It was story night on the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars on Monday April 5th. The ten remaining celebrities and their pro partners had to tell a tale while performing a waltz, paso doble or quickstep.
At the top of the leaderboard with a score of 26 are Olympic skater Evan Lysacek and his partner Anna Trebunskaya. Tied for second spot are Nicole Scherzinger and Erin Andrews with 23 points.
Erin’s partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy took a risk by blindfolding Andrews during the majority of their performance. It paid off for the couple, who are rumored to be romantically links on and off the dance floor. Their chemistry is definitely part of their audience appeal.
The Pussycat Dolls singer and her partner Derek Hough performed a vaudeville type skit that got them into hot water with judge Len Goodman, who declared there was no quickstep in the performance and gave them a 6 for their efforts. Carrie Ann Inaba gave them an 8 and said that she found the performance to be “breathtakingly artistic”. She went on to say, “When you guys take that act on the road, I want a front row seat.” Bruno Tonioli understood Len’s point but voted for the entertainment value and awarded them a 9.
Pamela Anderson, Niecy Nash, Jake Pavelka, Aiden Turner and Chad Ochocinco all fell into the middle of the pack with 21’s and 20’s. Niecy and her partner Louis Van Amstel gave a very convincing and emotional performance while weaving a story of a couple falling in love against all odds.
At the bottom of the leaderboard and clearly in danger of going home is Buzz Aldrin. The 80-year-old astronaut has shown charm and grace but only managed to score 13 points for his waltz. The space explorer had some real competition in the cellar and with a little luck could end up safe for another week.
Kate Gosselin received a score of 15 for her interpretation of Lady Gaga hit “Paparazzi”. The mother of eight demonstrated for the third week in a row that she has no dance skills and is not able to get into role play mode, even with a subject she knows only too well. Couple that with the fact that Gosselin has chosen hairstyles and costumes two weeks in a row that have not played up her only saving grace – her blonde good looks.
Dare we suggest that America should take pity on this woman and vote her home? It seem like the humane thing to do.
So who got eliminated on DWTS Week 3 on April 6, 2010? RESULTS HERE.
View photos and the top 3 performances on video below – and if you can bear it – we’ve included Kate Gosselin’s train wreck too: