What Happened On Dancing With The Stars, Week 8? Who Will Get Voted Off Dancing With The Stars Next? Melissa Rycroft Injured and Off Tonight!

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Last week on Dancing With The Stars, we saw Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska get voted off.  Who will be the next couple to go this week on Dancing With The Stars?  Tonight, we've got two Dancing With The Stars teams battling it out for individual scores: Gilles, Ty and Lil' Kim (TEAM TANGO) VS. Melissa, Shawn and Chuck  (TEAM MAMBO) Team dances will count for ½ of their scores.

BIG NEWS: Melissa Rycroft was injured during practice and will not be on the show tonight!  She had a rib injury. What will that mean for Dancing With The Stars?

On Dancing With The Stars, we have seen the audience vote tip the judges' scores in ways we never saw coming.  This week on Dancing With The Stars, only six couples remain! Who will get voted off Dancing With The Stars next? And who will get the coveted Dancing With The Stars tacky glitter ball trophy?

The dances on Dancing With The Stars this Monday night were the Lindy Hop, Paso Doble, Cha Cha, Samba, Salsa, and the Tango. The celebrities sizzled more than they fizzled this week. See who got voted off Dancing With The Stars so far and how everybody did tonight below.

Robin Thicke is guest musical artist next week.

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Week One: Pop Star Belinda Carlisle and Jonathan Roberts


Week Two: Actress Denise Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy


Week Three: Playboy Playmate Holly Madison and first-time Dancing pro Dmitry Chaplin


Week Four: Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff


Week Five: Actor David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson


Week Six: Reality star Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer


Week Seven: Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska




Tonight's results:

Actor Gilles Marini and two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke (going in first out of the top spot)

Dance:  The Ladybug/ Lindy Hop

Judges Scores: CAI  9   LG 9  BT 9

Total Score: 27

Comments: Wow! Their practice was tough. He's having problems with his shoulder and the lifts are not happening. A couple of awkward moments, but overall good.  Not their best.  LG Lindy Hop can be put on the list of things the French can do!  Good job.  BT Happy Days are here again. I love your versatility.  What you reveal is your sense of comedy. Shame there was a slight mistake.  CAI  I agree with Bruno. You can bring it out.


Rapper Lil' Kim and season seven champ Derek Hough

Dance: Paso Doble

Judges Scores: CAI  9   LG  9  BT 10

Total Score:  28

Comments: They need to get back from number 5 position.  They were in number one previously. She's got really great form and the choreography is well suited to her. Clean staccato lines. Standing O! BT The bitch is back! Pride attack and artistry. Classic, classic Paso.  CAI  This is a great showcase for you. This is your fortray. You were elegant.  LG I thought this was going to be a disaster. You came out with fire and passion. You came out with ole!


Country singer Chuck Wicks and girlfriend and two-time DWTS champ Julianne Hough

Dance:  Cha Cha

Judges Scores: CAI  9  LG 9 BT 8

Total Score:  26

Comments: Are they going to break out of the middle of the pack? Why do they put him in those ridiculous satin numbers?And this week it is blue and sleeveless. Ugh. Still too much sex on the dance floor for me.  CAI Chuck, you are in the game. Those hips are in. Watch out for the chin.  LG This is turning into a great competition. Great hips. Work on the arms. Fantastic. BT Great bum action! You use it! Your arms need work. Too wooden.  Boo from the audience. Bring in the fluidity from the top.


Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and season six champ Mark Ballas

Dance:  Samba

Judges Scores: CAI  10  LG 8  BT 9

Total Score:  27

Comments: Mark's mom showed up to help Shawn with her "bat" arms.  I don't know how they pick the music. "Get Down On It" is blah.  Love the song, but not for this dance.  I think she rocked it.  LG It lacked hip action. The dress was doing most of the work. It was okay.  BT  You are usually effortless. You did a good Samba. CAI Good technique, nailed every step. You've got it going.


The Bachelor's Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani


Dance:  Should've been the Jive

Judges Scores: CAI  7  LG  7 BT 7

Total Score:  21

Comments: Looks like a hairline fracture. Doctor said that Tony can't throw her in the air.  She is resting. Their score will be based from their practice, much like Lacey and Steve-O experienced.  She looked good for the most part, but later looked in pain.  BT  It is unfortunate. A rehearsal tape doesn't haven't the power.  CAI I feel terrible. My heart goes out for you.  LG  A rehearsal is like judging a race car driver on a warm up lap.


Rodeo star Ty Murray (Jewel's husband) and first-time Dancing pro Chelsie Hightower

Dance:  Salsa

Judges Scores: CAI  9    LG 7  BT 8

Total Score:  24

Comments: Chelsie brought Dmitry in for help. LOL. Ty gets a spray tan! He said he was "way outside my comfort zone."  He's got such a great attitude and fortitude. He is doing so well. Hot! Standing O!  CAI  Wooooooo! I loved it! You are the most inconsistent dancer, but that was a Salsa.  I loved it.  LG  You have had the highs and lows and you've held on for 8 weeks.  Unless you come out in this group tango, I think you should hit the road.  BT  You were using her like a lasso.  It wasn't a perfect salsa, because it came from the knees and not the hips but it was good.


I'm disappointed in the judges scores. I thought Ty did amazing.


Couples will now be judged on their performances:





Team #2 (TEAM MAMBO)

Melissa (Lacey Schwimmer as a sub)



Judges Scores: CAI  8  LG 8 BT 9

Total Score:  25

Comments: It's funny because Lacey's moves were over the top for Tony. Shawn and Mark are okay. She looks uncomfortable.  Chuck and Julianne are rocking it. I don't know how the women can dance in those high heels. LOL. The guys mocked the girls' costumes.   LG It was fun and entertaining. That was a fantastic professional job. BT Something stood out tonight. Boys, could you stand forward. CAI We're still competing. It was distracting.  The music overpowered you.



Team #2 (TEAM TANGO)

Judges Scores: CAI  9  LG 9 BT 10

Total Score: 28



Lil' Kim

Comments: Ty says the other team is a bunch of sissies. LOL. OMG The guys are shirtless. NICE! Lil' Kim and Derek are rocking it! She continually surprises me. Ty and Chelsie. He is just a big surprise overall.  They look hot! Gilles and Cheryl. Hot Hot Hot. This team is going to win. They are synchronized across the board!


Standing O!  BT You were like a team of voracious raptors. Goosebumps. CAI I think team Tango takes it.  LG Ty nailed it. Gilles had some problems and Lil' Kim had a gaffe.


Who are your favorites?  Who do you think will get voted off next and who do you think will make it to the end of season 8 of Dancing With The Stars?   DID YOU VOTE?

Dancing With The Stars season 8 every Monday at  8/7c on abc. Results shows on Tuesdays starting on March 17th. Mark your calendars. It's going to be a good season! 


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