Soap star Aiden Turner and partner Edyta Sliwinska were eliminated on Tuesday's "Dancing with the Stars" results show. They were in second-to-last place with 33 points after their competition on Monday's show. Kate Gosselin, of "Jon & Kate plus 8" fame, earned the fewest judges' points, 32, but Aiden received the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes.
"Each week I came out here and gave it my all and got less nervous, you know, dancing in front of a live audience. And last night I had the best time dancing with Edyta," Aiden said. The audience gave the couple a standing ovation, which host Tom Bergeron said didn't always happen during week four's competition.
"It's been a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears... going home, I'm really truly going to miss it," Aiden said in a taped interview that aired when the results were revealed.
Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin, actress Niecy Nash, ESPN's Erin Andrews, actress Pamela Anderson, singer Nicole Scherzinger, "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka, ice skater Evan Lysacek and NFL star Chad Ochocinco will continue to the fifth week of competition on "Dancing with the Stars" next Monday.
After Monday's competition, Evan and Anna Trebunskaya were the point leaders with 52 judges' points. Nicole and partner Derek Hough were in second with 50. Pamela and partner Damian Whitewood were in third with 47 points. Chad and partner Cheryl Burke were in fourth place with 44. Erin and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were in fifth with 39. Jake and partner Chelsie Hightower were sixth with 38. Niecy and partner Louis Van Amstel were in seventh with 36 points. Kate and partner Tony Dovolani were in last with 32 points, though the judges determined their Monday tango was Kate's best dance yet.
Here's a recap of Monday's show:
The show was dubbed "the double score showdown" because two sets of points were given for each couple. One set was awarded for technique and another for performance. A total of 60 points (30 for technique and 30 for performance) were available for each couple to earn. Each couple performed either a tango or rumba and judges looked to see three specific moves in each dance.
Pamela Anderson, the 42-year-old former "Baywatch" actress, and partner Damian Whitewood earned 47 points for their rumba (23 for technique and 24 for performance.)
Len Goodman, 7, 8: "It had a sophistication... Well done. Great dance."
Bruno Tonioli, 9, 8: "Pamela Anderson can do refinement and elegance and still be drop-dead sexy... Technically, the best dance you've ever done."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8, 7: "There was a beautiful sophistication of your movement... there was magic happening."
Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, and partner Cheryl Burke received a total of 44 points (23 for performance and 21 for technique) for their rumba. Cheryl was sporting a diamond ring on her left ring finger courtesy of Chad. Chad said he gave Cheryl the ring as a thank-you gift since she's been working so hard to turn the football star into a dancer. Chad's made no secret about having a crush on Cheryl in previous episodes.
Bruno Tonioli, 8, 8: "Those hips were alive. You were fluid. You sustained the lines."
Len Goodman, 7, 6: "Improvement in the posture. Improvement in the performance... Your best dance. Well done."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8, 7: "Chad, you definitely turned on the heat."
Kate Gosselin, mother of sextuplets and twins and star of the no-longer-airing reality saga "Jon & Kate Plus 8," and partner Tony Dovolani earned 32 points (14 for technique and 18 for performance) for their tango. Before her dance, Kate said: "I don't want this experience to be over. All I can do is give it my best."
Bruno Tonioli, 6, 5: "We're having a mini breakthrough tonight... You're actually starting to move out there."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 6, 4: "I'm really proud of you... You have determination."
Len Goodman, 6, 5: The head judge applauded Tony. "If you've got a really talented dancer, it's a lot easier than if you've got someone that's less talented. And I think you've done a great job of bringing Kate to produce her best dance so far."
Jake Pavelka, the most recent "Bachelor," and his partner Chelsie Hightower were criticized for having a "messy" tango full of errors, though Jake's energy level was praised. A stumble at the beginning of the dance was difficult to overcome. They earned 38 points (19 in both categories).
Len Goodman, 6, 7: "You attacked the dance... you had a couple of incidents."
Bruno Tonioli, 6, 6: "You throw in a lot of energy... you went wrong so many times."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 7, 6: "You're not quite connected emotionally or physically" to partner Chelsie.
Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls, and partner Derek Hough earned a total of 50 points (25 in each category) for their rumba.
Bruno Tonioli, 9, 8: "Give me a little bit more sex."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8 9: "You were nervous tonight... you're out of your game tonight."
Len Goodman, 8, 8: "You got the balance correct between the technique and the performance."
Aiden Turner, "All My Children" star, and partner Edyta Sliwinska earned 33 total points for their rumba. Fifteen points were given for their technique and 18 for performance. Aiden was criticized for starting his moves at the shoulders instead of in his core, which doesn't allow the dance to flow properly.
Bruno Tonioli, 6, 5: "All of the movement in the rumba has to come from the center... and that did not happen."
Len Goodman, 6, 5: "You acted out the dance, but, you know, to be honest, there was no flow to it... Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse you've come out and done that."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 6, 5: "I definitely felt that you were more comfortable out there."
Niecy Nash, the "Reno 911" actress and host of "Clean House," and partner Louis Van Amstel earned 18 points in both categories for a total of 36 for their rumba. Louis said though the dance was known for being romantic, it was also a very spiritual dance. He wanted Niecy to dedicate the performance to her brother Michael, who was fatally shot in 1993. According to a Los Angeles Times story, Michael Ensley was shot at age 17 by a 15 year old in a hallway at high school.
Len Goodman, 6, 6: "I would have liked to have seen a little more hip action... It was a bit boring."
Bruno Tonioli, 6, 6: "You looked like you were in a trance, my darling."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 6, 6: "As a tribute to your brother, I can completely appreciate that... in your mind you might have been dancing bigger than we saw."
Evan Lysacek, gold medal winning ice skater, earned 52 points for his tango with partner Anna Trebunskaya. The judges awarded the couple 26 points in both technique and performance categories.
Bruno Tonioli, 9, 9: "Strong. Powerful with a hint of catlike arrogance."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9, 9: "Perfect blend of artistry and technique."
Len Goodman, 8, 8: "Well done." He was especially impressed that Evan lead with his heel on the complicated Viennese cross.
Erin Andrews, ESPN broadcaster, received 39 points for her tango with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The judges awarded the couple 21 points for performance and 18 points for technique.
Len Goodman, 7, 6: "I thought most of the dance was very good."
Bruno Tonioli, 7, 6: "You started it very, very well... then you went wrong and you never caught up."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 7, 6: "I think your performance suffered because of your attention to technique."
Week three: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and his partner Ashly Costa
Week two: Shannen Doherty, aka Brenda Walsh on the original "Beverly Hills, 90210," and partner Mark Ballas.
Week one: No one.
Tom Bergeron's new co-host is season seven champion Brooke Burke. Former co-host Samantha Harris left the show.
Dancers Kym Johnson, Lacey Schwimmer, Jonathan Roberts, Karina Smirnoff and Dmitry Chaplin are missing from this season's lineup.