'Dancing With the Stars': Evan Lysacek's samba ties him for last place. What happened?

evan-lysacek-samba2.jpgIt was no gold medal performance for Evan Lysacek Monday (April 26) night.

Lysacek saw his worst scores of the "Dancing With the Stars" competition with his samba. While triple sevens might have been welcome scores for some of the other "DWTS" competitors, for the consistently high-scoring Lysacek, it was a huge disappointment.

The judges' comments only added salt to the wounds.

Bruno Tonioli
liked his lyrical lines, but he said they don't work for this dance. He added that his legs should have been turned out.

Len Goodman prefaced his remarks with, "I don't want to be nasty." Uh oh. "It was your worst dance," said Goodman, cutting straight to the point.

Carrie Ann Inaba simply said, "You lost the battle tonight."

And lose he did. Lysacek, who is used to coming in first or second in his back and forth battle with Nicole Scherzinger (who won the night), tied for last place alongside Jake Pavelka and Niecy Nash (who both also scored triple sevens).

Why the sudden fall from grace? Lysacek did mention that he is still working on his Latin dances -- but then again, he scored a 27 with his rumba just last week.

Could it have been that hit he took to the head? Lysacek whacked his head on the ground during practice in a lift swing move. He even went to the hospital, where he was told he had a "very mild concussion."

Eh, we don't think Lysacek -- who has been dancing on broken toes for weeks -- would place the blame on a "very mild concussion."

has an interview scheduled with Lysacek for Tuesday morning, so we'll be sure to ask him what the heck happened and give you all the day-after info.

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