Week 3 Highlights
• It's Hollywood Night with 11 couples entering, but only 10 couples will remain in the competition by the end of the evening, which opens with a glitzy routine set to Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet" that was choreographed by Mark Ballas and Peta Murgatroyd.
• Injuries have stricken some of the dancers, including Bill Nye, who slipped after his Paso Doble the previous week, resulting in him tearing 80% of his quadricep. Brant Daugherty also sprained his foot and had to wear a boot while training over the past week.
• Praised by Carrie Ann Inaba for turning up "the steam notch," Leah Remini dances a passionate Rumba with Tony Dovolani that turned up a score of 24 from the judges.
• Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff's dizzying Quickstep earns the team the first 9s of the night (from Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli) for a total of 26.
• Dressed as a flight attendant and an airline pilot, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Valentin Chmerkovskiy match their previous week's score from the judges to earn a 25.
• Brant reveals he was robbed at gunpoint earlier in the week and that he ended up handing over his bag with his dancing shoes to the thief. Overcoming that incident and his injured foot, Brant and Peta Murgatroyd score three 9s to tie Amber Riley and Derek Hough's 27 (from the premiere episode)as the highest score so far this season.
• Playing off the lyrics of Mika's accompanying song "Grace Kelly," Valerie Harper dances as the titular starlet while Tristan MacManus masquerades as Freddie Mercury. The odd couple scores a 16.
• Bill Engvall and Emma Slater score three 8s to ride off with their highest score so far for their Paso Doble set to The Lone Ranger theme song.
• With her Glee castmates watching in the audience, Amber does the Charleston with Derek to earn three 8s from the judges.
• Sliding down an illuminated ramp for his big entrance, Jack Osbourne almost glides off the runway, and his '70s-inspired Cha Cha with Cheryl Burke has trouble getting back on track with the judges who score them a 22.
• For the Charleston, Mark Ballas wears clown makeup, but his performance with Christina Milian (her daughter Violet stopped by rehearsals) was no laughing matter as the pair earns a 26 from the judges.
• Stating she was Marilyn Monroe in her past life, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi pulls off a one-handed cartwheel with her partner Sasha Farber to earn a 25 (including a 9 from Carrie Ann!) as her other partner, Jennifer "JWOWW" Farley cheers on.
• In true Hollywood Night spirit, the show must go on and Bill Nye puts on a leg brace and dances despite his physician's advice. To pull off the moves and save his leg from further stress, Tyne Stecklein choreographs a futuristic Jazz that has the Science Guy performing as a robot to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." The team ties Valerie and Tristan with a 16 for the lowest score of the night.
• Bill Nye and newcomer Tyne Stecklein end up being the second couple eliminated in Season 17.