Who Got Dancing with the Stars' Highest Score So Far This Season? Plus, Another Star Goes Home

Injuries, engagements, gold medals, TV shows and more all got tributes on tonight's DWTS

By Lauren Piester Apr 07, 2015 2:53 AMTags
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What an emotional night!

It was "Most Memorable Year" night on Dancing with the Stars  and we will fully admit that we teared up a couple of times as the stars talked about some of the best or hardest years of their lives. Robert Herjavec shared his mother's journey with cancer, Noah Galloway describing his recovery after losing his arm and leg, and Rumer Willis told us we could all learn to love ourselves.

The truly gorgeous dancing didn't help either, and we found ourselves wishing there were no scores and therefore no reason to send anyone home. Unfortunately, that was not the case, and somebody had to go.

That somebody unfortunately turned out to be Michael Sam, whose most memorable year was 2014, when he revealed to the country and his father that he was gay. While the majority of the country responded positively, his father didn't, and his beautiful dance was meant to reflect that difficult relationship.

Bruno Tonioli said that it was the best dance that Michael had ever done, and Julianne Hough called it "awesome." Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to save him and Peta Murgatroyd from elimination, even with a respectable score of 30/40.

It was actually Chris Soules who landed at the back of the pack tonight with a 27/40, despite the fact that he dedicated his dance to fiancée Whitney Bischoff. Len Goodman told him straight up that "it wasn't very good," but the other judges told him he was improving.

Just above Chris was Suzanne Somers, who danced a fox trot to the Three's Company theme song. By the time that was over, we couldn't have cared less about scores, but she earned a 28/40.

Meanwhile, Hunger Games star and youngest contestant ever Willow Shields completely rocked her Hunger Games-themed dance with Mark Ballas and earned the highest score of the competition so far with a 39/40. Basically, all of the judges aside from Len thought it was perfect, and we did too.

Rumer Willis and Nastia Liukin also both completely knocked it out of the park tonight, though Len tried to tell them their dances had no character, because somebody clearly got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Take a nap, Len!  

In the end, for some reason, Willow and Mark, Michael and Peta, and Riker Lynch and Allison Holker were all in jeopardy, and it really only made sense that Michael was the one to go, as sad as it was.

Check out the full scores below, then head to the comments to let us know who your favorite was!

Chris Soule and Witney Carson: 27/40

Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani: 28/40

Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: 30/40

Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: 30/40

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: 32/40

Riker Lynch and Alison Holker: 34/40

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: 34/40

Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy: 35/40

Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: 36/40

Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: 39/40

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.