Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and "Bachelor" rejectee Melissa Rycroft more than made up for missing her "Dancing with the Stars" performance last week by wowing the judges with a solo performance -- and earning a perfect score!
Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovolani performed the Viennese Waltz together, receiving 9s across the board. The only complaint from the judging panel for this dance is that Melissa seemed stiff -- understandable, considering that she is recuperating from a rib injury. During her solo number, Melissa attacked her samba with Tony -- and received a perfect 30 for her shimmies and shakes!
Fellow frontrunner Gilles Marini also scorched the dance floor during his foxtrot with partner Cheryl. Bruno and Carrie both gave 10s for their performance, while Len gave them a 9 for a few technical errors. The "Sex and the City" star rumbaed for his solo, and managed to score a 27 for his individual efforts.
Shawn Johnson proved she's still a strong competitor by scooping up scores of 27 and 29 for her two dances, tying her with Gilles for second place of the evening.
Lil' Kim faltered during her waltz with Derek Hough this week. The judging panel commented on how the rapper looked uncomfortable during her performance, leading Bruno to say, "You tried to be a lady, but you're more comfortable as a tramp." Kim ended the night with scores of 25 for the waltz, and 27 for her energetic, booty-shaking salsa.
Ty Murray tackled the Argentine tango, but came up short when compared to his competitors. The cowboy was praised for how much he has improved throughout the season, and earned a respectable 25 from the judges. His solo performance didn't fare as well, with his rumba only earning him 21 points.
Will Ty, the bottom scorer, be the next to go? Find out tonight when "Dancing with the Stars" airs on ABC!