Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 10)

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Dancing with the Stars (season 10)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes19
Original channelABC
Original runMarch 22, 2010 – May 25, 2010
Additional information
Celebrity winnerNicole Scherzinger
Professional winnerDerek Hough
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Dancing with the Stars (season 10)
Promotional advertisement for season ten (designed by BLT & Associates)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes19
Original channelABC
Original runMarch 22, 2010 – May 25, 2010
Additional information
Celebrity winnerNicole Scherzinger
Professional winnerDerek Hough
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 9
Next →
Season 11

Season ten of Dancing with the Stars premiered on March 22, 2010. There was not an elimination the first week of competition. The first elimination took place on March 30.

Samantha Harris did not return as co-host for this season, due to her expanded correspondent duties on The Insider and Entertainment Tonight. On March 8, 2010, Tom Bergeron announced on Good Morning America that his new co-host is season seven champion Brooke Burke. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba continued as the judges this season.

Season ten had 11 contestants. Damian Whitewood, from the Broadway dance revue Burn the Floor, joined the list of professionals this season. Ashly DelGrosso Costa, whose last season as a pro was season three, returned, and Edyta Śliwińska continued as the longest tenured professional on the show, having appeared on the first ten seasons. This is the second season since season 5 that none of the couples scored a perfect 30 in the first night of the finals, and so far the first and only season where none of the couples got a 10 in the freestyle dances.

This season, the Results Show was moved to 8 pm on Tuesdays instead of the usual 9 pm slot. This season also features other changes such as the "red room" being inside of the ballroom, enclosed by glass walls (affectionately referred to as "The Celebriquarium" by Bergeron), a balcony with a railing where the cast can stand and watch the performances live rather than on a monitor, and theme nights. Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger won the competition over Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek and ESPN Sportscaster Erin Andrews, who took second and third, respectively.


The 11 celebrities and professional dancers who competed were:

CelebrityOccupation / known forProfessional partnerResult
Doherty, ShannenShannen DohertyActressBallas, MarkMark BallasEliminated 1st
on March 30, 2010
Aldrin, BuzzBuzz AldrinLegendary astronautCosta, AshlyAshly CostaEliminated 2nd
on April 6, 2010
Turner, AidenAiden TurnerSoap opera actorŚliwińska, EdytaEdyta ŚliwińskaEliminated 3rd
on April 13, 2010
Gosselin, KateKate GosselinReality television starDovolani, TonyTony DovolaniEliminated 4th
on April 20, 2010
Pavelka, JakeJake PavelkaReality television starHightower, ChelsieChelsie HightowerEliminated 5th
on April 27, 2010
Anderson, PamelaPamela AndersonFormer Playboy model & actressWhitewood, DamianDamian WhitewoodEliminated 6th
on May 4, 2010
Nash, NiecyNiecy NashComedienne & television hostVan Amstel, LouisLouis Van AmstelEliminated 7th
on May 11, 2010
Ochocinco, ChadChad OchocincoNFL playerBurke, CherylCheryl BurkeEliminated 8th
on May 18, 2010
Andrews, ErinErin AndrewsESPN sportscasterChmerkovskiy, MaksimMaksim ChmerkovskiyThird place
on May 25, 2010
Lysacek, EvanEvan LysacekOlympic figure skaterTrebunskaya, AnnaAnna TrebunskayaSecond place
on May 25, 2010
Scherzinger, NicoleNicole ScherzingerThe Pussycat Dolls lead singerHough, DerekDerek HoughWinner
on May 25, 2010

Scoring chart[edit]

Top 3Top 2
Nicole & Derek12528532325+25=502926+10=3627+27=5429+30=5930+29=5928+27+30=85+30=115
Evan & Anna22324472626+26=522721+6=2730+24=5427+26=5329+30=5928+24+28=80+28=108
Erin & Maksim32123442318+21=392225+9=3427+24=5128+25=5327+29=5629+26+26=81
Chad & Cheryl41816342021+23=441824+7=3125+27=5221+24=4527+25=52
Niecy & Louis51821392118+18=361821+5=2625+24=4923+20=43
Pamela & Damian62122432123+24=472122+8=3024+27=51
Jake & Chelsie72020402119+19=382321+4=25
Kate & Tony81615311514+18=3215
Aiden & Edyta91519342015+18=33
Buzz & Ashly10141226
Shannen & Mark111820
Red numbers indicates the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicates the highest score for each week.
     indicates the couple eliminated that week.
     indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two.
     indicates the returning couple that was the last to be called safe.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
     indicates the third-place couple.


This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 30-points scale (the scores for the Swing Marathon from week 6 are not included). The scoring from week four counts as two dances.

Rank by averagePlaceCoupleTotal pointsNumber of dancesAverage
11Nicole & Derek4681727.5
22Evan & Anna4471726.3
33Erin & Maks3941624.6
46Pamela & Damian205922.8
54Chad & Cheryl2891322.2
65Niecy & Louis2271120.6
77Jake & Chelsie143720.4
811Shannen & Mark38219.0
99Aiden & Edyta87517.4
108Kate & Tony93615.5
1110Buzz & Ashly39313.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 30-point scale are as follows:

DanceBest dancer(s)Highest scoreWorst dancer(s)Lowest score
Cha-cha-chaNicole Scherzinger29Buzz Aldrin14
Viennese WaltzEvan Lysacek28Kate Gosselin16
JiveNicole Scherzinger30Kate Gosselin15
FoxtrotEvan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
29Buzz Aldrin12
Paso dobleEvan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
30Kate Gosselin15
WaltzEvan Lysacek
Chad Ochocinco
Nicole Scherzinger
27Buzz Aldrin13
QuickstepEvan Lysacek28Chad Ochocinco18
RumbaNicole Scherzinger28Aiden Turner15
TangoNicole Scherzinger29Kate Gosselin14
SambaErin Andrews29Evan Lysacek
Jake Pavelka
Argentine tangoEvan Lysacek
Nicole Scherzinger
30Niecy Nash21
FreestyleNicole Scherzinger27Evan Lysacek24

Pamela Anderson & Shannen Doherty are the only stars not to land on this list.

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

According to the traditional 30-point scale (team dances not included):

CouplesHighest scoring dance(s)Lowest scoring dance(s)
Nicole & DerekPaso doble, Argentine tango (twice) & Jive (30)Quickstep (23)
Evan & AnnaArgentine tango & Paso doble (30)Samba (21)
Erin & MaksimPaso doble & Samba (29)Tango (18)
Chad & CherylWaltz (27)Foxtrot (16)
Niecy & LouisQuickstep (25)Cha-cha-cha, Jive & Rumba (18)
Pamela & DamianRumba & Waltz (24)Cha-cha-cha, Paso doble & Quickstep (21)
Jake & ChelsieCha-cha-cha (23)Tango (19)
Kate & TonyTango (18)Tango (14)
Aiden & EdytaQuickstep (20)Cha-cha-cha & Rumba (15)
Buzz & AshlyCha-cha-cha (14)Foxtrot (12)
Shannen & MarkJive (20)Viennese Waltz (18)

Weekly scores and songs[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running order
Chad & Cheryl18 (6, 6, 6)Cha-cha-cha"It's Just Begun"—The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Shannen & Mark18 (6, 6, 6)Viennese Waltz"The Killing Moon"—Nouvelle Vague
Erin & Maksim21 (7, 7, 7)Cha-cha-cha"TiK ToK"—Ke$ha
Jake & Chelsie20 (7, 6, 7)Viennese Waltz"Kiss from a Rose"—Seal
Niecy & Louis18 (7, 5, 6)Cha-cha-cha"Rescue Me"—Fontella Bass
Evan & Anna23 (8, 7, 8)Viennese Waltz"I'll Be"—Edwin McCain
Buzz & Ashly14 (5, 4, 5)Cha-cha-cha"Cupid"—Sam Cooke
Nicole & Derek25 (9, 7, 9)Viennese Waltz"Hold You In My Arms"―Ray LaMontagne
Aiden & Edyta15 (5, 5, 5)Cha-cha-cha"Hungry Like the Wolf"—Duran Duran
Kate & Tony16 (6, 5, 5)Viennese Waltz"She's Always a Woman"—Billy Joel
Pamela & Damian21 (7, 6, 8)Cha-cha-cha"Gimme All Your Lovin'"—ZZ Top

