On Tuesday night (March 30), the first dancers will be eliminated from the 10th season of “Dancing With the Stars,” but it looks like Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will be pretty safe this week. On Monday night’s show, Scherzinger and her dance partner, Derek Hough walked away with a score of 28 — and there’s little chance the voters at home will disagree with the judges’ assessment of their jive.
Judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli all gave shining reviews of Scherzinger’s shimmy, calling it “well done,” “phenomenal” and “perfection.”
“Derek. S.O.S. Jive. Spray tan. Silver costumes. Ponytail. Great shoes. Perfection,” Inaba said after the routine, done to Rihanna’s “S.O.S.”
Scherzinger’s fear of competition from fellow sex symbol Pam Anderson may be unfounded. Anderson and partner Damien Whitewood only managed to muster up a 22. That still put her higher than Kate Gosselin (15), Chad Ochocinco (16), Buzz Aldrin (12) and soap star Aiden Turner (19).
The judges did enjoy the way Anderson channeled Marilyn Monroe in her foxtrot. Tonioli called it “a well-executed, delicious tribute to the original blond bombshell.” The other contestants fared about on par with Anderson. Olympic figure-skater Evan Lysacek received a 24, comedian Niecy Nash managed a 21, “Bachelor” star Jake Pavelka a 20, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews got a 23, and Shannen Doherty received a 20.
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