An under-the-radar contestant-dancer duo broke out on Dancing with the Stars Monday night, getting two 10s from the judges for the first time this season, and establishing that they have a real chance at the championship as the season winds down.
SPOILER ALERT: Who Got Two 10s For The First Time On DWTS?
Not to be outdone, former American Idol star (and this season’s unofficial frontrunner) Kellie Pickler stayed atop of the game, also getting 29 points for her samba.
While Len and Bruno both awarded her 10s, Carrie Ann said the “routine was so pristine, that it lacks emotional content,” giving her nine points.
Pickler got good news by the end of the night, as a special twist in the competition dictated that the night’s highest scorers would get an automatic berth to next week; while her 29 points tied with Raisman’s, the judges looked to the season-long totals as a tie-breaker, giving the country singer the free pass.
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Another twist Monday was a dance-off challenge, in which Aly, Zendaya and Ingo all padded their totals for the night with an extra three points.
It won’t be Kelly, we know that for sure, but someone’s going home when Dancing with the Stars returns Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC.