(USATODAY.com) - It's the "official halfway point" in the season, noted Dancing With the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet at the start of Monday's show.
She went on to explain that Week 6 would bring an extra challenge for the remaining eight competitors- a "Switch Up" improv dance in which the music would be randomly switched up for extra judges' points.
But before the dancing was done and the results announced, Ariana Grande and Mika performed their Popular Song.
Leah Remini was the low scorer last week. Would she survive the night?
Here's how the stars stacked up with judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli - in their individual dances and during the improv dance - before Celeb No. 5 was sent packing.
Elizabeth Berkley and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy wowed the judges by showcasing her sexy Showgirls side in a sizzling cha cha. Berkley cried in rehearsals recalling "hard" times in the industry trying to get jobs after that 1995 film. The dance was more sparkly and sexy than it was a high-energy Latin number. Bruno told her: "You've still got it, big time! ... You just killed it." Carrie Ann called her a "white panther" and said she "loved" it. Len raved, too. "Your hips, whoa!" Scores: 10, 10, 10 = 30 + 2 = 32
Amber Riley said she "hit a wall" this week. "I cried a lot," she said, explaining that she found the samba to be a particularly tough dance. You'd never know it from watching them on the dance floor. Sporting a knee brace, she shook and swayed along with her shirtless partner Derek Hough, who was on his toes and slinking and thrusting all over the place. The crowd loved it. Bruno said he kept looking for something wrong, but found nothing. "You did everything!" Carrie Ann said "it was like a turn-on!" Len, dubbing himself the party pooper, said it was a "fantastic routine" but "found it a tad repetitive." He was booed, big time. Scores: 10, 8, 10 = 28 + 4 = 32
Brant Daugherty worried that if Christina Milian was sent home after scoring a 10 last week, he was doomed. "It makes me nervous, knowing I'm not nearly as famous as she is. I really have to step it up a notch." He and partner Peta Murgatroyd welcomed Pretty Little Liars co-star Janel Parrish, who stopped by to be supportive, as they rehearsed. Their tango was fierce and sexy. Len raved, calling it a "glass of dry white wine - sharp, crisp and tasty." Bruno loved the "aggression," but cited a "couple of stumbles." Carrie Ann said she agreed with both of the other judges. She loved his technique but said, yes, he got a little bit off the music. But otherwise he was a "perfect dancing Ken doll." Scores: 9, 10, 9 = 28 + 3 = 31
Snooki's foxtrot had to be classy. "I feel like a frog!" she said during rehearsals. "I want to do really good so maybe I can get a 10," she said. Wearing yellow and dancing to Build Me Up Buttercup, she and parter Sasha Farber pulled off a Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers feel. Said Len, "What's not to like?!" Bruno said she had "never been so sweet or so elegant." Carrie Ann said she was "graceful." Scores: 9, 9, 9 = 27 + 3 = 30
Jack Osbourne had a hard time harnessing his inner Robert De Niro to play the part of a raging bull for his paso doble. "If I have to become an arrogant matador, so be it." Swinging a red cape over his head and stomping the floor, he gave it a valiant effort. Mom Sharon, wife Lisa and sister Kelly were in the crowd cheering him on. Carrie Ann liked the "intensity" but said he was thrown off his timing a bit. Len thought it was "top notch," except for one small misstep. Bruno said his timing "wasn't as good as usual," adding that he needs to be "crotch forward." Scores: 8, 9, 8 = 25 + 2 = 29
Leah Remini continued to moan and groan and feel bad about her dancing skills, despite partner Tony Dovolani reminding her, "You have improved every single week!" Leah was hard on herself as they rehearsed their quickstep. Then her "friend" Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart stopped by to watch her. "Jennifer reminded me that this is supposed to be fun." Leah kind of forgot that when she performed, keeping a serious look on her face as she focused on the performance. But the focus paid off. Carrie Ann liked it. Len quibbled about not staying in hold enough but liked it. Bruno said, "No more crying for you." Scores: 9, 9, 9 = 27 + 1 = 28
Corbin Bleu danced an unconventional Viennese waltz to the Game of Thrones theme song. "It's just so freaking cool," said Bleu, adding that it's his favorite show. "I don't think I've ever seen Corbin this excited before," said his partner Karina Smirnoff. Dancing shirtless and sporting a long ponytail, Bleu gave a fiercely elegant performance. Bruno didn't like his lines, saying he was "playing it like Conan the Barbarian." Carrie Ann thought it "worked." Len liked the "lyrical movement" of it, but criticized the lack of ballroom hold. "I'm just glad you didn't go with the red wedding tango," cracked host Tom Bergeron. Scores: 8, 7, 8 = 23 + 4 = 27
Bill Engvall's partner Emma Slater told him they'd be dancing to "Beef Burgers in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet." Engvall corrected the title and the pronunciation of Buffett. She said, "The music doesn't speak tango," so it was a particular challenge. "It's more me," said Engvall, "beers on the beach." He added, "Get ready for a redneck tango." Len loved it, calling it "sharp and tangy." Bruno said it was a bit "cheesy" on the bottom, saying Bill lost his step at times. Carrie Ann called it a "strangely odd combination of humor and passion." Engvall joked that "Jimmy Buffett may not be happy." Scores: 8, 8, 7 = 23 (Bruno was soundly booed.) + 1 = 24
Bill was at the bottom when the dance competitions ended, but would he be sent home?
It came down to Jack Osbourne and Bill Engvall.
Jack was deemed safe, but then - WHAT?! - Bill and Emma were deemed safe, too!
Tom Bergeron explained that incorrect phone numbers were shown on the air last week, "so in fairness" the votes were thrown out and the show decided not to eliminate anyone this week. Everyone was safe to dance next week!