Dancing with the Stars 5: Top 6 Results Live Thoughts
Last night was the performance show for the Dancing with the Stars' top six couples.  Scary Spice Melanie Brown and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy ended the night at the top of the judges' leaderboard.  And, after a competent but lackluster performance, Jane Seymour and Tony Dovolani ended the night at the bottom.  But at this point in the competition, it's really anybody's game, especially considering the erratic voting tendencies of America's armchair ballroom judges.  Who will be booted off tonight?  Keep reading to get my live thoughts throughout tonight's broadcast.

Live from Hollywood, this is Dancing with the Stars.  Marie is not onstage because she found out this morning that her father passed away.  She is spending the day with her family, and she doesn't have to worry about getting eliminated because Samantha and Tom reveal that she is safe.

We begin the night, as usual, with a recap of last night's performances.

Mel and Maks are asked to do their sexy dominatrix paso doble for an encore.  Yay!  It's not quite as good as last night's, though.  Mel B keeps looking down at her feet and seems distracted.

Jonathan Roberts gives us an update from Marie, who had spoken to her father and dedicated her quickstep to him before he died yesterday.

LeAnn Rimes now performs "How Do I Live."  Mostly, this means I can tune out a bit.  Sorry, LeAnn.  Tony and Julianne's dancing is beautiful, though.  It's nice to watch professional dancers for a change.

Now, it's time to see who else is safe this week.  With an appropriate amount of drama, Tom announces that Cameron and Edyta are safe.  They are my current favorites so I'm happy.  I'm going to predict right now that Jane and Tony are going to be eliminated tonight.  At least, that's who I think should be going home based on last night's show.  But who knows?  We still have 40 minutes left of the show until we find out.

Now, it's time for Dancecenter.  It's actually pretty funny.  Kenny keeps interrupting Len, and Jerry Rice plays with the marker thing that football commentators like to use.  If ever Dancing with the Stars needs some filler, Dancecenter is not an entirely a bad way to go.

Next up to perform is the Rock Steady Crew, a group of Bronx b-boys.  These kids are pretty amazing.  I love watch breakdancing.  They seem to defy gravity with their handstand holds.

Geez, LeAnn is performing again.  I suppose I can take this moment to plug the CMA Awards contest that BuddyTV is running.  It ends tomorrow, so you still have time to enter to win an iPod Nano among other things.  Go to the CMA Awards Contest thread in the BuddyTV Weekly Prize Giveaways thread to see how to enter.

After LeAnn's performance, there is more Dancecenter.  I change my mind.  I'm not feeling it.  One Dancecenter break is funny; two is overkill.  Now that there are only six couples remaining, I guess they have to fill the whole hour with something.

Samantha is backstage with Mel and Maks and Jennie Garth and Jane Seymour.  Everyone is nervously awaiting their fate.  But we won't find out until we discuss Sabrina Bryan's elimination and the rest of the season thus far.

Now, it's time to find out the next couple who's safe.  Unsurprisingly, it's Mel and Maks.  There are three more couples whose fate hasn't been revealed yet.

Now, for the first time this season, there is not going to be a bottom two.  The three remaining couples stand on stage.  Julianne is still wearing her turkey dress.  It's scary music time.  The next couple who is safe is Helio and Julianne.  That means Jane and Jennie are on the chopping block.

After a pregnant pause, Tom announces that it's Jane and Tony who are going home.  This was a predictable result, unlike last week's elimination.  I enjoyed Jane's performances, but she really was the weakest from last night.

-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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