Guest Judge Jules Hough Brings Spunk to 'DWTS'

by Krista Wick 7:23 PM PDT, October 07, 2013
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Two-time mirror ball champ Julianne Hough made her triumphant return to the ballroom in the role of guest judge on Monday's Dancing with the Stars with a refreshingly fair and balanced judging style.

In place of Len Goodman, Hough flashed her even-handed paddles alongside co-judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, even getting a little flustered at the sight of a shirtless Brant Daugherty.

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"Wow, um, that was awesome… when you took off the shirt," she remarked, letting the Pretty Little Liars star know about her status as a single woman after he delivered a particularly spicy Salsa routine.

And although Amber Riley was nearly sidelined by a knee injury this week, her titillating Tango put the Glee star at the top of the leaderboard with two of her competitors, Elizabeth Berkley and Corbin Bleu.

Valerie Harper delivered a sweet, yet low-scoring Viennese Waltz which put the actress and her pro-partner Tristan McManus in last (7,7,7 -- 21/30) and ultimately out of the competition when judges scores were combined with fan votes.

"It has been absolutely wonderful. Completely unique like nothing else in the world that you would ever do," said a smiling Harper, who praised the experience as a life-changer. "It was an opportunity for me to carry a message to folks. Not just with cancer or whatever they have."

From best to worst, here's how all of the contestants stacked up in week four:

-Amber Riley and Derek Hough: 27/30 (9,9,9) Tango

-Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy: 27/30 (9,9,9) Argentine Tango

-Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff: 27/30 (9,9,9) Paso Doble

-Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani: 24/30 (8,8,8) Cha-cha-cha

-Christina Milian and Mark Ballas: 24/30 (8,8,8) Foxtrot

-Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke: 24/30 (8,8,8) Quickstep

-Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber: 24/30 (8,8,8) Jive

-Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd: 21/30 (7,7,7) Salsa

-Bill Engvall and Emma Slater: 21/30 (7,7,7) Samba

-Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus: 18/30 (6,6,6) Viennese Waltz

Tune in to Dancing with the Stars next Monday on ABC when nine couples return for another round of performances