Frontrunners running scared on 'Dancing'?

LOS ANGELES "Are we peaking at the right time? So we have to make sure we are going to peak at the right time," said Derek Hough. "That's the real story right there for us."

Brooke Burke and Derek Tangoed their way to a 28, and with triple 9s for their Mambo, they once again danced their way to top of the judges' leaderboard.

"It was a lot mentally for us all to grasp," said Brooke. "And to come up with two full dances -- everybody was very nervous tonight."

That includes Warren Sapp and Kym Johnson, who were a strong second. Warren couldn't rehearse until Friday, so Kym was very careful with her choreography.

"She tailor-made it to me," said Warren. "She tailor-made it to me and I just went down on the grindstone and just went home, and I didn't do my usual Friday night."

Right in the middle of the pack this week are Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer, who are often acknowledged one way or the other for being unique.

"I think that we're underdogs in this competition, you know?" said Lacey. "We've been put down a lot this entire season and I think we're just kind of ready to get good remarks for once. It'd be nice, you know?"

"Because we're trying really hard," said Lance.

The teams tied at the bottom of the leaderboard are depending on your vote to stay alive.

"We're worried about people voting for us right now," said Maurice Greene. "That's what we're worried about, so we've just got to get people to vote. All y'all, can you all vote for us?"

Cody Linley is using another tactic.

"Julianne is coming back. OK, she just had a huge surgery. She had all of her rest time. Now she's ready to dance," said Cody. "You can't just send me home, because if you do, that'll be really sad."

Someone goes home Tuesday night. Tune in to ABC7 for the recap show, featuring never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes access and highlights from the competition, at 8 p.m. The results show airs at 9 p.m.

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