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Dancing's Pairs Perform Crazy Combination Routines in Semi-Finals | Derek Hough, Shawn Johnson

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Dancing with the Stars: Couples Perform Crazy Combinations in Semi-Finals

Originally posted 11/19/2012 11:05PM

It's the semi-finals!

The remaining five couples on Dancing with the Stars faced two rounds of competition on Monday. First, the pairs performed mixed-up routines, blending uncommon styles with unusual themes. Then, they celebrated the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's hit album Bad with more traditional ballroom numbers.

Keep reading for all the details and scores ...

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Which Couple Had a Perfect Night of Dancing?

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Dancing with the Stars: Which Couple Had a Perfect Night?

Originally posted 11/12/2012 11:15PM

After performing twice last week, the remaining couples on Dancing with the Stars had double duty again Monday night. Each pair performed a tribute to America's troops as well as a trio dance with an eliminated pro or member of the DWTS troupe.

And it was a night of big scores! But the pressure is on ahead of Tuesday's double elimination.

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Tony & Melissa Hit Their Stride on Dancing | Melissa Rycroft, Tony Dovolani

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Dancing with the Stars: Tony Dovolani & Melissa Rycroft's Big Night

Originally posted 11/05/2012 10:35PM

It was a busy night on Dancing with the Stars Monday – but not for an injured Derek Hough.

The pro sat out this week's competition, in which the seven remaining couples performed a dance fusion and competed in a swing dance marathon. But Hough's partner Shawn Johnson was in good hands with her season 8 partner, Mark Ballas.

Keep reading to find out how they did in the dance fusion, which required the couples to blend two different styles during one song, and the four-minute swing marathon.

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Melissa Rycroft Returns to the Dancing Ballroom After Injury

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Melissa Rycroft Returns to Dancing with the Stars After Injury

Originally posted 10/22/2012 09:45PM

She's back!

Despite injuring her neck during rehearsals and being rushed to the hospital on Sunday, Dancing with the Stars contestant Melissa Rycroft returned to the ballroom to perform on Monday night.

And she danced a high-flying team freestyle routine despite having what she called a "herniated disc in my upper neck."

"I'm on a little medication right now," Rycroft said before the performance to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." "[But] I'm officially cleared to dance."

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Sabrina Bryan Scores the First 9 of DWTS's New Season

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Dancing with the Stars: Sabrina Bryan Scores the First 9 This Season

Originally posted 10/01/2012 10:15PM

With 12 celebrity contestants and their professional partners still remaining on the 15th season of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars, Monday night made jive come alive – with decidedly mixed results.

Emmy-winning emcee Tom Bergeron and co-host Brooke Burke Charvet kept the suspense building until the judges rendered their scores – including the season's first 9 – while the audience audibly jeered those times that lower numbers were delivered.

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William Levy Can Take Len's Criticism During DWTS Finals | Cheryl Burke, William Levy

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Dancing Finals: William Levy Can Take Len's Criticism

Originally posted 05/22/2012 07:50AM

When it came to William Levy and Cheryl Burke's cha cha on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars finals, head judge Len Goodman told the couple that the number was "as good as I've seen in 14 seasons." But when they performed their freestyle, he was less impressed.

Calling the booty-shaking routine, "predictable," Goodman kept the duo from getting a perfect 60 points out of 60 for the night.

But Levy and Burke wouldn't change a thing if they had to do the dance all over again.

"It [was] the freestyle," the Cuban star told PEOPLE backstage after the show. "It's free. We can do whatever we want. It wasn't supposed to be something that Len was looking for. You don't have to do whatever he says. We picked samba, who cares?"

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All-Star Season Coming for Dancing with the Stars

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Dancing with the Stars Will Debut All-Star Season

Originally posted 05/15/2012 02:00PM

What happens to a newly made ballroom dancer after the disco ball trophy?

Usually, the top Dancing with the Stars contestants return to obscurity – er, their glamorous lifestyles – and we never see them on the dance floor again. But now the show is looking to change that.

ABC's entertainment president Paul Lee confirmed to reporters that he "can't talk about the casting yet, but I'd love to see some of the fan favorites from the past seasons come back," EW.com reports.

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Dancing's William Levy, Cheryl Burke Earn a Perfect Score | Cheryl Burke, William Levy

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Dancing with the Stars: William Levy, Cheryl Burke Perform Perfect Foxtrot

Originally posted 05/07/2012 10:45PM

The semi-finals are just a week away on Dancing with the Stars. But to get there, the six remaining couples had to perform two dances each on Monday night – and will have to survive a double elimination on Tuesday. (Spoilers ahead!)

In the first round of competition, William Levy and Cheryl Burke landed atop the leader board with a high-energy foxtrot that earned a perfect score. "You bring these performances to life," Carrie Ann Inaba told the couple. "There was care in technique and flare in the movement," added Len Goodman.

In a close second were Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, who barely survived last week's dance duel. Their foxtrot earned 29 points and had Bruno Tonioli gushing. "The sweetest of sweethearts," he called them. "What you've done in a week is incredible."

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Jaleel White Eliminated on Dancing with the Stars | Jaleel White, Kym Johnson

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Dancing with the Stars: Jaleel White Heads Home

Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:15PM

While Monday night's episode of Dancing with the Stars" had its highs – Maria Menounos and Derek Hough got the first perfect 30 of the season! – it also had its lows.

Melissa Gilbert and an injured Maksim Chmerkovskiy let the judges down with a 21-point tango that left the pair in last place, while Jaleel White and Kym Johnson were in second-to-last place with 24 points for their waltz. Meanwhile, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower improved from last week with a 25-point tango.

So, which of the night's low-scoring couples were sent packing after Tuesday night's results show? Keep reading to find out ...

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Maksim: I'll Never Please Dancing's Judges | Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa Gilbert

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I'll Never Please the Dancing with the Stars Judges

Originally posted 05/01/2012 09:30AM

It was another low-scoring week for Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Melissa Gilbert, who came in last place with 21 points for their tango on Dancing with the Stars Monday night.

But unlike in seasons past, a usually outspoken Chmerkovskiy says he's not upset, because he expects judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman to deliver tough critiques at this point.

"With a smile on my face and a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy heart, [I'll say] there's nothing we can do right by them, and it is what it is," the professional dancer told reporters backstage after Monday night's show. "Let's be realistic. If we make it to the [dancing duel], we're out. That's a fact, no matter what we do."

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