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Chelsea Kane gets 'Dancing' highest score yet

May 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
All five stars and their partners performed two dances Monday night on "Dancing With The Stars." When the judges' scores were added up, one team came out on top -- barely.

Chelsea Kane and her partner, Mark Ballas, Waltzed their way to 29 of 30 points, the highest score this season.

Add in 26 for their second dance and their overall score of 55 puts them at the top of the scoreboard. Despite what would be considered a comforting score, the tandem says they're still worried.

"In this competition, the words 'security,' 'comfortable,' none of those words exist," Kane said.

One point behind them were Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson.

The judges compared the football star's Foxtrot to both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, yet they're worried, too.

"We don't get to see the votes, so it really comes down to fan voting and, hopefully, Steeler Nation and people who watched us evolve throughout this whole season will continue to vote for us," Ward said.

In third place with 53 points were Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

They had a trying week of rehearsal, but were pleased with the end results.

"I was proud of us for surviving the week and then doing that dance because I thought it was great and he's a great choreographer," Alley said.

With a score of 52, Romeo and his partner, Chelsie Hightower, landed in fourth place.

"I have on a glitter rhinestone shirt right now so I'm definitely out of my element, but for her, I'll do anything to get closer to that trophy," he said.

Ralph Macchio danced in pain this week due to a ruptured Baker's cyst behind his knee that left the knee inflamed.

"Little by little I was able to push through, but it's very painful and they're telling me don't be on it, but I have to go. It can't end this way. We have too much to offer," Macchio said.

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