Rob Kardashian Tops 'Dancing' Leaderboard

November 21, 2011 - 10:25 PM
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2011 file photo released by ABC, Rob Kardashian, right, and Cheryl Burke perform on the celebrity dance competition series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rob Kardashian has swung to the top of the "Dancing with the Stars" leaderboard.

The reality TV star and his professional partner, Cheryl Burke, earned the highest score from the ABC dancing competition's judges on Monday's final dance-off. Kardashian and Burke earned a combined 57 out of a possible 60 for a breezy waltz and swing-era freestyle routine.

Army veteran J.R. Martinez and TV personality Ricki Lake tied for second place with 54. Martinez delivered a so-so cha-cha but earned a perfect 30 for his salsa-inspired freestyle. Lake remained consistent with a 27 for both a cha-cha and a freestyle routine that incorporated everything from quickstep to salsa moves.

The judges' scores will be combined with viewer votes to determine the show's 13th season champion Tuesday.