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Dancing with the Stars 10
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Presented By: Tom Bergeron
Brooke Burke
Judges: Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: March 22, 2010 – May 25, 2010
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: Nicole Scherzinger
Professional Winner: Derek Hough
Series Chronology
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The tenth season of Dancing with the Stars premiered on March 22, 2010.

There was no elimination the first week of competition. The first elimination took place on March 30.

Tom Bergeron returned as host. Season 7 champion Brooke Burke replaced Samantha Harris as host.

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba all returned as judges.

On May 25, 2010, singer Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough were announced as the winners; figure skater Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya placed second and ESPN host Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy placed third.

Pamela Anderson returned to compete in the all-stars season and was the first celebrity to be eliminated.

DevelopmentsEdit

College dance championshipEdit

Four colleges were featured in a tournament-style competition. Three individual episodes featured two colleges competing against each other in a one-dance showdown. The judges provided individual scores following each performance.

On May 11, 2010, UC San Diego (dancing the Samba) competed against Purdue (dancing the Mambo). Purdue advanced to the finals, with viewer votes offsetting their 24 to 22 deficit in judges' scores. The May 18 episode featured Rutgers and Utah Valley. Both teams danced the Cha-Cha-Cha, and Utah Valley won the dance-off with their score of 29 over Rutgers' 21. In the finals (on May 25), Utah Valley (dancing the Samba) topped Purdue (who danced the Cha-Cha-Cha) for the championship.

CouplesEdit

Couples Celebrity Occupation Professional partner Result
Shannen and Mark S10 Shannen
Doherty
Actress Mark
Ballas
Eliminated 1st
on March 30, 2010
Buzz-Ashly-Promo10 Buzz
Aldrin
Apollo 11
astronaut
Ashly
Costa
Eliminated 2nd
on April 6, 2010
Aiden-Edyta-Promo10 Aiden
Turner
Actor Edyta
Śliwińska
Eliminated 3rd
on April 13, 2010
Kate & Tony S10 Kate
Gosselin
Reality
television star
Tony
Dovolani
Eliminated 4th
on April 20, 2010
Jake and Chelsie S10 Jake
Pavelka
The Bachelor
star
Chelsie
Hightower
Eliminated 5th
on April 27, 2010
Pamela and Damian S10 2 Pamela
Anderson
Actress Damian
Whitewood
Eliminated 6th
on May 4, 2010
Niecy-Louis-Promo10 Niecy
Nash
Comedian &
actress
Louis
Van Amstel
Eliminated 7th
on May 11, 2010
Chad-Cheryl-Promo10 Chad
Ochocinco
NFL wide
receiver
Cheryl
Burke
Eliminated 8th
on May 18, 2010
Erin and Maks S10 Erin
Andrews
ESPN
sportscaster
Maksim
Chmerkovskiy
Third place
Evan-Anna-Promo10 Evan
Lysacek
Olympic
figure skater
Anna
Trebunskaya
Runner-up
Nicole-Derek-Promo10 Nicole
Scherzinger
Singer Derek
Hough
Winner

ScoresEdit

Judges' scoring summaryEdit

ScoringChart-S10

Average scoring chartEdit

Rank by average Place Couple Total points Number of dances Average
1 1 Nicole & Derek 468 17 27.5
2 2 Evan & Anna 447 26.3
3 3 Erin & Maks 394 16 24.6
4 6 Pamela & Damian 205 9 22.8
5 4 Chad & Cheryl 289 13 22.2
6 5 Niecy & Louis 227 11 20.6
7 7 Jake & Chelsie 143 7 20.4
8 11 Shannen & Mark 38 2 19.0
9 9 Aiden & Edyta 87 5 17.4
10 8 Kate & Tony 93 6 15.5
11 10 Buzz & Ashly 39 3 13.0

