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Dancing with the Stars 6
Dwts6
Presented By: Tom Bergeron
Samantha Harris
Judges: Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: March 17, 2008 – May 20, 2008
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: Kristi Yamaguchi
Professional Winner: Mark Ballas
Series Chronology
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The sixth season of Dancing with the Stars premiered on March 17, 2008; the first results show was a double-elimination episode airing on March 25, 2008.

The show followed the format of previous seasons, with 12 couples.

On May 6, 2008 DWTS had a special two-hour edition to commemorate its 100th episode.

Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris returned as hosts.

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

On May 20, 2008, Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas were announced as the winners; retired NFL player Jason Taylor and Edyta Śliwińska placed second and actor Cristián de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke placed third.






CouplesEdit

Couples Celebrity Occupation Professional Partner Result
Penn-Kym-Promo6 Penn
Jillette
Magician Kym
Johnson
Eliminated 1st
on March 25, 2008
Monica and Jonathan S6 Monica
Seles
Retired professional
tennis player
Jonathan
Roberts
Eliminated 2nd
on March 25, 2008
Steve-Anna-Promo6 Steve
Guttenberg
Film &
television actor
Anna
Trebunskaya
Eliminated 3rd
on April 1, 2008
Adam-Julianne-Promo6 Adam
Carolla
Comedian, actor
& podcaster
Julianne
Hough
Eliminated 4th
on April 8, 2008
Priscilla-Louis-Promo6 Priscilla
Presley
Actress &
businesswoman
Louis
Van Amstel
Eliminated 5th
on April 15, 2008
Marlee-Fabian-Promo6 Marlee
Matlin
Film &
television actress
Fabian
Sanchez
Eliminated 6th
on April 22, 2008
Shannon-Derek-Promo6 Shannon
Elizabeth
American Pie
actress
Derek
Hough
Eliminated 7th
on April 29, 2008
Mario-Karina-Promo6 Mario R&B singer Karina
Smirnoff
Eliminated 8th
on May 6, 2008
Marissa & Tony S6 Marissa Jaret
Winokur
Broadway
actress
Tony
Dovolani
Eliminated 9th
on May 13, 2008
Christián-Cheryl-Promo6 Cristián de
la Fuente
Film &
television actor
Cheryl
Burke
Third place
Jason-Edyta-Promo6 Jason
Taylor
NFL
defensive end
Edyta
Śliwińska
Runner-up
Kristi and Mark S6 Kristi
Yamaguchi
Olympic
figure skater
Mark
Ballas
Winner

ScoresEdit

Judges' scoring summaryEdit

Red numbers indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week.
Indicates the couple (or couples) eliminated that week.
Indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two.
Indicates the returning couple was the last to be called safe (they may or may have not been in the bottom two).
Indicates the winning couple.
Indicates the runner-up couple.
Indicates the third-place couple.

AverageEdit

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total Number of
dances
Average
1 1 Kristi & Mark 425 15 28.3
2 2 Jason & Edyta 395 26.3
3 5 Mario & Karina 254 10 25.4
4 3 Cristián & Cheryl 353 14 25.2
5 6 Shannon & Derek 195 8 24.4
6 4 Marissa & Tony 286 12 23.8
7 8 Priscilla & Louis 114 5 22.8
8 7 Marlee & Fabian 134 6 22.3
9 9 Adam & Julianne 74 4 18.5
10 10 Steve & Anna 55 3 18.3
11 12 Penn & Kym 33 2 16.5
12 11 Monica & Jonathan 30 15.0

