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Monday's Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Episode 6 showcased party rock anthems, with guest judge Redfoo (who else) from LMFAO helping to grade the contestants.

DWTS sots Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron started off by telling The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes she was safe, thanks to solid scores last week.

On the flip side, Drew Carey went into the show at the bottom of the pack by a wide margin. It didn't seem likely at all that he'd survive another elimination round.

Did he? Let's take a look at the performances and scores on Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Episode 6, and see who lived to dance another week on ABC ...

Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Episode 6 Performances
Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy do the tango on Week 6 of Dancing with the Stars Season 18, earning a perfect score of 40!
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Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

1. Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy do the tango on Week 6 of Dancing with the Stars Season 18, earning a perfect score of 40!


James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd - Quickstep - Week 6

2. James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd - Quickstep - Week 6

James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd - Quickstep - Dancing with the Stars Week 6.


Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - Cha Cha Cha - Week 6

3. Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - Cha Cha Cha - Week 6

Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - Cha Cha Cha - Dancing with the Stars Week 6.


Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Jive - Week 6

4. Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Jive - Week 6

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Jive - Dancing with the Stars Week 6.


Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Cha Cha Cha - Week 6

5. Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Cha Cha Cha - Week 6

Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Cha Cha Cha - Dancing with the Stars Week 6.


Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - Cha Cha Cha - DWTS Week 6

6. Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - Cha Cha Cha - DWTS Week 6

Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - Cha Cha Cha - Dancing with the Stars Week 6.


Yes, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were perfect last night. Tens across the board! Might this be the first Mirror Ball title in Maks' storied career?

The full scoreboard from last night's Dancing with the Stars performances:

  • Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 10, 10, 10, 10 = 40 (!)
  • Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 9, 10, 9, 10 = 38
  • Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36
  • Charlie White and Sharna Brugess: 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36
  • James Maslow and Peta Murgratroyd: 9, 9, 8, 9 = 35
  • NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 8, 9, 8, 8 = 33
  • Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 8, 8, 8, 8 = 32
  • Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 8, 9, 7, 8 = 32

In jeopardy: Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar and Drew Carey.

Who went home?

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Catherine Lowe (formerly Catherine Giudici) wants to be on Dancing With the Stars, and she's not being shy about broadcasting that career aspiration.

While watching this week's Dancing With the Stars results, she took to Twitter to join the conversation, and plugging herself as a future cast member.

Catherine Lowe, Sean Lowe

She wrote: "After each dance, it makes me wish I could be on the show! #DWTS" ... which isn't exactly desperate, but does express serious interest.

The thought of being a part of the DWTS cast has to have crossed her mind, especially since husband Sean Lowe has already been there and done that.

It's no secret that reality stars are kind of shoe-ins for being cast, given that actual celebrities are few and far between on these latest seasons especially.

Might producers bring Catherine Giudici on board to give Sean Lowe a run for his money? Does she really want to do it or was her Tweet just a Tweet?

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It was a Disney-themed night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars, and the scores were simply magical for one contestant while another exited stage right.

The evening, which featured guest judge Donny Osmond, produced a majority of high scores, including the first perfect 40 out of 40 of the season, for ...

Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Episode 5 Performances
James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd perform their contemporary routine on Week 5 of Dancing with the Stars.
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James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd - Contemporary

1. James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd - Contemporary

James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd perform their contemporary routine on Week 5 of Dancing with the Stars.


Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - Quickstep

2. Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - Quickstep

Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - Quickstep - Week 5 Dancing with the Stars.


Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Samba

3. Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Samba

Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Samba (Dancing with the Stars Week 5).


Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Waltz

4. Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Waltz

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Waltz (Week 5 of Dancing with the Stars).


Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - Jazz

5. Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - Jazz

Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - Jazz - Week 5 Dancing with the Stars.


Cody Simpson & Witney Carson - Samba

6. Cody Simpson & Witney Carson - Samba

Cody Simpson & Witney Carson - Samba (Dancing With the Stars Week 5).


Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Samba

7. Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Samba

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Samba - Week 5 Dancing With the Stars.


Regular high scorers James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd continued their impressive streak on Dancing With the Stars, and then some. Think 40/40!

Their contemporary routine to the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go" from Frozen was hailed by the judges and resulted in widespread adulation.

Not unlike the film itself, which made for an appropriate first perfect score of the season. On the other end of the spectrum, which star got the boot?

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Dancing with the Stars feuds have gone hand in hand over the years, but in this case, most fans are likely to be on his side.

The combustible pro is none too pleased at Julianne Hough, who guest judged the ABC hit series this week and hinted that he phoned in his performance.

"You can accuse me of a lot of things," said Maksim.

"You can't accuse me of not working hard enough."

