"Dancing with the Stars" returned with Ballroom Greats theme on Tuesday, May 2 when the six remaining couples were participating in a group dance in addition to their own performances. The group scores were combined with those from their individual performances to determine the rankings.
Last week's two highest scorers were given the rights to choose who are in their groups. Chelsea Kane (previously known as Chelsea Staub) chose Ralph Macchio and Lil' Romeo. They danced the cha-cha to Lady GaGa's "Born This Way". The judges, which were added with Latin champion Donnie Burns as a special judge, were impressed and gave them 30 out of 40.
The other team consisted of Hines Ward, Kirstie Alley and Kendra Wilkinson. Kirstie said they are the team with the "most butt". They danced the cha-cha to Ke$ha's "We R Who We R". The judges mostly enjoyed their fun dance, but Donnie inserted a criticism, "Some of the spacing between couples wasn't just right." They gave the team 30 out of 40.
Later, Chelsea was back with her partner Mark Ballas for their individual performance. They danced the paso doble which got Len Goodman "confused". He said, "I watching and I'm thinking, 'I like that,' and then 'What's that?' " But the other judges were more in favor of Chelsea's performance and she got 34 out of 40.
Kendra and professional dancer Louis van Amstel danced the tango. The reality TV star did well again after showing improvement last week. Bruno Toli said, "You've never looked more elegant and ladylike, and still sexy," and Carrie Ann Inaba added, "Nothing but sophistication, elegance, confidence." Donnie thought she "did a bloody-good job." The four judges gave her a total of 31.
Next, Kirstie and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced the jive. She got mixed reviews with Carrie Ann commenting, "It wasn't quite enough of the jive." Len, however, loved the way she acts during her dance, "You're an actress, so you come out and you act every dance beautifully." Donnie also praised her, "I really like it. I'd buy it." Kirstie scored 30.
Ralph came out next to dance the quickstep with his partner Karina Smirnoff. Len and Donnie loved his footwork. "It was more the quickstep, it was how to grab a quick one at the speakeasy," Bruno chimed in, while Carrie Ann commented, "This is the way I want to see you attack this competition." Ralph got 10 from Len for a total of 36.
Hines along with Kym Johnson danced the tango. He got the second 10 that night as Donnie thought Hines danced from his heart but used his head. Len elaborated, "It was a mixture for me. Some of it was full of drama... Then it all goes into like a fairy mode, and it was all too dainty for me." However, Carrie Ann noticed that there were moments when he was "just a little off-balance". Hines got a total of 36.
The last individual performance was from Romeo. He danced the samba with Chelsie Hightower, but Carrie did not think his bounce "was sending the samba message." Bruno made it clearer, saying "You've got to get this bounce in the leg correctly," while Len advised him to "up your game." Romeo scored 30.
"Dancing with the Stars" result show will air Tuesday, May 3 on ABC. Nicki Minaj and James Blunt are billed as musical performers.