DWTS recap: Zendaya Coleman leads with 29 points; Maks returns to dance opposite Jacoby Jones

dminty@ledger-enquirer.comApril 15, 2013 

Disney star 16-year-old Zendaya Coleman and dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy earned the first perfect 10s of the season on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday, April 15. The fifth week of competition, the halfway point, featured a "side-by-side" component in which each couple had to dance part of their routine with a professional couple. Professional dancers from previous seasons Chelsie Hightower, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Anna Trebunskaya returned for the episode as did Tristan Macmanus and Tony Dovolani. Zendaya was the point leader with 29 out of 30 points. Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley, who each earned just 18 points, will need a lot of viewers' votes to continue on DWTS. The celebrity earning the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes will be eliminated on Tuesday's results show.

Before the show started, host Tom Bergeron said that the thoughts and prayers of show's cast and crew were with the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and those affected by the tragedy. Several dancers and celebrities dedicated their performances to those affected.

Here's what's happening on the April 15, 2013, show:

Judges are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Hosts are Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet. A total of 30 points, 10 from each judge, are available for each dance. This was the fifth week of season 16 competition.

Actor Andy Dick and new pro Sharna Burgess earned 18 points for their Paso Doble opposite Sasha and Emma. Andy zip-lined onto the dance floor. "That entrance will never be forgotten," Carrie Ann said. Len: "It was more Pasadena than Paso Doble but I enjoyed watching you." Week four: Viennese Waltz, 21 Week three: 18, Cha Cha Cha. Week-two score: 20 points, jazz. Week-one score: 17, foxtrot.

Teen star Zendaya Coleman, 16 years old, and Val Chmerkovskiy earned 29 points, 10s from Carrie Ann and 9 from Len, for their Argentine Tango opposite Maks and Anna. Val dedicated the dance to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Bruno: "The ultimate femme fatale... you were up there with the best we've ever had on this show." Carrie Ann: "Every move you do has a story. It's like watching stylized life happen. I love it." Len: "It was like a lemon tart, sharp and tangy at the top, crisp and tasty down below... that's a gem of dance. Well done." Week four: 26, samba. Week-three: 24 points, Viennese Waltz. Week-two score: 26 points, jive. Week-one score: 24 points, Contemporary dance.

Almost-50-year-old actor and comedian D.L. Hughley and two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke earned 18 points for their tango opposite Chelsie Hightower and Sasha. Len: "It was like a decaf coffee... It lacked that attack." Bruno said it technically fell apart. Carrie Ann appreciated the intensity but noticed a lot of bouncing. Week four: 21, foxtrot. Week three: 16, salsa. Week-two score: 16 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 12 points, Cha Cha Cha

Former "American Idol" star Kellie Pickler and 3-time DWTS champ Derek Hough received 27 points, 9 from each judge, for their foxtrot opposite Anna Trebunskaya and Henry Byalikov. Carrie Ann: "That was fabulous." Len: "That wasn't a foxtrot that was a hot-trot... You dance like that, and I'll tell you what, you'll be in the final." Bruno loved it, too. Week four: 26, rumba. Week three: 25, jive. Week-two score: 26 points, jazz. Week-one score: 21 points, Cha Cha Cha.

"The Bachelor" Sean Lowe, who is now engaged to his top bachelorette Catherine, and Peta Murgatroyd earned 24 points, 8 from each judge, for their quickstep opposite Tristan Macmanus and Chelsie Hightower. "Tonight you turned into a swan," Bruno said. He said Sean usually looked like a lumberjack. Carrie Ann: "I liked it." Len said last week Sean was a statue and this week he was a pigeon. That was a good thing. "That was your best dance so far," Len said. Week four: 20 points. Week three: 21 points. Week-two: 20 points, jive. Week-one: 19 points for their Foxtrot.

Olympian and gymnastic standout Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas earned 25 points, 8 from Carrie Ann and Len and 9 from Bruno, for their samba opposite Tony Dovolani and Whitney. Aly, a Boston native, dedicated her dance to the victims of the afternoon's bombings during the Boston Marathon. Len said Aly was better with Whitney than by herself. Bruno called her performance "saucy." Carrie Ann thought she's found her inner "sex kitten." Week four: 27, contemporary. Week three, 23 points, Viennese Waltz. Week-two score: 24 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 21 points, Cha Cha Cha.

Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold, of "So You Think You Can Dance" fame, earned 21 points for their Viennese Waltz opposite Tristan MacManus and Emma Slater. Carrie Ann: "Victor, I say that was a victory." Bruno said his timing was good. Len said it was better than last week. Week four: 18, paso doble. Week three: 23 points, contemporary dance. Week-two score: 18, jive. Week-one score: 18, Fox Trot.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff got 26 points, 9s from Carrie Ann and Bruno and 8 from Len, for their jive opposite Maks Chmerkovskiy and Anna Trebunskaya. Jacoby mirrored Maks amazingly well. It seems Jacoby learned more than choreography from Maks. Jacoby ripped his shirt off and the crowd went wild. Bruno: "Great timing. Very, very sharp." Carrie Ann: "I love me some Jacoby." Len said Jacoby would never get a nine from him until he fixed his feet. Jacoby replied that he could run 108 yards in 11 seconds thanks to those feet. Week four: 24, fox trot. Week-three: 24, rumba. Week-two: 23, jazz. Week-one: 20, Cha Cha Cha.

"General Hospital" soap star Ingo Rademacher and two-time DWTS winner Kym Johnson earned 21 points, 7 from each judge, for their Cha Cha Cha. Len was impressed with Ingo's stamina. "You've got the flair, we need the care," Len said. Bruno said Ingo's character portrayal helps him disguise his bad footwork. Week four: 23, Viennese Waltz. Week three: 21 points, Paso Doble, Week-two score: 20 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 20 points, contemporary dance

Eliminated last week: Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump with Gleb Savchenko. Watch Lisa and Gleb's final dance...

"Just to be included with this group of people, you know -- gold medalists, Olympians but most importantly -- just a wonderful bunch of people, so yes, I am really happy... It's been a long six weeks and boy has it taken its toll... It's been the hardest thing I've ever done," Lisa said. She called dancing with Gleb "a gift" because of patience. She thanked her cast mates for making the experience enjoyable.

Week three elimination: Country star Wynonna Judd and partner Tony Dovolani. The couple got just 15 points for their low-energy samba on the week-three show.Week-two score: 18 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 18 points, Cha Cha Cha. "I faced one of my biggest fears and I've made a lifetime friend out of Tony... this is the hardest job I've ever loved. I'm a singer, not a dancer... I can't wait to get back to making my record. I love my country music fans more than ever," Wynonna said when she learned she'd been eliminated. Watch their final dance, the samba:


Former ice skating sensation Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus dropped out of the competition on the first results show of the season. Week-one score: 21 points for their contemporary dance. Total two-week score: 36 out of 60. Had Dorothy and Tristan not left the show, the couple with the lowest combined two-week score of judges' points and viewers' votes would have been eliminated. Either Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold or Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko would have been eliminated. Though, comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke had the lowest judges' score, 12 points, in week one and earned the second lowest judges' score, 16 points, on March 25, viewers gave them enough votes to remain in the competition.

Read a recap of the second week of competition here.

Read a recap of the first week of competition here.

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