Dancing with the Stars Recap: The Passion of Pamela Anderson

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Evan Lysacek and Nicole Scherzinger are the clear frontrunners this season on Dancing with the Stars, and led the pack with top two scores again in week four.

Perhaps because of their consistently terrific performances, we're almost taking them for granted at this point. Monday night's third-highest finisher, however?

Telling Pamela Anderson to "dance for the ballroom, not the bedroom," as Bruno did, is a lost cause. She is what she is, and that is actually a decent dancer.

Grinding on and looking poised to mount Damian Whitewood at a moment's notice, Pam still managed to be Pam and earn high praise from the DWTS judges.

Len said her rumba was "understated and had sophistication," while Bruno had to admit that Pam's "elegance and refinement can still be drop dead sexy!"

Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood Pic

Pamela Anderson brings the hotness ... and technical aptitude.

The dance genres of "Passion Night" were tangos and rumbas, and the challenge twofold - on this night, the scoring system doubled, with certain moves required.

In the "Double Score Showdown," each pair could earn a maximum of 60 points (30 for technique, 30 for performance). Did anyone approach that gold standard?

Follow the jump for the official scores and a ton of photos from last night, as well as our predictions and poll for who you think should be voted off this week ...

The favorites

Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya (Tango)
Score: Technical: 26 (9-8-9). Performance: 26 (9-8-9).
Total: 52.

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough (Rumba)
Score: Technical: 25 (9-8-8). Performance: 25 (8-8-9).
Total: 50.

Looking safe

Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood (Rumba)
Score: Technical: 23 (7-8-8). Performance: 24 (8-7-9).
Total: 47.

Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke (Rumba)
Score: Technical: 21 (7-6-8). Performance: 23 (8-7-8).
Total: 44.

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Tango)
Score: Technical: 18 (6-6-6). Performance: 21 (7-7-7).
Total: 39.

Potentially in trouble

Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower (Tango)
Score: Technical: 19 (6-7-6). Performance: 19 (7-6-6).
Total: 38.

Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel (Rumba)
Score: Technical: 18 (6-6-6). Performance: 18 (6-6-6).
Total: 36.

Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska (Rumba)
Score: Technical: 15 (5-5-5). Performance: 18 (6-6-6).
Total: 33.

Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani (Tango)
Score: Technical: 14 (4-5-5). Performance: 18 (6-6-6).
Total: 32.

So who's going home tonight? Only Kate Gosselin could set the bar so low that the judges would term last night's mediocrity her "breakthrough," but such is life.

Even Tony wants her gone. But don't hold your breath, man.

If the dreadful efforts put forth the previous two weeks didn't get her kicked off, she'll probably stick around this week too. That means Aiden Turner is in trouble.

We'd also be sweating if we were Niecy Nash and Jake Pavelka. Neither were all that impressive Monday, and both likely lack the fan support of Erin and Maks.

Click to enlarge some more photos from last night's show ...

Chad Ochocinco, Cheryl Burke Picture
Tony Dovolani and Kate Gosselin Picture
Tony Leads Kate
Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower Picture
Jake Pavelka Dancing
Nicole and Derek
Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Pic
Evan Cuts it

Who are you rooting for on Dancing with the Stars?

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PAM!!! THIS DANCE WAS GREAT!
FAKE KHATE WILL TRY TO COPY HER NEXT WEKK AND WILL FAIL!

Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente