Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 2)

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Dancing with the Stars (season 2)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes15
Original channelABC
Original runJanuary 5, 2006 (2006-01-05) – February 24, 2006 (2006-02-24)
Additional information
Celebrity winnerDrew Lachey
Professional winnerCheryl Burke
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Dancing with the Stars (season 2)
Season two promotional advertisement made by BLT & Associates
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes15
Original channelABC
Original runJanuary 5, 2006 (2006-01-05) – February 24, 2006 (2006-02-24)
Additional information
Celebrity winnerDrew Lachey
Professional winnerCheryl Burke
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 1
Next →
Season 3

Season two of the Dancing with the Stars (U.S. edition) premiered on the ABC network on January 5, 2006, and ended February 24, 2006. This season expanded to ten couples from six in the previous season. All the professionals dancers from season one, with the exception of Alec Mazo and Charlotte Jørgensen, were a part of season two.

Season two expanded each program from an hour to 90 minutes, and added an hour-long results show the following night (in the first season no couples were eliminated in the first week; the first couple was eliminated at the end of the second episode, the second couple at the end of the third episode, and so on). Two couples were declared safe in an earlier portion of the show, the remaining couples were then named off until only the bottom two were left (the last two couples had the lowest amount of votes, with the exception of week seven, where the show explicitly stated that the order of all but the eliminated couple was random).


Romeo Miller was scheduled to appear in this season, but suffered an injury before the first show and was replaced by his father, Master P.[1] Romeo participated in season 12 and was partnered with Chelsie Hightower.

The ten celebrities and professional dance partners were:

CelebrityProfession(s)Professional partnerResult
Kenny MayneESPN sports journalistAndrea HaleEliminated 1st
on January 6, 2006
Tatum O'NealActress & authorNick KosovichEliminated 2nd
on January 13, 2006
Giselle FernandezJournalist & broadcasterJonathan RobertsEliminated 3rd
on January 20, 2006
P. MillerRapper & record producerAshly DelGrossoEliminated 4th
on January 27, 2006
Tia CarrereActressMaksim ChmerkovskiyEliminated 5th
on February 3, 2006
George HamiltonActor & producerEdyta ŚliwińskaEliminated 6th
on February 10, 2006
Lisa RinnaTalk show host & soap actressLouis Van AmstelEliminated 7th
on February 17, 2006
Stacy KeiblerRetired WWE wrestlerTony DovolaniThird place
on February 24, 2006
Jerry RiceRetired NFL playerAnna TrebunskayaRunner-up
on February 24, 2006
Drew LacheySinger & actorCheryl BurkeWinner
on February 24, 2006


In season two, Drew Lachey and Stacy Keibler broke out as the early frontrunners, as both had solid early performances, and some prior dance experience: Lachey's stage performances with 98 Degrees were extensively choreographed, and Keibler had childhood dance training as well as being a professional cheerleader. Although both Keibler and Lachey were assumed to have some form of a fan base, there was no way of knowing whether 98 Degrees fans or WWE fans were responsible for their success—Drew credited the people of Cincinnati, Ohio for helping him stay in the competition. Lachey was lauded for his passion and willingness to take risks, and Keibler for her long legs and technical perfection. In regard to the judges' scoring, in nearly every week, Lachey and Keibler held the top two spots in the scoring (either first-second or tied for first). In addition, Lachey and Keibler were the only dancers in the season to receive a perfect score (Keibler four, Lachey three), and have three of the four "encore" performances (Lachey twice, Keibler once). In week six, Stacy and Tony became the first couple in series history to receive two 30s (maximum judges' score) in a row. Drew and Cheryl were always among the top two highest scores and along with Jerry Rice and Anna Trebunskaya, were the only couple never chosen for the bottom two. The judges repeatedly told Keibler and Lachey that they were the best or among the best dancers in any of the international versions of the series. Also, Master P and his partner Ashly DelGrosso scored the lowest score in the history of the show, an 8 (4,2,2) out of 30. Despite making it to the finals, the three Finalists had one unlearned dance that they did not perform. Drew & Jerry had not learned the Waltz, and Stacy had not learned the Paso doble. Also, none of the male stars performed the Waltz.

