On Monday night, each of this season's "Dancing with the Stars" hopefuls had a reason to dance, as they performed routines inspired by key moments in their lives.
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman received the night's highest score of 27, taking on a modern dance inspired by her time at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
"I'm very proud of you," judge Carrie Ann Inaba told the 18-year-old Raisman. "Perfection of movement is all you know, but contemporary dance is about perfection of emotion. This dance had perfect movement and perfect emotional connection. It was profound."
Zendaya Coleman and her pro-partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, also did well during their samba to Beyonce's "Love on Top," ending up with a score of 26 out of 30. Last week's favorite, country singer Kellie Pickler, also managed to land a score of 26 for her rumba. She and Derek Hough danced to a song that Pickler's, husband Kyle Jacobs, wrote for their wedding.
And despite her recent health struggles, reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump powered through and hit the dance floor Monday night. When the show started, host Tom Bergeron said it was unclear whether Vanderpump, who fainted during rehearsals, would be competing. Doctors said she had been suffering from a viral infection. Vanderpump decided to give it a shot, but didn't make the decision to perform until well into the show.
"There were a lot of mistakes, but that's because the routine was under rehearsed," judge Bruno Tonioli told Vanderpump, who finished with a score of 18. "What you did, you did well."
"Dancing with the Stars" returns Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET when one contender will be sent home.
Contestants' scores from Monday:
Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas 9, 9, 9 (27)
Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough 9, 8, 9 (26)
Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy 9, 8, 9 (26)
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff 8, 8, 8 (24)
Ingo Rademacher and Kim Johnson 8, 7, 8 (23)
Andy Dick and Sharna Brugess 7, 7, 7 (21)
D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke 7, 7, 7 (21)
Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd 6, 7, 7 (20)
Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold 6, 6, 6 (18)
Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko 6, 6, 6 (18)
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