Shirley Halperin
April 17, 2007 AT 07:55 PM EDT

Since Monday’s night’s Dancing with the Stars featured more than its share of moves lifted straight out of the Saturday Night Fever playbook, we thought we’d poll some of the evening’s highest scorers about which dance-centric movies made an impression on them in their younger years. Surprisingly, no one picked Staying Alive. Go figure…

Joey Fatone
Dance Partner: Kym Johnson
Score: 25
To sum up the night: “I was trying to get in touch with the softer side, I tried to have a balance.”
Favorite Dance Movie:
Joey: “Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Booglaoo. You don’t even know what that movie is, do you?”
Kym: “I must have missed it.
Joey: “It’s about breakdancing.

Laila Ali
Dance Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy (pictured, with Ali)
Score: 28
To sum up the night: “I have no problem being sexy and gymnastic.”
Favorite Dance Movie:
Laila: “The Wiz. Diana Ross and Michael Jackson… [starts dancing] Ease on down, ease on down the road…
Maksim: “That’s not fair, because he’s too good. Michael Jackson is my dance idol of all time. I put him up before Fred Astaire.”

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Apolo Anton Ohno
Dance Partner: Julianne Hough
Score: 30
To sum up the night: “We definitely practiced longer. It was not an easy week, physically or mentally.”
Favorite Dance Movie:
Apolo: “Footloose was good. And Dirty Dancing. When I first saw it, I was like, ‘I wanna dance like that!'”
Julianne: “I feel like Olivia Newton-John in Grease in that very last scene with the tight pants where you really can’t go to the bathroom. That’s me right now.”
Apolo: “She hasn’t gone since before the show.”

Ian Ziering
Dance Partner: Cheryl Burke
Score: 24
To sum up the night: “I don’t think anybody works harder than me. I do the best I can every time and I give 150 percent.”
Favorite Dance Movie:
Ian: “Probably Saturday Night Fever,. It was the first R rated movie I ever saw, and I wasn’t 17. I went with my mom when I was 13 or 14, and seeing John Travolta move definitely made an impression. I’ve always liked to perform, so when I was that age, I was taking jazz lessons, and now I’m getting private lessons from a world champion!”

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