Rib injury, schmib injury!
Melissa Rycroft didn't simply return to Dancing with the Stars last night, following a week on the sidelines with a fractured rib; she came back with a perfect score!
During an evening that saw each remaining tandem perform a pair of routines, Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani earned a solid 27 points for their Viennese Waltz.
But they followed that up with the best Samba of the season. It featured a 15-second solo by Rycroft, highlighted by a shake here, a shimmy there and overflowing praise from the judges. Carrie Ann Inaba said it was "flawless," while Bruno Tonioli gushed:
"The Samba should make you happy to be alive. Your Samba makes me happy to be here watching it."
Here's a rundown of the overall scores from the night:
- Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani: 57 (including one perfect 30!)
- Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke: 56
- Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas: 56
- Lil' Kim and Derek Hough: 52
- Ty Murray and Chelsie Hughtower: 46
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP TO WATCH MELISSA AND TONY'S SEXY SAMBA.