Highest and lowest scoring performancesEdit

Dance Best dancer(s) Best score Worst dancer(s) Worst score
Cha-Cha-Cha
Face-off
Kristi Yamaguchi
Kristi Yamaguchi
28
30
Penn Jillette
Jason Taylor
16
24
Foxtrot Jason Taylor 28 Monica Seles
Adam Carolla
15
Quickstep Jason Taylor 30 Penn Jillette 17
Mambo Cristián de la Fuente 29 Monica Seles 15
Jive Kristi Yamaguchi 30 Marissa Jaret Winokur 19
Tango Jason Taylor
Kristi Yamaguchi
29 Steve Guttenberg
Adam Carolla
Mario
21
Viennese Waltz Jason Taylor 29 Priscilla Presley 22
Paso Doble Kristi Yamaguchi 29 Adam Carolla 19
Rumba Kristi Yamaguchi 29 Priscilla Presley 21
Samba Cristián de la Fuente 29 Cristián de la Fuente 21
Freestyle Kristi Yamaguchi 30 Cristián de la Fuente 26

Marlee Matlin & Shannon Elizabeth are the only stars to not land on this list.

Couples' highest and lowest scoring performancesEdit

Couples Best dances Worst dances
Kristi & Mark Jive (twice), Cha-cha-cha Face-Off, & Freestyle (30) Viennese Waltz & Samba (26)
Jason & Edyta Quickstep (30) Foxtrot (22)
Cristián & Cheryl Mambo & Samba (29) Quickstep (20)
Marissa & Tony Tango (27) Cha-cha-cha (18)
Mario & Karina Rumba (28) Tango (21)
Shannon & Derek Viennese Waltz (28) Cha-cha-cha (21)
Marlee & Fabian Quickstep & Viennese Waltz (24) Jive & Mambo (21)
Priscilla & Louis Tango (26) Mambo & Rumba (21)
Adam & Julianne Tango (21) Foxtrot (15)
Steve & Anna Tango (21) Mambo (16)
Monica & Jonathan Foxtrot & Mambo (15) Foxtrot & Mambo (15)
Penn & Kym Quickstep (17) Cha-cha-cha (16)

Weekly scoresEdit

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

Week 1Edit

Night 1 (Men)

Couple Score Style Music
Penn & Kym 16 (5, 6, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Fool in Love" - Tina Turner
Jason & Edyta 22 (7, 8, 7) Foxtrot "Pride and Joy" - Marvin Gaye
Cristián & Cheryl 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Bang Bang" - David Sanborn
Adam & Julianne 15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "Mellow Yellow" - Donovan
Mario & Karina 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Request Line" - The Black Eyed Peas
Steve & Anna 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "(Up a) Lazy River" - Bobby Darin

Night 2 (Women)

Couple Score Style Music
Shannon & Derek 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Shut Up and Drive" - Rihanna
Monica & Jonathan 15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "Bubbly" - Colbie Caillat
Marissa & Tony 18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Low" - Flo Rida
Priscilla & Louis 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Feeling Good" - Nina Simone
Kristi & Mark 27 (9, 9, 9) Foxtrot "The More I See You" - Michael Bublé
Marlee & Fabian 22 (7, 7, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Get on Your Feet" - Gloria Estefan

Week 2Edit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Steve & Anna 16 (6, 5, 5) Mambo "I Got a Girl" - Lou Bega Safe
Cristián & Cheryl 20 (7, 6, 7) Quickstep "Americano" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra Last to be called safe
'Monica & Jonathan 15 (5, 5, 5) Mambo "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - En Vogue Eliminated
Penn & Kym 17 (6, 6, 5) Quickstep "Man With the Hex" - Atomic Fireballs Eliminated
Priscilla & Louis 21 (7, 7, 7) Mambo "Bossa Nova Hand Dance (Deixa Isso Pra La)" - Connie Francis Safe
Shannon & Derek 24 (8, 8, 8) Quickstep "Swing With Me" - Jessica Simpson Safe
Jason & Edyta 27 (9, 9, 9) Mambo "Lupita" - Perez Prado Safe
Marissa & Tony 21 (7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Flip Flop and Fly" - The Blues Brothers Last to be called safe
Adam & Julianne 19 (6, 7, 6) Mambo "House of Bamboo" - Andy Williams Safe
Marlee & Fabian 24 (8, 8, 8) Quickstep "Mack The Knife" - Rosemary Clooney Safe
Kristi & Mark 27 (9, 9, 9) Mambo "Hey Baby" - No Doubt Safe
Mario & Karina 26 (9, 8, 9) Quickstep "Valerie" - Amy Winehouse Safe

