Dancing With The Stars Episode Guides
Jake & Chelsie, Evan & Anna, Erin & Maks, and Nicole & Derek try the Samba. Niecy & Louis, Chad & Cheryl, and Pamela & Damian dance the Argentine Tango. Additionally, all of the couples compete in a swing dance marathon in a battle for additional points. In the end, Nicole & Derek edge out Erin & Maks and Chad & Cheryl for the top score of the night.
Jake and Chelsie dance their encore dance. Also, Maxwell performs and Adam Carolla gives his take on the dancing thus far. Later, Debi Nova sings. Eventually, Kate Gosselin is eliminated at the end of the night.
Week one begins with Chad & Cheryl, Erin & Maksim, Niecy & Louis, Buzz & Ashly, Aiden & Edyta, and Pamela & Damon dancing the Cha Cha Cha. Shannen & Mark, Jake & Chelsie, Evan & Anna, Nicole & Deryk, and Kate & Tony dance the Viennese Waltz. Nicole and Deryk end up with the top score of the night.
Pamela and Damian dance their encore dance. Also, Sade performs. Later, with Niecy and Aiden in the bottom two, Aiden Turner is eliminated.
Team Gaga dance an encore Cha Cha Cha routine. Also, Train performs two of their songs and Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" takes over the stage. Eventually, Erin Andrews and Pamela Anderson find themselves in the bottom two. In the end, Pamela goes home.
The remaining five couples have their first night of two dances. Chad & Cheryl dance the Tango and a 1960s Jive; Niecy & Louis dance the Viennese Waltz and a 90s style Paso Doble; Erin & Maks dance the Argentine Tango and an 80s inspired Rumba; Evan & Anna try the Waltz and a fururistic version of the Tango; and Nicole & Derek start with a Foxtrot and follow it up with a 1950s style Paso Doble. At the end of the night, Nicole & Derek have the highest combined score with a total of 59.
Evan, Jake, Aiden, and Nicole dance the Quickstep. Buzz, Niecy, and Erin dance the Waltz. Chad, Pamela, and Kate dance the Paso Doble. Evan leads the night with a score of 26 and Buzz and Kate end up at the bottom of the scoreboard again.
For the movie-themed dance night, Niecy & Louis and Erin & Maks dance the jive, Chad & Cheryl and Pamela & Damian dance the quickstep, Jake & Chelsie dance the Cha Cha Cha, Kate & Tony do the Foxtrot, Nicole & Derek do the Tango, and Evan & Anna dance the Rumba. With two 10s from the judges, Nicole & Derek score a 29, while Evan & Anna follow close behind with a 27. Kate & Tony score the lowest with a 15.
The remaining four couples have to dance two dances, one ballroom and one Latin. Erin & Maks start the night with a Viennese Waltz and later dance the Paso Doble; Nicole & Derek dance an Argentine Tango followed by the Cha Cha Cha; Chad & Cheryl start with a Waltz and follow it up with the Samba; Evan & Anna do the Foxtrot and then the Paso Doble. At the end of the night, Nicole & Derek and Evan & Anna tie for the highest combined score with a total of 59.
On this double score night measuring technique and performance, Erin & Maks, Evan & Anna, Jake & Chelsie, and Kate & Tony dance the Tango. Niecy & Louis, Aiden & Edyta, Nicole & Derek, Chad & Cheryl, and Pamela & Damian dance the Rumba. Evan & Anna lead the night with a score of 52 and Kate & Tony end up at the bottom of the scoreboard with a 32.
Erin & Maks start the night with a Quickstep and Chad & Cheryl dance the Viennese Waltz. Later, Nicole & Derek and Pamela & Damian dance the Waltz. Also, Niecy & Louis dance the Quickstep and Evan & Anna earn perfect 10s from all the judges for their Argentine Tango. Additionally, the couples are split into two teams for a Cha Cha challenge in a battle for additional points. In the end, Nicole & Derek tie with Evan & Anna for the top score with 54 overall points.
Evan & Anna give an encore performance of their Paso Doble. Later, Sarah McLachlan performs a medley of her songs. Later, Melissa Rycroft and Joey Fatone return as fan favorites to perform a tango. Also, students from Rutgers University and Utah Valley University compete in the College Dance Championship, followed by a performance by Miley Cyrus. In the end, Chad Ochocinco is sent home.
Nicole & Derek dance an encore dance of their 50s style Paso Doble. Later, the Gipsy Kings perform, and Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice return to critique the contestants along with Len. Also, students from Purdue University and UC San Diego compete in the College Dance Championship. In the end, Chad & Cheryl and Niecy & Louis are in the bottom two and Niecy ends up being sent home.
The remaining three couples dance a redemption dance-- in other words, a dance the judges think they could improve on from their first attempt. Erin & Maks try to redeem themselves with a Samba and later dance their Freestyle; Nicole & Derek dance a Rumba followed by their Freestyle; and Evan & Anna dance a Viennese Waltz and then try their Freestyle. At the end of the night, Nicole & Derek and Erin & Maks tie for the highest combined score with a total of 55.
Chad & Cheryl, Erin & Maksim, Niecy & Louis, Buzz & Ashly, Aiden & Edyta, and Pamela & Damon dance the Foxtrot. Shannen & Mark, Jake & Chelsie, Evan & Anna, Nicole & Deryk, and Kate & Tony dance the Jive. Nicole and Deryk end up with the top overall score from the past two dances.
Nicole and Derek are chosen to dance their Jive again. Adam Carolla gives his take on the first two nights of competition. The Beach Boys perform a medley of their songs with help from John Stamos. Later, a troupe of Haitian dancers perform a tribute for their country. At the end of the night, Shannen Doherty is eliminated.
Evan and Anna dance their encore dance. Reba McEntire performs. Later, with Jake, Buzz, and Kate in the bottom three, Buzz Aldrin is eliminated.
The night begins with all the season's stars (except for an injured Ochocinco) dancing together. Then, all three remaining couples, Nicole & Derek, Evan & Anna, and Erin & Maks, choose to repeat their Argentine Tangos from previously in the season. Later, the eliminated couples come back to perform a variety of dances. Also, Utah Valley University edges out Purdue University for the College Dance Championship. Meanwhile, Erin Andrews ends up with the lowest overall score and is eliminated, but she does perform one last crowd pleasing Jive with Maks. Nicole & Derek go on to dance their own Jive and Evan & Anna counter with a Quickstep. In the end, Nicole & Derek are declared winners and are presented with the Mirrorball trophy.
Chad and Cheryl perform an encore of their Argentine Tango. Also, Melissa Etheridge performs and is followed by Spanish guitar player Benise. At the end of the night, Jake is sent home.
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