Who won 2010 Dancing With the Stars was revealed on the May 25 Dancing With the Stars season finale. Who won Dancing With the Stars was not as surprising in the end as it might have seemed at the beginning of the season, and the top two couples might be seen as having an advantage over the rest of the celebrities this season. The final three couples that made it all the way to the May 25 Dancing With the Stars season finale were Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough, Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya, and Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Coming into the night, the judges had given Nicole and Erin scores of 55 out of 60, and Evan a score of 52 out of 60 for the May 24th performance night.
On the May 25 Dancing With the Stars, there was quite a bit of filler where all of the couples that were voted off during the season performed one final time. The episode did begin with a somewhat important dance though, as the three remaining couples all had to perform an Argentine Tango to add to their overall scores for the week. Nicole and Derek finished first (30 out of 30), Evan and Anna finished second (28 out of 30), and Erin and Maksim finished in third (26 out of 30). It was about exactly what would be expected in a Tango, and there weren’t any surprises in the revelation. No real surprises were revealed until about an hour into the show, where they revealed which couple finished in third place for the season.
2010 Dancing With the Stars Third Place Couple: Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
They continued to have former couples perform dances in the second half of the show (in total there were eight couples back to perform from this season after getting voted off). The drama as to who would win the 10th season of Dancing With the Stars between Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough and Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya was of course saved till it was nearly the end of the episode. That left plenty of time for Kate Gosselin, Chad Ochocinco, Pamela Anderson, Buzz Aldrin, Niecy Nash, Shannon Doherty, Jake Pavelka, and everyone else to take the stage for one more dance in front of their fans and the millions of audience members watching at home.
One thing they did save for the end was one more judged performance from each couple that would be again added to all of their scores for the past two days. Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough went first with a Jive and scored yet another 30 out of 30, putting them in the definite drivers seat to take home the mirror ball trophy in the finale. Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya performed a Quickstep as their final dance of the season, getting a 28 out of 30 for the dance, which again didn’t keep pace with Nicole and Derek. It was starting to really look like the mirrorball trophy had already been decided at this point.
With the final dances completed, they got to the final results of the night. It was then announced that the 2010 Dancing With the Stars champions were Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough.