Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 10)

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Dancing with the Stars (season 10)
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Promotional advertisement for season ten (designed by BLT & Associates)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 19
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run March 22, 2010 – May 25, 2010
Additional information
Celebrity winner Nicole Scherzinger
Professional winner Derek Hough
All Stars Pamela Anderson
Season chronology
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Season ten of Dancing with the Stars premiered on March 22, 2010. There was not an elimination the first week of competition. The first elimination took place on March 30.

Samantha Harris did not return as co-host for this season, due to her expanded correspondent duties on The Insider and Entertainment Tonight. On March 8, 2010, Tom Bergeron announced on Good Morning America that his new co-host is season seven champion Brooke Burke. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba continued as the judges this season.

Season ten had 11 contestants. Damian Whitewood, from the Broadway dance revue Burn the Floor, joined the list of professionals this season. Ashly DelGrosso Costa, whose last season as a pro was season three, returned, and Edyta Śliwińska continued as the longest tenured professional on the show, having appeared on the first ten seasons. This is the second season since season 5 that none of the couples scored a perfect 30 in the first night of the finals, and so far the first and only season where none of the couples got a 10 in the freestyle dances.

This season, the Results Show was moved to 8 pm on Tuesdays instead of the usual 9 pm slot. This season also features other changes such as the “red room” being inside of the ballroom, enclosed by glass walls (affectionately referred to as "The Celebriquarium" by Bergeron), a balcony with a railing where the cast can stand and watch the performances live rather than on a monitor, and theme nights. Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger won the competition over Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek and ESPN Sportscaster Erin Andrews, who took second and third, respectively.

Couples[edit]

The 11 celebrities and professional dancers who competed were:

Celebrity Occupation / known for Professional partner Result
Doherty, ShannenShannen Doherty Actress Ballas, MarkMark Ballas Eliminated 1st
on March 30, 2010
Aldrin, BuzzBuzz Aldrin Legendary astronaut Costa, AshlyAshly Costa Eliminated 2nd
on April 6, 2010
Turner, AidenAiden Turner Soap opera actor Śliwińska, EdytaEdyta Śliwińska Eliminated 3rd
on April 13, 2010
Gosselin, KateKate Gosselin Reality television star Dovolani, TonyTony Dovolani Eliminated 4th
on April 20, 2010
Pavelka, JakeJake Pavelka Reality television star Hightower, ChelsieChelsie Hightower Eliminated 5th
on April 27, 2010
Anderson, PamelaPamela Anderson Former Playboy model & actress Whitewood, DamianDamian Whitewood Eliminated 6th
on May 4, 2010
Nash, NiecyNiecy Nash Comedienne & TV hostess Van Amstel, LouisLouis Van Amstel Eliminated 7th
on May 11, 2010
Ochocinco, ChadChad Ochocinco NFL football player Burke, CherylCheryl Burke Eliminated 8th
on May 18, 2010
Andrews, ErinErin Andrews ESPN sportscaster Chmerkovskiy, MaksimMaksim Chmerkovskiy Third place
on May 25, 2010
Lysacek, EvanEvan Lysacek Olympic figure skater Trebunskaya, AnnaAnna Trebunskaya Second place
on May 25, 2010
Scherzinger, NicoleNicole Scherzinger Singer Hough, DerekDerek Hough Winner
on May 25, 2010

Scoring chart[edit]

Couple Place 1 2 Total
(1+2)
3 4
(T+P)
5 6 7 8 9 10
Top 3 Top 2
Nicole & Derek 1 25 28 53 23 25+25=50 29 26+10=36 27+27=54 29+30=59 30+29=59 28+27+30=85 +30=115
Evan & Anna 2 23 24 47 26 26+26=52 27 21+6=27 30+24=54 27+26=53 29+30=59 28+24+28=80 +28=108
Erin & Maksim 3 21 23 44 23 18+21=39 22 25+9=34 27+24=51 28+25=53 27+29=56 29+26+26=81
Chad & Cheryl 4 18 16 34 20 21+23=44 18 24+7=31 25+27=52 21+24=45 27+25=52
Niecy & Louis 5 18 21 39 21 18+18=36 18 21+5=26 25+24=49 23+20=43
Pamela & Damian 6 21 22 43 21 23+24=47 21 22+8=30 24+27=51
Jake & Chelsie 7 20 20 40 21 19+19=38 23 21+4=25
Kate & Tony 8 16 15 31 15 14+18=32 15
Aiden & Edyta 9 15 19 34 20 15+18=33
Buzz & Ashly 10 14 12 26
13
Shannen & Mark 11 18 20
38
Red numbers indicates the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicates the highest score for each week.
     indicates the couple eliminated that week.
     indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two.
     indicates the returning couple that was the last to be called safe.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
     indicates the third-place couple.

Averages[edit]

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 30-points scale (the scores for the Swing Marathon from week 6 are not included). The scoring from week four counts as two dances.

Rank by average Place Couple Total points Number of dances Average
1 1 Nicole & Derek 468 17 27.5
2 2 Evan & Anna 447 17 26.3
3 3 Erin & Maks 394 16 24.6
4 6 Pamela & Damian 205 9 22.8
5 4 Chad & Cheryl 289 13 22.2
6 5 Niecy & Louis 227 11 20.6
7 7 Jake & Chelsie 143 7 20.4
8 11 Shannen & Mark 38 2 19.0
9 9 Aiden & Edyta 87 5 17.4
10 8 Kate & Tony 93 6 15.5
11 10 Buzz & Ashly 39 3 13.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 30-point scale are as follows:

Dance Best dancer(s) Highest score Worst dancer(s) Lowest score
Cha-cha-cha Nicole Scherzinger 29 Buzz Aldrin 14
Viennese Waltz Evan Lysacek 28 Kate Gosselin 16
Jive Nicole Scherzinger 30 Kate Gosselin 15
Foxtrot Evan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
29 Buzz Aldrin 12
Paso doble Evan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
30 Kate Gosselin 15
Waltz Evan Lysacek
Chad Ochocinco
Nicole Scherzinger
27 Buzz Aldrin 13
Quickstep Evan Lysacek 28 Chad Ochocinco 18
Rumba Nicole Scherzinger 28 Aiden Turner 15
Tango Nicole Scherzinger 29 Kate Gosselin 14
Samba Erin Andrews 29 Evan Lysacek
Jake Pavelka
21
Argentine tango Evan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
30 Niecy Nash 21
Freestyle Nicole Scherzinger 27 Evan Lysacek 24

Pamela Anderson & Shannen Doherty are the only stars not to land on this list.

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

According to the traditional 30-point scale (team dances not included):

Couples Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Nicole & Derek Paso doble, Argentine tango (twice) & Jive (30) Quickstep (23)
Evan & Anna Argentine tango & Paso doble (30) Samba (21)
Erin & Maksim Paso doble & Samba (29) Tango (18)
Chad & Cheryl Waltz (27) Foxtrot (16)
Niecy & Louis Quickstep (25) Cha-cha-cha, Jive & Rumba (18)
Pamela & Damian Rumba & Waltz (24) Cha-cha-cha, Paso doble & Quickstep (21)
Jake & Chelsie Cha-cha-cha (23) Tango (19)
Kate & Tony Tango (18) Tango (14)
Aiden & Edyta Quickstep (20) Cha-cha-cha & Rumba (15)
Buzz & Ashly Cha-cha-cha (14) Foxtrot (12)
Shannen & Mark Jive (20) Viennese Waltz (18)

Weekly scores and songs[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music
Chad & Cheryl 18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-cha-cha "It's Just Begun"—The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Shannen & Mark 18 (6, 6, 6) Viennese Waltz "The Killing Moon"—Nouvelle Vague
Erin & Maksim 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-cha-cha "TiK ToK"—Ke$ha
Jake & Chelsie 20 (7, 6, 7) Viennese Waltz "Kiss from a Rose"—Seal
Niecy & Louis 18 (7, 5, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Rescue Me"—Fontella Bass
Evan & Anna 23 (8, 7, 8) Viennese Waltz "I'll Be"—Edwin McCain
Buzz & Ashly 14 (5, 4, 5) Cha-cha-cha "Cupid"—Sam Cooke
Nicole & Derek 25 (9, 7, 9) Viennese Waltz "Hold You In My Arms"―Ray LaMontagne
Aiden & Edyta 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-cha-cha "Hungry Like the Wolf"—Duran Duran
Kate & Tony 16 (6, 5, 5) Viennese Waltz "She's Always a Woman"—Billy Joel
Pamela & Damian 21 (7, 6, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Gimme All Your Lovin'"—ZZ Top

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Shannen & Mark 20 (7, 6, 7) Jive "Shake a Tail Feather"—Ray Charles Eliminated
Aiden & Edyta 19 (7, 6, 6) Foxtrot "I've Got You Under My Skin"—Frank Sinatra Safe
Evan & Anna 24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "The Best Damn Thing"—Avril Lavigne Safe
Niecy & Louis 21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Love You I Do"—Jennifer Hudson Safe
Jake & Chelsie 20 (6, 7, 7) Jive "Hip to be Square"—Huey Lewis and the News Safe
Buzz & Ashly 12 (4, 4, 4) Foxtrot "Fly Me to the Moon"—Frank Sinatra Safe
Nicole & Derek 28 (10, 8, 10) Jive "SOS"—Rihanna Safe
Erin & Maksim 23 (8, 7, 8) Foxtrot "Love Story"—Taylor Swift Safe
Pamela & Damian 22 (7, 7, 8) Foxtrot "I Wanna Be Loved By You"—Marilyn Monroe Bottom 2
Chad & Cheryl 16 (6, 5, 5) Foxtrot "100 Years"—Five for Fighting Safe
Kate & Tony 15 (5, 5, 5) Jive "I'm Still Standing"—Elton John Safe

Week 3: Story-telling Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Evan & Anna 26 (9, 8, 9) Quickstep "Hot Honey Rag"— from Chicago Safe
Buzz & Ashly 13 (5, 4, 4) Waltz "What a Wonderful World"—Louis Armstrong Eliminated
Jake & Chelsie 21 (7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Walk Like an Egyptian"—The Bangles Bottom 2
Niecy & Louis 21 (7, 7, 7) Waltz "With You I'm Born Again"—Billy Preston ft. Syreeta Wright Safe
Chad & Cheryl 20 (7, 6, 7) Paso doble "Cancion Del Mariachi"—Los Lobos ft. Antonio Banderas Safe
Pamela & Damian 21 (7, 7, 7) Paso doble "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"—The Animals Safe
Aiden & Edyta 20 (7, 6, 7) Quickstep "Hey, Soul Sister"—Train Safe
Erin & Maksim 23 (8, 7, 8) Waltz "See the Day"—Dee C. Lee Safe
Kate & Tony 15 (5, 5, 5) Paso doble "Paparazzi"—Lady Gaga Safe
Nicole & Derek 23 (8, 6, 9) Quickstep "Anything Goes"—Cole Porter ft.Stacey Kent Safe

Week 4: Double-score Showdown[edit]

