On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL-STARS results show, Kelly Monaco (Sam, GENERAL HOSPITAL) narrowly escaped being in the bottom two after her low-scored quick step performance the previous evening. But it seems the loyal GH fans came through in the end to keep her in the competition another week!
"They came through in a major way!" a relieved Monaco tells Soaps In Depth. "I wasn't in the bottom two. It was just absurd to have Joey Fatone and Helio Castroneves in there. I'm very thankful. I'm so happy!"
She's also grateful to GH co-star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), who has been tweeting up a storm to support her castmate. "She's incredible," Monaco says. "I've had Nancy, Becky [Herbst, Liz] and my little sisters all come here and show their support. I need it. I'm sure Nancy's going to think 'job well done.' She's in on this whole voting campaign."
Luckily, the actress has a few weeks off from GH so she can focus more on DANCING, but won't be training extra hours for the show. "We're actually not allowed [to train beyond a certain point]," Monaco reveals. "But I"m not going to come in [to rehearsal] in tears!"
And what can we expect next week when the contestants get to choose their own dance? A passionate Paso Doble between Monaco and partner Valentine Chmerkovskiy! "I have done that [dance], but I don't remember any of it," confesses Monaco. "Val's going to nail it. You got to choose an iconic dance, and I chose his brother and Laila Ali's dance to redo because I think he can do it better!"
Tune in next Monday night at 8:00 pm EST on ABC to find out if she's right!