Highest and lowest scoring performancesEdit

Dance Best dancer(s) Highest score Worst dancer(s) Lowest score
Cha-Cha-Cha Nicole Scherzinger 29 Buzz Aldrin 14
Viennese Waltz Evan Lysacek 28 Kate Gosselin 16
Jive Nicole Scherzinger 30 Kate Gosselin 15
Foxtrot Evan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
29 Buzz Aldrin 12
Paso Doble Evan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
30 Kate Gosselin 15
Waltz Evan Lysacek
Chad Ochocinco
Nicole Scherzinger
27 Buzz Aldrin 13
Quickstep Evan Lysacek 28 Chad Ochocinco 18
Rumba Nicole Scherzinger 28 Aiden Turner 15
Tango Nicole Scherzinger 29 Kate Gosselin 14
Samba Erin Andrews 29 Evan Lysacek
Jake Pavelka
21
Argentine Tango Evan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
30 Niecy Nash 21
Freestyle Nicole Scherzinger 27 Evan Lysacek 24

Pamela Anderson & Shannen Doherty are the only stars not to land on this list.

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dancesEdit

Couples Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Nicole & DerekPaso doble, Argentine tango (twice) & Jive (30) Quickstep (23)
Evan & AnnaArgentine tango & Paso doble (30) Samba (21)
Erin & MaksimPaso doble & Samba (29) Tango (18)
Chad & Cheryl Waltz (27) Foxtrot (16)
Niecy & Louis Quickstep (25) Cha-cha-cha, Jive & Rumba (18)
Pamela & Damian Cha-cha-cha (27) Cha-cha-cha, Paso doble & Quickstep (21)
Jake & Chelsie Cha-cha-cha (23) Tango (19)
Kate & Tony Tango (18) Tango (14)
Aiden & Edyta Quickstep (20) Cha-cha-cha & Rumba (15)
Buzz & Ashly Cha-cha-cha (14) Foxtrot (12)
Shannen & Mark Jive (20) Viennese Waltz (18)

Weekly scoresEdit

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1Edit

Couple Score Dance Music
Chad & Cheryl 18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "It's Just Begun" - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Shannen & Mark 18 (6, 6, 6) Viennese Waltz "The Killing Moon" - Nouvelle Vague
Erin & Maksim 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "TiK ToK" - Ke$ha
Jake & Chelsie 20 (7, 6, 7) Viennese Waltz "Kiss from a Rose" - Seal
Niecy & Louis 18 (7, 5, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Rescue Me" - Fontella Bass
Evan & Anna 23 (8, 7, 8) Viennese Waltz "I'll Be" - Edwin McCain
Buzz & Ashly 14 (5, 4, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Cupid" - Sam Cooke
Nicole & Derek 25 (9, 7, 9) Viennese Waltz "Hold You In My Arms" - Ray LaMontagne
Aiden & Edyta 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Hungry Like the Wolf" - Duran Duran
Kate & Tony 16 (6, 5, 5) Viennese Waltz "She's Always a Woman" - Billy Joel
Pamela & Damian 21 (7, 6, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Gimme All Your Lovin'" - ZZ Top

Week 2Edit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Shannen & Mark 20 (7, 6, 7) Jive "Shake a Tail Feather" - Ray Charles Eliminated
Aiden & Edyta 19 (7, 6, 6) Foxtrot "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Frank Sinatra Safe
Evan & Anna 24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "The Best Damn Thing" - Avril Lavigne Safe
Niecy & Louis 21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Love You I Do" - Jennifer Hudson Safe
Jake & Chelsie 20 (6, 7, 7) Jive "Hip to be Square" - Huey Lewis and the News Safe
Buzz & Ashly 12 (4, 4, 4) Foxtrot "Fly Me to the Moon" - Frank Sinatra Safe
Nicole & Derek 28 (10, 8, 10) Jive "SOS" - Rihanna Safe
Erin & Maksim 23 (8, 7, 8) Foxtrot "Love Story" - Taylor Swift Safe
Pamela & Damian 22 (7, 7, 8) Foxtrot "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - Marilyn Monroe Last to be called safe
Chad & Cheryl 16 (6, 5, 5) Foxtrot "100 Years" - Five for Fighting Safe
Kate & Tony 15 (5, 5, 5) Jive "I'm Still Standing" - Elton John Safe

