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'Dancing With the Stars' adds swing challenge

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
April 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
On Week 6 of 'Dancing With the Stars,' couples faced the extra challenge of a group swing dance. But in the end, we had a naughty Niecy, a mad Maks and a noteworthy Nicole.In week six of the competition, Nicole Scherzinger and her partner Derek Hough once again landed on the top of the judges' leader board.

"I just told Derek afterwards, 'You know, I really had fun.' It feels so good to leave the stage and be like, yeah!" Scherzinger said.

Erin Andrews ended the evening in second place, but her professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy felt that head judge Len Goodman missed the mark by giving them a seven when the other judges gave them nines.

"I'm very proud of our samba. So Len, you're wrong. I'm sorry, but you're wrong. Maybe you're outdated, maybe you're old, whatever. I'll get you a book to read. It'll be 'Samba Basic,'" Chmerkovskiy said.

NFL star Chad Ochocinco landed in third place. His Argentine Tango with partner Cheryl Burke got them their best scores yet.

"He really embraced this dance. He really liked the Argentine Tango and when you really love something, you give it 110 percent," Burke said.

Pamela Anderson and her partner Damian Whitewood were right in the middle of the judges' leader board. She did not talk to Eyewitness News after the show.

But fifth place finisher Evan Lysacek, who fell on his head during rehearsal and suffered a concussion, did. It was his worst week of competition.

"It was my fault because I wanted to try that trick for the swing, and I think we've wanted to continue improving every week, and we're obviously pushing our own physical limit and maybe, you know, it's my fault but maybe we pushed it a little too far this week," said Lysacek.

Niecy Nash was sixth for the week and Jake Pavelka was a point behind in seventh.

"I'm not ready to go home. We have an incredible dance next week and I hope I'm gifted with another week here," said Pavelka.

Nash shared a bit of her strategy to take her points to another level.

"Oh, you know what it's going to take to get up to eights don't you? Show more skin! Get ready America, it's coming," Nash said.


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