'Dancing With the Stars': Nicole Scherzinger back on top with five 10s

nicole-scherzinger-foxtrot.jpgEvan Lysacek might have stolen the show last week by earning triple 10s, but this Monday (May 10) Nicole Scherzinger outshined the Olympic gold medalist with five 10s (Len kept her from two perfect scores by giving her a nine for her foxtrot).

This was the first week on "Dancing With the Stars" that the dancers had to learn and perform two dances, which the judges noted caused some problems for Chad Ochocinco and Niecy Nash (who earned a 45 and 43 respectively). But Scherzinger nailed both her foxtrot and her '50s-inspired paso doble, earning 59/60 and high praise from the judges.

Bruno Tonioli called her foxtrot "one and half minutes of pure dancing joy" and exclaimed that "the flavor of Spain has never tasted so good!" of her paso doble.

Carrie Ann Inaba told her she's "defying [her] imagination" with her foxtrot and called her paso doble "brilliant."

Len Goodman might have held out with a nine for her foxtrot, but he still called it "irresistible." After her paso doble, he commented, "It's not in my nature to be nice about two dances in one night, but there was nothing I could see to criticize."

While Lysacek might have been feeling extra competitive this week, his scores didn't quite live up to his expectations. He earned 53/60 and tied with Erin Andrews for second place. No 10s for Lysacek this week, but Andrews scored a 10 from Goodman for her Argentine tango.

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