'Dancing with the Stars' eliminates Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel
By Reality TV World staff, 05/12/2010
Actress, comedian and Clean House host Niecy Nash and professional partner Louis van Amstel became the seventh couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' tenth season during Tuesday night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
Nash and van Amstel were ousted from the competition based on the combination of the Dancing with the Stars judges' scores they had received during Monday night's performance show and home viewer votes that were cast afterward. The show had featured the competition's five remaining couples performing ballroom and decade-themed Latin routines which were scored by Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
"I am a 40-year-old mother of three. I've got three C-sections under my belt and I was able to survive in this competition this long against some fantastic people -- and with the fact that I cannot hula-hoop with a Cheerio!" Nash said after Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron revealed the couple's elimination.
"And I've been able to be one of the last women standing in this competition. I've had such a fantastic time being able to live out my dream right there... so I'm a happy girl."
"I thank you for molding this lump of clay into something. Thank you," she told van Amstel. "I have to thank everybody who supported us. We've had a wonderful fanbase."
Prior to Nash and van Amstel's elimination, Bergeron had revealed NFL star Chad Ochocinco and his partner Cheryl Burke were the other couple in the week's bottom two based on a combination of the judges' scoring and home viewer votes from Monday night's performances.
Nash and van Amstel had finished in last place for the second consecutive week on Monday night's judging leaderboard with 43 out of 60 possible points after receiving 23 points for their Viennese waltz and 20 points for their 1990s Paso Doble.
Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough had finished in first place on Monday night's leaderboard with a near-perfect 59 total points. After receiving 29 out of 30 possible points for their foxtrot, they had earned a perfect score of 30 for their 1950s era Paso Doble routine.
Despite finishing tied with Scherzinger and Hough atop last week's judges' leaderboard, Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and his partner Anna Trebunskaya had slipped to second with 53 total points this week after receiving 27 points for their waltz and 26 points for a futuristic cha-cha.
Lysacek and Trebunskaya had finished tied with ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- who received 28 points for their Argentine tango and 25 points for their 1980s rumba.
Ochocinco and Burke had finished in fourth place on the judges' leaderboard with 45 total points after receiving 21 points for their tango and 24 points for their 1960s jive.