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Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Shawn Johnson Was a "Mama Bear" This Week

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Who was Bad and more Bad during tonight's Michael Jackson tribute episode of Dancing With the Stars? Well…no one!

With only five contestants remaining, the all-stars brought their A-game tonight with three pairs scoring a perfect 30.

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough are now in the lead, so how are they feeling going into tomorrow's double elimination?

Get all the scoop on what went down tonight on DWTS!

"To walk away from the semifinal with those two performances after the nightmare-ish week we had feels really good," Shawn told us. "[Derek] was continually running into a brick wall."

"It was a combination of things," Derek said about their rough time. "[Shawn] was a mama bear this week."

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani are right on Shawn and Derek's heels after another injury prone week.

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"I went to lift Melissa, she nailed it, but during the dismount my back locked and I went flat on the floor. I had a severe sprain," Tony told us.

"They basically gave him an epidural," chimed in Rycroft, who is no stranger to injury. Remember that neck injury she suffered earlier this season?

"And I was just starting to feel better!" Melissa told us.

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"I have a partner that is willing to throw herself into it, she is by far the best student I have ever had," bragged Tony. "She is all hunger. I couldn't be more proud of her."

"I don't know how this dance came together," he said.

It certainly worked out! Would you like to see Melissa and Tony battle Shawn and Derek for the mirror ball trophy? We would...so vote!

—Reporting by Will Marfuggi

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