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'Dancing With the Stars' down to final 5

May 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
We're down to the final five on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," and on Monday night the remaining couples will each tackle two dances. Last week, former "Baywatch" beauty Pamela Anderson was voted off the show. That leaves singer Nicole Scherzinger, olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek, ESPN host Erin Andrews, NFL star Chad Ochocinco, and comedian Niecy Nash as we enter week eight of the competition.

The celebrities again had to learn two dances this week.

"We have a Waltz and a Cha Cha, and we going to go a little bit different with the Waltz than people usually see it - the way people kind of have the image of a waltz," explained Anna Trebunskaya, the professional partner of Lysacek. "And we'll go maybe a little different with the Cha Cha, because I just want to have fun with it."

Each couple will perform twice, with one of the dances set to a particular era. Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he and his partner Andrews will be doing an '80s-era Rumba, in addition to an Argentine Tango.

"I am looking forward to them both," said Andrews. "I know he's a Latin guy, so I'm excited."

In addition to the Fox Trot, Scherzinger and her professional partner Derek Hough will be doing a '50s-era Paso Doble.

Nash and her professional partner Louis Van Amstel will be performing a Viennese Waltz for the ballroom dance and a '90s-era Paso Doble for their Latin dance.

Ochocinco and his professional partner Cheryl Burke are headed back to the '60s.

"We're doing a '60s jive, and he's going to be good at the jive. He's got fast footwork. He's got the stamina," said Burke.

"And then the Tango, you know, he's got a great feel for that passion as well. So hopefully these will be the two dances that he really comes out and breaks through with."

"I'm doing the Ocho-Jive and the Cinco-Tango," Ochocinco quipped.

In an exclusive poll done by Eyewitness News and Survey USA, it's still a tight race. Scherzinger leads the pack with 24 percent, followed by Andrews with 19 and Lysacek with 18 percent.

Nash and Ochocinco are tied with 16 percent each. Seven percent are just not sure.

The show gets underway tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC7. Tuesday night another couple will be going home.


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