Top the Leaderboard

Tuesday, October 16-

With Paula Abdul as a guest judge this week and performances of genres of dances never seen on “Dancing with the Stars,” two season eight all-stars topped the leaderboard.

Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini top the leaderboard this week in a tie with a score of 39.5/40. Both all-stars performed dance genres never seen on the show before: the mamba and Bollywood. Both Johnson and Marini were the first contestants of the seasons to receive a score of 10 by a judge.

Season eight veteran Melissa Rycroft danced the Jitterbug and incorporated flips and tricks never seen before on the show. Guest judge Paula Abdul commended Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovalani for being able to “work together well.” Rycroft is in fourth place with a score of 37/40.

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke picked the dance genre contemporary for Kelly Monaco this week. Monaco’s partner Val Chmerkovskiy believes Burke chose the genre to spite the couple and was shown calling her a name during filming this week. Despite the drama and Monaco breaking her toe during dress rehearsals, the couple ends up in third place for this week.

Bristol Palin did not have the lowest score for the first time in two weeks. Kirstie Alley, although commended for her Charleston, only received a 30/40 compared to Palin’s 32/40.

Next week there is a twist of no elimination and two full days of dancing from the remaining eight couples. One dance will be a team freestyle that will be chosen by the top contestants during the results show this week.

The time of the results show Tuesday, October 17, is at 7 pm central time this week.


Here are the couple and their scores for this week:

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough- 39.5/40

Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd- 39.5/40

Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy- 37.5/40

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovalani- 37/40

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke- 36/40

Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel- 35.5/40

Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff- 34.5/40

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas- 32/40

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy- 30/40


-Colleen Menadier

Staff Writer

The Prowl