Zendaya Maintains 'DWTS' Lead in Week 2
By KRISTA WICK
March 25, 2013
The celebs upped their game for season 16's second round of Dancing with the Stars performances. Which acts were the standouts and who didn't quite make the grade? Read on to find out!
Two star couples climbed to the top of the leaderboard Monday night. With a combined score of 26 points out of 30, Zendaya and Kellie Pickler dominated the dance floor, securing a two-way tie.
While Zendaya nailed every step of her old-fashioned Jive number, Pickler's futuristic Jazz routine was a certified hit with the judges.
"Last week was a spark and this week was a fire," raved judge Len Goodman of the country star and partner Derek Hough's dizzying act.
With 16/30 points earned for his retro-inspired Cha-Cha-Cha, D.L. Hughley maintained his spot at the bottom of the pack alongside Dorothy Hamill, who took home a disappointing 15/30 points for her Jive.
The judges, while stingy with their numbers, gave Hughley huge props for his marked improvement.
"You still have a long ways to go but you're on the right track," remarked Carrie Ann Inaba.
Here's how everyone stacked up tonight (from best to worst):
Disney star Zendaya & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Jive: 26/30 (9,8,9)
Country singer Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough – Jazz: 26/30 (9,8,9)
Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman & Mark Ballas – Quickstep: 24/30 (8,8,8)
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff – Jazz: 23/30 (8,7,8)
General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson - Quickstep: 20/30 (6,7,7)
Comedian Andy Dick & Sharna Burgess - Jazz: 20/30 (7,6,7)
Bachelor star Sean Lowe & pro partner Peta Murgatroyd – Jive: 20/30 (7,6,7)
World champion boxer Victor Ortiz & Lindsay Arnold - Jive: 18/30 (6,6,6)
Country superstar Wynonna Judd & Tony Dovolani – Quickstep: 18/30 (6,6,6)
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump & Gleb Savchenko – Jive: 18/30 (6,6,6)
Comedian D.L. Hughley & Cheryl Burke - Cha-Cha-Cha: 16/30 (5,5,6)
Olympic gold medal figure skater Dorothy Hamill & Tristan MacManus – Jive: 15/30 (5,5,5)
Tune in to ABC tomorrow night to see who will get the axe on elimination night! Josh Groban and Swedish duo Icona Pop are scheduled to perform.