Melissa Rycroft - Dancing with the Stars 10 Year Anniversary Party at Greystone Manor - West Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015
For Halloween week Dancing With The Stars has the chance to go full on OTT and get away with it, however the actual result isn't as scary as you may have imagined, with the remaining contestants participating in a Country Week (still quite a scary thought though).
So the remaining stars - remember Pamela Anderson, Bristol Palin, Helio Castroneves and former boy-band-boys Drew Lachey and Joey Fatone have all been given the boot already - this week will be going head to head to see who has the best yee-haw and who can dance in a line with the best of them as the first round of dances will see the stars dance to a country hit, with backing provided by Little Big Town. LBT's appearance also marks the first musical guest of the season.
So what can we expect from the dancers? With the competition hotting up there's only so much the remaining pairs can give to mark themselves from the pack, now is the time to separate the men from the boys. Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan is atop the leaderboard going in to this week, and given her shock 2007 exit we might see her go all the way to the final this time round, but we can't rule out the rest of them just yet. Meanwhile fan favourites Emmitt Smith, Kristie Alley and the remaining Olympiads competing might have what it takes to go all the way, with Alley perhaps the most likely to fail should her batteries die out for good.
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Melissa Rycroft, who found fame on reality TV competitions 'The Bachelor' and 'Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team', has injured herself during dance practice for 'Dancing With the Stars'.
"Melissa was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she is currently being examined," after falling during practice and injuring her head and neck, a representative for Rycroft told People. "She was accompanied to the hospital by her husband, Tye Strickland, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani... Everyone is taking all necessary precautions at this time." There is, as yet, no word as to whether Rycroft and partner Dovolani will be able to compete today (22nd Oct. 2012), as one of 8 still left in the competition. NY Daily reports Dovolani's concerns, who tweeted "Really concerned about @MelissaRycroft. We don't know if we are dancing tomorrow [22nd Oct. 2012]!!!!! Please keep us in your prayers."
Reports say that Rycroft has now been released from hospital, but if the cheerleader-come-dancer can't perform on Wednesday, her place in the competition is certainly under threat. Would it be fair to the other seven contestants if she automatically went through to the following week? That will be for the producers to decide. We at ContactMusic wish her all the best and a speedy recovery!
Melissa Rycroft - a former star of 'The Bachelor' now appearing on 'Dancing with the Stars' - was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (October 21, 2012) after suffering head and neck injuries during rehearsals for the show.
"Melissa was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she is currently being examined" her representative told People magazine, adding, "She was accompanied to the hospital by her husband, Tye Strickland, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani. Everyone is taking all necessary precautions at this time." It appears Rycroft fell awkwardly while preparing for Monday's group number at CBS studios and there's currently no word on whether she will be able to compete tonight. Rycroft makes up one of the eight remaining celebrities competing on the 'all-stars' edition of the ballroom dance competition. The show has reached a stage in which the contestants are asked to perform twice - an individual routine and a team freestyle routine.
Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Shawn Johnson and partner Derek Hough are the most likely winners of this year's competition though, having won the third season of the show, NFL star Emmit Smith has every chance of doing the double.