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Dancing with the Stars is on a roll with the flawless performances, as another couple received a much-coveted 30 this week. And it was only the second perfect score of the season!
With a double elimination looming over their heads, each of the couples had to perform two full dance routines. That was no problem for Cuban heartthrob William Levy and partner Cheryl Burke, who received three 10s for their first-round foxtrot. Even head judge Len Goodman loved their performance! "There was care in technique and flare in the movement," he said.
After being in the bottom two last week, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower came back with their best dance of the season -- receiving two 10s and a 9 for their foxtrot. "The sweetest of sweethearts," judge Bruno Tonioli called them. "What you've done in a week is incredible."
Once again, Donald Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd delivered another consistent performance with a solid, 27-point tango that opened the night. Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, however, slipped a tiny bit with a 26-point waltz that earned Katherine her first 8.
"Your technique is outstanding," Carrie Ann Inaba told Katherine. "But you lost your balance."
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough, who were perfection last week, earned a 28 for their emotional waltz that Bruno called "amazing"
Melissa Gilbert and partner Maks Chmerkovskiy finished in last place with a 24-point foxtrot, but the judges thought it was a proficient performance: "This was your best dance so far," Len said.
In the second round of the night, each couple had to dance a "trio" with either a formerly eliminated celebrity or a member of the DWTS dance troupe, which resulted in mostly high scores, except for Maria and Derek's Bollywood samba with dancer Henry Byalikovat. Their performance split the judges, with Len giving only a 7 and dropping their total to 25.
Two sets of dancers will be sent home Tuesday night.
The leaderboard after week eight:
William Levy & Cheryl Burke: (30 + 27) 57
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: (29 + 27) 56
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: (27+28) 55
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: (26+29) 55
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: (28+25) 53
Melissa Gilbert & Maks Chmerkovskiy: (24+27) 51
Watch William and Cheryl's perfect fox trot!