Kelly Monaco and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy have created a close bond throughout the season of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" and on Tuesday their fate will be determined. Will they move on to the finals or was their "smoldering" rumba not enough to let them pass?
On Monday night, they performed a surfer-inspired flamenco that did not sit well with the judges, and was called more of a paso doble than a flamenco. Though Chmerkovskiy, 26, stripped down to his speedo for the routine and Monaco, 36, held her own with precise lines and execution, according to the judges, they received a score of 25.5 out of 30, the lowest of the night.
Their second routine was a rumba to the Michael Jackson hit "I Just Can't Stop Loving You." The dance, which ended with Moncao and Chmerkovskiy passionately kissing, received better reviews from the judges.
Bruno Tonioli said "that was driven by desire, consumed by lust. I'm telling you the chemistry between you two is literally clinching." They scored 28. 5 out of 30.
The remaining celebrities on "DWTS: All-Stars" are Shawn Johnson, Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno, Melissa Rycroft and Monaco. At the end of Monday night's show, Johnson and her partner were in the lead with 59 out of 60 points, and Smith and Monaco were tied in the bottom with 55 out of 60.
The finale of "DWTS: All-Stars" will take place on Monday, Nov. 26, on ABC.
Rumors of a romance between Monaco and Chmerkovskiy have been going on for some time now and "DWTS" Brooke Burke-Charvet even asked Monaco how it felt to kiss Chmerkovskiy.
Monaco won the first season of "DWTS." The elimination on Tuesday night will determine which stars will move on to the finals to compete one last time for the Mirror Ball trophy. To see the full episode of Monday night's performances, including Monaco and Chmerkovskiy kissing, click here.