Ralph Macchio has enjoyed a great run this season, but did he do enough to earn a spot in the Dancing With the Stars finals last night? It doesn't look good.

His Argentine tango with Karina Smirnoff was a crowd-pleaser, both feisty and precise, yet the judges felt it lacked something in the emotional department.

It won't guarantee their safety in a reality show voted on by millions of fans, but Ralph Macchio, Hines Ward and Chelsea Kane proved they were a cut above the rest of the competition last night on Dancing With the Stars.

The Karate Kid and Karina Smirnoff quickstepped to the top spot after their fall (literal and otherwise) last week, joining Hines and Kym Johnson with 66 each.

After a strong start this season, Ralph Macchio took a step back last week on Dancing With the Stars. The issue? His lack of chemistry with Karina Smirnoff.

Yes, lack of chemistry with Karina Smirnoff. Future Playboy cover girl Karina Smirnoff. If that can't ignite a little romance into your waltz, you've got issues.

Despite some "weird" hand movements and a hairstyle modeled after Rod Blagojevich, Ralph Macchio raced to an early lead on Dancing With the Stars.

The Karate Kid star and partner Karina Smirnoff finished the first show with a total of 24 points, edging Kirstie Alley and Hines Ward for the top score.

Ralph Macchio Biography

Ralph Macchio, Karina Smirnoff Pic Ralph Macchio is an Italian-American actor, best known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid series, Billy Gambini in My... More »
Born
Birthplace
Huntington, New York
Full Name
Ralph George Macchio