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High scores grace final four 'Dancing' couples

May 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Monday night was a competitive night in the semifinals. There were twelve 10s, ten 9s and two 8s. Those were the scores the judges happily handed out Monday night on "Dancing With the Stars." And when they were all added up, two teams tied for the top. Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger and her partner, Derek Hough, scored triple 10s for an Argentine tango that judge Len Goodman called more delicious than his grandmother's apple pie.

They came back with a cha-cha that got them 29 more points.

"We're on a huge high. Why? Because there was so much love in that house tonight. It was awesome. It felt so good," said Scherzinger. "I was enjoying it tonight, every moment."

Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya had an almost flawless foxtrot, then came back with a perfect triple-10-worthy paso doble.

"We gave 100 percent. We always do and we just hope that's enough," said Lysacek. "We train on no sleep and no food. We don't have time to take one second to breathe and she has given me 100 percent every day since the first day that we started, and I wanted to just throw it all back at her."

Just three points away, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, scored triple 9s for their Viennese waltz and 29 out of 30 for their passionate paso doble.

"I think she deserves to be in the finals because of where we came from, how much we had to endure and, you know, ups and down we had this season and she's peaking, you know? We got 29, and we're seeing 10s," said Maks.

NFL star Chad Ochocinco and his partner, Cheryl Burke, saw all 9s for their waltz and 25 out of 30 for their samba.

They may be in last place but Ochocinco, who has a huge following on Twitter, is now looking for more fans, offering $10,000 to his one millionth follower.

"I'm not sure where it's at right now because somebody's tracking it for me. I'm going to bless somebody," said Ochocinco.

We'll see if it's big enough when the results are announced Tuesday night.


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