September 20, 2006 08:15 PM by Joe Blackmon
The judges select Joey Lawrence to dance an encore of the Quickstep with his partner Edyta Sliwinska. Len Goodman says “The standard of dancing in this series I think has surpassed anything in the past that we’ve seen.” The professional dancers perform a group jive to Billy Idol’s "Rebel Yell."
Hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris announce that the first three couples continuing to the next round are Sara & Tony, Emmitt & Cheryl, and Joey & Edyta. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Cheryl Burke dance the Rumba as Julio Iglesias sings "I Want to Know What Love Is" from his new album, "Romantic Classics.”
Jordi Caballero and Claudia Velasco perform the Tango to "Dance Away.” Eliminated contestant Tucker Carlson returns to interview the judges. Tucker says his elimination was “a little bit like euthanasia, sad but necessary.” Tucker tells Bruno Tonioli that he has been “outright savage” to the contestants this year. Bruno argues that he is just being honest and truthful.
Hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris announce that the next two couples continuing on in the competition are Monique & Louis and Harry & Ashly. The four remaining dancers are told one by one if they are safe or in the bottom two. Jerry & Kym, Vivica & Nick, and Mario & Karina are all safe.
The bottom two couples are Shanna & Jesse and Willa & Maksim. The second couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars 3 is Shanna Moakler and Jesse DeSoto. Shanna says “I had such an amazing experience, and I have made friends that I will have for a lifetime, so I am thrilled.”