Dancing with the Stars 5: Top 4 Results Recap
Dancing with the Stars 5: Top 4 Results Recap
It's the Dancing with the Stars results show!  Tonight, we found out which couple was voted off the dancing stage and which three couples will advance to the finals next week.

Here were the standings after last night's performance show: Melanie Brown and Castroneves tied at the top with 60 points apiece, Jennie Garth two points behind with 58 points, and Marie Osmond bringing up the rear with 56 points.  Although Marie and Jonathan were the lowest-scoring couple last night, we found out right away that their fans, who are legion, voted enough to save them and propel them onwards to the finals.

Len chose Jennie and Derek's triple-30-earning cha cha for the encore tonight, and they rocked it once again.  But even that vote of confidence wasn't enough to keep them safe.  They found out at the end of the episode that they didn't get enough votes for them to continue.  That means that Helio, Mel and Marie are the final three celebrity dancers.

There was a lot of fluff in tonight's show, but one moment, perhaps the highlight of the whole hour, was when Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas came back to accompany Avril Lavigne's live performance of "Complicated."  Sabrina and Mark tore up the dance floor, unencumbered by that pesky no-lift rule, and it made me wonder what would have happened if they had not been eliminated.  Avril also performed a new song "Hot" from her album "Best Damn Thing."

Another highlight of the show (for me anyway) was Michael Flatley's ensemble dance performance.  Even though, Chandler from Friends is frightened by how Michael Flatley's "legs flail about as if independent from his body," I secretly love the Lord of the Dance.

Tune in next Monday at 8pm for the final performance show of the season, and then on Tuesday night at 9pm for the two-hour results show when we'll find out which celebrity star will win the Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy.

-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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