evan nicole showdown 'Dancing With the Stars': Evan Lysacek and Nicole Scherzinger neck and neckAfter Week 4’s “Dancing With the Stars” performance show, it looks like it’s turning out to be a showdown between Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek and the Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger.

Scherzinger had a slight edge over Lysacek after the first two performance shows, but last week it was Lysacek who wowed the judges with his quickstep, earning 26 out of 30. Monday (April 12) night, Lysacek tangoed his way to the top of the night’s special double scoring system scoreboard, earning 52 out of 60 (9-8-9 for technique, 9-8-9 for performance)

Last week Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough got a few finger wags from the judges for straying from traditional quickstep technique for the sake of performance. The duo still pulled off a 23 out of 30, their lowest score yet — and quite the fall from their Week 1 double 10s. But Scherzinger bounced back this week with her rumba, earning 9-8-8 for technique and 8-8-9 for performance — coming in with 50 points overall.

Who do you think it will be with the Mirrorball trophy in hand at the end — the ice skater or the pop singer? Or do you think one of the underdogs will pull ahead and surprise us all?

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