'Dancing With the Stars:' No elimination due to voting error
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- There was a surprise ending to week six of "Dancing With The Stars on Monday night.
Early on in the evening, we saw the season's first perfect score. But the show's surprise came at the end when no one was sent home.
After landing in last place, Bill Engvall thought his dancing days were done.
"When they said we were safe, it was like a sick way to do it, but I'm happy that we get one more week of dancing together," said Engvall.
Due to a technical problem last week, incorrect phone numbers were given out. That may have resulted in votes cast for the wrong couples.
"So in fairness, we decided to discard all of the viewer votes and not eliminate anyone this week," host Tom Bergeron announced.
When it came to the dancing, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, scored the season's first triple 10s for a Cha Cha that head judge Len Goodman called "hip-notic."
"Oh my gosh, I couldn't believe I was seeing it when those paddles went around. It was very exciting, very exciting," said Berkley Lauren.
They got the only perfect score of the night but ended the evening tied for first place because of the "switch-up challenge."
The eight teams were divided into two groups to dance for extra points without knowing what songs would be playing. The challenge lifted Amber Riley and Derek Hough from second place to tying for first.
"I was just like, I'm going to have fun and try to make it look like I know what I'm doing and stay committed. And that's what I did because I definitely had no idea what I was doing," said Riley.
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd ended the evening in third place, followed by a fox-trotting Nicole Polizzi and Sasha Farber.
"I'm not a ballroom dancer, and the fact that they're saying my lines are pretty and, you know, I'm somewhat pulling this off, it means a lot to me," said Polizzi.
In fifth place was Leah Remini, who scored triple nines for the Quick Step. Tied for sixth place were Jack Osbourne and Corbin Bleu, both three points ahead of Engvall.
The judges scores from Monday night will still count. They'll be added into next week's scores.
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