Week 3Edit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Marlee & Fabian 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "You May Be Right" - Billy Joel Safe
Steve & Anna 21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Jalousie" - Alfred Hause's Tango Orchestra Eliminated
Cristián & Cheryl 25 (8, 8, 9) Jive "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen Safe
Mario & Karina 21 (7, 6, 8) Tango "El Tango de Roxanne" - from Moulin Rouge! Last to be called safe
Shannon & Derek 24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Goody Two Shoes" - Adam Ant Safe
Adam & Julianne 21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "I Can't Tell A Waltz From A Tango" - Alma Cogan Safe
Marissa & Tony 19 (6, 7, 6) Jive "Girlfriend" - Avril Lavigne Safe
Priscilla & Louis 26 (8, 9, 9) Tango "El Choclo" - Lalo Schifrin Safe
Jason & Edyta 23 (8, 7, 8) Jive "I Got a Woman" - Ray Charles Safe
Kristi & Mark 27 (9, 9, 9) Tango "Rio" - Duran Duran Safe

Week 4Edit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Kristi & Mark 29 (10, 9, 10) Paso doble "Blue Monday" - New Order Safe
Priscilla & Louis 22 (7, 7, 8) Viennese Waltz "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" - Etta James Last to be called safe
Adam & Julianne 19 (6, 7, 6) Paso doble "Plaza of Execution" - James Horner Eliminated
Marlee & Fabian 24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "She's Always a Woman" - Billy Joel Safe
Mario & Karina 24 (8, 7, 9) Paso doble "Higher Ground" - Stevie Wonder Safe
Jason & Edyta 29 (10, 9, 10) Viennese Waltz "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" - James Brown Safe
Cristián & Cheryl 26 (9, 8, 9) Paso doble "La Virgen de la Macarena" - Canadian Brass Safe
Shannon & Derek 28 (9, 10, 9) Viennese Waltz "Keep Holding On" - Avril Lavigne Safe
Marissa & Tony 24 (8, 8, 8) Paso doble "My Family is My Life" - James Horner Safe

Week 5Edit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Mario & Karina 27 (9, 9, 9) Samba "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" - Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb Safe
Priscilla & Louis 21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack Eliminated
Marissa & Tony 24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Tambourine" - Eve Safe
Cristián & Cheryl 23 (7, 8, 8) Rumba "If You're Not the One" - Daniel Bedingfield Last to be called safe
Marlee & Fabian 22 (7, 7, 8) Samba "Samba Hey" - El General Safe
Kristi & Mark 29 (9, 10, 10) Rumba "Say" - John Mayer Safe
Shannon & Derek 23 (8, 8, 7) Samba "Pon de Replay" - Rihanna Safe
Jason & Edyta 27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "You're All I Need to Get By" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Safe

Week 6Edit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Jason & Edyta 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Best of My Love" - The Emotions Safe
Shannon & Derek 24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "True Colors" - Cyndi Lauper Safe
Marlee & Fabian 21 (7, 7, 7) Mambo "[Mi Tierra" - Gloria Estefan Eliminated
Cristián & Cheryl 27 (9, 9, 9) Foxtrot "Come Fly with Me" - Frank Sinatra Safe
Marissa & Tony 26 (9, 8, 9) Viennese Waltz "Delilah" - Tom Jones Safe
Kristi & Mark 30 (10, 10, 10) Jive "Rip it Up" - Little Richard Safe
Mario & Karina 28 (9, 9, 10) Rumba "Let's Get it On" - Marvin Gaye Last to be called safe
Shannon & Derek
Marissa & Tony
Kristi & Mark
Marlee & Fabian
Mario & Karina
Cristian & Cheryl
Jason & Edyta
N/A Group Country Western "Cotton-Eyed Joe" - The Nashville Riders

