Celebs say 'Dancing' is an emotional ride

LOS ANGELES The "Dancing" semi-finalists had an emotional evening, and not just because of their dancing.

ESPN reporter /*Erin Andrews*/ had to fight back the tears on the hit ABC show Monday night.

"I had my fingers in my ears," said Andrews. "As soon as I heard my dad in the package and my sister crying I was done."

"It turned around to look at her and she was crying backstage. I almost dropped a tear," said professional dancer /*Maksim Chmerkovskiy*/.

"It was too hard for me to watch it because my family is everything," said /*Pussycat Dolls*/ star /*Nicole Scherzinger*/. "I started to tear up and then I had to keep it together because we were dancing to Prince."

Family's also a priority for NFL star /*Chad Ochocinco*/. He hopes his story will inspire others.

"I know where I've come from and how I've gotten where I am, which is one of the reasons why I am the way that I am," said Ochocinco. "I'm always giving back. I'm always being generous, you know, because I remember the struggles I've been through."

Evan Lysacek's mom reminded him of something he's learned throughout his life.

"There's been times in my life where I've set a goal and then doubted if I would get there," said Lysacek. "My parents were the ones that said, 'You better figure out a way to get there. If you set that goal you do not stop until you get there.' I think it's a good lesson."

The final four is about to become the top three. We'll find out who goes on to the championship round Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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