Monday night on Week 7 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, the 6 remaining couples performed two dance routines– their individual dances and the once-a-season team dance, the Cha Cha Challenge. So were this week’s dances hot hot hot or not not not?
Judges Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba were in a generous mood Monday night, as they doled out plenty of high scores and even a set of perfect 10’s.
Here are the results of the performances for Week 7 on Dancing With the Stars:
Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
After being reprimanded by Len last week for losing his shirt, Maks went a step further this week and took off his pants- only to have another pair of pants underneath! Erin and Maks performed an energetic quickstep and the judges loved it. Len said, “Erin, without a doubt your best dance” and Bruno said it was “lightening fast and brighter than Len’s tie.”
JUDGES SCORE: 27 /30
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke
Chad and Cheryl pulled off a graceful and beautiful waltz, which prompted Bruno to call the football pro a “gentle giant”. Carrie Ann gushed, ‘There is nothing sexier than watching a man find out how to be tender and graceful.” But it was Len who gave Chad the biggest compliment of all, saying, “Remember this night, May 3, 2010, the night you became a contender.”:
DANCE: Viennese Waltz
JUDGES SCORE:25 /30
Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough
Nicole and Derek danced a beautiful waltz to the tune of ‘You Light Up My Life”, a song that is close to Nicole’s heart. Carrie Ann dubbed Scherzinger, “by far the best dancer we’ve ever had on the show.” Bruno called her “dancing royalty”
DANCE : Slow Waltz
JUDGES SCORE: 27/30
Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood
After a beautiful slow waltz, Len’s main criticism for the Baywatch star was that she ends to “firm up” her upper body. Host Tom Bergeron quipped, “Welcome to Double Entendre Theater”.
DANCE: Slow Waltz
JUDGES SCORE: 24/30
Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel. Comedian Niecy Nash and her partner Louis Van Amstel may have lost some practice time this week. Louis Tweeted earlier in the day that he had food poisoning on Sunday. Luckily he recovered in time for Monday’s show! No one seemed sick when the pair danced their quickstep. Bruno touted it Nash’s best dance to date and the other judges agreed. After getting her best total score of the season (including a 9!), Nash screamed, “I can dance!”
Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya
After performing a sexy and saucy tango, the Olympic skater was given his best scores to date. Carrie told him he had “the eye of the tiger” and Bruno said he danced like a true alpha male, conquering his territory. Len dropped the hint, “I have a paddle here that I haven’t used yet and I’m gonna dust it off.” And dust it off he did. Evan and Anna received perfect 10’s tonight.
DANCE: Argentine Tango
JUDGES SCORE: 30/30
The Cha Cha Challenge Competition
Next up was the Cha Cha Challenge, where the stars danced in teams for an additional score. The Cha Cha Challenge score was added to their individual dance scores this week. The 2 teams for the Cha Cha Challenge were:
Team Gaga: Nicole, Derek, Chad, Cheryl, Pam and Damien
Team Madonna: Erin, Maks, Evan , Anna, Niecy and Louis
Team Gaga danced their cha cha to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” while Team Madonna danced to Madonna’s “Holiday” .
While both team dances were a good effort, Team Gaga blew away Team Madonna. The judges commented on the sexual energy of the Gaga team, and they had frontrunner Scherzinger which didn’t hurt them. Team Gaga received a total score of 27/ 30.
Team Madonna had a disadvantage based on their outfits alone- the girls looked like Madonna circa 1984. Still, Bruno told Erin she was “into the groove” and Carrie Ann called their team dance “a lot of fun”. Team Madonna received a score of 24/ 30.
Final Scores After the Cha Cha Challenge
Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya –TOTAL JUDGES SCORE: 54/60
Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy-TOTAL JUDGES SCORE: 51/60
Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel- TOTAL JUDGES SCORE: 49/60
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke –TOTAL JUDGES SCORE: 52/60
Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood– TOTAL JUDGES SCORE: 51/60
Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough –TOTAL JUDGES SCORE: 54/60
Tune into Tuesday night’s results show for a performance from the musical group Train. And find out which couple didn’t make the cut on the Dancing With the Stars’ results show Tuesday, May 4th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC.
Dancing With the Stars, May 3, 2010, ABC TV