'Dancing with the Stars' - Season 5 Episode 3 - Live Thoughts
Tonight is the night.  One Dancing with the Stars hopeful will be going home, flanked by two more in imminent danger. The critics and fans think they know who it is, but there is only one way to find out, and that is to watch.  We'll be updating this entry all night as the results show unwinds to bring you highlights of the festivities leading up to the announcement, as well as the final word on who will be punching their dance ticket tonight.  So keep refreshing for more updates.

The show predictably begins with a rehash of the awesomness, and awfulness, of the last few days.  Still no explanation of how they will keep viewers from crying foul if the loser comes from the night with the fewest viewers, but I digress. On with the festivities.

Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas are recalled for an encore of their Cha Cha Cha, predictably.  Will they eliminate the pop and lock? There are still traces of hip hop in the routine, but it is apparently not revised.  The second time around, you get an even better appreciation for the density of moves.  It's crazy.

Quick recap of the highest and lowest scoring couples.  Josie Maran and Alec Mazo are dead last, Sabrina and Mark are on top but only a point away from Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough. On to the first two saves.  Sabrina and Mark, no suspense there, and Jennie Garth and Derek Hough.  No surprise there either.

Dolly Parton comes out and sings 9 to 5.  The highlight of the number is the chance to see the Hough's, Julianne and Derek, dance together intermittently.  It never ceases to amaze me how they can get an hour out a two minute announcement.

More saves, Helio and Julianne, and Albert Reed and Anna Trebunskaya.  Definitely good news for Albert who was feeling the lack of fame yesterday.

Some tap dancer comes out.  He is awesome. Kenny Mayne is not funny here, sorry.  More saves.  Mel B and Maksim, and Cameron and Edyta. 

Josie is the lowest scoring out of the women.  Floyd is saved, but Mark Cuban is surprisingly the lowest from the men.  The answer is after the commercial, naturally.  Josie goes home, not unexpected.  Mark Cuban being edged out by Wayne Newton,

- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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