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O-Cha Cha! Mishca Barton struggles on Dancing With the Stars

Oh dear! Not even Ryan Atwood could save poor Mischa Barton from her second performance on Dancing With the Stars.

By Chloe Lal
Mischa Barton

The actress had a really rough week on the reality and landed in the bottom three after a lackluster performance.

Despite battling illness and feeling totally "psyched" out, the 30-year-old is determined that she and partner Artem Chigvintsev can still be successful.

There was nothing dynamic about this dancing duo.
There was nothing dynamic about this dancing duo.

“I'm not a quitter but at the same time, I was like, 'I don't know!’” Mischa admitted to Entertainment Tonight following the show.

"But ultimately I'm not a quitter, so we'll keep powering through and find our rhythm and get these dances."

She and her pro partner attempted to improve on their disappointing premiere performance with a lively cha cha, but sadly they missed the mark.

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During the pre-dance package, the starlet appeared unhappy during rehearsals

"We both got sick since last week which wasn't great, so on antibiotics, trying to get through the dance, through our cha cha and stay positive … You have five days to learn it and get through it, and when you're not feeling 100 percent from the last dance, [it's tough]," the tall brunette said on camera.

Unfortunately that negativity made its way onto the dance floor.

The dancing duo only scored of 15 out of 30 but that didn’t stop the judges giving them some much needed positive feedback.

Mischa has been one unhappy dancer... but hopefully week three will bring in some much needed positivity!
Mischa has been one unhappy dancer... but hopefully week three will bring in some much needed positivity!

"It's nice to have somebody say something positive for sure," Mischa said after the show.

"I think my confidence was knocked a little bit as well, because it was tough this week, but we'll get there," the actress explained. "We're building our team confidence."

During the show’s premiere, her very first performance was referred to as "slightly sedated" by judge Bruno Toniloi, while fellow panel judge Len Goodman said her tango "wasn't dance, that was walking."

Fingers crossed Mischa and Artem foxtrot back into the groove.

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