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Perfect score, teams dances highlight classical night on "Dancing with the Stars"

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It was a night of highest highs and some pretty low lows on "Dancing with the Stars."

It was classical music night and Viennese waltzes, paso dobles and tangos abounded. And while Melissa Gilbert and Maks Chmerkovskiy were almost scolded by the judges (unfairly so), Maria Menounos and Derek Hough landed at the other end of the spectrum with the season's first perfect score of 30 for their mindboggling paso doble.

It was also a night for the big team dances, one a tango, the other a paso doble.

As for the team dance scoring?

Team Tango (Katherine Jenkins, Maria Menounos, Roshon Fegan, and Jaleel White and their respective partners): Judge Len Goodman called it a mix of the good the bad and the ugly. Carrie Ann Inaba went gaga over it and scored them a 10 (come on Carrie Ann, there WERE mistakes in that dance, so a perfect score seemed odd). Len could only muster an 8, which seemed low, and Bruno scored the team a 9, which seemed just right given the complexity and intensity of the tango they performed. TOTAL: 27

Team Paso (William Levy, Donald Driver, Melissa Gilbert and their respective partners): Judge Len Goodman summed it up by saying "You guys UNdressed to impress!" Praising the shirtless physiques. Still, Len could only score them a ridiculously low 8 (have NO idea what he was watching); Carrie Ann doled out a 9 and so did Bruno, both praising the dance's intensity and passion. TOTAL: 26, much to the boos of the ballroom audience.

So it's off to the races for Tuesday night's elimination round. I'd lay odds that Melissa Gilbert will probably be sent home by the judges in the final bottom two dance-off of the season (Gilbert was at the bottom of the leader board Monday night).

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