Judge Carrie Ann Inaba praised Nicole for being “the best ever celebrity dancer in the 10 seasons,” and Evan received the perfect 30 score -- the first one this Season 10.
It all comes down to the two of them, but Chad and Cheryl are still contenders with 52 points.
Four colleges were featured in a tournament-style competition.
Three individual episodes featured two colleges competing against each other in a one-dance showdown.
Scoring last night was based on a double dance: After completing their individual routines, the remaining six celebrities were put into two teams.
Nicole, Pamela and Chad -- Team Gaga -- danced the cha-cha to Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” and outscored Erin, Niecy and Evan -- Team Madonna -- who danced to the Material Girl’s “Holiday.” Team Gaga received 27 points, and Team Madonna garnered 24.
Purdue advanced to the finals, with viewer votes offsetting their 24 to 22 deficit in judges' scores.