Dancing With the Stars Recap: The Driver's Seat

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The surprisingly entertaining and evenly-matched 14th season of Dancing With the Stars continued Monday with the top 10 performing Rock Week routines.
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

The first elimination of the season, Martina Navratilova, we could see coming. Last week, which saw the end of Jack Wagner's run, was a different story.

A season that many criticized for lacking star power has made up for it with high quality dancing and engaging characters that all leave us wanting more.

Sadly, someone must leave each week, though there is a new twist ...

DWTS Top 10 Season 14

For the next four weeks, the bottom two DWTS vote-getters will dance for their lives, simultaneously, with the judges making the final call on who stays and who goes.

That won't do much could in cases like last week, when a six-way tie for the lowest score - which was really quite high - made it unfair for anyone to leave.

Still, the judges could bail out an obvious favorite if necessary. Will this rule change even come into play after this Monday's routines? We'll find out tonight.

One person who will not need saving? Donald Driver.

The NFL star shifted into front-runner mode - into the Driver's seat if you will - with a bare-chested paso doble that served notice to William Levy that he has competition.

Not just regarding dance moves, but shirtlessness.

Maria Menounos, dancing on a right foot with a stress fracture and a left foot with multiple bone bruises, performed perhaps the fiercest tango of the night.

Joining Maria in a tie for second was Roshon Fegan, who lit up the floor with a Viennese waltz that resulted in a "good job, dawg" from Len ... seriously.

Katherine Jenkins was fourth with 24, with Jaleel White and Gavin DeGraw, vaulting out of the basement for the first time this spring, tied for fifth at 23.

Here's the full Dancing With the Stars scoreboard:

  • Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd: 27
  • Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: 26
  • Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: 26
  • Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 24
  • Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff: 23
  • Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 22
  • Melissa Gilbert & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 22
  • William Levy & Cheryl Burke: 22
  • Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 21
  • Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus: 20

Which routine was your favorite, and which couple do you think is in jeopardy? One will leave tonight. In the meantime, cast your vote and tell 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