DWTS live TV blog: Judge Len Goodman gives his first 10 of the season to Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough

dminty@ledger-enquirer.comApril 22, 2013 

Disney star Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy got the sixth week of "Dancing with the Stars" competition off to a good start with a Cha Cha Cha that earned 29 out of 30 points. Only head judge Len Goodman found the performance just shy of perfection. He dusted off that "10" paddle for Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough's quickstep, though. They also earned 29 points, with Carrie Ann giving them a 9. Stevie Wonder performed live on the April 22 high-energy show.

Each couple had to perform a team dance as well as their individual dance. Team points were added to individual points for a total score. The team dance pushed Derek and Kellie into the lead position with 54 points. Gymnast Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas earned 52 total points, with 27 for their foxtrot. Zendaya and Val earned 51 total points. Actor Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson got their highest score of the competition -- 24 -- points for their tango, bringing them to 46. "Bachelor" star Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd received 46 points, with 21 points for the samba. Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff got 23 points for the quickstep, bringing them to 45. Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess got 43 points, with 18 for the samba. Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold earned 40 total points, with 18 for their rumba.

The couple who receives the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes will be eliminated on Tuesday's results show.

Team Paso -- Jacoby, Ingo, Zendaya and Victor -- earned 22 points, 7s from Carrie Ann and Bruno and an 8 from Len. Len: "It was a spirited effort... The group part was pretty tight." Bruno: "It was like watching an episode of Wrestle Mania." Carrie Ann: "It was just too sloppy. It was kind of a mess. I'm sorry."

Team Samba -- Kellie, Aly, Sean and Andy -- received 25 points, 9 from Len and 8s from Carrie Ann and Bruno. Bruno: "It's like a reunion of 'Boggie Nights.'" Carrie Ann: "There was flow, there was unity." Len: "You came out here and had fun and It was a pleasure to watch."

Here's a recap of the April 22 show:

Judges are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Hosts are Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet. A total of 30 points, 10 from each judge, were available for each dance. This was the sixth week of season 16 competition.

Teen star Zendaya Coleman, 16 years old, and Val Chmerkovskiy earned 29 points for their Cha Cha Cha to Stevie Wonder's "Do I do." Only Len thought it was one point shy of perfect. Len: "That's the way to start a show." Bruno: "You can Cha Cha me anytime you want." Carrie Ann: "You blew my away... that was perfection in motion." Week five: 29 points, Argentine Tango. Week four: 26, samba. Week three: 24, Viennese Waltz. Week two: 26, jive. Week one: 24, Contemporary dance.

Olympian and gymnastic standout Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas earned 27 points for their foxtrot to "Isn't She Lovely." Aly, who is from Boston, had an emotional week and Mark helped her by encouraging Aly to give people a reason to be joyful. Len: "It was a real foxy fox trot." Bruno: "You're so consistent." Carrie Ann: "I see you heading toward perfection." Week five: 25, samba. Week four: 27, contemporary. Week three, 23, Viennese Waltz. Week two: 24, quickstep. Week one: 21, Cha Cha Cha.

"General Hospital" soap star Ingo Rademacher and two-time DWTS winner Kym Johnson earned 24 points for their tango. Bruno: "You managed to keep control." Carrie Ann: "That was great... finally, welcome to the game." Len: "Bingo, Ingo." Week five: 21, Cha Cha Cha. Week four: 23, Viennese Waltz. Week three: 21 points, Paso Doble, Week two: 20, quickstep. Week one: 20, contemporary dance

"The Bachelor" Sean Lowe, who is now engaged to his top bachelorette Catherine, and Peta Murgatroyd earned 21 points for their samba to Stevie Wonder's "I Wish." The judges complained that it lacked musicality and hip action but the women in the audience went wild when Sean removed his shirt. Carrie Ann: "You have to learn to listen to the music." Len: "You've got to set your sights a bit higher, if all you want to do is beat Andy..." Bruno: "Look at the bright side, you can always get a job as a stripper." Week five: quickstep. Week four: 20. Week three: 21. Week two: 20, jive. Week one: 19, Foxtrot.

