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Nicole Scherzinger, Derek Hough lead 'Dancing with the Stars' field


By Reality TV World staff, 04/20/2010 

After a two-week absence, Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger has returned to the top of Dancing with the Stars judges' rankings.

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Scherzinger and professional partner Derek Hough topped Dancing with the Stars' judging leaderboard during Monday night's fifth tenth-season performance show.

Scherzinger and Hough received 29 out of 30 possible points for the tango they performed during Monday's "Movie Night" performance show in which the competition's eight remaining couples performed movie-inspired routines.  Dancing with the Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli both gave the Pretty Woman-inspired performance a perfect 10 out of 10 points while Len Goodman awarded it 9 out of 10 points.

Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and professional partner Anna Trebunskaya -- who had topped the judges' leaderboard each of the previous two weeks -- finished in second place behind Scherzinger and Hough.  They received 27 points for their rumba performance which was inspired by Armageddon.

Former The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka and partner Chelsie Hightower finished third on the leaderboard after they received 23 points for their performance of a Risky Business-inspired cha cha routine.  They were followed by ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who received 22 points for a jive inspired by Pulp Fiction.

Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and partner Damian Whitewood placed fifth after receiving 21 points for a quickstep performance inspired by Nine to Five.

Actress, comedian and Clean House host Niecy Nash and partner Louis van Amstel finished tied for sixth place with NFL star Chad Ochocinco and partner Cheryl Burke after they each received 18 points from the judges. 

Nash and van Amstel performed a jive inspired by La Bamba while Ochocinco and Burke danced a quickstep inspired by The Jungle Book.

Similar to last week, former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin and partner Tony Dovolani finished in last place on the judges leaderboard after performing a The Breakfast Club-inspired foxtrot that received only 15 points.

The judges' scoring and home viewer votes that were cast after Monday night's performances will now be combined and one of the eight celebrity and professional pairings will be eliminated on Dancing with the Stars' fourth tenth-season results show tonight at 8PM ET/PT.

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