"Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" Week 8 welcomed yet another, never-before-seen format to the ballroom. On top of their partner routine, couples were challenged to perform a trio dance with an eliminated pro or member of the "DWTS" troupe.

Former "Bachelorette" Melissa Rycroft "rose" to the occasion, scoring perfect 10s throughout the evening. Her graceful quickstep earned praise from judge Bruno Tonioli, who compared her performance with Tony Dovolani to that of "Ann Miller and Gene Kelly. It was as good as the best America has ever produced."

Troupe member Henry Byalikov joined Melissa and Tony for a trio Paso Doble, earning her the "most impressed" award from judge Len Goodman.


Olympian Shawn Johnson fell short this week, earning 26 points for her trio routine with Derek Hough and Mark Ballas. Goodman commented on their barely-there Samba, exclaiming, "It was very self-indulgent because there was very little Samba content. If you go home tomorrow don't blame me, blame those two," referring to Derek and Mark, who created the routine.



After the show, "Extra's" Renee Bargh caught up with professional Derek Hough to talk about his return after suffering a serious neck injury. "Honestly, the past couple of days have been amazing." Hough wasn't fond of Len's comments on the night, thanking him for "building the suspense" for this week's double elimination.

Watch "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night on ABC to see the competition slim to five.

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