David promised to step his salsa up by three levels. It wasn't quite three levels, but it was an improvement. Still, our readers think he has a long way to go before he can claim Mirrorball glory.
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Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska (tie)
LT got over his self-consciousness a little bit, but it's clear he's no natural dance machine like Emmitt Smith or Warren Sapp are. Are his Dancing days numbered?
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Holly Madison & Dmitry Chaplin (tie)
Holly was going for "Most Improved," and while she did up her game a little bit, she unfortunately was not deserving of the title. The Girl Next Door's got the drive, and now she's just got to keep pace.
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Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower (tie)
And the "Most Improved" goes to Ty! The charming rodeo star did wife Jewel proud with a solid quickstep that got him back in the running in the judges' eyes. Despite the charming performance, our readers don't think that's enough for him to go all the way.
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Denise Richards & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (tie)
No more tears! And apparently not many more votes either. Denise impressed with a dynamic quickstep, only to find herself locked in a five-way tie with readers' votes.
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Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer(tie)
Can we officially consider these votes? Sidelined, for one night only, with a bum back, the judges ended up scoring Steve-O's dress rehearsal performance instead. Is that really fair? Hard to say. Now the Jackass must wage a comeback not only with the judges, but with our readers too.
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Steve Wozniak & Karina Smirnoff (tie)
The people's vote saved the Woz from having the dubious honor of being the first eliminated contestant. But that doesn't mean you see him as a threat for the Dancing crown. The Apple nerd is stuck in 10th again.
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Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough
Chuck took some hits from the judges for, well, basically standing around during his salsa, but his score didn't suffer from it, and neither did his power rankings standing. Now, will he finally dance this week?
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Lil Kim & Derek Hough
Lil Kim's a lady, and a prim and proper one at that. Her glorious quickstep painted her in a whole new light for the judges and she climbs a notch on the rankings too. Next on the agenda: Break into the Top 3.
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Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas
After two weeks at the top, Shawn has been dethroned, all the way to third. Still, she's miles ahead of her next closest competitor (18 percent vs. 3 percent). The Olympic gold medalist struggled with the hip-shaking last week, but we think the elegant foxtrot will elevate her right back to the top of the podium.
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Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
She became No. 2 to Jason and she's still No. 2 to you. Melissa nabbed a pair of nines for her spicy salsa, but can all this talk about her dancing background hurt her?
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Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke
And they were worried about having no fanbase. Super(man) Gilles put on a super quickstep to earn the highest score of the season so far — 27 — and 43 percent of our readers' vote. Are 10s next?