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Shannen & Mark20 (7, 6, 7)Jive"Shake a Tail Feather"—Ray CharlesEliminated
Aiden & Edyta19 (7, 6, 6)Foxtrot"I've Got You Under My Skin"—Frank SinatraSafe
Evan & Anna24 (8, 8, 8)Jive"The Best Damn Thing"—Avril LavigneSafe
Niecy & Louis21 (7, 7, 7)Foxtrot"Love You I Do"—Jennifer HudsonSafe
Jake & Chelsie20 (6, 7, 7)Jive"Hip to be Square"—Huey Lewis and the NewsSafe
Buzz & Ashly12 (4, 4, 4)Foxtrot"Fly Me to the Moon"—Frank SinatraSafe
Nicole & Derek28 (10, 8, 10)Jive"SOS"—RihannaSafe
Erin & Maksim23 (8, 7, 8)Foxtrot"Love Story"—Taylor SwiftSafe
Pamela & Damian22 (7, 7, 8)Foxtrot"I Wanna Be Loved By You"—Marilyn MonroeBottom 2
Chad & Cheryl16 (6, 5, 5)Foxtrot"100 Years"—Five for FightingSafe
Kate & Tony15 (5, 5, 5)Jive"I'm Still Standing"—Elton JohnSafe

Week 3: Story-telling Week[edit]

Running order
Evan & Anna26 (9, 8, 9)Quickstep"Hot Honey Rag"— from ChicagoSafe
Buzz & Ashly13 (5, 4, 4)Waltz"What a Wonderful World"—Louis ArmstrongEliminated
Jake & Chelsie21 (7, 7, 7)Quickstep"Walk Like an Egyptian"—The BanglesBottom 2
Niecy & Louis21 (7, 7, 7)Waltz"With You I'm Born Again"—Billy Preston ft. Syreeta WrightSafe
Chad & Cheryl20 (7, 6, 7)Paso doble"Cancion Del Mariachi"—Los Lobos ft. Antonio BanderasSafe
Pamela & Damian21 (7, 7, 7)Paso doble"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"—The AnimalsSafe
Aiden & Edyta20 (7, 6, 7)Quickstep"Hey, Soul Sister"—TrainSafe
Erin & Maksim23 (8, 7, 8)Waltz"See the Day"—Dee C. LeeSafe
Kate & Tony15 (5, 5, 5)Paso doble"Paparazzi"—Lady GagaSafe
Nicole & Derek23 (8, 6, 9)Quickstep"Anything Goes"—Cole Porter ft.Stacey KentSafe

Week 4: Double-score Showdown[edit]

Running order
CoupleTechnical ScorePerformance ScoreDanceMusicResult
Erin & Maksim18 (6, 6, 6)21 (7, 7, 7)Tango"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"—EurythmicsSafe
Evan & Anna26 (9, 8, 9)26 (9, 8, 9)Tango"Wait a Minute"—The Pussycat DollsSafe
Niecy & Louis18 (6, 6, 6)18 (6, 6, 6)Rumba"Taking Chances"—Celine DionLast to be Called Safe
Aiden & Edyta15 (5, 5, 5)18 (6, 6, 6)Rumba"Live Like We're Dying"—Kris AllenEliminated
Nicole & Derek25 (9, 8, 8)25 (8, 8, 9)Rumba"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"—Roberta FlackSafe
Jake & Chelsie19 (6, 7, 6)19 (7, 6, 6)Tango"A Girl Like You"—Edwyn CollinsSafe
Kate & Tony14 (4, 5, 5)18 (6, 6, 6)Tango"For Your Entertainment"—Adam LambertSafe
Chad & Cheryl21 (7, 6, 8)23 (8, 7, 8)Rumba"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart"—Alicia KeysSafe
Pamela & Damian23 (7, 8, 8)24 (8, 7, 9)Rumba"I Can't Make You Love Me"—Bonnie RaittSafe

Week 5: Movie Night[edit]

Running order
Niecy & Louis18 (6, 6, 6)Jive"La Bamba"—Ritchie ValensLa BambaSafe
Chad & Cheryl18 (6, 6, 6)Quickstep"The Bare Necessities"—Phil HarrisThe Jungle BookSafe
Erin & Maksim22 (7, 7, 8)Jive"You Never Can Tell"—Chuck BerryPulp FictionSafe
Jake & Chelsie23 (8, 7, 8)Cha-cha-cha"Old Time Rock and Roll"—Bob SegerRisky BusinessSafe
Pamela & Damian21 (7, 6, 8)Quickstep"9 to 5"—Dolly PartonNine to FiveBottom 2
Kate & Tony15 (5, 5, 5)Foxtrot"Don't You (Forget About Me)"—Simple MindsThe Breakfast ClubEliminated
Nicole & Derek29 (10, 9, 10)Tango"Oh, Pretty Woman"—Roy OrbisonPretty WomanSafe
Evan & Anna27 (9, 9, 9)Rumba"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"—AerosmithArmageddonSafe

