The semi-final round of DWTS: All Stars competition kicked off Monday night with the five remaining celebrities and their pro partners performing two routines for the judges.
Vying for a spot in next week’s finale were Shawn Johnson & Derek, Kelly Monaco & Val, Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina, Melissa Rycroft & Tony and Emmitt Smith & Cheryl.
The five teams, in a strategic move, bestowed the Espionage Lindy Hop, Caveman Hustle, Big Top Jazz, Surfer Flamenco and Bhangra Knight Rider on their competitors in an attempt to gain advantage by sticking it to another group.
Katherine Jackson was in the house to witness the entertaining mash-up routines, danced to Michael Jackson songs. Props included a dinosaur, a wading pool and Russian pro Val Chmerkovskiy rocking a Speedo.
Leaderboard scores after the semi-final round show that Shawn is at the top with 59, closely followed by Melissa with 57.5, Apolo with 57, and tied for the bottom are Emmitt and Kelly at 54.
With a double elimination looming tonight and only three moving on to the finals next week, Emmitt and Kelly are the most vulnerable … but with voting blocks in play it really could be the final curtain call for any of the remaining celebs.
The last three winners have been men: Hines Ward, J.R. Martinez and Donald Driver. That said, we’d love to see Shawn and Melissa in a head-to-head competition for the All-Star mirror ball trophy next week.
Check out their video performances below:
Photo: ABC DWTS All-Stars