"Dancing With The Stars:" Top 4 Deliver Strong

DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1004" - In week four of "Dancing with the Stars," the remaining couples returned to the stage to dance either the Rumba or Tango, MONDAY, APRIL 12 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ADAM LARKEY) ANNA TREBUNSKAYA, EVAN LYSACEK ABC/Adam Larkey

The four remaining stars stepped up their game while battling for a spot in the finals on Monday night's episode of "Dancing with the Stars."

The one-and-a-half-hour dance special showcased the four remaining celebrities and their professional partners dance two separate routines; a traditional ballroom dance and a Latin dance that incorporated a small star solo.

Not surprisingly, both Nicole Scherzinger and Evan Lysacek ended the night with the highest scores. Each earned a cumulative score of 59 points out of 60.

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The Pussycat Doll singer left Judge Carrie Anne Inaba in tears after her fierce and sultry Argentine tango performance, which scored her a perfect score of 30 points.

"You brought me to tears…you're amazing for all the right reasons," Inaba said.

However, Lysacek wasn't far behind. The Olympic figure skater was the second star of the night to earn a perfect score. Lysacek came out of his shell and finally showed a little personality while performing to a rock inspired paso doble. The judges loved his performance and thought it was aggressive while technically balanced.

Football player Chad Ochocino was determined to redeem himself after his stint at the bottom two last week. His first dance, a Viennese waltz, earned him 27 points and was well received by the audience. With zero dance experience under his belt, the judges were impressed with his level of improvement.

"To come out and produce a waltz like that, fantastic," said Judge Len Goodman.

ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was also determined to secure herself a spot in the finals. She earned a total score of 56 points at the end. A nervous Andrews first danced to a Viennese waltz that the judges enjoyed despite a few technical errors. Later, she continued to please the judges with her edgy paso doble.

"That was amazing," Inaba said.

After a night filled with high scores, the decision is ultimately left to the voters to pick who will advance and who will be sent home. We'll see on Tuesday night which couple will continue their battle for the mirror ball trophy.


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