Week 6[edit]

Running order
Jake & Chelsie21 (7, 7, 7)Samba"Comanche"—The RevelsEliminated
Evan & Anna21 (7, 7, 7)Samba"Hey Mama"—The Black Eyed PeasSafe
Niecy & Louis21 (7, 7, 7)Argentine tango"El Sonido De La Milonga"—CampoBottom 2
Erin & Maksim25 (9, 7, 9)Samba"When I Get You Alone"—Robin ThickeSafe
Chad & Cheryl24 (8, 8, 8)Argentine tango"Mas de lo Mismo"—TanghettoSafe
Nicole & Derek26 (9, 7, 10)Samba"María"—Ricky MartinSafe
Pamela & Damian22 (7, 7, 8)Argentine tango"Enjoy the Silence"—Depeche ModeSafe
Jake & Chelsie
Niecy & Louis
Evan & Anna
Chad & Cheryl
Pamela & Damian
Erin & Maksim
Nicole & Derek
Swing Marathon"In the Mood"—Ernie Fields

Week 7[edit]

Running order
Erin & Maksim27 (9, 9, 9)Quickstep"Dancin' Fool"—Barry ManilowBottom 2
Chad & Cheryl25 (8, 9, 8)Viennese Waltz"Sparks"—ColdplaySafe
Nicole & Derek27 (9, 9, 9)Waltz"You Light Up My Life"—Debby BooneSafe
Pamela & Damian24 (8, 8, 8)Waltz"At This Moment"—Billy & the BeatersEliminated
Niecy & Louis25 (9, 8, 8)Quickstep"You're The Top"—Cole PorterSafe
Evan & Anna30 (10, 10, 10)Argentine tango"Bust Your Windows"—Jazmine SullivanSafe
Pamela & Damian
Chad & Cheryl
Nicole & Derek
27 (9, 9, 9)Cha-cha-cha"Telephone"—Lady Gaga
Erin & Maksim
Evan & Anna
Niecy & Louis
24 (8, 8, 8)"Holiday"—Madonna

Week 8: Race to the Semifinals[edit]

Running order
Chad & Cheryl21 (7, 7, 7)Tango"Sweet Dreams"—BeyoncéBottom 2
24 (8, 8, 8)1960s Jive"Love Man"—Otis Redding
Niecy & Louis23 (7, 8, 8)Viennese Waltz"I Got You Babe"—Sonny & CherEliminated
20 (7, 6, 7)1990s Paso doble"Rhythm is a Dancer"—Snap!
Erin & Maksim28 (9, 10, 9)Argentine tango"Una Música Brutal"—Gotan ProjectSafe
25 (8, 8, 9)1980s Rumba"Missing You"—John Waite
Evan & Anna27 (9, 9, 9)Waltz"Open Arms"—JourneySafe
26 (9, 8, 9)Futuristic cha-cha-cha"Bulletproof"—La Roux
Nicole & Derek29 (10, 9, 10)Foxtrot"Haven't Met You Yet"—Michael BubléSafe
30 (10, 10, 10)1950s Paso doble"Spanish Guitar"—Bo Diddley

Week 9: Semifinals[edit]

Running order
Erin & Maksim27 (9, 9, 9)Viennese Waltz"February Song"—Josh GrobanLast to be Called Safe
29 (10, 9, 10)Paso doble"U Got the Look"—Prince
Nicole & Derek30 (10, 10, 10)Argentine tango"El Capitalismo Foraneo"—Gotan ProjectSafe
29 (10, 9, 10)Cha-cha-cha"Kiss"—Prince
Chad & Cheryl27 (9, 9, 9)Waltz"If You Don't Know Me by Now"—Simply RedEliminated
25 (8, 8, 9)Samba"Alejandro"—Lady Gaga
Evan & Anna29 (10, 9, 10)Foxtrot"I've Got the World on a String"—Frank SinatraSafe
30 (10, 10, 10)Paso doble"Bring Me to Life"—Evanescence

Week 10: Finals[edit]

