'Dancing with the Stars': Who Scored a Personal Best on Motown Night?

"You're back!" declared judge Len Goodman after Jaleel White cha-cha'ed his way to landing 29 points on the leaderboard

Dancing with the Stars dedicated a night to Motown that had some of the couples boogeying to the top of the leaderboard and others stumbling toward bottom.

As always, Cuban hunk William Levy sexed up the ballroom in a sizzling rumba with Cheryl Burke that judge Bruno Tonioli gushed was "Pure and utter filth -- and I loved every minute of it."

Tonioli called the partners "wired for sex" and awarded the pair a perfect 10 points. Carrie Ann Inaba was grateful: "On behalf of all the women out there, I thank you," she later gave them 9 points. But head judge Len Goodman thought the dance was a "a little bit on the raunchy side" and awarded then their lowest score: an 8.

While Levy was unsurprisingly sexy, Jaleel White and Kym Johnson had their best night of the competition with a near-perfect cha-cha to "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," performed by the The Temptations.

"You're back!" Goodman declared, and Tonioli added: "That was the biggest sizzler of the season." White beamed thanks to his 29-point score.

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas earned yet another 29 points but continue to land just one point short of the perfect 30. Their spot-on salsa to "I Can't Get Next to You" left the judges impressed again.

"I'm going to call you the midwife," joked Goodman, "[because] you keep on delivering."

Donald Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd delivered another solid performance with a smooth, 26-point foxtrot to "The Way You Do the Things You Do."

"I know you were disappointed with me last week," Goodman told Driver. "I felt you were going to come out and show me some fireworks. You didn't. You came out and exploded on this floor!"

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough stumbled a bit throughout their foxtrot but Goodman still said they were "a joy on the eyes," and they also earned 26 points.

Despite being exhausted, Melissa Gilbert and partner Maks Chmerkovskiy managed to score 24 points with their dance to "Oh, Baby, Baby." "You worked so hard and it is finally paying off," said Inaba.

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower and Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus had another tough week, landing at the bottom of the leaderboard with the lowest two scores of the week.

The leaderboard after week six (including group cha-cha scores):

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: (29 + 10) 39
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: (29 + 8) 37
William Levy & Cheryl Burke: (27 + 9) 36
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: (27 + 7) 34
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: (26 + 4) 30
Melissa Gilbert & Maks Chmerkovskiy: (24 + 6) 30
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: (23 + 5) 28
Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus: (21 + 3) 24

Watch Jaleel and Kym's 29-point dance

 

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