November 15, 2011 03:53:15 GMT
Meanwhile, J.R. Martinez stumbles in his first dance on the November 14 performance show as he has to dance while enduring pain from a twisted ankle.
The four finalists of "Dancing with the Stars" have busted their best moves in a race to the finale of the show. On Monday, November 14, Ricki Lake affirmed herself as a frontrunner with a perfect score of 30 for her samba. Ricki's Argentine tango in the second round was deemed almost perfect by the judges as she got 29.
Rob Kardashian also built a strong base for his way to enter the final. He earned 28 for his samba. He once again impressed the judges with his Argentine tango which was scored 27. "You started out as a goofy outsider, now you look like a leading man," Bruno Toli commented.
J.R. Martinez's paso doble fell flat for the judges with Len Goodman gushing, "It was more zero than Zorro." The former U.S. Army soldier only collected 23 from his first dance, but managed to show his up-skilled performance when dancing the Argentine tango though he has just had a twisted ankle. He got 27 in the second round.
Hope Solo, who had to perform with an injured shoulder, failed to impress judges with her energetic paso doble. She earned 21 from the first round, and added 24 to her current scoreboard after dancing the Argentine tango in the second round. "I thought it was far, far better than the paso doble," Len said.
Later that night, the four pairs of contestants had to dance a portion of one single dance in the cha-cha relay. The winner got 10 points, the runner-up was awarded 8 points, while the third and fourth placer got 6 and 4 points respectively.
In another surprise, Rob won the cha-cha relay followed by Ricki in the second place. J.R. took the third place and Hope finished the fourth.