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Dancing With the Stars: DWTS Semi-Finals

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Monday night was the start of the Dancing With the Stars semi-final competition, and the race for the top spot becomes tighter by the minute.

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Jennifer Grey reclaimed her spot as the leader once again, scoring two perfect scores with partner Derek Hough. This week she danced almost perfectly and judge Carrie Ann Inaba called their waltz “one of the most beautiful things [she’d] ever seen.”

Kyle Massey also proved that he is still in the running for the title. Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer earned 10s for the first time this week, and the scores were well earned. The young Disney star continues to improve dramatically and his charisma and personality gets the crowd on his side.

Brandy and Maks Chmerkovsky landed in third place, despite receiving a perfect score for their second dance. Her paso doble held her back, and judges said parts of the dance were sloppy and it seemed as if she were overacting.

Many are surprised that Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas are still around, with many wondering if the only reason she’s still there is because of her mother’s political influence. Palin’s paso doble to Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” was hands down her best performance of the season, but it did not have the energy and polish of the others, and once again she sits at the bottom of the scoreboard. The final scores were

Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough 60 (30, 30)

Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer 58 (29, 29)

Brandy & Maks Chmerkovskiy 57 (27, 30)

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas 53 (27, 26)

Tuesday night will reveal which three stars will move onto the finale. Annie Lennox and Enrique Iglesias will also be performing.

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