Week 7Edit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Marissa & Tony 27 (9, 9, 9) Tango "Champagne Tango" - Carlos Di Sarli Last to be called safe
25 (9, 8, 8) Rumba "Quando, Quando, Quando" - Engelbert Humperdinck
Cristián & Cheryl 25 (8, 8, 9) Viennese Waltz "I'll Make Love to You" - Boyz II Men Safe
21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "Sobe Son" - Miami Sound Machine
Kristi & Mark 26 (9, 8, 9) Viennese Waltz "I'm with You" - Avril Lavigne Safe
28 (10, 8, 10) Cha-cha-cha "Don't Stop the Music" - Rihanna
Mario & Karina 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "I'm Your Man" - Leonard Cohen Safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Mambo "Mambo a la Sandoval" - Angel Melendez
Shannon & Derek 27 (9, 9, 9) Tango "Tanguedia II" - Ástor Piazzolla Eliminated
24 (8, 8, 8) Mambo "Ain't Nothing Wrong with That" - Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Jason & Edyta 29 (10, 9, 10) Quickstep "The Dirty Boogie" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra Safe
26 (9, 8, 9) Paso doble "Heavy Action" - Johnny Pearson

Week 8Edit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Kristi & Mark 29 (9, 10, 10) Quickstep "Billy a Dick" - Klaus Hallen Safe
26 (8, 9, 9) Samba "Volare" - Gipsy Kings
Mario & Karina 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys Eliminated
26 (9, 8, 9) Jive "Little Bitty Pretty One" - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Marissa & Tony 25 (9, 8, 8) Foxtrot "New York, New York" - Frank Sinatra Safe
25 (8, 8, 9) Mambo "Ritmo de Chunga" - Perez Prado
Jason & Edyta 29 (10, 9, 10) Tango "Tango Barbaro" - Lalo Schifrin Last to be called safe
23 (8, 7, 8) Samba "It Had Better Be Tonight" - Michael Bublé
Cristián & Cheryl 28 (10, 9, 9) Tango "Beat It" - Michael Jackson Safe
29 (10, 9, 10) Mambo "Saca Tu Mujer" - Tito Puente, Jr.

Week 9: SemifinalsEdit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Jason & Edyta 28 (9, 10, 9) Foxtrot "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" - Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald Safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Paso doble "El Gato Montes" - Manuel Panella
Marissa & Tony 26 (9, 9, 8) Quickstep "Around the World" - Buddy Greco Eliminated
26 (8, 9, 9) Rumba "Just the Two of Us" - Grover Washington, Jr.
Cristián & Cheryl 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "Satellite" - Dave Matthews Band Last to be called safe
29 (10, 9, 10) Samba "Sweetheart from Venezuela" - Harry Belafonte
Kristi & Mark 29 (10, 9, 10) Tango "Midnight Tango" - Arthur Murray Orchestra Safe
28 (9, 9, 10) Jive "Nutbush City Limits" - Tina Turner

Week 10: FinalsEdit

Couple Score Style Music Result
Kristi & Mark 30 (10, 10, 10) Cha-cha-cha "Dancing on the Ceiling" - Lionel Richie Winner
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Workin' Day and Night" - Michael Jackson
30 (10, 10, 10) Jive "Rip it Up" - Little Richard
Jason & Edyta 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Dancing on the Ceiling" - Lionel Richie Runner-up
27 (9, 9, 9) Freestyle "Miami" - Will Smith
30 (10, 10, 10) Quickstep "The Dirty Boogie" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Cristián & Cheryl 26 (8, 9, 9) Cha-cha-cha "Dancing on the Ceiling" - Lionel Richie Third place
26 (9, 8, 9) Freestyle "Suavemente" - Elvis Crespo
N/A Paso doble "La Virgen de la Macarena" - Canadian Brass

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