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'DWTS' Rankings: The Top 4 Couples Pave the Way To the Finals

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May 14, 2012 | 6:17pm EDT

dancing with the starsWelcome to the semi-finals! Last week, the remaining Dancing With the Stars couples faced their biggest challenges yet as they prepared for a double elimination round. And now that they've made it all the way to the semi-finals, the competition is fiercer than ever as they all attempt to earn a spot in the finals — and get a shot at the Mirrorball trophy.

I know I've said this so many times this season, but these couples are so closely matched in both talent and likability that it's going to be impossible to predict who will be let go this week. Even with two dances apiece, it was more difficult than ever to find a weak link among them.

Unfortunately, Katherine Jenkins suffered a very noticeable misstep with only five seconds left in her second dance routine. It's unknown yet if the twinge she felt in her back will turn into a serious injury or just a fleeting pain, but she will be receiving medical attention after the show. Let's hope it doesn't greatly affect her chances of making it into the finals though because before that incident, her performance was absolutely flawless.

So who among the four couples will be the next to leave the ballroom and who will make it to the finals? We can't be sure, but perhaps the scores can be our guide. Check out the numbers below (from highest to lowest) and see if you agree with the ranking scale this week:

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough

Argentine Tango

Score: 30 out of 30

Jive: "Tightrope" by Janelle Monae

Score: 29 out of 30

Total Score: 59 out of 60

William Levy and Cheryl Burke

Tango: "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics

Score: 28 out of 30

Samba

Score: 30 out of 30

Total Score: 58 out of 60

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

Waltz: "I Am Kissing You" by Des'ree

Score: 28 out of 30

Samba: "Mr. Big Stuff" by Aretha Franklin

Score: 29 out of 30

Total Score: 57 out of 60

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas

Quick Step: "The Dirty Boogie" by Brian Setzer Orchestra

Score: 29 out of 30

Salsa: "Belly Dancer" by Akon

Score: 27 out of 30

Total Score: 56 out of 60

What did you think of tonight's set of performances? Did you agree with the judges' scores? Who stands the biggest threat of going home Tuesday night amid all this exceptional talent? Sound off in the comments below!

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Check back tomorrow night to find out who gets eliminated. Dancing With the Stars' result show airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on ABC.

More:

DWTS Results: America Crowns The Semi-Finalists

DWTS Results: Who Survived The Double Elimination?

DWTS Maria & Derek Earn All 10s: Perfect Scores Throughout the Seasons

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