'Dancing with the Stars' second performance show nets three-way tie
By Reality TV World staff, 03/29/2011
Dancing with the Stars' second twelfth-season performance show went well for WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, rapper Romeo, and NFL football star Hines Ward.
Jericho, Romeo, and Ward finished tied for first place on Dancing with the Stars judges' leaderboard with 23 out of 30 possible points each during Monday night's broadcast of the twelfth season's second performance show.
However, the trio's scores weren't enough to allow them to finish first on the combined judges' leaderboard which also included the couples' scores from last week's initial twelfth-season performance show and will be combined with the home viewer voting results from both shows to determine which of the 11 couples will be eliminated on the season's first results show tonight at 8PM ET/PT.
Due to their first place finish on last week's judges' leaderboard, actor Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff still managed to finish first on the combined two-week leaderboard with 45 out of 60 possible points despite earning only 21 points for the jive routine they performed during Monday night's second performance show.
Ward and Johnson finished just behind Macchio and Smirnoff in second place on the two-week leaderboard with a combined 44 points, but Jericho and Burke and Romeo and Hightower slipped to a fourth place tie behind actress and former Kirstie Alley's Big Life star Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
While Jericho and Burke and Romeo and Hightower finished with 42 combined points each, Alley and Chmerkovskiy finished in third place with 43 points on the combined leaderboard due to their second place finish on last week's initial performance show.
Alley and Chmerkovskiy performed a quickstep which received 20 points during Monday night's second performance show.
Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas finished in sixth place on the combined leaderboard after they received 18 points for the jive they performed on Monday's second performance show, giving them 39 combined points.
They were followed by Kendra and former The Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson and partner Louis van Amstel, who danced a quickstep on Monday night and finished with 37 combined points.
Supermodel and former A Model Life star Petra Nemcova and partner Dmitry Chaplin finished in eighth place on the combined leaderboard with 36 points. They performed a jive that earned 18 points from the judges during the second performance show.
Retired boxer and former The Contender host Sugar Ray Leonard and partner Anna Trebunskaya placed ninth the combined leaderboard with 34 points after they performed a jive which received 17 points on Monday night.
Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams and partner Tony Dovolani finished in tenth place on the combined leaderboard with 31 points and were followed by Loveline radio show host Mike Catherwood and partner Lacey Schwimmer, who finished last with 30 points.
Both couples received 17 points from the judges during Monday night's second performance show. Williams and Dovolani performed a quickstep while Catherwood and Schwimmer danced a jive.