Nicole Scherzinger, Evan Lysacek continue 'Dancing with the Stars' roll
By Reality TV World staff, 03/30/2010
Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger and gold-medal Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek continued to roll during Dancing with the Stars' second tenth-season performance show.
Just like last week's premiere, Scherzinger and Lysacek finished in first and second place on Dancing withthe Stars judges' leaderboard during Monday night's broadcast of the tenth season's second performance show.
The judges' scoring and home viewer voting results from both shows will now be combined and one celebrity and professional partner pairing will be eliminated on the season's first results show tonight at 8PM ET/PT.
Scherzinger and professional partner Derek Hough topped Monday night's leaderboard after they received 28 out of 30 possible points for their jive while Lysacek and partner Anna Trebunskaya received 24 points for their own jive. Scherzinger and Hough's score included the season's first two perfect 10's, which they received from judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Together with their previous premiere scores, the performances left Scherzinger and Lysacek in first and second place on the combined judges' leaderboard with 53 and 47 out of 60 possible points respectively.
Several of the 11 competing pairs didn't fare anywhere near as well and delivered performances that left judges Len Goodman, Inaba and Tonioli admonishing them -- including former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin and partner Ashley Costa, former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin and partner Tony Dovolani, and NFL star Chad Ochocinco and partner Cheryl Burke.
Aldrin and Costa received only 12 points for their foxtrot, leaving them in last place on the combined judges' leaderboard with a two-week score of only 26 points. Gosselin and Dovolani earned only 15 points for their jive, putting them in tenth place with a combined two-week score of 31 points.
Ochocinco and Burke fared only slightly better and received only 16 points for their foxtrot. The performance gave them a combined two-week score of 34 points, which left them tied for eighth place with former All My Children actor Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska, who earned 19 points for their own Monday night foxtrot.
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished third on Monday night's judging leaderboard after receiving 23 points for their foxtrot, leaving them in third place on the combined leaderboard with 44 points.
They were followed by former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood, who had finished tied with Andrews and Chmerkovskiy for third place on last week's premiere but slipped to fourth place on the combined leaderboard after receiving 22 points for their own foxtrot, leaving them with 43 combined points.
Actress, comedian and Clean House host Niecy Nash and partner Louis van Amstel received 21 points for their foxtrot, ranking them fifth on Monday night's judging leaderboard and sixth on the combined two-week leaderboard with 39 points.
Former The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka and professional partner Chelsie Hightower and former Beverly Hills 90210 actress Shannen Doherty and partner Mark Ballas each received 20 points for their Monday night jive performances, leaving them tied for sixth on the night's leaderboard and in fifth and seventh places on the combined leaderboard with 40 and 38 points respectively.