Bristol Palin Foxtrots to Bruno Mars on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Bristol Palin Foxtrots to Bruno Mars on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Last night (Oct. 4) the cast members of "Dancing With The Stars" waltzed, sambaed and foxtrotted their way through the third round of competition. The challenge put before all couples for this round of elimination was to tell a story through their dances -- and as usual some were extraordinary while others fell flat.

Bristol Palin was given the foxtrot and attempted to tell the story of a socialite reaching out to a homeless man and falling in love -- a perfect theme for their song, Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are." However, after two weeks of the same advice, Palin still lacked drama in her dance. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said that Palin has wonderful movement, but she wasn't able to translate it to the story. If the teen activist makes it to next week's competition, we'll have to wonder how much longer the "I'm not an entertainer" excuse is going to hold up.

Video: Bristol Palin Foxtrot on "DWTS," Week Three

R&B singer Brandy felt a little guilty after last week's panel, when she insinuated that she didn't get along with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and threw him under the bus for choreographing a solo booty-shake during their routine. For week three, Brandy vowed to commit to whatever Chmerkovskiy told her to do. It paid off -- the pair pulled off their highest score yet (24) with an impressive samba choreographed to "Put It In A Love Song," by Alicia Keys (feat. Beyonce). Chmerkovskiy got in trouble with the judges for smacking Brandy's butt to get her motivated, but clearly his "bullying tactics" worked.

Video: Brandy Sambas on "DWTS," Week Three

Due to a slight stumble during her samba, actress Jennifer Grey slipped from the top of the leader board to make room for reality star Audrina Patridge. Patridge gave what head judge Len Goodman called "the most touching dance of the night," with Ray LaMontagne's "Let It Be Me" setting the story of a widow dancing with the ghost of her soldier husband for the last time. "The Hills" star and her partner Tony Dovolani earned the first nines of the season -- two of them, actually -- and an 8 from Inaba for a combined score of 26.

Video: Audrina Patridge, "DWTS," Week Three

Patridge may have caused the upset on the leader board this week, but NBA star Rick Fox and the Disney Channel's Kyle Massey are the dark horse contenders for week four. Don't forget Grey will be aching to get back to the top after this week's tumble.

The results of last night's dances will be announced tonight (Oct. 5) on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. EST. The musical guest will be last week's eliminated star Michael Bolton, who is replacing Susan Boyle after a last minute cancellation. Bolton will be facing judge Bruno Tonioli for the first time since Tonioli said Bolton had the worst jive in the history of the show.

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