Musical guests such as the Pussycat Dolls, Jesse McCartney, Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Bublé, Bill Medley, Burt Bacharach, Mary J. Blige, Scissor Sisters and Barry Manilow performed while the professional dancers demonstrated various routines. In week four the results show introduced an encore of what the judges considered the previous night's best routine—twice going to Drew Lachey (the paso doble in week four and the Rumba (dance) in week seven), once to Stacy Keibler (the Samba (ballroom) in week five) and once to Rinna (the quickstep in week six).

Scoring chart[edit]

Drew & Cheryl124272728273026+29=5530+30+27=87
Jerry & Anna221231924232320+21=4126+27+27=80
Stacy & Tony322292726303027+28=5530+26+30=86
Lisa & Louis419202526252726+27=53
George & Edyta5182222212423
Tia & Maksim62022262522
P Miller & Ashly71216148
Giselle & Jonathan8232422
Tatum & Nick92317
Kenny & Andrea1013
Red numbers indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week.
     indicates the couple that was eliminated that week.
     indicates the couple who was called last to be safe.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
     indicates the third place couple.

Average chart[edit]

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 30-point scale.

Rank by
PlaceCoupleTotalNumber of
11Drew & Cheryl3051127.7
13Stacy & Tony3051127.7
34Lisa & Louis195824.4
42Jerry & Anna2541123.1
56Tia & Maksim115523.0
58Giselle & Jonathan69323.0
75George & Edyta130621.7
89Tatum & Nick40220.0
910Kenny & Andrea13113.0
107P Miller & Ashly50412.5

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-chaStacy Keibler28P. Miller12
WaltzGiselle Fernandez
Tatum O'Neal
23Lisa Rinna19
RumbaStacy Keibler
Drew Lachey
29Tatum O'Neal17
QuickstepDrew Lachey
Lisa Rinna
Stacy Keibler
27P. Miller16
JiveStacy Keibler30P. Miller14
TangoDrew Lachey30Jerry Rice20
SambaStacy Keibler30Tia Carrere22
Paso dobleDrew Lachey30P. Miller8
FoxtrotStacy Keibler
Lisa Rinna
Drew Lachey
Jerry Rice
26Jerry Rice24
FreestyleDrew Lachey30Stacy Keibler26

Kenny Mayne & George Hamilton are the only ones that did not land on this list.

Couples' highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

According to the traditional 30-point scale.

CouplesHighest scoring dancesLowest scoring dances
Drew & CherylTango, Paso doble, Freestyle (30)Cha-cha-cha (24)
Jerry & AnnaFreestyle & Cha-cha-cha (27)Jive (19)
Stacy & TonySamba (twice)& Jive (twice)(30)Waltz (22)
Lisa & LouisQuickstep & Cha-cha-cha (27)Waltz (19)
George & EdytaSamba (24)Cha-cha-cha (18)
Tia & MaksTango (26)Waltz (20)
P Miller & AshlyQuickstep (16)Paso doble (8)
Giselle & JonathanRumba (24)Tango (22)
Tatum & NickWaltz (23)Rumba (17)
Kenny & AndreaCha-cha-cha (13)Cha-cha-cha (13)

Weekly scores and songs[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.

Week 1[edit]

Running order
George & Edyta18 (7, 5, 6)Cha-cha-cha"Oye Como Va"—SantanaSafe
Lisa & Louis19 (5, 7, 7)Waltz"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"—Aretha FranklinSafe
Kenny & Andrea13 (4, 5, 4)Cha-cha-cha"Hot Stuff"—Donna SummerEliminated
Stacy & Tony22 (8, 6, 8)Waltz"I Wonder Why"—Curtis StigersSafe
Drew & Cheryl24 (8, 8, 8)Cha-cha-cha"She Bangs"—Ricky MartinSafe
Tia & Maksim20 (6, 7, 7)Waltz"What a Wonderful World"—Louis ArmstrongBottom two
P Miller & Ashly12 (4, 4, 4)Cha-cha-cha"I Want You Back"—The Jackson 5Safe
Giselle & Jonathan23 (7, 8, 8)Waltz"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You)"—RoxetteSafe
Jerry & Anna21 (7, 7, 7)Cha-cha-cha"I Like It"—The Blackout All-StarsSafe
Tatum & Nick23 (7, 8, 8)Waltz"What the World Needs Now Is Love"—Jackie DeShannonSafe

