Dancing With the Stars Recap: Chelsea Kane a Shoe-In, Kirstie Alley's Shoe Comes Off

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A week ago, Kirstie Alley fell to the floor, only to make a full recovery on Dancing With the Stars. Unfortunately, she suffered another mishap last night.

This time, it was a footwear malfunction. Kirstie and Maksim Chmerkovskiy had to fight through more adversity as Alley's left shoe fell off in mid-waltz.

Just like the previous week, they recovered well enough to earn a respectable score โ€“ 22 out of 30 โ€“ plus sympathy and respect from fans and judges.

"You didn't miss a beat," said Carrie Ann Inaba. Bruno Tonioli agreed, while Len Goodman was less impressed, pointing out the need for improvement.

Still, we'd be surprised if Kirstie and Maks were in jeopardy after a second straight week of bouncing back strongly from a somewhat freakish setback.

Another gal who should be safe? Disney starlet Chelsea Kane, whose Viennese waltz with Mark Ballas earned them the top score of the night at 26.

Watch it, and check out the full scoreboard, after the jump ...

That put them just ahead of the Hines Ward and Kym Johnson and Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff. Both of those couples notched scores of 25.

Len grumbled about Chelsea's unorthodox choreography, but technically, the judges could not deny that Kane's was the best dance of the night.

At the bottom of the heap and definitely at risk of elimination tonight are Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel, who bombed with an 18.

Here's last night's scoreboard ...

  • Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: 26
  • Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 25
  • Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 25
  • Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: 23
  • Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin: 23
  • Romeo and Chelsie Hightower: 23
  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22
  • Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskya: 21
  • Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel: 18

Who do you think is going home this evening? Does Kendra have the fan support to overcome that lack of score? It will be interesting to see.

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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