Evan Lysacek tops 'Dancing with the Stars' judges' leaderboard again
By Reality TV World staff, 04/13/2010
Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and professional partner Anna Trebunskaya topped Dancing with the Stars' judging leaderboard for the second consecutive week during Monday night's fourth tenth-season performance show.
Lysacek and Trebunskaya earned 52 out of 60 possible points for the tango they performed during a special "double score showdown" performance round in which Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli issued separate technical and performance scores for each of the season's nine remaining couples. They received 26 out of 30 technical points and 26 out of 30 performance points.
Like last week, Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough finished in second place behind Lysacek and Trebunskaya. Scherzinger and Hough received 50 total points (25 technical points, 25 performance points) from the judges for their rumba performance.
Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and partner Damian Whitewood placed third after receiving 47 points (23 technical points, 24 performance points) for their rumba. They were followed by NFL star Chad Ochocinco and partner Cheryl Burke, who received 44 points (21 technical points, 23 performance points) for their own rumba.
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished fifth on the judges' leaderboard after they received 39 points (18 technical points, 21 performance points) for their tango. Former The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka and partner Chelsie Hightower finished just behind them after receiving 38 points (19 technical points, 19 performance points) for their own tango.
Actress, comedian and Clean House host Niecy Nash and partner Louis van Amstel placed seventh after receiving 36 points (18 technical points, 18 performance points) for their rumba, leaving former All My Children actor Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska and former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin and partner Tony Dovolani in the last two places on the judges' leaderboard.
Turner and Sliwinska performed a rumba that received 33 points (15 technical points, 18 performance points) from the judges while Gosselin and Dovolani danced a tango that earned 32 points (14 technical points, 18 performance points) and left them in last place.
The judges' scoring and home viewer votes that were cast after Monday night's performances will now be combined and one of the nine remaining celebrity and professional pairings will be eliminated on Dancing with the Stars' third tenth-season results show tonight at 8PM ET/PT.