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Monday, November 5, 2012
No elimination on 'Dancing with the Stars'

By Lynn Hoppes



With the Presidential election on Tuesday and millions of people on the East Coast still without power because of Hurricane Sandy, there will be no elimination this week on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars."

And that's good for Olympic champion Shawn Johnson, one of the three athletes remaining on the dance elimination show.

Johnson's pro partner Derek Hough hurt his neck last week and missed the week of rehearsal. Pro dancer Mark Ballas is filling in.

"Derek is a fighter. He's as stubborn as I am. I know if he's not dancing on Monday, he'll be dancing next week for sure," Johnson told Zap2it.com. "I hope. I can only hope."

On Monday, the seven contestants must take part in a "fused" dance number and there will be a swing dance marathon.