'Dancing with the Stars' topped by Ricki Lake and Derek Hough again
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/01/2011
Dancing with the Stars judges' leaderboard was topped by Ricki Lake and Derek Hough during Monday night's broadcast of the thirteenth season's seventh performance show, which featured the Top 6 finalists performing both an individual routine to Halloween-themed songs and an additional "team dance."
The former talk show host and her professional partner finished in first place with 53 out of 60 possible points on the judges' leaderboard for the fourth time this season during the live broadcast.
In addition to dancing their individual routines, Monday night's show featured the competition's six remaining couples being divided into two teams in which one team worked together to perform a tango routine while the other danced a paso doble. Each dance was eligible to receive up to 30 possible points -- which would be added to each contestants' individual scores -- from Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Lake and Hough danced an individual paso doble routine which received 27 out of 30 possible points from the judges and performed a dance with "Team Paso" that earned 26 additional points.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians sibling Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke finished second on the leaderboard with 51 total points. They danced a tango which received 25 points and followed it with their "Team Paso" dance that earned 26 points from the judges.
American women's soccer star Hope Solo and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished in third place on the judges' leaderboard with 50 total points.
After dancing a samba that earned 24 points, Solo and Chmerkovskiy returned to the dance floor and performed a paso doble with their team that received 26 points from the judges.
Iraqi war veteran and former All My Children soap star J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff placed fourth on the leaderboard with 48 total points. In addition to the 23 points they earned from their "Team Tango" dance, they also performed an individual tango routine which received 25 points from the judges.
Actor David Arquette and partner Kym Johnson finished fifth on the judges' leaderboard with 47 total points. They performed a cha cha which received 24 points from the judges and a tango routine with their team that earned 23 additional points.
Legal commentator Nancy Grace and partner Tristan MacManus finished in sixth -- and last -- place on the judges' leaderboard with 44 total points after they danced an individual jive that received 21 points and the "Team Tango" dance which earned 23 points.
The judges' scoring and home viewer votes that were cast after Monday night's performances will now be combined and one of the six celebrity and professional pairings will be eliminated on Dancing with the Stars' seventh thirteenth-season results show tonight at 9PM ET/PT.