Though many wrote him off as an obvious choice to go during the first double elimination — with a knockout dance no less — Michael rose to the occasion with a delightful, if technically lacking, samba that bought him another week from the judges. But can he survive a second week of double eliminations?
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Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff
A mature and dignified A.C. bounced back with a winning waltz, but he's still not getting much love on our power rankings. Maybe it'd help if he didn't call Len his father figure, since we all know Len's our curmudgeonly grandpa.
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Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel
Kelly didn't get booted on her birthday (fans aren't that cruel), but girlfriend needs to step up her game after shuffling through a rather muted jitterbug. Let's hope that ankle's feeling better.
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Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer
Mark kept the momentum going with a high-energy jitterbug that tied as the top-scoring main dance of the week. It looks like he's finally fulfilling that "darkhorse" potential everyone was talking about before the season started. Can he break into the top 3 of our rankings?
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Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough
Joanna and Derek got romantic in the waltz and dirty in the mambo marathon — the perfect combo to top the leader board for the second time. Next goal: Get that elusive 10.
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Mya and Dmitry Chaplin
After three weeks on top, Mya gets bumped to silver-medal position on our power rankings following an underwhelming and overly gimmicky jitterbug. C'mon, guys, you're too good to hide behind tricks.
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Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson
Donny breaks away from Mya to claim the No. 1 ranking spot to himself this week. Tapping into his showbiz background yet again, Donny put on one helluva hammy performance for the jitterbug that he was heaving by the end. Are the multiple dances — and his Las Vegas shows — finally catching up to him?