Reports earlier this evening indicated that Tom DeLay will be bowing out of Dancing With the Stars tonight, but that remains to be seen.
In the recap of the last night's show, we get to see some backstage interviews, the most notable of which shows Aaron Carter actually crying over his scores.
The judges request an unusual dance for the reprisal: Chuck Liddell's samba. Really? It remains zombie-samba (but with lots of smiling and ruffles)!
In the next segment, Queen Latifah performs while Cheryl and Maks dance (and they both seem almost relieved to be getting to show off all their moves without being limited by their partners).
For the first set of results, the lowest-scoring men are called forward. Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke are safe. Michael Irivin and Anna Demidova are in jeopardy, but Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya are safe.
Then, it's time for the big announcement. Tom DeLay comes forward and says that he will be leaving the competition. He says he got through last night on adrenaline, but after that, he realized he was in too much pain to continue. "You can't practice. And if you can't practice, you'll make a fool of yourself out here, and I don't want to do that to Cheryl." He adds that he would have been doing the Texas Two-Step next week and was really excited about it. Host Tom Bergeron says if Tom D. is feeling better later, he's invited to do the Texas Two-Step at the finale. Tom D. looks thrilled.
In the meantime, though, the star who did have the lowest combined score and votes will be eliminated.
Next, more results: The women with the highest scores are called forward. Mya and Dmitry Chapin are safe, as are Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo. Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough, however, are in jeopardy.
After a break, the four remaining male stars come forward. Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson are safe, as are Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower. Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff are not, but Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer are.
The Macy's Stars of Dance performance tonight is Jabbawockeez! Yes! Love them! (Anybody else watch America's Best Dance Crew?) They dance to "Singin' in the Rain," and it's way cool. They have two guest dancers with them who get unmasked at the end -- it's Lacey Schwimmer and Mark Ballas!
Queen Latifah's back with another performance, this one of "Ease on Down the Road."
The lowest-scoring women are on stage to find out their fate: Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are in jeopardy, but Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel and Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas are all safe.
That gives us four couples in jeopardy. Joanna and Derek learn they're safe, as are Aaron and Karina. Samantha Harris stops to ask Len Goodman who should go home. He says they both have great potential and whoever goes will be missed. Well, that wasn't dramatic. Anyway, the couple leaving is Debi and Maks, meaning Michael and Anna are still safe.
Debi says she's been having a great time and has so many new friends and that it's been amazing. Tom asks her for a definitive answer on how to say her last name since the announcer and Tom were not saying it the same way. She says her grandma says Muh-ZAR, but everyone else just says MAY-zar, so she's gone with that. So both are right.
What do you think about the results? I had a feeling Debi was out since she was in the bottom two with great scores last week (and I said as much on the Dave Durian show on WBAL Radio this morning, actually).