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'Dancing With The Stars': Katherine Jenkins near perfect on Motown night

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas received 29 out of 30 points from the judges for their Samba on week six of 'Dancing With The Stars,' which aired on April 23, 2012. (Adam Taylor)
April 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
All eight teams on "Dancing With The Stars" took to the dance floor at the same time Monday night, Cha Chaing for extra points in a Motown marathon.

See a dance-by-dance recap of week 6 on "Dancing With The Stars"

Katherine Jenkins and partner Mark Ballas won it and got the most extra points: 10. Combined with their individual dance, they're No. 1 again and one point away again from that elusive perfect score of 30.

Jenkins, however, said she's not itching for those triple 10s.

"Honestly, I am more than happy with 29 and if I don't ever get any higher than that, that's fine," she said. "I am so, so happy with where we are now."

Jaleel White and partner Kym Johnson were in the bottom two last week. This week, they're in the top two, at least with the judges.

"I don't know what to say, man," White said. "Last week just brought us so much closer together."

William Levy and partner Cheryl Burke danced to a third place finish this week, followed by Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd.

Maria Menounos and partner Derek Hough tied for fifth with Melissa Gilbert and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Landing second to last in the Motown marathon was foreign territory for Hough.

"I was bummed," Hough said. "I'm not going to lie, my pride was hurt. I've always come first or second in that thing."

Roshon Fegan and partner Chelsie Hightower were next on the leaderboard, followed by Motown's own Gladys Knight and her partner, Tristan McManus.

Knight didn't seem fazed by it.

"This is the best night - the very best night - of any night we've had here," she said.

See a dance-by-dance recap of week 6 on "Dancing With The Stars"

Will the fans save Knight? We'll find out during the results show Tuesday night.

Check out photos of Motown night on "Dancing With The Stars."


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