With the semifinals next week, the pressure is on for the remaining five couples, who last night performed two different dance routines.
Len Recaps Last Night’s Dances
As in past weeks, DWTS judge Len “Crankypants” Goodman takes us through the highlights of last night’s performances. Len offered his critique of the previous night’s performances, commenting on which dancers need to step up their game. He had nothing but praise for Nicole and Derek’s 1950’s Paso Doble, which earned the couple a perfect score of triple tens.
Nicole and Derek Are the First Couple Announced in the Semifinals
It was no big surprise that Nicole and Derek’s perfect scoring Paso Doble was the dance that was chosen for the encore performance, and it was even less of a surprise when they were announced as the first couple to make it through to the semifinals. While there are plenty of DWTS fans who are less than thrilled with the accolades thrown at the talented Pussycat Doll, there is no denying that Nicole is one talented dancer. There is also no denying that the show would be a big yawn fest without her and partner Derek’s inventive dance performances.
Chad Ochocinco Lands in the Bottom Two
It is the first time that the flamboyant professional football player has landed in the bottom two. Chad and partner Cheryl Burke did receive the second lowest overall score from the judges, and the competition has gotten to the fierce stage. Chad Ochocinco has shown great improvement but he is no Evan Lysacek.
First Ever College Dance Competition
With only five couples left in the competition, the hour long Dancing with the Stars elimination show has even more time to kill. The first college to hit the dance floor was the UC San Diego. They received a score of 24 from the judges. They were followed by the students of Purdue University, who received a score of 22. That was that. Fun to watch but not the reason I tuned in to watch.
Evan and Anna Make It to the Semifinals
The early weeks of this season of Dancing with the Stars, saw gold medalist Evan Lysacek running neck and neck with Nicole Scherzinger. This week, he and Anna tied for second place with Erin and Maks.
Erin and Maks Make it to the Semifinals
Erin and Maks, who landed in the bottom two last week, were relieved to find out there would be no repeat. With their fabulous dancing this week, they certainly deserve to be in the semifinals. With Evan, Erin and Nicole all in the semifinals that means that it is comedian Niecy Nash and her DWTS partner Louie Van Amstel, who are in the bottom two next to Chad and Cheryl.
Five minutes before the end of the show, it was announced that Niecy Nash and Louie Van Amstel would be the next couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.