Team Vally's Season 15, Week 3 Paso Doble tied for the top score — and the judges were so caught off guard they acted like they were seeing the Season 1 winner for the first time. Carrie Ann Inaba said Kelly and Val were the couple the watch. Len Goodman wondered where the dance came from. Their focus was great and her arms were as expressive as her face. "Kelly," Len asked, "where have you been?"
She’s probably been waiting in the wings — or at least on General Hospital — to prove the original champ is still the best! A lot of folks counted Kelly out, since it's been seven long years since she danced and DWTS has changed a great deal since the days when they only had six episodes.
Host Tom Bergeron talked to The Wall Street Journal about All-Stars and admitted he's been pleasantly surprised by Kelly. “I thought she would be in over her head, but she’s in it to win it." Tom also mentioned her chemistry with hot pro Val, which is helping them to stand out.