Injured Melissa Rycroft Performs in Team Dance

by ETonline Staff 7:04 PM PDT, October 22, 2012
Photo: ABC

After much speculation as to whether or not she would be able to dance tonight, Melissa Rycroft set aside the pain of her herniated disk and participated in a team dance on tonight's DWTS.

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Apolo Anton Ohno, Shawn Johnson and Sabrina Bryan joined Rycroft in the group dance to Call Me Maybe, earning a 29.5/30.

It will still remain to be seen whether or not Melissa will perform her individual dance this week. Due to the presidential debate tonight, the broadcast only had time to air the first half of the dances, leaving the rest for tomorrow.

For this "guilty pleasure" week, the celebrities chose to dance to songs that they wouldn't normally admit to being a fan of. As far as those that were able to strut their stuff tonight, Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd led the pack with a 29.5/30.

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The Switched at Birth star literally knocked Carrie Ann Inaba off her seat with his Bodyguard-themed rumba set to Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.

Emmitt Smith shocked the judges with his song choice (Copacabana by Barry Manilow), and in turn the judges surprised Emmitt with his best scores of the season -- 29/30.

Kirstie Alley's guilty pleasure tune, Mrs. Robinson, played on female viewers' fantasies about the actress' partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and her quickstep garnered a fantastic score of 25.5/30.

Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy were not as fortunate. The dancing couple's dance -- labeled "raunchy" by Len Goodman -- landed in the bottom with a 24.5/30.

Tune in to ABC tomorrow night at 8/7c to watch the remaining four dancers compete.