That's exactly what the competition in the ballroom was on Dancing With the Stars on Monday as the ABC reality hit was celebrating Latin Night, with Ricky Martin serving as the two-hour extravaganza's guest judge, and controversial Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis sitting in the audience. It was a pretty impressive night, with not one but two injured stars still able to dance their hearts outDanica McKellar managed some stellar shimmying even with her broken rib, and it was announced after her performance that Olympian Amy Purdy had hurt her back during her rumba and was rushed to the hospital, meaning she could not participate in the team dance.
The fiesta ended on an even worse note for one couple as yet another celebrity found themselves knocked out of the fight for Season 18's mirrorball trophy. In the bottom three this week? Olympic ice dancer Charlie White, Big Time Rush member James Maslow, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes. In the end, it was Nene who was sent home after a score of 31 points for her Argentine tango with Tony.
On the bright side, Meryl Davis and Maks would have received a perfect score for their salsa to "Adrenalina," if it weren't for Len Goodman being distracted by the background dancers. Carrie Ann Inaba noted that Meryl was so "in her element," and not afraid to use her hips.
Here is a rundown of the night's performances and scores:
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 36 points for their rumba
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 35 points for their samba
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 33 points for their salsa
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 31 points for their Argentine tango
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36 points for their paso doble
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 35 points for their tango
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 39 points for their salsa
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