Donald, William, Katherine, and Maria do their semi-final dances. But the high-stakes drama takes a twist when frontrunner Katherine Jenkins is injured during her second performance of the night. The abrupt stop to a high-paced dance sends the judges and audience into shock. Will it end her chances of the mirrorball title?
With only one week to go until the Dancing with the Stars finals, the four semi-finalists each perform two more routines. Three move on, one goes home.
William and Cheryl kick things off with a tango to "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)." The routine is crisp and tight, and though the judges are a little more critical than usual, the pair still earns straight nines.
Katherine and Mark are up next, dancing a quickstep homage to twenties gangster film. The routine is buoyant and energetic, perfectly highlighting the pair's friendly, open chemistry. The judges are unanimously impressed, netting the pair two tens and a nine.
Donald and Peta are up next with a graceful, emotional waltz. It's one of Donald's strongest sentimental routines, netting largely positive comments from the judges and a score of two nines and a ten.
Maria and Derek follow with an Argentine tango, delivering an early highlight loaded with lifts, footwork, and content. Though they their early routines seemed like they were tailored to court extra-curricular tabloid coverage, they once again prove tonight that when they're on, they are on. They score a perfect thirty.
For the second round of dances, the remaining stars share stories about how they overcame adversity to become beloved celebrity dancing competition contestants. William is up first, relating how he escaped Cuban poverty to become an American model and telenovella star.