Group dance-off lifts Krupa to top

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LOS ANGELES The remaining seven teams got group scores for their competitive group dances.

So, as it turned out, the team with the night's highest-scoring solo dance ended the evening in second place.

Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff got a near perfect 29 out of 30 for their Jive. But when their team Paso Doble got a 24, they wound up in second place with the judges.

"You know what? You win some, you lose some, but you live to fight another day," said Aaron.

Team Tango's 28-point score propelled Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough into first place again.

They were in second place after getting triple nines for their Rumba Despite consistent high scores, Joanna says she can't get comfortable.

"No, no, no -- never, ever," said Joanna. "I promise you every time I get on the dance floor, I'm so nervous. There's no comfortable level ever."

Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson and Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel are tied for third place. That Team Tango helped their standing, too, but it hurt something else.

"I kicked Kelly Osbourne really bad, though," said Kym.

"Yeah, I saw it," said Donny.

"I went to get around to grab Donny and I just got her bad on her foot," said Kym. "That wasn't intentional, though. It was a mistake."

Kelly may be OK with that.

"We're in third place?" asked Kelly excitedly.

"I guess we got bronze medal for this week?" said Louis.

"Oh yeah, oh yeah, I'm so excited. That's so cool," exclaimed Kelly.

Mya was in third place after her Fox Trot, but the group dance score knocked her to fifth.

"The pressure is on," said Mya.

"The pressure is on for sure. Anybody can go home, anybody," said Mya's partner, Dmitry Chaplin.

In sixth place this week: Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova.

"You know, when you put in the kind of hours that we have been putting in, you want affirmation, you're looking for it and we got it tonight, and that makes us want to go and work harder," said Michael.

Professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer got the flu, so Mark Dacascos had just two days to learn two dances with fill-in Anna Trebunskaya.

They wound up in last place. Thoughts for Tuesday?

"My guess is we're dancing or we're being eliminated, so we're dancing, you know? We're going to go rehearse," said Mark.

One team gets eliminated flat out Tuesday night. Two others will be in a dance-off and the judges will eliminate one of them.

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