Actor Andy Dick and new pro Sharna Burgess received 18 points for their samba to Stevie Wonder's "Signed Sealed Delivered." Bruno: "Very clever." Carrie Ann " " Len: "You come out here and you give us fun."Week five: 18, paso doble. Week four: Viennese Waltz, 21. Week three: 18, Cha Cha Cha. Week-two score: 20 points, jazz. Week-one score: 17, foxtrot.

Former "American Idol" star Kellie Pickler and 3-time DWTS champ Derek Hough earned 29 points for their quickstep. Len and Bruno gave the couple 10 points while Carrie Ann gave just 9. Carrie Ann: "Everything about it was perfect except there was some space in your hold." Len: "That's the best dance I've seen on season 16." Bruno: "Dancing of the best quality... superb." Week five: 27, foxtrot. Week four: 26, rumba. Week three: 25, jive. Week two: 26, jazz. Week one: 21, Cha Cha Cha.

Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold, of "So You Think You Can Dance" fame 18 points for their rumba to "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Len: "We've had a lot of boxers on this show and you've gone more rounds... You've done very well." Bruno: "You're not the first one to have failed at this." Carrie Ann: "What I thought was beautiful was the sparkle in your eye." Week five: 21, Viennese Waltz. Week four: 18, paso doble. Week three: 23, contemporary dance. Week two: 18, jive. Week one: 18, Fox Trot.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff earned 23 points, 8s from Carrie Ann and Bruno and 7 from Len, for their quickstep. Bruno: "Your energy is amazing." Carrie Ann: "Every time you come out here you surprise me." Len: "This is a dance that doesn't 100 percent suit you... You did a good job with a hard dance." Week five: 26, jive. Week four: 24, fox trot. Week three: 24, rumba. Week two: 23, jazz. Week one: 20, Cha Cha Cha.

Eliminated week five: Actor and comedian D.L. Hughley and his dance partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday's (April 16) results show. They had the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes. The other couple in the bottom two was boxer Victor Ortiz with Lindsay Arnold.

When asked what he'd miss, D.L. Hughley said: "Just Cheryl." Then, he continued. "Len, I watched you during the package and you need to work on your hip action... and the hip surgery Bruno said I should have, I'm willing to you... I've had a ball." The judges were tough on D.L. this season but he kept cracking jokes. When he earned his highest score of the season -- 21 points, 7s across the board -- D.L. said: "That's higher than my SAT scores." In video footage, D.L. is shown saying how appreciative he was of making a new friend in Cheryl and learning a new skill. He vowed to keep dancing long after the show ended.

Watch his final dance here...

Eliminated week four: Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump with Gleb Savchenko. Watch Lisa and Gleb's final dance...

"Just to be included with this group of people, you know -- gold medalists, Olympians but most importantly -- just a wonderful bunch of people, so yes, I am really happy... It's been a long six weeks and boy has it taken its toll... It's been the hardest thing I've ever done," Lisa said. She called dancing with Gleb "a gift" because of patience. She thanked her cast mates for making the experience enjoyable.

Week three elimination: Country star Wynonna Judd and partner Tony Dovolani. The couple got just 15 points for their low-energy samba on the week-three show.Week-two score: 18 points, quickstep. Week-one score: 18 points, Cha Cha Cha. "I faced one of my biggest fears and I've made a lifetime friend out of Tony... this is the hardest job I've ever loved. I'm a singer, not a dancer... I can't wait to get back to making my record. I love my country music fans more than ever," Wynonna said when she learned she'd been eliminated. Watch their final dance, the samba:


Former ice skating sensation Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus dropped out of the competition on the first results show of the season. Week-one score: 21 points for their contemporary dance. Total two-week score: 36 out of 60. Had Dorothy and Tristan not left the show, the couple with the lowest combined two-week score of judges' points and viewers' votes would have been eliminated. Either Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold or Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko would have been eliminated. Though, comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke had the lowest judges' score, 12 points, in week one and earned the second lowest judges' score, 16 points, on March 25, viewers gave them enough votes to remain in the competition.

Read a recap of the second week of competition here.

Read a recap of the first week of competition here.

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