Running order (Night 1)
CoupleScoreDanceMusicAssistant Judge
Erin & Maksim29 (10, 10, 9)Samba
"Mi Swing Es Tropical"—Quantic & NikodemusBruno Tonioli
26 (9, 8, 9)Freestyle"Alone"—Heart
Evan & Anna28 (10, 9, 9)Viennese Waltz"Piano Man"—Billy JoelLen Goodman
24 (8, 8, 8)Freestyle"Footloose"—Kenny Loggins
Nicole & Derek28 (9, 9, 10)Rumba"The Lady in Red"—Chris De BurghCarrie Ann Inaba
27 (9, 9, 9)Freestyle"A Little Less Conversation"—Elvis Presley
Nicole & Derek30Argentine tango"El Capitalismo Foraneo"—Gotan ProjectSafe
Evan & Anna28Argentine tango"Bust Your Windows"—Jazmine SullivanSafe
Erin & Maksim26Argentine tango"Una Música Brutal"—Gotan ProjectThird place
Running order (Top 2)
Nicole & Derek30 (10, 10, 10)Jive"Proud Mary"—Ike & Tina TurnerWinner
Evan & Anna28 (10, 9, 9)Quickstep"I Want You to Want Me"—Letters To CleoRunner-up

Dance chart[edit]

Nicole & DerekViennese WaltzJiveQuickstepRumbaTangoSambaSwing MarathonWaltzCha-cha-chaFoxtrotPaso doble (1950s)Argentine tangoCha-cha-chaRumbaFreestyleArgentine tangoJive
Evan & AnnaViennese WaltzJiveQuickstepTangoRumbaSambaSwing MarathonArgentine tangoCha-cha-chaWaltzFuturistic Cha-cha-chaFoxtrotPaso dobleViennese WaltzFreestyleArgentine tangoQuickstep
Erin & MaksimCha-cha-chaFoxtrotWaltzTangoJiveSambaSwing MarathonQuickstepCha-cha-chaArgentine tangoRumba (1980s)Viennese WaltzPaso dobleSambaFreestyleArgentine tangoCha-cha-cha
Chad & CherylCha-cha-chaFoxtrotPaso dobleRumbaQuickstepArgentine tangoSwing MarathonViennese WaltzCha-cha-chaTangoJive (1960s)WaltzSamba
Niecy & LouisCha-cha-chaFoxtrotWaltzRumbaJiveArgentine tangoSwing MarathonQuickstepCha-cha-chaViennese WaltzPaso doble (1990s)Moulin Rouge
Pamela & DamianCha-cha-chaFoxtrotPaso dobleRumbaQuickstepArgentine tangoSwing MarathonWaltzCha-cha-chaMoulin Rouge
Jake & ChelsieViennese WaltzJiveQuickstepTangoCha-cha-chaSambaSwing MarathonViennese Waltz
Kate & TonyViennese WaltzJivePaso dobleTangoFoxtrotPaso doble/Disco
Aiden & EdytaCha-cha-chaFoxtrotQuickstepRumbaCha-cha-cha
Buzz & AshlyCha-cha-chaFoxtrotWaltzPaso doble
Shannen & MarkViennese WaltzJiveCha-cha-cha

     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
     Danced, but not scored

Guest performances on results episodes[edit]

In addition to recapping the week's earlier performances by the competitors, each results show features one or more guest musical performers/acts who perform at least one song. During each song, the Dancing with the Stars dance troupe or guest dancers perform a choreographed dance. Unless otherwise noted, the Dancing with the Stars dance troupe performed during the musical number.

March 30, 2010

The The Beach Boys featuring John Stamos performed "California Girls", "Kokomo", and "Fun, Fun, Fun", accompanied by dancers Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ashly Costa, Anna Trebunskaya, Louis van Amstel and Damian Whitewood.

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment featured Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine with Haitian dancers.

April 6, 2010

Reba McEntire performed "I Want a Cowboy" (featuring Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Snejana Petrova and Edyta Śliwińska) and "Consider Me Gone" (with Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer dancing). Mark Ballas performed "Malagueña" while Chelsie Hightower and Derek Hough danced.

April 13, 2010

Sade sang "Babyfather" while Chelsie Hightower and Damian Whitewood danced, and also sang "The Sweetest Taboo" (featuring her own dancers).

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment featured Nuttin' But Stringz and Tiler Peck with other dancers.

April 20, 2010

Maxwell performed "Fistful of Tears" while Teddy Forance and Tyne Stecklein danced. Debi Nova performed "Drummer Boy", featuring dancing by Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani, Derek Hough and Damian Whitewood.

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment featured Iconic Movies dance by Marguerite Derricks with Debbie Allen.

April 27, 2010

Melissa Etheridge performed two songs: "Fearless Love" (with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower and Anna Trebunskaya dancing) and "Come to My Window" (featuring a dance by Alec Mazo and Edyta Śliwińska). Benise performed "Salsa Salsa" featuring his own dancers.

May 4, 2010

Train performed "Hey, Soul Sister" while Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower and Lacey Schwimmer danced, and also performed "Drops of Jupiter", which featured dancing by Karina Smirnoff and Louis van Amstel.

The Macy's Stars of Dance segment featured Viva Elvis by Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil.

May 11, 2010

Gipsy Kings performed two songs: "You've Got A Friend In Me" (featuring dancing by Cheryl Burke, Dmitry Chaplin, Tony Dovolani and Kym Johnson), and "Bamboleo", which featured DJ Guthrie, Tyne Stecklein and two other guest professional dancers.

May 18, 2010

Sarah McLachlan sang both "Angel" (with Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya dancing) and "Loving You is Easy" (featuring dancing by Dmitry Chaplin, Kym Johnson, Lacey Schwimmer, and Damian Whitewood). Miley Cyrus performed "Can't Be Tamed" featuring her own dancers.

For the May 18th "Design a Dance" performance, viewers had voted in the weeks beforehand about what former female celebrity they wanted to do the dance (Melissa Rycroft), what former male celebrity they wanted to do the dance (Joey Fatone), and what song they wanted the couple's Tango to be to ("Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss). Also, Dancing with the Stars held an online contest where viewers could submit their drawings for outfits for the performance. The viewers then also voted for a set of costumes picked by the show's designers. The winner was Emilio Oh. His designs were turned into the costumes for Fatone and Rycroft, and he won a trip to the show.

College dance championship[edit]

Four colleges were featured in a tournament-style competition. Three individual episodes featured two colleges competing against each other in a one-dance showdown. The judges provided individual scores following each performance.

On May 11, 2010, UC San Diego (dancing the Samba) competed against Purdue (dancing the Mambo). Purdue advanced to the finals, with viewer votes offsetting their 24 to 22 deficit in judges' scores. The May 18 episode featured Rutgers and Utah Valley. Both teams danced the Cha-cha-cha, and Utah Valley won the dance-off with their score of 29 over Rutgers' 21. In the finals (on May 25), Utah Valley (dancing the Samba) topped Purdue (who danced the Cha-cha-cha) for the championship.


SeasonEpisodesSeason premiereSeason finaleU.S. RatingsNetworkRank
Dance ShowResults ShowDance ShowResults Show
1019March 22, 2010May 25, 201019.743[1]15.149[1]ABC3[1]11[1]
Episode NumberEpisodeOriginal AirdateRatingShareRating/Share
Weekly Rank
10.01Week 1March 22, 201015.0236.424.192[2]
10.02Week 2, Part 1March 29, 201014.4235.6/16[3]22.966[3]1[4]
10.03Week 2, Part 2March 30, 20109.3153.0/914.280[5]5[4]
10.04Week 3, Part 1April 5, 201013.35.15.1/1421.212[6]
10.05Week 3, Part 2April 6, 20108.2[7]13[7]2.5/7[7]12.435[7]12[6]
10.06Week 4, Part 1April 12, 201013.2214.9/1420.563[8]
10.07Week 4, Part 2April 13, 20108.6142.8/813.606[8]
10.08Week 5, Part 1April 19, 201013.4[9]21[9]4.8/13[9]21.066[9]1[10]
10.09Week 5, Part 2April 20, 20108.8[11]14[11]2.4/7[11]13.556[11]5[10]
10.10Week 6, Part 1April 26, 201013.2[12]21[12]4.4/12[12]20.404[12]1[13]
10.11Week 6, Part 2April 27, 20108.2[14]13[14]2.4/7[14]12.390[14]10[13]
10.12Week 7, Part 1May 3, 201012.5[15]20[15]4.1/12[15]19.641[15]1
10.13Week 7, Part 2May 4, 20107.8[16]13[16]2.4/7[16]12.043[16]11
10.14Week 8, Part 1May 10, 201012.3194.1/1119.163
10.15Week 8, Part 2May 11, 20108.1[17]13[17]2.5/7[17]12.515[17]15
10.16Week 9, Part 1May 17, 201012.1194.1/1119.041
10.17Week 9, Part 2May 18, 20108.6142.5/713.1913
10.18Week 10, Part 1May 24, 201012.6214.0/1219.363
10.19Week 10, Part 2May 25, 201011.6193.9/1118.404

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