Dancing With the Stars Week 3 Scores: Who Was the Best?

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The 11 remaining contestants on Dancing With the Stars' 14th season brought it again tonight in the third week of competition. Who stood out on the parquet?

One week ago, we bid farewell to Martina Navratilova, who finished at the bottom of the standings in each of the first two weeks. Not much controversy there.

Monday, you knew the scores were likely to tighten up a bit. And they did.

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough

Coming into the third night of performances, the leaders (Jaleel White, William Levy and Katherine Jenkins) looked to bolster their frontrunner status.

The middle of the pack (Maria Menounos, Donald Driver, Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner) looked to make a love, while the rest just tried to stay safe.

Were they able to do meet those goals, or were there big shakeups?

Amazingly, the judges busted out the 10 paddles already, no one finished with fewer than 24 points, and Len called the whole thing awesome. Really!

There is a FIVE-way tie for last, with two additional teams just one point better, and no team fewer than five off the pace - set by the lovely Jenkins.

In short, tonight's elimination should be very, very interesting.

Here's how the leaderboard stacked on week 3 of DWTS:

  • Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 29
  • William Levy & Cheryl Burke: 28
  • Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: 27
  • Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: 26
  • Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 25
  • Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: 25
  • Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff: 24
  • Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus: 24
  • Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 24
  • Melissa Gilbert & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 24
  • Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 24

Was there any pair you think was underscored? Who's in jeopardy tonight? Stay tuned for videos of some of the best dances. Now, tell us:

Who you think will win the Mirror Ball?


Why is Sherry Shepard getting so much special treatment. She is terrible. Since when does the producers send a special save down. It has never been done before. This is the first time that I think the show is showing special treatment. It is not fair to the other participants. BE FAIR!!!!


Probably cause Shepherd said it a million times on The View that she wanted to be on the show.


Sherri is good. I dont know wat y'all are sayin' 'bout her. Ya know what Mamma's always said "If y'all dont have anythin' nice to say, dont say anythin' at all"


Roshon is so cute. William needs to stop showing off and what gets me mad is alot of people only watch dancing with the stras fir him. I want him to go bye-bye. I like verybody. Who will go home...


Katherine is THE BEST EVA!!!! I cannot believe she got 10's the 3rd week... AMAZING!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK EVERYBODY!!


Sherri Sheppard go home!!!!!!!!! I don't know why she's there to begin with


donald all the way baby!!!


William is the best !!!! I only watch this show because of him.


Levy is the best dancer, there really are quite a few good dancers. Mr. White ought to be ashamed of himself got taking out his problems on kym I would not want to dance with him anymore. I hope he gets voted off soon


The only reason I watch is to see William Levy. I looooooove him!!! He better NOT go anywhere, because I will not watch anymore lol...


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