Dancing with the Stars NZ: Chris Harris gets 57 out of 60 across two routines

Former Black Cap Chris Harris has brought his A-game at just the right time on Dancing with the Stars NZ, earning three perfect 10s and three 9s across two performances in the show's semi-final.

The ex-cricketer, who sported some dramatic eyeliner in his first routine, stunned the studio audience with a theatrical rumba before setting the stage alight with a technically proficient quickstep.

The judges were left speechless at his rapid development throughout the competition.

"I am so excited about your journey more than anybody else's, because I literally cannot believe how you were leading Vanessa on the floor," head judge Camilla said.

"I mean, it was just magical - wow!"

Those sentiments were echoed by both Rachel and Julz.

"You are so deserving to be in the final next week!" Rachel said. "Your footwork was once again excellent... tremendous job."

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DWTS NZ airs Sundays 7pm and Mondays 7:30pm on Three, and all episodes can be viewed again on ThreeNow.