Running order
Couple Technical Score Performance Score Dance Music Result
Erin & Maksim 18 (6, 6, 6) 21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"—Eurythmics Safe
Evan & Anna 26 (9, 8, 9) 26 (9, 8, 9) Tango "Wait a Minute"—The Pussycat Dolls Safe
Niecy & Louis 18 (6, 6, 6) 18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "Taking Chances"—Celine Dion Last to be Called Safe
Aiden & Edyta 15 (5, 5, 5) 18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "Live Like We're Dying"—Kris Allen Eliminated
Nicole & Derek 25 (9, 8, 8) 25 (8, 8, 9) Rumba "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"—Roberta Flack Safe
Jake & Chelsie 19 (6, 7, 6) 19 (7, 6, 6) Tango "A Girl Like You"—Edwyn Collins Safe
Kate & Tony 14 (4, 5, 5) 18 (6, 6, 6) Tango "For Your Entertainment"—Adam Lambert Safe
Chad & Cheryl 21 (7, 6, 8) 23 (8, 7, 8) Rumba "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart"—Alicia Keys Safe
Pamela & Damian 23 (7, 8, 8) 24 (8, 7, 9) Rumba "I Can't Make You Love Me"—Bonnie Raitt Safe

Week 5: Movie Night[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Movie Result
Niecy & Louis 18 (6, 6, 6) Jive "La Bamba"—Ritchie Valens La Bamba Safe
Chad & Cheryl 18 (6, 6, 6) Quickstep "The Bare Necessities"—Phil Harris The Jungle Book Safe
Erin & Maksim 22 (7, 7, 8) Jive "You Never Can Tell"—Chuck Berry Pulp Fiction Safe
Jake & Chelsie 23 (8, 7, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Old Time Rock and Roll"—Bob Seger Risky Business Safe
Pamela & Damian 21 (7, 6, 8) Quickstep "9 to 5"—Dolly Parton Nine to Five Bottom 2
Kate & Tony 15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "Don't You (Forget About Me)"—Simple Minds The Breakfast Club Eliminated
Nicole & Derek 29 (10, 9, 10) Tango "Oh, Pretty Woman"—Roy Orbison Pretty Woman Safe
Evan & Anna 27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"—Aerosmith Armageddon Safe

Week 6[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Jake & Chelsie 21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "Comanche"—The Revels Eliminated
Evan & Anna 21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "Hey Mama"—The Black Eyed Peas Safe
Niecy & Louis 21 (7, 7, 7) Argentine tango "El Sonido De La Milonga"—Campo Bottom 2
Erin & Maksim 25 (9, 7, 9) Samba "When I Get You Alone"—Robin Thicke Safe
Chad & Cheryl 24 (8, 8, 8) Argentine tango "Mas de lo Mismo"—Tanghetto Safe
Nicole & Derek 26 (9, 7, 10) Samba "María"—Ricky Martin Safe
Pamela & Damian 22 (7, 7, 8) Argentine tango "Enjoy the Silence"—Depeche Mode Safe
Jake & Chelsie
Niecy & Louis
Evan & Anna
Chad & Cheryl
Pamela & Damian
Erin & Maksim
Nicole & Derek
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Swing Marathon "In the Mood"—Ernie Fields

Week 7[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Erin & Maksim 27 (9, 9, 9) Quickstep "Dancin' Fool"—Barry Manilow Bottom 2
Chad & Cheryl 25 (8, 9, 8) Viennese Waltz "Sparks"—Coldplay Safe
Nicole & Derek 27 (9, 9, 9) Waltz "You Light Up My Life"—Debby Boone Safe
Pamela & Damian 24 (8, 8, 8) Waltz "At This Moment"—Billy & the Beaters Eliminated
Niecy & Louis 25 (9, 8, 8) Quickstep "You're The Top"—Cole Porter Safe
Evan & Anna 30 (10, 10, 10) Argentine tango "Bust Your Windows"—Jazmine Sullivan Safe
Pamela & Damian
Chad & Cheryl
Nicole & Derek
27 (9, 9, 9) Cha-cha-cha "Telephone"—Lady Gaga
Erin & Maksim
Evan & Anna
Niecy & Louis
24 (8, 8, 8) "Holiday"—Madonna

Week 8: Race to the Semifinals[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Chad & Cheryl 21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Sweet Dreams"—Beyoncé Bottom 2
24 (8, 8, 8) 1960s Jive "Love Man"—Otis Redding
Niecy & Louis 23 (7, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "I Got You Babe"—Sonny & Cher Eliminated
20 (7, 6, 7) 1990s Paso doble "Rhythm is a Dancer"—Snap!
Erin & Maksim 28 (9, 10, 9) Argentine tango "Una Música Brutal"—Gotan Project Safe
25 (8, 8, 9) 1980s Rumba "Missing You"—John Waite
Evan & Anna 27 (9, 9, 9) Waltz "Open Arms"—Journey Safe
26 (9, 8, 9) Futuristic cha-cha-cha "Bulletproof"—La Roux
Nicole & Derek 29 (10, 9, 10) Foxtrot "Haven't Met You Yet"—Michael Bublé Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) 1950s Paso doble "Spanish Guitar"—Bo Diddley

Week 9: Semifinals[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Erin & Maksim 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "February Song"—Josh Groban Last to be Called Safe
29 (10, 9, 10) Paso doble "U Got the Look"—Prince
Nicole & Derek 30 (10, 10, 10) Argentine tango "El Capitalismo Foraneo"—Gotan Project Safe
29 (10, 9, 10) Cha-cha-cha "Kiss"—Prince
Chad & Cheryl 27 (9, 9, 9) Waltz "If You Don't Know Me by Now"—Simply Red Eliminated
25 (8, 8, 9) Samba "Alejandro"—Lady Gaga
Evan & Anna 29 (10, 9, 10) Foxtrot "I've Got the World on a String"—Frank Sinatra Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Paso doble "Bring Me to Life"—Evanescence

Week 10: Finals[edit]

Running order (Night 1)
Couple Score Dance Music Assistant Judge
Erin & Maksim 29 (10, 10, 9) Samba
"Mi Swing Es Tropical"—Quantic & Nikodemus Bruno Tonioli
26 (9, 8, 9) Freestyle "Alone"—Heart
Evan & Anna 28 (10, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "Piano Man"—Billy Joel Len Goodman
24 (8, 8, 8) Freestyle "Footloose"—Kenny Loggins
Nicole & Derek 28 (9, 9, 10) Rumba "The Lady in Red"—Chris De Burgh Carrie Ann Inaba
27 (9, 9, 9) Freestyle "A Little Less Conversation"—Elvis Presley
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Nicole & Derek 30 Argentine tango "El Capitalismo Foraneo"—Gotan Project Safe
Evan & Anna 28 Argentine tango "Bust Your Windows"—Jazmine Sullivan Safe
Erin & Maksim 26 Argentine tango "Una Música Brutal"—Gotan Project Third place
Running order (Top 2)
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Nicole & Derek 30 (10, 10, 10) Jive "Proud Mary"—Ike & Tina Turner Winner
Evan & Anna 28 (10, 9, 9) Quickstep "I Want You to Want Me"—Letters To Cleo Runner-up

Dance chart[edit]

  • Week 1: Cha-cha-cha or Viennese waltz
  • Week 2: Jive or foxtrot
  • Week 3: Paso doble, quickstep or Waltz (Story Week)
  • Week 4: Rumba or tango (Double-scoring Week)
  • Week 5: One unlearned dance (Movie Week)
  • Week 6: Samba or Argentine tango, and swing marathon
  • Week 7: One unlearned ballroom dance & Team cha-cha-cha
  • Week 8: One unlearned ballroom & Latin dance (Decade-themed Latin dance)
  • Week 9: One unlearned ballroom dance & Latin dance
  • Week 10 (Finals): Judges choice dance, Freestyle, Favorite dance (All Argentine tango), & Dance-off Final (Top 2)
Couple 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Nicole & Derek Viennese Waltz Jive Quickstep Rumba Tango Samba Swing Marathon Waltz Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Paso doble (1950s) Argentine tango Cha-cha-cha Rumba Freestyle Argentine tango Jive
Evan & Anna Viennese Waltz Jive Quickstep Tango Rumba Samba Swing Marathon Argentine tango Cha-cha-cha Waltz Futuristic Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Paso doble Viennese Waltz Freestyle Argentine tango Quickstep
Erin & Maksim Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Waltz Tango Jive Samba Swing Marathon Quickstep Cha-cha-cha Argentine tango Rumba (1980s) Viennese Waltz Paso doble Samba Freestyle Argentine tango Cha-cha-cha
Chad & Cheryl Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Paso doble Rumba Quickstep Argentine tango Swing Marathon Viennese Waltz Cha-cha-cha Tango Jive (1960s) Waltz Samba
Niecy & Louis Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Waltz Rumba Jive Argentine tango Swing Marathon Quickstep Cha-cha-cha Viennese Waltz Paso doble (1990s) Moulin Rouge
Pamela & Damian Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Paso doble Rumba Quickstep Argentine tango Swing Marathon Waltz Cha-cha-cha Moulin Rouge
Jake & Chelsie Viennese Waltz Jive Quickstep Tango Cha-cha-cha Samba Swing Marathon Viennese Waltz
Kate & Tony Viennese Waltz Jive Paso doble Tango Foxtrot Paso doble/Disco
Aiden & Edyta Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Quickstep Rumba Cha-cha-cha
Buzz & Ashly Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Waltz Paso doble
Shannen & Mark Viennese Waltz Jive Cha-cha-cha


     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
     Danced, but not scored

Guest performances on results episodes[edit]

In addition to recapping the week's earlier performances by the competitors, each results show features one or more guest musical performers/acts who perform at least one song. During each song, the Dancing with the Stars dance troupe or guest dancers perform a choreographed dance. Unless otherwise noted, the Dancing with the Stars dance troupe performed during the musical number.

March 30, 2010

The The Beach Boys featuring John Stamos performed "California Girls", "Kokomo", and "Fun, Fun, Fun", accompanied by dancers Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ashly Costa, Anna Trebunskaya, Louis van Amstel and Damian Whitewood.

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment featured Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine with Haitian dancers.

April 6, 2010

Reba McEntire performed "I Want a Cowboy" (featuring Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Snejana Petrova and Edyta Śliwińska) and "Consider Me Gone" (with Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer dancing). Mark Ballas performed "Malagueña" while Chelsie Hightower and Derek Hough danced.

April 13, 2010

Sade sang "Babyfather" while Chelsie Hightower and Damian Whitewood danced, and also sang "The Sweetest Taboo" (featuring her own dancers).

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment featured Nuttin' But Stringz and Tiler Peck with other dancers.

April 20, 2010

Maxwell performed "Fistful of Tears" while Teddy Forance and Tyne Stecklein danced. Debi Nova performed "Drummer Boy", featuring dancing by Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani, Derek Hough and Damian Whitewood.

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment featured Iconic Movies dance by Marguerite Derricks with Debbie Allen.

April 27, 2010

Melissa Etheridge performed two songs: "Fearless Love" (with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower and Anna Trebunskaya dancing) and "Come to My Window" (featuring a dance by Alec Mazo and Edyta Śliwińska). Benise performed "Salsa Salsa" featuring his own dancers.

May 4, 2010

Train performed "Hey, Soul Sister" while Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower and Lacey Schwimmer danced, and also performed "Drops of Jupiter", which featured dancing by Karina Smirnoff and Louis van Amstel.

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment featured Viva Elvis by Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil.

May 11, 2010

Gipsy Kings performed two songs: "You've Got A Friend In Me" (featuring dancing by Cheryl Burke, Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani and Kym Johnson), and "Bamboleo", which featured DJ Guthrie, Tyne Stecklein and two other guest professional dancers.

May 18, 2010

Sarah McLachlan sang both "Angel" (with Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya dancing) and "Loving You is Easy" (featuring dancing by Dmitry Chaplin, Kym Johnson, Lacey Schwimmer, and Damian Whitewood). Miley Cyrus performed "Can't Be Tamed" featuring her own dancers.