Maks' comments came in response to Hough's accusation that he didn't give it all on Monday's "switch up" episode, when he partnered with Danica McKellar.

Suffice it to say, Chmerkovskiy didn't take kindly to that.

Following the blowup, some social media users suggested that Hough may have been taking sides because her brother Derek is still in competition.

"She said it and now she has to own up to it," said Maks.

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Dancing with the Stars' Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow may or may not be dating, and Erin Andrews was determined to find out on the show last night.

It was momentarily uncomfortable in the ballroom at the 7:00 mark ...

The new Dancing With the Stars co-host went in for the kill after James' performance which Cheryl Burke (his partner for one "switch up" night only).

"It sounds like we have a little bit of talking to do," she said to the duo. "Can I just ... can you tell us you're dating? I want a Dancing With the Stars baby!"

"You're adorable! C'mon, who doesn't want this?"

Erin Andrews' questioning didn't go over so well.

"Oh my God," Peta replied, as she wiped her brow uncomfortably. Maslow added: "You can't have a baby while you're dancing, alright? So that's not gonna happen."

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Monday marked the anticipated partner "switch up" night on Dancing with the Stars, plus the return of guest judge and former pro dancer Julianne Hough.

The results? There were none, as co-host Erin Andrews told us last week's scores will be combined with this week's scores. Someone's out next week.

So, this one-week "switch up" will give the celebrities and pros a reprieve.

It's the second straight such respite, really, since Billy Dee Williams took himself out of the running a week ago. Hey, less pressure going into the routine.

The Dancing with the Stars scores from the last two weeks combined ...

Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Episode 4 Performances
Nene Leakes & Derek Hough do the Afro Jazz on Dancing with the Stars' "Switch-Up" night!
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Nene Leakes & Derek Hough

1. Nene Leakes & Derek Hough

Nene Leakes & Derek Hough do the Afro Jazz on Dancing with the Stars' "Switch-Up" night!


Danica McKellar & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

2. Danica McKellar & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Danica McKellar & Maksim Chmerkovskiy do the jive on Dancing with the Stars' "Switch-Up" night!


James Maslow & Cheryl Burke - Tango - Week 4

3. James Maslow & Cheryl Burke - Tango - Week 4

James Maslow & Cheryl Burke - Tango - Week 4 Dancing with the Stars.


Meryl Davis & Val Chmerkovskiy - Argentine Tango - Week 4

4. Meryl Davis & Val Chmerkovskiy - Argentine Tango - Week 4

Meryl Davis & Val Chmerkovskiy - Argentine Tango - Week 4 Dancing with the Stars.


Amy Purdy & Mark Ballas - Salsa - Week 4

5. Amy Purdy & Mark Ballas - Salsa - Week 4

Amy Purdy & Mark Ballas - Salsa - Dancing with the Stars Week 4.


Candace Cameron Bure & Tony Dovolani - Quickstep - Week 4

6. Candace Cameron Bure & Tony Dovolani - Quickstep - Week 4

Candace Cameron Bure & Tony Dovolani - Quickstep - DWTS Week 4


 Cody Simpson & Sharna Burgess - Foxtrot - Week 4

7. Cody Simpson & Sharna Burgess - Foxtrot - Week 4

Cody Simpson & Sharna Burgess - Foxtrot - DWTS Week 4.


Charlie White & Peta Murgatroyd - Rumba - Week 4

8. Charlie White & Peta Murgatroyd - Rumba - Week 4

Charlie White & Peta Murgatroyd - Rumba - DWTS Week 4.


Drew Carey & Witney Carson - Cha Cha Cha - Week 4

9. Drew Carey & Witney Carson - Cha Cha Cha - Week 4

Drew Carey & Witney Carson - Cha Cha Cha - Week 4 Dancing with the Stars Season 18!


Your official DWTS leaderboard and switched-up partner list:

  1. Meryl Davis and Val Chmerkovskiy (78 out of 80)
  2. James Maslow and Cheryl Burke (71 out of 80)
  3. Amy Purdy and Mark Ballas (70 out of 80)
  4. Charlie White and Peta Murgatroyd (69 out of 80)
  5. Danica McKellar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (68 out of 80)
  6. Cody Simpson and Sharna Burgess (66 out of 80)
  7. Drew Carey and Witney Carson (63 out of 80)
  8. NeNe Leakes and Derek Hough (63 out of 80)
  9. Candace Cameron Bure and Tony Dovolani (60 out of 80)

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Dancing With the Stars' emotional performances are real, honest, and near impossible to fake. The results and voting process, however? Another story.

After being ousted on last Monday's shocking double elimination, Sean Avery implied that the format was tweaked just to get him off the ABC reality hit.

Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff

"I think we knew as of probably Monday last week that our fate was sealed," the former NHL star said in an interview on Good Morning America.

"I had a conversation with Conrad [Green], one of the producers, and I was upset at the package that they had brought in the week previous."

"It was a very tacky attempt to show me as the bad boy of DWTS."

"And I think in reality TV or some sort of competition, if you have a disagreement with the producers then generally that seals your fate quite early."

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Amy Purdy, the Olympic snowboarding champion with two prosthetic legs, already came to Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars with quite a back story.

Wait until you hear her tell it through dance.

On a night where were no real Dancing With the Stars results - Billy Dee Williams withdrew and everyone else was safe off the bat - there was plenty of emotion.

Each star had to dedicate their performance to their life's most memorable year, and for Amy Purdy, it was 1999, when she lost both her legs to meningitis.

Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Episode 3 Performances
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough perform a stirring Contemporary routine on Week 3 of Dancing with the Stars Season 18.
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Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Contemporary - Week 3

1. Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Contemporary - Week 3

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough perform a stirring Contemporary routine on Week 3 of Dancing with the Stars Season 18.


Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - Contemporary - Week 3

2. Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - Contemporary - Week 3

Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy do the Contemporary routine on Week 3.


Nene Leakes & Tony Dovolani - Rumba - Week 3

3. Nene Leakes & Tony Dovolani - Rumba - Week 3

Nene Leakes & Tony Dovolani do the Rumba on Week 3 of DWTS.


Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Foxtrot - Week 3

4. Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Foxtrot - Week 3

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy do the Foxtrot on Dancing with the Stars Week 3.


Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Jive - Week 3

5. Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Jive - Week 3

Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas do the jive on Dancing with the Stars.


Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - Jive - Week 3

6. Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - Jive - Week 3

Charlie White & Sharna Burgess dance Jive on Week 3 of Dancing with the Stars.


Cody Simpson & Witney Carson - Jazz - week 3

7. Cody Simpson & Witney Carson - Jazz - week 3

Cody Simpson & Witney Carson dance Jazz on Week 3 of DWTS.


James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd - Jive - Week 3

8. James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd - Jive - Week 3

James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd dance the Jive on Week 3 on DWTS.


Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke - Waltz - Week 3

9. Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke - Waltz - Week 3

Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke dance the Waltz on DWTS Week 3.


She and Derek Hough's beautiful performance, set to “Only Human,” left not a dry eye in the audience. Bruno even called it "borderline miraculous."

Given what she's been through? Not a huge stretch. Carrie Ann said Amy was so inspiring, especially while exposing her legs and feet for the first time.

“I hope you know what you are doing for people. Anyone who is facing a challenge, you let them know they can begin again,” guest Robin Roberts said.

To top it all off, they received a score of 36, good for second place!

Check out the full DWTS Week 3 scoreboard after the jump ...

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This week's Dancing With the Stars results were decided not by the judges or the fans, but by one of the participants who decided he could not continue.

Billy Dee Williams, citing a chronic back problem and medical advice, withdrew from season 18 of ABC’s dancing competition on Monday night.

The 77-year-old Star Wars actor thanked his pro partner, Emma Slater, and said he’d always remember his time on the show, even if it was cut short.

Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater

“And I want to thank every one of you folks who’ve been supporting us,” Williams said, gesturing to the audience, which gave him a standing ovation.

Williams, who recently had hip surgery, has been at the bottom of the scoreboard, struggling on the dance floor despite winning votes with his spirit.

No one was voted off the dance floor as a result on Monday's episode, which also featured Good Morning America's Robin Roberts as a guest judge.

The routines in the third episode of this season were all dedicated to the most memorable year of the stars' lives. How did the scores shake out?

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Candace Cameron Bure may be new to the world of competitive dancing, but it seems she has plenty of practice with the horizontal mambo, if ya know what we mean.

Candace Cameron Bure Paparazzi

The former Full House actress and new Dancing With the Stars contestant has opened up about her faith and family life and it seems nearly two decades of marriage haven't slowed her down in the bedroom.

"I am a sexual woman," Cameron said recently when asked about her sensual dance moves. She added: "I want to reserve certain things for my husband. So we did, I think, the best that we could with the rumba I felt comfortable doing."

Realizing that Uncle Jessie probably wouldn't approve of all this sexy rumba talk, Bure then added, "I'm a Christian! My life revolves around my relationship with Christ."

Cameron has made it clear to dance partner Mark Ballas that she won't be wearing any revealing clothing during their routines, as doing so would conflict with her faith.

Cameron, a mother of three, has been married to former NHL player Valerie Bure for 18 years. Her brother, Kirk Cameron, also gained fame as a child star before abandoning acting to become an evangelical minister.

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