- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With one dance remaining, two “Dancing With the Stars” finalists are tied for the judges’ top spot.

Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward each scored 59 points out of 60 for their two dances on Monday’s episode. Fellow finalist Kirstie Alley finished with 54 points.

Each will perform one final dance on Tuesday, when a new “Dancing” champ will be crowned.

Judges’ scores are combined with viewer votes to determine where the celebrity dancers rank. Viewers can cast five votes each.

Kane, a Disney Channel star, and Ward, who was named most valuable player at the Super Bowl in 2006, each earned a perfect score of 30 for their freestyle dances. They each collected 29 points for their judges’ choice dances: Samba for her and quickstep for him.

Alley earned 27 points for each of her routines: A samba and a freestyle that she performed in a black bodysuit that revealed her leaner figure.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

. LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Kirstie Alley, Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward will attempt to samba, quickstep and freestyle their way to the “Dancing With the Stars” title.

The two actresses and the football star will each perform a pair of dances Monday on the season’s penultimate episode of the hit ABC show.

Ward, who was named the Super Bowl’s most valuable player earlier this year, says he plans to “be the halftime show” during his Jackson 5-themed freestyle dance.

Alley says she is planning “lots of aerials” during the no-holds-barred routine and “showing people that you can be perfect however you are.”

Kane says she’s eager to “take full advantage of the freestyle” and dance without rules.

Viewers can vote for their favorites after Monday’s show. A new “Dancing” champ will be crowned Tuesday night.

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