4. Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Kirstie earned her first 10 and her highest score of the season — a 28 — for her sultry Argentine tango, but falls out of our top three for only the second time this season. Does that forebode a fourth-place finish for her?
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"Kirstie and Maks did a nice job. Having the appropriate music sure makes a difference!" — b-boo
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3. Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas Chelsea topped the leader board for the third time this season and moves up a spot in our rankings. But more importantly, she gave Mark a talking-to about his 'tude, which surely has to help matters on and off the floor going forward.
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"Yea Chelsie for tuning in Marks attitude. But I still like him a lot. The waltz was great. But I stlill don't think a 10 was merited. Instant dance the salsa... loved it, and what the H was Carrie Ann watching, saying there was no connection with the music?" — Polly13
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2. Hines Ward and Kym Johnson The footballer charmed and entertained as usual. And as usual, he remains in second place in our rankings. Of more concern, though, is how Kym's neck injury will affect them this week.
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"Hines? No way should he leave tonight. The first dance was adorable and he did really well with the Instant dance, considering I think he's the one most unsure when he doesn't have music cues to practice with." — TrishJensen
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1. Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff There ain't no stopping Ralph, is there? The Karate Kid toughed out two dances — including the Instant Dance which he didn't even practice before getting his music — despite a ruptured cyst in his knee to stay in the competition and in the No. 1 spot in our rankings. Now will his knee hold up the rest of the way?
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"I gave Ralph all my votes. He looked kinda sexy in that first dance — mascara does good things for him. I think he could have done really well with a cha-cha if he'd had practice time. I don't want to see him leave over an injury, I'd rather see him go because he just did a bad job if he has to go." — GenaFisher