Melissa Rycroft, known as the woman who was dumped on national television by Jason Mesnick during the season finale of The Bachelor, is making a name for herself as an exceptional dancer. She and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani landed solidly in second place on the leaderboard after their lively Lindy Hop.
Rycroft was literally a last moment replacement for injured Dancing with the Stars contestant Nancy O’Dell, who was forced out of the competition because of a serious knee injury.
Melissa and Tony were bested by only one couple last night. Gilles Marini and his pro partner Cheryl Burke earned 30 points, the first perfect score of the season, for their sensual Argentine Tango. See it here.
Two contestants will be sent packing on Tuesday night. Near the bottom this week are Holly Madison and her pro partner Dmitry Chaplin. See their performance here.
Check out Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani’s Lindy Hop performance video below.