Dancing With the Stars Recap: Wonder Who Was the Best?

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The competition is heating up in the Dancing With the Stars ballroom, and with Stevie Wonder performing live Monday night, the stakes were even higher!

Once again, Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman and Zendaya were atop the leaderboard, with Kellie and Zendaya earning 10s for their respective routines.

Kellie and Derek Hough's quickstep to "Part-Time Lover" was "the best dance I've seen on season 16," the judges concurred, and gave them 29.

Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy's cha cha to "Do I Do" was "full of snap, crackle and pop," according to Len, and earned the partners 29 points.

Boston native Aly had trouble focusing in rehearsals in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, but still earned 27 points on Monday.

Meanwhile, Andy Dick struggled through a samba, though the judges appreciated the entertainment factor and awarded the comedian 18 points.

Sean Lowe's 21-point samba was "riddled with mistakes," according to Len, while Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson's tango impressed with 24.

Also impressive? That Kym Johnson nude PETA ad. That's a perfect 10!

Jacoby Jones' quickstep earned 23 points, while Victor Ortiz scored a modest 18, leaving him at risk for going home on tonight's results show.

In the group routines, Team Samba - Kellie and Derek, Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd, Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess and Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas - earned 25 points.

Meanwhile, Team Paso - Zendaya and Val, Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff, Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold and Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson - scored just 22 points.

This week's scores on Dancing With the Stars ...

  • Kellie Pickler: 9, 10, 10 = 29 + 25 = 54
  • Aly Raisman: 9, 9, 9 = 27 + 25 = 52
  • Zendaya: 10, 9, 10 = 29 + 22 = 51
  • Sean Lowe: 7, 7, 7 = 21 + 25 = 46
  • Ingo Rademacher: 8, 8, 8 = 24 + 22 = 46
  • Jacoby Jones: 8, 7, 8 = 23 + 22 = 45
  • Andy Dick: 6, 6, 6 = 18 + 25 = 43
  • Victor Ortiz: 6, 6, 6 = 18 + 22 = 40

Who do you think was the best this week, and who do you think is headed home on Tuesday night's results show? Share your comments with us below!

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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