Tonight on “Dancing with the Stars” it was all about stamina and quick precise action with the quickstep and jive. That left transgender activist Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer at the bottom with 17 points after the quickstep and David Arquette and Kym Johnson jived to straight sixes to tie with Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya (quickstep) for the second from the bottom spot.
Who was at the top? Actress and talk show host Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough. In second was Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas with 22.
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 23
Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas : 22
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 22
Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani : 21
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus : 21
Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 21
Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy: 21
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 19
David Arquette & Kym Johnson : 18
Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya : 18
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 17
- Score: 22 (8, 7, 7) “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”—Marilyn Monroe
- Score 21 (6, 8, 7) “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”—The Andrews Sisters
- Score: 21 (7, 7, 7) “Don’t Get Me Wrong”—The Pretenders
- Score: 18 (6, 6, 6) “Walking Back to Happiness”—Helen Shapiro
- Score: 17 (6, 5, 6)
- “Dancing in the Street” by Mick Jagger and David Bowie
- Score: 23 (8, 7, 8) “Hey Ya!”—OutKast
- Score: 22 (7, 7, 7) “The Boy Does Nothing”—Alesha Dixon
- Score: 22 (7, 7, 8) “Jump, Jive an’ Wail”—The Brian Setzer Orchestra
- Score: 21 (7, 7, 7) “Surfin’ Safari”—The Beach Boys
- Score: 19 (6, 7, 6) “Girlfriend”—Avril Lavigne
- Score: 18 (6, 6, 6) “Runaway Baby”—Bruno Mars
- VOTING — HOW IT WORKS:
|COUPLE NAME||PHONE NUMBER||TEXT-IN CODE|
|Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya||800-868-3409
|Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer||800-868-3412
|Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani||800-868-3404
|David Arquette & Kym Johnson||800-868-3406
|Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy||800-868-3407
|Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy||800-868-3408
|J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff||800-868-3410
|Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas||800-868-3403
|Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus||800-868-3405
|Ricki Lake & Derek Hough||800-868-3411
|Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke||800-868-3402
|Ron Artest & Peta Murgatroyd||800-868-3401
During the live shows, the judges will give each couple a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges’ scores alone do not decide a couple’s fate.
Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online voting will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open until 30 minutes after the end of the show in your local time zone. Online voting will remain open until 11AM (Eastern Time)/ 8AM (Pacific Time) the following day.
In the Dancing with the Stars Results Show, the couple with the lowest combined score from judges and viewer votes will be eliminated from the competition. The scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home, ensuring unpredictable outcomes at the end of every show. When the final two couples remain, the ultimate dance-off will determine who wins the trophy.
Viewers can vote via phone and text message for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform; online voting ends at 11AM ET/8AM PT the day following the performances. The Dancing with the Stars Results Show will premiere the week of competition on Tuesday, September 20 at 8|7c.
To vote by text message, text the word “VOTE” to your favorite couple’s number below from your AT&T phone. Message and data rates may apply.
Lines open at the beginning of each show for viewers to phone and text vote for their favorite couples and will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show in each time zone. The whole country can vote.
One (or more) couple(s) will be knocked out of the competition each week there is a results show. The couple with the lowest overall score is knocked out of the competition.
The scoring and format of the show is unique to the series and is not based on a standard dance championship.
PROCEDURE FOR ELIMINATING COUPLES:
Each week every couple receives points from the judges and votes from the public. For every couple we determine the share they received of the total points given by the judges on the night of the performances, and the share they received of the public’s votes and add these two shares together. The couple with the lowest combined total is eliminated from the show.
For example if couples A, B and C respectively receive 38, 26 and 14 points from the judges, we calculate what share these points represent of the total awarded by the judges on the night. In this example the judges gave 78 points in total, and each couples’ share of 78 points breaks down as follows: A: 38 points = 48.72% of 78; B: 26 points = 33.33% of 78; C: 14 points = 17.95% of 78. Let’s suppose that when the public votes are tallied, each couple has the following shares: A= 20%, B=40%, C=40%. To determine who’s eliminated, we combine these two shares for the total:
Couple A: 20+48.72%= 68.72%
Couple B: 40+33.33%= 73.33%
Couple C: 40+17.95%= 57.95%
In this example, the bottom two couples would be A and C, and C would be eliminated.
1. How do I vote?
Well, we have three convenient ways for you to keep your favorite stars dancing. You can vote by phone, text message or simply go online.
2. When exactly can we vote?
Phone and text voting is open in your local time zone from the beginning of the Monday show until 30 minutes after the end of the Monday show. Online voting is open from the beginning of the Monday show until 11AM ET / 8AM PT the next day.
3. What do I need to do to vote online?
A username and a valid email address are a must. We’ve hopefully made the process pretty easy for you. In fact, if you already have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can sign in with one of those accounts, connect it to an ABC account and you’re ready to go. If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can simply sign up for an ABC account at ABC.com.
4. I have an existing ABC account, why do I need to validate my email address?
The short answer is that we’ve changed our registration system for the better. When you log into your ABC account, you will be sent a confirmation email. Just click on the link inside. Once your account is validated, you’re all set to vote for the season. We recommend you validate your account now so you’re ready to roll come Dancing premiere night. You canclick here to sign in and validate your account.
5. I didn’t get the email to validate my account. What should I do?
Please be patient! Sometimes it may take a few minutes for the validation email to be delivered. Also, be sure to check your “spam” folder to make sure the email didn’t land there.
7. How do I change the email address associated with my account?
Just follow the directions on this page.
8. How are votes scored?
We have all the details on how scores from the judges combine with the public votes on ourAbout the Vote page. You can read all about it there!
9. Other members of my house would like to vote. Can they?
Sure! Just make sure to log out after you finish voting, then have your other household members log in with their Facebook, Twitter or ABC.com accounts. It’s perfectly fine to vote on the same computer.
10. Is there a minimum age to vote?
Yes, you must be 13 years old in order to vote. Sorry, tweens!
David Arquette & Kym Johnson — Team Good Times
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz
Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke — Team CherBert
Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff — Team Martinoff
Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy — Team Valisabetta
Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas — Team KristinBalls
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough — Team DRickilous
Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani — Team ChynnaDove
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Team MakSolo