'Dancing with the Stars' topped by J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/25/2011
Dancing with the Stars' Broadway Week seemed to come naturally for former talk show host Ricki Lake and Iraqi war veteran and All My Children soap star J.R. Martinez.
Lake and Martinez each received 29 out of 30 possible points fromDancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli and finished tied for first place on the judges' leaderboard during Monday night's broadcast of the thirteenth season's sixth performance show, which featured the Top 7 finalists dancing to Broadway hits.
Lake and Martinez both performed quickstep routines with their professional partners Derek Hough and Karina Smirnoff respectively.
Transgender advocate Chaz Bono and partner Lacey Schwimmer finished at the bottom of the leaderboard in seventh place with 19 points after they danced a tango that wasn't nearly as well received by the judges.
Legal commentator Nancy Grace and partner Tristan MacManus finished in third place on the leaderboard after they performed a foxtrot which received 24 points from the judges.
Fourth place went to actor David Arquette and partner Kym Johnson after they earned 23 points from the judges for their quickstep routine.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians sibling Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke finished one point behind them in fifth place on the judges' leaderboard after they danced a cha cha which received 22 points.
American women's soccer star Hope Solo and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished in sixth place on the leaderboard after they received 20 points from the judges for their rumba routine.
The judges' scoring and home viewer votes that were cast after Monday night's performances will now be combined and one of the seven celebrity and professional pairings will be eliminated on Dancing with the Stars' sixth thirteenth-season results show tonight at 9PM ET/PT.