Week 3: Story-telling WeekEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Evan & Anna 26 (9, 8, 9) Quickstep "Hot Honey Rag" - from Chicago Safe
Buzz & Ashly 13 (5, 4, 4) Waltz "What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong Eliminated
Jake & Chelsie 21 (7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Walk Like an Egyptian" - The Bangles Last to be called safe
Niecy & Louis 21 (7, 7, 7) Waltz "With You I'm Born Again" - Billy Preston ft. Syreeta Wright Safe
Chad & Cheryl 20 (7, 6, 7) Paso doble "Cancion Del Mariachi" - Los Lobos ft. Antonio Banderas Safe
Pamela & Damian 21 (7, 7, 7) Paso doble "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - The Animals Safe
Aiden & Edyta 20 (7, 6, 7) Quickstep "Hey, Soul Sister" - Train Safe
Erin & Maksim 23 (8, 7, 8) Waltz "See the Day" - Dee C. Lee Safe
Kate & Tony 15 (5, 5, 5) Paso doble "Paparazzi" - Lady Gaga Safe
Nicole & Derek 23 (8, 6, 9) Quickstep "Anything Goes" - Cole Porter ft.Stacey Kent Safe

Week 4: Double-score ShowdownEdit

Couple Technical Score Performance Score Dance Music Result
Erin & Maksim 18 (6, 6, 6) 21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" - Eurythmics Safe
Evan & Anna 26 (9, 8, 9) 26 (9, 8, 9) Tango "Wait a Minute" - The Pussycat Dolls Safe
Niecy & Louis 18 (6, 6, 6) 18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "Taking Chances" - Celine Dion Last to be called safe
Aiden & Edyta 15 (5, 5, 5) 18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "Live Like We're Dying" - Kris Allen Eliminated
Nicole & Derek 25 (9, 8, 8) 25 (8, 8, 9) Rumba "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack Safe
Jake & Chelsie 19 (6, 7, 6) 19 (7, 6, 6) Tango "A Girl Like You" - Edwyn Collins Safe
Kate & Tony 14 (4, 5, 5) 18 (6, 6, 6) Tango "For Your Entertainment" - Adam Lambert Safe
Chad & Cheryl 21 (7, 6, 8) 23 (8, 7, 8) Rumba "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" - Alicia Keys Safe
Pamela & Damian 23 (7, 8, 8) 24 (8, 7, 9) Rumba "I Can't Make You Love Me" - Bonnie Raitt Safe

Week 5: Movie NightEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Movie Result
Niecy & Louis 18 (6, 6, 6) Jive "La Bamba" - Ritchie Valens La Bamba Safe
Chad & Cheryl 18 (6, 6, 6) Quickstep "The Bare Necessities" - Phil Harris The Jungle Book Safe
Erin & Maksim 22 (7, 7, 8) Jive "You Never Can Tell" - Chuck Berry Pulp Fiction Safe
Jake & Chelsie 23 (8, 7, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Old Time Rock and Roll" - Bob Seger Risky Business Safe
Pamela & Damian 21 (7, 6, 8) Quickstep "9 to 5" - Dolly Parton Nine to Five Last to be called safe
Kate & Tony 15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds The Breakfast Club Eliminated
Nicole & Derek 29 (10, 9, 10) Tango "Oh, Pretty Woman" - Roy Orbison Pretty Woman Safe
Evan & Anna 27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" - Aerosmith Armageddon Safe

Week 6Edit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Jake & Chelsie 21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "Comanche" - The Revels Eliminated
Evan & Anna 21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "Hey Mama" - The Black Eyed Peas Safe
Niecy & Louis 21 (7, 7, 7) Argentine tango "El Sonido De La Milonga" - Campo Last to be called safe
Erin & Maksim 25 (9, 7, 9) Samba "When I Get You Alone" - Robin Thicke Safe
Chad & Cheryl 24 (8, 8, 8) Argentine tango "Mas de lo Mismo" - Tanghetto Safe
Nicole & Derek 26 (9, 7, 10) Samba "María" - Ricky Martin Safe
Pamela & Damian 22 (7, 7, 8) Argentine Enjoy the Silence" - Depeche Mode Safe
Jake & Chelsie
Niecy & Louis
Evan & Anna
Chad & Cheryl
Pamela & Damian
Erin & Maksim
Nicole & Derek
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Swing Marathon "In the Mood" - Ernie Fields

