Evan Lysacek and Nicole Scherzinger top 'Dancing with the Stars'
By Reality TV World staff, 05/04/2010
After battling back and forth for the top spot throughout the competition's first six rounds, Evan Lysacek and Nicole Scherzinger's latest Dancing with the Stars face-off ended in a tie.
The Olympic gold-medal figure skater and Pussycat Dolls member finished tied for first place onDancing with the Stars' judging leaderboard during Monday night's seventh tenth-season performance show.
Monday night's performance show featured the competition's six remaining couples performing individual dance routines and then competing in a "cha cha cha challenge" in which they were divided into two teams and performed an additional group number that was also scored by Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Lysacek and professional partner Anna Trebunskaya had finished in first place during the individual round after they received a perfect 30 out of 30 points for their Argentine tango routine but slipped into a tie with Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough when they finished with 54 total points after their "Team Madonna" group received only 24 out of 30 possible points during the group round.
Scherzinger and Hough had performed a waltz that had earned 27 points and left them tied for second place during the individual round but finished tied for first with 54 total points after their "Team Gaga" group received 27 points during the group round.
NFL star Chad Ochocinco and partner Cheryl Burke finished in third place on the final judges' leaderboard with 52 total points after they received 25 points for their Viennese waltz and 27 points for their "Team Gaga" group performance.
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy had finished tied for second place during the individual round after receiving 27 points for their quickstep routine but fell into a fourth-place tie with 51 total points after their "Team Madonna" group performance earned only 24 points.
Andrews and Chmerkovskiy finished tied for fourth place with former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and partner Damian Whitewood -- who had received 24 points for a waltz that had put them in last place in the individual round but finished with 51 total points after their "Team Gaga" group received 27 points during the group round.
Actress, comedian and Clean House host Niecy Nash and partner Louis van Amstel finished last with 49 total points. Although they had tied for fourth place with Ochocinco and Burke after performing a quickstep that earned 25 points during the individual round, they slipped to last place when their "Team Madonna" group received only 24 points during the group performance round.
The judges' scoring and home viewer votes that were cast after Monday night's performances will now be combined and one of the six celebrity and professional pairings will be eliminated on Dancing with the Stars' sixth tenth-season results show tonight at 8PM ET/PT.