Tuesday's DWTS: What You Didn't See


Mark gets a standing ovation, Jennie’s going for it and more…

Welcome Back, Mark!: Two weeks ago the ballroom was in an uproar that season five frontrunners Mark Ballas and Sabrina Bryan were eliminated. In a fitting welcome, Ballas received an ovation when he took the dance floor with Julianne Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kym Johnson to dance to guest performer Gloria Estefan’s hit song “Conga” on Tuesday night. Estefan greeted the crowd by saying, “Hello, audience! Hello, dancers! Hello, judges!” Upon hearing that, Chmerkovskiy shouted out: “We don’t like them.”

Standing in the back of the audience was Bryan, who beamed as the crowd cheered on Ballas and company. After the performance, Ballas changed into jeans and a black Team Sabrina T-shirt. He told PEOPLE that he and Sabrina will hit the ballroom floor two more times this season. “We’re dancing next week to preview the DWTS tour and then again for the finale,” Ballas said. WII Like It or Not?: Nintendo set up a game station in the backstage press room to test out the new Dancing with the Stars video game. Who signed up for tryouts? Hough and partner Helio Castroneves. “It’s fun,” Hough said. “It’s dancing and getting up and playing games.” Castroneves wasn’t as enthused. “I’m not a game person,” he said. “A lot of my friends are big time video gamers and stay up until three o’clock in the morning and I’m like, ‘I’m sorry. I’d rather drive the real car. I’d rather do the real dancing.'”

Drama Queen: Did Jennie Garth really say she likes results nights on Tuesday’s telecast? Yup, she tells PEOPLE: “I love the suspense of it.” The nervousness “is more on performance night than results night,” Garth says. “I’ve had a great time on the show and I’ve loved my experience, but I love my life, too. Either way it’s a win-win for me now.” That’s not to say that Garth is throwing in the towel. “We came this far– let’s do it! Let’s go for it!” –Monica Rizzo


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