Actress Niecy Nash is taking her humor and her self-described "jiggly parts" home. The celebrity and her dance partner Louis Van Amstel were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday. She had the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes after Monday's competition. She received the fewest judges' points during the week eight competition, earning 43 out of 60 points.
"I am a 40-year-old mother of three. I have three C-sections under my belt... I was able to survive in this competition this long against some fantastic people. I cannot hula hoop with a Cheerio... I have had such a fantastic time," Niecy said. She thanked her fans, her mom and her Mr. Wonderful for cheering her on and voting for her each week.
Louis Van Amstel will miss Niecy's humor. "She is funny," he said of his partner.
Continuing to next week's competition are singer Nicole Scherzinger, ice skater Evan Lysacek, NFL star Chad Ochocinco and sportscaster Erin Andrews. After viewers' votes and judges' points were calculated, Chad was in the bottom two with Niecy and Erin was in the bottom three. Evan and Nicole learned they would continue in the competition earlier in the show.
Here's a recap of Monday's show:
Nicole Scherzinger finally earned a 10 from head judge Len Goodman. She was the point leader with 59 out of 60 points. Tied for second were Evan Lysacek and Erin Andrews with 53 points each. Football star Chad Ochocinco's 45 points earned him fourth place while Niecy Nash was in last place with 43 points. Each celebrity had to dance two dances — one Latin and one ballroom — on Monday's show.
The Latin round:
Nicole Scherzinger, singer for the Pussycat Dolls, and partner Derek Hough earned a perfect 30 for their 1950s Paso Doble.
Bruno Tonioli, 10: "The beauty and the rebel in a feisty, vibrant, passionate performance... The flavor of Spain has never tasted so good."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "How did you match 50s with paso... How did you do that? Brilliant."
Len Goodman, 10: "It's not in my nature to be nice about two dances in one night. So I am really disappointed because there was nothing I could see to criticize." Derek and Nicole ran up to the judges' table and hugged Len.
Evan Lysacek, gold medal winning ice skater, and partner Anna Trebunskaya earned 26 points for their futuristic Cha Cha Cha.
Len Goodman, 8: "Evan has had a bit of luck here... You pitched the futuristic great. As a Cha Cha Cha I wasn't overstruck... So, again, You've confused me."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "It's Mr. Spock meets Barbarella in Cha Cha Trek: The Next Generation."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "I thought it was perfectly lucky that you got the futuristic Cha Cha Cha because I think stylistically the stiff movement is what you were going for and I think it worked well."
Erin Andrews, ESPN broadcaster, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy earned 25 points for their 1980s rumba.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "You should be up there, right equal, with Evan and Nicole. The reason why you're not... is because you do doubt yourself."
Len Goodman, 8: "The whole thing was jerky."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "You two make great music together... I think you should be in the finals."
Niecy Nash, actress, and partner Louis Van Amstel earned 20 points for their 1990s pasa doble. The judges weren't impressed.
Bruno Tonioli, 7: "You scary momma... It requires a lot of control and there was hardly any."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "I definitely felt this was your most ambitious routine yet. The balance of the power between you guys was out of whack."
Len Goodman, 6: "Everyone has a dance that really doesn't suit their personality and I think the paso doble was the dance that just didn't suit you."
Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, and partner Cheryl Burke earned 24 points for their 1960s jive to "Love Man."
Len Goodman, 8: "It was fun. It was high-energy."
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "You definitely pimped that jive."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "It was very groovy."
The ballroom round:
Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough earned 29 points for their foxtrot.
Bruno Tonioli, 10: "One and half minutes of pure dancing joy."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "It was nice to see you smiley again... You're in it to win it, and I love it."
Len Goodman, 9: "You turned it into an enchanting love story."
Evan Lysacek and partner Anna Trebunskaya earned 27 points for their waltz.
Len Goodman, 9: "I'm not sure if I liked it or not... I didn't like the roly-poly stuff on the floor... Your posture's great."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "You produce lines that are exquisite."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You have to lose yourself in the moment."
Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy earned 28 points for their tango. During footage shown of rehearsals, Erin said was nervous about the lift and some of the choreography. She said one move made her look like she was "humping a fire hydrant."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "That was just so hot I can't even describe it... Your legs were phenomenal."
Len Goodman, 10: "You dirty, dirty girl. I absolutely loved it."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "You're a lucky fire hydrant... I never knew you could be so bendy... You were on fire."
Chad Ochocinco and partner Cheryl Burke earned 21 points for their tango. Chad expressed disappointment at receiving a lower score than last week's 25 points.
Len Goodman, 7: "It needed a little more polish."
Bruno Tonioli, 7: "It has to be slicker."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "I love the attack. I love the intensity."
Niecy Nash and partner Louis Van Amstel earned 23 points for their Viennese Waltz.
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "Very, very pretty at the beginning."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "There was a little too much pull and push... the transitions weren't there."
Len Goodman, 8: "I'm pleasantly surprised. It had a lovely floaty quality to it."
Week seven: Actress Pamela Anderson and partner Damian Whitewood
Week six: "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka and his partner Chelsie Hightower
Week five: Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin and partner Tony Dovolani
Week four: "All My Children" star Aiden Turner and partner Edyta Sliwinska
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.