The nine remaining celebrities on “Dancing With the Stars” tonight delivered emotionally charged routines that commemorated their most memorable year -– a year of either great triumph or personal tragedy that helped define their lives.
At the end of the night, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe topped the leaderboard with 29 out of a possible 30 points, while four couples were tied for last place with 24 points each.
There will be no eliminations tomorrow. Instead, all nine couples will return to perform Oct. 17 on Latin night. The scores from tonight and that night will determine elimination, co-host Tom Bergeron said.
The high scorer: Hinchcliffe earned rave reviews for his tango recalling 2015, the year in which a devastating accident on the track nearly ended his life. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba praised his posture, hold and technique, saying “OK, you are a miracle and…