November 22, 2011 03:15:41 GMT
The brother of Kim Kardashian overtakes J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake to lead the scoreboard after earning his first perfect score on Monday night, November 21.
Rob Kardashian might have saved his best for the last. After surprisingly securing a spot in the final three of "Dancing with the Stars" season 13, the reality star makes the competition to win the mirror ball trophy even stiffer as he emerged as a current leader on the scoreboard after the final performance show.
Rob got his first perfect score (30) of this season on Monday, November 21 through his freestyle. Judge Bruno Tonioli commented, "I tell you, timing in life is everything - you peaked at the right time." His first dance that night, waltz, also impressed the judges although Bruno noted that he "messed up some of the footwork." He got 27 for the waltz.
The other two finalists, J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake, were tied with 54. The army veteran only got 24 from his cha cha which judge Len Goodman thought "wasn't that good." He, however, covered it up with his intense, salsa-inspired freestyle that put him back in the game. Len gushed that it was "fantastic" and the judges gave the actor a perfect score.
Ricki, meanwhile, delivered an "action-packed performance" with her cha cha. "Tonight, you were definitely living the dance," Carrie Ann Inaba praised the actress. Ricki's freestyle was deemed "entertaining" although Len pointed out that she "lost it a little bit in the quickstep section". She earned 27 each for her first and second dance.
The winner of this season's "Dancing with the Stars" will be announced on Tuesday, November 22 based on combination of the judge scores and viewer votes. Lady Antebellum will take the stage to perform for the audience.