After this week’s performances, the top four couples all stood within two points of one another. There was then a three-point gap separating them from the rest. That gap could well signify which couples are likely to make it into the semi-finals, and who’s just cannon-fodder for the next few weeks of Dancing with the Stars 8.
Lil’ Kim & Derek Hough — 28
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani — 27
Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas — 26
Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke — 26
Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough — 23
Lawrence Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska — 22
Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower — 18
Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer — 16
Based on scores alone, Steve-O should hit the bricks tomorrow night. But that was the situation last week, and he wasn’t even in the bottom two. Ty, Lawrence and Chuck had all better spend some time in the rehearsal studio tomorrow, as any one of them could wind up in the dance-off.