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Lisa & Louis20 (6, 7, 7)Rumba"Your Song"—Elton JohnSafe
Drew & Cheryl27 (9, 9, 9)Quickstep"Neutron Dance"—The Pointer SistersSafe
Tia & Maksim22 (7, 8, 7)Rumba"Emotion"—Destiny's ChildSafe
George & Edyta22 (8, 7, 7)Quickstep"Top Hat, White Tie and Tails"—Fred AstaireSafe
Tatum & Nick17 (5, 6, 6)Rumba"Careless Whisper"—Wham!Eliminated
Jerry & Anna23 (7, 8, 8)Quickstep"If My Friends Could See Me Now"—Sweet CharitySafe
Stacy & Tony29 (9, 10, 10)Rumba"I'm Like a Bird"—Nelly FurtadoSafe
P Miller & Ashly16 (6, 5, 5)Quickstep"Zoot Suit Riot"—Cherry Poppin' DaddiesBottom two
Giselle & Jonathan24 (8, 8, 8)Rumba"Take My Breath Away"—BerlinSafe

Week 3[edit]

Running order
Jerry & Anna19 (7, 6, 6)Jive"Do You Love Me"—The ContoursSafe
Giselle & Jonathan22 (7, 8, 7)Tango"Hernando's Hideaway"—Victor SilvesterEliminated
Drew & Cheryl27 (9, 9, 9)Jive"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"—QueenSafe
George & Edyta22 (7, 7, 8)Tango"La Cumparsita"—Danny MalandoBottom Two
Lisa & Louis25 (8, 9, 8)Jive"Jailhouse Rock"—Elvis PresleySafe
Stacy & Tony27 (9, 9, 9)Tango"Cell Block Tango"—from ChicagoSafe
P Miller & Ashly14 (6, 4, 4)Jive"Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"—Elton JohnSafe
Tia & Maksim26 (9, 8, 9)Tango"Por una Cabeza"—The Tango ProjectSafe

Week 4[edit]

Running order
George & Edyta21 (7, 7, 7)Paso doble"Matador Paso"—Andy FortunaSafe
Tia & Maksim25 (9, 8, 8)Foxtrot"Dream a Little Dream of Me"—Mama CassBottom Two
P Miller & Ashly8 (4, 2, 2)Paso doble"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"—The AnimalsEliminated
Stacy & Tony26 (8, 9, 9)Foxtrot"Cold, Cold Heart"—Norah JonesSafe
Drew & Cheryl28 (9, 9, 10)Paso doble"Thriller"—Michael JacksonSafe
Jerry & Anna24 (8, 8, 8)Foxtrot"Why Don't You Do Right"—Julie LondonSafe
Lisa & Louis26 (9, 9, 8)Paso doble"The Final Countdown"—EuropeSafe

Week 5[edit]

Running order
Stacy & Tony30 (10, 10, 10)Samba"Bootylicious"—Destiny's ChildSafe
George & Edyta24 (8, 8, 8)Samba"Conga"—Miami Sound MachineBottom Two
Lisa & Louis25 (7, 9, 9)Samba"Le Freak"—ChicSafe
Tia & Maksim22 (7, 7, 8)Samba"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"—Barbra Streisand and Donna SummerEliminated
Jerry & Anna23 (7, 8, 8)Samba"For Once in My Life"—Stevie WonderSafe
Drew & Cheryl27 (9, 9, 9)Samba"Dirrty"—Christina AguileraSafe
Stacy & Tony
Tia & Maksim
Lisa & Louis
George & Edyta
Jerry & Anna
Drew & Cheryl
N/ASalsa"Rhythm is Gonna Get You"—Gloria Estefan

Week 6[edit]

Running order
Jerry & Anna23 (8, 7, 8)Paso doble"España Cañí"—Erich KunzelSafe
Drew & Cheryl30 (10, 10, 10)Tango"Shut Up"—The Black Eyed PeasSafe
George & Edyta23 (8, 7, 8)Rumba"Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"—Doris DayEliminated
Lisa & Louis27 (9, 9, 9)Quickstep"9 to 5"—Dolly PartonBottom Two
Stacy & Tony30 (10, 10, 10)Jive"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"—Wham!Safe
Drew & Cheryl
Stacy & Tony
George & Edyta
Lisa & Louis
Jerry & Anna
N/AViennese Waltz"Fallin'"—Alicia Keys

