Macon’s Nancy Grace will be back for Week 3 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.’’
Grace, a legal analyst on CNN Headline News, and partner Tristan MacManus pulled down 21 points from the judges during Monday night’s second-round competition, which tied them for fourth among the 11 remaining contestants.
Grace, who was the subject of news reports Tuesday after an alleged “wardrobe malfunction” during Monday’s quickstep dance, said during an interview on Tuesday’s show she was gratified with the five-point improvement in her score after last week’s first round.
She called it a “miracle” and was especially pleased with the score of 8 she received from are renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman, who is known for his tough grading.
Grace and MacManus only managed 16 points in the opening competition and narrowly survived being eliminated using a formula that combined the judge’s scores with viewer’s votes.
The Italian actress who romanced George Clooney has done her last dance on the show.
Elisabetta Canalis was dismissed from the show Tuesday, despite her third-place finish on Monday’s episode.
She and her professional partner earned 21 points out of 30 for their quickstep routine -- a six point improvement over their debut dance. But fans failed to keep her in the competition.
Basketball star Ron Artest, now known as Metta World Peace, was bounced from the ballroom last week.
Returning to dance again Monday along with Grace will be reality stars Rob Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari, activist Chaz Bono, TV personalities Ricki Lake and Carson Kressley, actors David Arquette and J.R. Martinez, singer Chynna Phillips and soccer star Hope Solo.
Associated Press writer Nancy Cohen contributed to this story.