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'Dancing With The Stars': Chelsea Kane is able despite wardrobe malfunction

May 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The final three teams on "Dancing With The Stars" all performed twice Monday night.

(Get a dance-by-dance recap of all the action in week 10 of 'Dancing With The Stars.')

First they tackled their "Judges' Choice" dances and then it was on to the popular freestyle routines.

One star suffered an unexpected problem but kept on dancing.

Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas Sambaed their way to 29 out of 30 points, then came back with a perfect score for their high-energy freestyle.

They were able to get 59 out of 60 total points despite Kane's high-tech wardrobe malfunction. The battery pack that powered the lights on her outfit came undone.

"One of the first moves it just ripped off, so it was literally dangling through the entire performance," she said. "It was scary and then finally, toward the end, it just pulled off completely and my lights went out."

Hines Ward and his partner, Kym Johnson, also earned 59 out of 60 points.

They Quickstepped for a score of 29, then came back with 30 more for a creative freestyle with a halftime theme. She dressed like a cheerleader and he dressed like a drum major.

"It's something that Kym had a vision and try to do the whole drum line," Ward said. "The people at Crenshaw High School in the local area helped out and it just added that special flavor."

They faced a challenge for their lifts as Johnson continued to nurse a neck injury from a May 13 accident during rehearsal.

"Even though her neck was hurting, she still wanted to do some lifts but I felt comfortable with the lifts that I did because I felt like I had control," Ward said.

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy began the night with triple nines for their Samba and got the same score for their daring freestyle, a performance Alley called wonderful and raw.

"My life is not polished. My life is earthy and it's ragged and it's edgy and that's how I like my life, so I felt like it depicted it," Alley said.

The three couples will dance again Tuesday night. They will perform their personal favorite routine of the season. This time it will be scored only by the judges.

The "Dancing With The Stars" season 12 champion will be named during Tuesday night's two-hour finale, beginning at 9 p.m. on ABC7.

(Get a dance-by-dance recap of all the action in week 10 of 'Dancing With The Stars.')


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