Week 7[edit]

Running order
Stacy & Tony27 (9, 9, 9)Quickstep"You Can't Hurry Love"—Phil Collins
28 (9, 9, 10)Cha-cha-cha"Since U Been Gone"—Kelly ClarksonLast to be called safe
Jerry & Anna20 (7, 7, 6)Tango"One Way or Another"—Blondie
21 (7, 7, 7)Rumba"Un-Break My Heart"—Toni BraxtonSafe
Lisa & Louis26 (8, 9, 9)Foxtrot"Fever"—Peggy Lee
27 (9, 9, 9)Cha-cha-cha"Material Girl"—MadonnaEliminated
Drew & Cheryl26 (9, 9, 8)Foxtrot"It Had to Be You"—Harry Connick, Jr
29 (10, 9, 10)Rumba"Total Eclipse of the Heart"—Bonnie TylerSafe

Week 8[edit]

Running order
Jerry & Anna26 (9, 9, 8)Foxtrot"Why Don't You Do Right"—Julie London
27 (9, 9, 9)Freestyle"Celebration"—Kool & The GangRunner-up
27 (9, 9, 9)Cha-cha-cha"Think"—Aretha Franklin
Stacy & Tony30 (10, 10, 10)Jive"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"—Wham!
26 (8, 9, 9)Freestyle"Stayin' Alive"—Bee GeesThird place
30 (10, 10, 10)Samba"Livin' la Vida Loca"—Ricky Martin
Drew & Cheryl30 (10, 10, 10)Paso doble"Thriller"—Michael Jackson
30 (10, 10, 10)Freestyle"Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"—Big & RichWinner
27 (9, 9, 9)Jive"Hound Dog"—Elvis Presley

Dance Chart[edit]

Week 1: Cha-cha-cha or Waltz Week 2: Rumba or Quickstep Week 3: Jive or Tango Week 4: Paso doble or Foxtrot Week 5: Samba & group Salsa Week 6: One unlearned dance & group Viennese Waltz Week 7: One unlearned ballroom & Latin dance Finals: Favorite dance, freestyle, & randomly chosen dance

Drew & CherylCha-cha-chaQuickstepJivePaso dobleSambaSalsaTangoViennese WaltzFoxtrotRumbaPaso dobleFreestyleJive
Jerry & AnnaCha-cha-chaQuickstepJiveFoxtrotSambaSalsaPaso dobleViennese WaltzTangoRumbaFoxtrotFreestyleCha-cha-cha
Stacy & TonyWaltzRumbaTangoFoxtrotSambaSalsaJiveViennese WaltzQuickstepCha-cha-chaJiveFreestyleSamba
Lisa & LouisWaltzRumbaJive*Paso dobleSambaSalsaQuickstepViennese WaltzFoxtrotCha-cha-cha
George & EdytaCha-cha-chaQuickstep*TangoPaso dobleSambaSalsaRumbaViennese Waltz
Tia & MaksimWaltzRumbaTango*FoxtrotSambaSalsa
P Miller & AshlyCha-cha-chaQuickstepJive*Paso doble
Giselle & JonathanWaltzRumba*Tango
Tatum & NickWaltz*Rumba
Kenny & AndreaCha-cha-cha*

* The couple performed this dance at the finale


Fan voting influence[edit]

The fan voting for P Miller. and Jerry Rice received some controversy during this season. P Miller. received very low points from the judges during his time on the show and the fans and judges were disappointed that he outlasted Tatum O'Neil and Giselle Fernandez. Towards the end of the competition, Jerry Rice received negative feedback from the judges and scores that were much lower than his competitors,[2] but he advanced to the finals. Even though Rice improved during the finals, some viewers and critics were disappointed with Rice getting into the finals over Lisa Rinna and 2nd place over Stacy Kiebler.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Romeo Plans To Avenge Dad Master P’s Low ‘Dancing’ Scores". Access Hollywood. NBCUniversal. 2011-03-10. Archived from the original on 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2011-03-21. .
  2. ^ Unsportsmanlike Conduct Retrieved November 24, 2012
  3. ^ Five Feet High and Rising Retrieved November 24, 2012
  4. ^ Drew Dancing with the Stars 2 and Jerry Rice surprisingly beats Stacy Keibler Retrieved November 24, 2012

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