Dancing With the Stars Season 17 Week 3: Best and Worst Performances
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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars Season 17 Week 3: Best and Worst Performances

Dancing With the Stars Season 17 went classic for Hollywood Night during Week 3. Some stars struggled with injuries, others with remembering the moves, but in the end everyone pulled out a performance that was at least passable. They did Hollywood proud.

Still, passable isn't exactly the goal. Who rose above OK to HollyWOW us? Who needs to up their game if they want to stay in the ballroom? Here are Wetpaint Entertainment's picks for best and worst of the night.

Best: Christina Milian and Mark Ballas, Charleston

Mark's stupid clown makeup aside, we loved this dance. The choreography was fun, the dancing was sharp, and the character was there. Good job, Christina.

Score: 26/30

Honorable Mention: Bill Engvall and Emma Slater, Paso Doble

We've quickly become huge fans of Bill Engvall. He truly doesn't have a dance background, he's clearly trying really hard, and you know what? He's improving. A lot. This dance was a ton of fun, he took charge, and the technique was there, and that's what we like to see.

Score: 24/30

Honorable Mention: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber, Quickstep

Sorry Brant and Corbin, but Snooki's Quickstep was our favorite of the night. Sure, maybe we're giving her a bonus for improvement, but her lines were also really lovely. The meatball's back in the game!

Score: 25/30

Worst: Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus, Cha Cha Cha

We love Valerie's attitude, but the fact that she couldn't remember the moves was all too obvious in this Cha Cha Cha. Points for style, though!

Score: 16/30

Dishonorable Mention: Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke

What was it with the Cha Cha Cha this week? The dance didn't do anyone any favors. While Jack didn't flub the choreography, his stiff hips stood out in the worst way.

Score: 22/30

Dishonorable Mention: Bill Nye the Science Guy and Tyne Stecklein, Jazz

OK, fine. This dance should probably just plain be listed as worst. But come on — the man literally couldn't use one of his legs! Given the circumstances, this upper body-focused mish-mash of techno costumes and Jazzish movements is actually pretty impressive. That said, we're glad this was Bill's week to go home; we don't want to see the Science Guy injure himself permanently.

Score: 16/30

Who were your favorite and least favorites of the night? Let us know in the comments below.

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!