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Monday, November 19, 2012
It's semifinals for 'Dancing with the Stars'

By Lynn Hoppes



It's another double elimination this week on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," and will the three remaining athletes survive heading into next week's finals?

The five dancers -- Olympic gymnastics champion Shawn Johnson, pro football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, Olympic speedskating champion Apolo Ohno, TV star Melissa Rycroft and TV star Kelly Monaco -- will have two dances this week. They will do an unlearned dance to Michael Jackson's "Bad" CD and one dance chosen by the other couples.

"It's been a challenging week for everyone and I know all the other dancers are feeling the pressure also," Smith told Playbook. "The producers of the show continue to throw us curve balls but I know everyone wants to win."

We got this! RT @cherylburke Time to rehearse. Gonna be a long day today. 2 full dances to learn. Ahhh!! #DWTS

— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) November 15, 2012

Arrived to the studio at 9:00am & just left.... Long day! Tackling this Knight Rider Bhangra... Yikes! #DWTS

— Shawn Johnson (@ShawnJohnson) November 16, 2012

Another crazy day. This dance is hands down the most difficult I've ever experienced on this season or season 4. #DWTS #teamohyes

— Apolo Anton Ohno (@ApoloOhno) November 16, 2012


These three athletes have been in the middle of the pack of scoring most of the season, so it's likely one will be sent home this week.

The results show is Tuesday.