For the May 18th "Design a Dance" performance, viewers had voted in the weeks beforehand about what former female celebrity they wanted to do the dance (Melissa Rycroft), what former male celebrity they wanted to do the dance (Joey Fatone), and what song they wanted the couple's Tango to be to ("Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss). Also, Dancing with the Stars held an online contest where viewers could submit their drawings for outfits for the performance. The viewers then also voted for a set of costumes picked by the show's designers. The winner was Emilio Oh. His designs were turned into the costumes for Fatone and Rycroft, and he won a trip to the show.

College dance championship[edit]

Four colleges were featured in a tournament-style competition. Three individual episodes featured two colleges competing against each other in a one-dance showdown. The judges provided individual scores following each performance.

On May 11, 2010, UC San Diego (dancing the Samba) competed against Purdue (dancing the Mambo). Purdue advanced to the finals, with viewer votes offsetting their 24 to 22 deficit in judges' scores. The May 18 episode featured Rutgers and Utah Valley. Both teams danced the Cha-cha-cha, and Utah Valley won the dance-off with their score of 29 over Rutgers' 21. In the finals (on May 25), Utah Valley (dancing the Samba) topped Purdue (who danced the Cha-cha-cha) for the championship.

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale U.S. Ratings Network Rank
Dance Show Results Show Dance Show Results Show
10 19 March 22, 2010 May 25, 2010 19.743[1] 15.149[1] ABC 3[1] 11[1]
Episode Number Episode Original Airdate Rating Share Rating/Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Weekly Rank
10.01 Week 1 March 22, 2010 15.0 23 6.4 24.19 2[2]
10.02 Week 2, Part 1 March 29, 2010 14.4 23 5.6/16[3] 22.966[3] 1[4]
10.03 Week 2, Part 2 March 30, 2010 9.3 15 3.0/9 14.280[5] 5[4]
10.04 Week 3, Part 1 April 5, 2010 13.3 5.1 5.1/14 21.21 2[6]
10.05 Week 3, Part 2 April 6, 2010 8.2[7] 13[7] 2.5/7[7] 12.435[7] 12[6]
10.06 Week 4, Part 1 April 12, 2010 13.2 21 4.9/14 20.56 3[8]
10.07 Week 4, Part 2 April 13, 2010 8.6 14 2.8/8 13.60 6[8]
10.08 Week 5, Part 1 April 19, 2010 13.4[9] 21[9] 4.8/13[9] 21.066[9] 1[10]
10.09 Week 5, Part 2 April 20, 2010 8.8[11] 14[11] 2.4/7[11] 13.556[11] 5[10]
10.10 Week 6, Part 1 April 26, 2010 13.2[12] 21[12] 4.4/12[12] 20.404[12] 1[13]
10.11 Week 6, Part 2 April 27, 2010 8.2[14] 13[14] 2.4/7[14] 12.390[14] 10[13]
10.12 Week 7, Part 1 May 3, 2010 12.5[15] 20[15] 4.1/12[15] 19.641[15] 1
10.13 Week 7, Part 2 May 4, 2010 7.8[16] 13[16] 2.4/7[16] 12.043[16] 11
10.14 Week 8, Part 1 May 10, 2010 12.3 19 4.1/11 19.16 3
10.15 Week 8, Part 2 May 11, 2010 8.1[17] 13[17] 2.5/7[17] 12.515[17] 15
10.16 Week 9, Part 1 May 17, 2010 12.1 19 4.1/11 19.04 1
10.17 Week 9, Part 2 May 18, 2010 8.6 14 2.5/7 13.19 13
10.18 Week 10, Part 1 May 24, 2010 12.6 21 4.0/12 19.36 3
10.19 Week 10, Part 2 May 25, 2010 11.6 19 3.9/11 18.40 4

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
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