Who knew Ralph Macchio has a black belt in ballroom dancing?
The Karate Kid star may not have gotten the highest score with his frantic jive on Monday’s edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (earning 21 points with pro partner Karina Smirnoff), but since no one was eliminated last week in the show’s premiere, he’s still the leader with a two-week grand total of 45 out of 60 possible points.
That two-week total score — along with America’s votes — will detemine which celebrity ( and their pro partner) will be the first to go home when the first elimination show airs Tuesday night.
Another notable performance on Monday’s show came from Loveline’s Mike (“Psycho Mike”) Catherwood, who improved to a 17-point showing up from last week’s dismal 13-point performance, though he’s the low man on the totem pole with just 30 out of 60 possible points.
Fan favorite Kirstie Alley‘s quickstep received 20 points for her dance with partner Maskim Chmerkovskiy on Monday, staying on Macchio’s tail with 43 overall points the past two weeks.
Rounding out the pack, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward scored 23 on Monday for a total of 44 overall points; rapper Romeo notched 23 for a total of 42 overall points; WWE wrestler-turned-best-selling author Chris Jericho scored 23 for a total of 42 overall points; and Disney star Chelsea Kane scored 18 for a total of 39 overall points.
Playboy Playmate-turned-E! star Kendra Wilkinson, an early favorite to win, stumbled to 19 points Monday for a total of 37 overall points; Czech model Petra Nemcova scored 18 for a total of 36 overall points; iconic boxer Sugar Ray Leonard received 17 for a total of 34 overall points; and Wendy Williams scored 17 for a total of 31 overall points.
Chris Brown will take the stage to perform two songs Tuesday night, and of course, someone will be sent home, when Dancing with the Stars returns on ABC Tuesday at 9/8c.