DWTS 2020 Recap: Week 4 - Top 13

DWTS 2020 Recap: Week 4 - Top 13

The competition was heating up as the Top 13 headed into Week 4 of "Dancing with the Stars" 2020! Host Tyra Banks welcomed our celebrity and pro dancer couples back to the ballroom, as well as our judges for the season: Carrie Ann InabaBruno Tonioli and Derek Hough, to what would turn out to be an emotional and exciting night of dancing. With so many pairs still in the running and no break-out frontrunners quite established, it would be the perfect night for the competitors to make a statement. Who landed at the top of the leaderboard and which celebrity went home on "Dancing with the Stars?" Scroll on for the complete recap and results!


Nelly and pro partner Daniella Karagach were feeling the pressure to open the show with a break-out performance after Carrie Ann called their routines so far "safe" last week. This week was anything but "safe" as they attacked their paso doble and earned their best judges' scores of the season so far!
SCORES: 7 (Carrie Ann) / 7 (Derek) / 7 (Bruno) – 21 TOTAL

Chrishell Stause

Chrishell and pro partner Gleb Savchenko emerged like Disney royalty last week with their best scores yet, so the pressure was on to follow up with another strong performance in Week 4. The theatricality was there and definitely improving throughout the dance and movements, but a misstep cost them a bit with the Carrie Ann and Bruno's scores.
SCORES: 7 (Carrie Ann) / 8 (Derek) / 7 (Bruno) – 22 TOTAL

Monica Aldama

Monica and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy spent some time this week talking through their team chemistry, and it showed up on the dance floor. All three judges noticed how much more in-sync they were during their samba, and it was reflected in their scores.
SCORES: 8 (Carrie Ann) / 8 (Derek) / 8 (Bruno) – 24 TOTAL

Anne Heche

Week 3 was a tough one for Anne and pro partner Keo Motsepe after they found themselves in the bottom two. This week, they rose to the occasion with a focused and powerful paso doble that impressed and inspired the judges.
SCORES: 7 (Carrie Ann) / 7 (Derek) / 7 (Bruno) – 21 TOTAL

Nev Schulman

Last week's Disney Night was a triumph for Nev and pro partner Jenna Johnson, but this week Nev wanted to impress the person who matters most: his wife. Dancing a lovely, lyrical rumba to Celine Dion, it's hard to imagine anyone not being impressed, including the judges.
SCORES: 8 (Carrie Ann) / 8 (Derek) / 8 (Bruno) – 24 TOTAL

Justina Machado

Justina and pro partner Sasha Farber made a very strong case for being named the most fun couple in the ballroom as they showed off a sensational salsa that had the judges on their feet and earned them their best scores of the competition so far.
SCORES: 8 (Carrie Ann) / 8 (Derek) / 8 (Bruno) – 24 TOTAL

Kaitlyn Bristowe

Following up on a strong Week 3, Kaitlyn and pro partner Artem Chigvintsev brought another flowing, lyrical ballroom dance with their Viennese waltz. The judges once again were wowed by Kaitlyn's graceful moves and they're excited to see what she can do with the Latin dances.
SCORES: 9 (Carrie Ann) / 8 (Derek) / 8 (Bruno) – 25 TOTAL

Johnny Weir

Johnny and pro partner Britt Stewart really hit their stride this week with a rocking jive to Elton John's "Crocodile Rock." All three judges shared how happy they were to see Johnny really start to let loose on the dance floor.
SCORES: 8 (Carrie Ann) / 8 (Derek) / 8 (Bruno) – 24 TOTAL

Jeannie Mai

Disney Night was Jeannie and pro partner Brandon Armstrong's best week so far, and the pressure was on to keep upping their game this week, including from Jeannie's own mom! An intense tango once again impressed the judges, but a slight misstep at the end cost them a bit with their scores.
SCORES: 7 (Carrie Ann) / 7 (Derek) / 7 (Bruno) – 21 TOTAL

Vernon Davis

Vernon and pro partner Peta Murgatroyd got those hips moving with a saucy rumba that had the judges and the audience swooning. Derek and Bruno had some strong tips for further improvement, while Carrie Ann complimented his natural sense of momentum.
SCORES: 8 (Carrie Ann) / 7 (Derek) / 7 (Bruno) – 22 TOTAL

Jesse Metcalfe

The cha cha challenged Jesse and pro partner Sharna Burgess in Week 4. The judges saw some improvement this week, but they still want to see Jesse relax and slide into the groove on the dance floor.
SCORES: 7 (Carrie Ann) / 7 (Derek) / 7 (Bruno) – 21 TOTAL

Skai Jackson

This week was an emotional one for Skai and pro partner Alan Bersten as she dedicated their foxtrot to her late friend and "Jessie" co-star Cameron Boyce. It was a beautiful, graceful, elegant ballroom performance that Carrie Ann called "sheer perfection."
SCORES: 10 (Carrie Ann) / 9 (Derek) / 9 (Bruno) – 28 TOTAL

AJ McLean

Closing out the show, AJ and pro partner Cheryl Burke danced a sizzling cha cha with accompaniment from none other than the Backstreet Boys!
SCORES: 8 (Carrie Ann) / 8 (Derek) / 8 (Bruno) – 24 TOTAL

The Third Elimination of "Dancing with the Stars" 2020

With the night winding down, it was unfortunately that time once again to say goodbye to one of our celebrity and pro dancer couples. This week, Anne and Keo found themselves back in the bottom two joined by Monica and Val. It was a difficult decision for the judges, but ultimately all three chose to save Monica and Val, meaning it was Anne Heche's last night in the ballroom.

Get ready for a blast from the past next week as "Dancing with the Stars" celebrates '80s Night! Come back LIVE MONDAY OCTOBER 12 8e|7c to vote for your favorites!

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