It was fantastic night of dancing for General Hospital favorite and former Dancing with the Stars season one champ, Kelly Monaco (Sam)!
On tonight’s Dancing with the Stars All-Stars competition, Kelly and her dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy wowed the audience and the judges with their sizzling Paso Doble! For tonight’s episode the celebrities got to be the creative director’s of their own routine, and the routine had to be chosen from an iconic dance from a previous season of Dancing with the Stars.
For Kelly and Val’s Paso Doble performance, the judges comments ranged from: “I’m tingling with pleasure,” from Bruno, to Carrie Ann Inaba stating, “You’re the couple to watch.” And Len Goodman topped it off with a comment to Kelly of, “Where did that come from?” Soap fans will have noticed also that Kelly’s on-screen mom, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) was cheering Kelly on from the audience and was all smiles after Kelly’s performance.
After the judges scores, and a rousing night of competition that saw some of the best dances ever in the history of DWTS, Kelly and Val scored a 27 landing them at the top of the leaderboard tied with Melissa Rycroft and her dance partner Tony Dovolani!
Bristol Palin, who last week was saved from the bottom three, had a meltdown earlier in the week during rehearsals with her partner, Mark Ballas, which was documented and shown during the broadcast. Palin and Ballas ended up once again with the lowest score from the judges this week with a 22.5. Many thought that the best performance of the night belonged to Olympic Champion, Shawn Johnson, and her partner, Derek Hough! The duo performed a quickstep with flips, jumps, and that’s putting it mildly. While the couple did break the rules, they did not suffer to much in the scoring as they are still in the number two position in the leaderboard. Bruno exclaimed, “It’s one of the best dances, if not the best in all 15 seasons.”
After the jump, watch Kelly and Val’s Paso Doble, then let us know what you thought of their performance? And, who do you think will go home tomorrow night in the double elimination? Let us know!