Despite poor reception from the judges last night for their trio dance, viewer votes assured Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough a place in the semi-finals.
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Kylie Minogue, Ne-Yo and the cast of the Broadway sensation Newsies helped ease the tension during the big double elimination night on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars.
Low scorers Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the first to get the axe Tuesday, followed by Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd, who accepted their fate gracefully.
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"In the end it's just an incredible experience," said Gilles, who was grateful for the opportunity to chase his mirror-ball dreams for a second time.
Next week, the remaining five (Apolo Anton Ohno, Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Emmitt Smith and Shawn Johnson) will tackle one ballroom dance, one Michael Jackson-themed Latin dance (choreographed to Michael Jackson's Bad album) and one dance/theme chosen by another couple.
The Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars semi-finals begin next Monday night on ABC. Check your local listings.