Nicole Scherzinger Brings 'Slapstick' To 'Dancing With The Stars'

'We're taking it old school,' she says of performance plans with partner Derek Hough.

Last week Nicole Scherzinger scored the highest of all the celebrity dancers on "Dancing With the Stars," receiving a near-perfect total of 28. When the fans voiced their opinion, it was Shannen Doherty who was voted off the show, leaving Scherzinger to dance another week. So what should fans expect to see when they tune in this week?

"We had the quick step. We decided to take a risk and do something that we wanted to do on our own," Scherzinger told MTV News recently about her partner's strategy. "We're not really playing by the rules necessarily."

Scherzinger and dance partner Derek Hough plan to try out some more unconventional dance moves with a routine that will be anything but strictly ballroom. "We're taking it old school. We're going back to the basics of, like, sheer entertainment and being performers, kind of like slapstick comedy," she shared. "And [we're] just having a good time. I don't know if the judges are gonna necessarily like it so much. We'll see."

The Pussycat Doll is used to all the hard work thanks to her strenuous pop-star schedule, but her "DWTS" routines are definitely the hardest thing she's had to do in a long while. "I didn't anticipate, honestly, that it was going to be so challenging," she said. "I'm used to hard work, being on tour with the Pussycat Dolls and going non-stop, but this style of dance is so foreign to my body. It's quite frustrating at times."

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