Cristian de la Fuente Takes Over First Place on Dancing with the Stars

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A week ago, Cristian de la Fuente  was in the hospital. Now, he and partner Cheryl Burke are in first place on Dancing with the Stars.

Following a combined score of 57 (out of a possible 60) for their tango and mambo, this pair took over the overall points lead on season six of the show. de la Fuente summed up his effort with a simple: "No pain, no mirror-ball trophy."

de la Fuente and Burke

As for the other performances...

  • Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas: 55/60 (quickstep and samba)
  • Mario and Karina Smirnoff: 53/60 (Viennese waltz and jive)
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani: 50/50 (foxtrot and mambo)
  • Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska: 52/60 (tango and samba)

Who was your favorite on the night? Who do you wanna see win Dancing with the Stars?


Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente