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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward finally is getting into a zone and storming up the charts on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
On Monday, he and partner Kym Johnson wowed the three judges with their paso doble and scored 25 points out of a possible 30, finishing second to Disney star Chelsea Kane. On Tuesday, it'll be the results show, with the public making the call on who goes home.
Hines credited Johnson for helping him loosen up on the dance floor.
"She is the quarterback and I'm the wide receiver," said Ward, who has played 13 years in the NFL. "I'm leaning on her a lot. I just step up, and we make the plays. More than anything, I'm developing great rapport with her."
Wrestler Chris Jericho, who has improved every week, powered through a paso and actually said partner Cheryl Burke "helped me go from Charlie Brown to Charlie Sheen." They finished with 23 points.
The other athlete, Sugar Ray Leonard, looked a little more relaxed in his Viennese waltz, but he and partner Anna Trebunskaya scored only 21 to finish next to last.
That bottom-rung honor went to reality star Kendra Wilkinson, who struggled through her version of the Viennese waltz. She and partner Louis van Amstel scored an 18.
As we said Monday, there is no clear-cut choice to win the competition, and the same can be said about who will go home Tuesday.