Week 7Edit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Erin & Maksim 27 (9, 9, 9) Quickstep "Dancin' Fool" - Barry Manilow Last to be called safe
Chad & Cheryl 25 (8, 9, 8) Viennese Waltz "Sparks" - Coldplay Safe
Nicole & Derek 27 (9, 9, 9) Waltz "You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone Safe
Pamela & Damian 24 (8, 8, 8) Waltz "At This Moment" - Billy & the Beaters Eliminated
Niecy & Louis 25 (9, 8, 8) Quickstep "You're The Top" - Cole Porter Safe
Evan & Anna 30 (10, 10, 10) Argentine tango "Bust Your Windows" - Jazmine Sullivan Safe
Pamela & Damian
Chad & Cheryl
Nicole & Derek
27 (9, 9, 9) Cha-Cha-Cha "Telephone" - Lady Gaga
Erin & Maksim
Evan & Anna
Niecy & Louis
24 (8, 8, 8) "Holiday" - Madonna

Week 8: Race to SemifinalsEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Chad & Cheryl 21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Sweet Dreams" - Beyoncé Last to be called safe
24 (8, 8, 8) 1960s Jive "Love Man" - Otis Redding
Niecy & Louis 23 (7, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "I Got You Babe" - Sonny & Cher Eliminated
20 (7, 6, 7) 1990s Paso doble "Rhythm is a Dancer" - Snap!
Erin & Maksim 28 (9, 10, 9) Argentine tango "Una Música Brutal" - Gotan Project Safe
25 (8, 8, 9) 1980s Rumba "Missing You" - John Waite
Evan & Anna 27 (9, 9, 9) Waltz "Open Arms" - Journey Safe
26 (9, 8, 9) Futuristic Cha-Cha-Cha "Bulletproof" - La Roux
Nicole & Derek 29 (10, 9, 10) Foxtrot "Haven't Met You Yet" - Michael Bublé Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) 1950s Paso doble "Spanish Guitar" - Bo Diddley

Week 9: SemifinalsEdit

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Erin & Maksim 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "February Song" - Josh Groban Last to be called safe
29 (10, 9, 10) Paso doble "U Got the Look" - Prince
Nicole & Derek 30 (10, 10, 10) Argentine tango "El Capitalismo Foraneo" - Gotan Project Safe
29 (10, 9, 10) Cha-Cha-Cha "Kiss" - Prince
Chad & Cheryl 27 (9, 9, 9) Waltz "If You Don't Know Me by Now" - Simply Red Eliminated
25 (8, 8, 9) Samba "Alejandro" - Lady Gaga
Evan & Anna 29 (10, 9, 10) Foxtrot "I've Got the World on a String" - Frank Sinatra Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Paso doble "Bring Me to Life" - Evanescence

Week 10: FinalsEdit

Night 1

Couple Score Dance Music Assistant Judge Result
Erin & Maksim 29 (10, 10, 9) Samba "Mi Swing Es Tropical" - Quantic & Nikodemus Bruno Tonioli Third place
26 (9, 8, 9) Freestyle "Alone" - Heart
26 Argentine tango "Una Música Brutal"—Gotan Project
Evan & Anna 28 (10, 9, 9) Viennese waltz "Piano Man" - Billy Joel Len Goodman Second place
24 (8, 8, 8) Freestyle "Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
28 Argentine tango "Bust Your Windows" - Jazmine Sullivan
28 (10, 9, 9) Quickstep "I Want You to Want Me" - Letters To Cleo
Nicole & Derek 28 (9, 9, 10) Rumba "The Lady in Red" - Chris De Burgh Carrie Ann Inaba Winner
27 (9, 9, 9) Freestyle "A Little Less Conversation" - Elvis Presley
30 Argentine tango "El Capitalismo Foraneo" - Gotan Project
30 (10, 10, 10) Jive "Proud Mary" - Ike & Tina Turner

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