"Dancing with the Stars" kicked off its 200th show celebration on Monday night with the return of more than 50 stars who have previously appeared on the show.
For the first part of the festivities, two previous champions, Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Anton Ohno, returned to coach this season's dancers.
First up Team Kristi (Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas, and Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer) danced the cha cha under Kristi's tutelage for a score of 24. Judge Len Goodman said of the performance, "I thought you're the underdogs but I've got to say, you dogs have got quite a bite -- it was great." Judge Carrie Ann Inaba noted, "You showed off that you're working as a group."
Next was Team Apolo (Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya, Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough) who also danced the cha cha, but to a superior score: 27. Judge Bruno Tonioli called the number "a cha cha with the flavor of the 'hood," while Carrie Ann thought it was "wonderful." Len commented, "I thought individually, you all upped your game."
For the second part of Monday night's competition, each team had to re-create a favorite dance made famous by competitors from previous seasons. Mel B., Emmitt Smith, Kelly Osbourne, Helio Castroneves and Gilles Marini all returned to judge.
Kyle and Lacey recreated Maksim and Mel B.'s paso doble to fantastic results – a score of 35 out of 40. Len said it was Kyle's "best dance," while Mel B. enthused, " I have to say that was amazing. … You blew me away." Bruno crowed, "Kyle, you had the attack and the energy of an untamed young bull."
Kurt and Anna took on the task of re-creating Emmitt and Cheryl's tango, earning a score of 34 out of 40. Bruno praised, "Secret Agent Warner! You went from last week [being] 'Mission Impossible' to this week -- mission accomplished!" For his part, Emmitt said, "I saw something that was very special on the dance floor." Len noted, "You just come back stronger every time."
Bristol and Mark re-created Kelly and Louis Van Amstel's Viennese Waltz for a score of 33 out of 40. Carrie Ann had mixed feelings, saying, "I find you so endearing, and when you move there's something so poetic, but you're still slightly detached." Kelly enthused, "You stole my heart, Bristol." Len was very complimentary, saying, "I enjoyed it very much. ... Good footwork, well done."
Next, Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke re-created Helio and Julianne Hough's quickstep for a score of 37 out of 40. Len praised, "It was slick, it was quick! Rick, it was good." Bruno and Carrie Ann both thought it was Rick's best performance.
Brandy and Maksim re-created Cheryl and Gilles' foxtrot for a score of 37 out of 40. Bruno cheered, "That was a foxtrot sizzling with sex!" Gilles was similarly struck, saying, "I felt goosebumps all over my body. That performance was unreal." Len said, "We've just witnessed the most fantastic foxtrot."
Up last for the night were Jennifer and Derek, who re-created Drew and Cheryl's tango for a score of 37 out of 40. Len thought it was "really well done," while Drew pointed out, "Your lines are beautiful." Bruno contrasted this week's performance against last week's underwhelming number, saying, "It was like watching a phoenix rising from her own ashes more splendid than ever."
Check out our "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard to see how everyone measured up, and tune in to "DWTS" on ABC Tuesday night to see which celeb will be next to go home.