And here is my take from last night:
Nicole and Derek: Really good, but then, it's difficult to get invested on someone when you know that she's a ringer. I would still like to see more of them, but puhleeze, don't tell me that Derek is being a genius teacher. It doesn't take much to teach a professional dancer to dance. On the other hand, Derek is one genius choreographer. Always awesome to watch. I threw one vote at them.
Evan and Anna: I think that they should at least have gotten the same score as Nicole and Derek, but such is life. They were adorable and it was a great routine. Voted for them.
Jake and Chelsie: Jake, for crying out loud put some pants on!!! And no, you don't look like Tom Cruise!!! Enough already!!!
Erin and Maksim: It would have been much better if (Sexy) Maks had not wasted so much time reading the menu. You know that Len doesn't like that. Why tempt the old man? On the other hand, teasing him is soooooo tempting ... Hmmmm.... Maks ....
Pamela Anderson and Damian: Say anything you want, this woman is amazing. I don't know what she does, but it's like she turns on the magic, and magic happens. The other thing that I like about her is that she seems to be the only one not arguing with her coach. She may not be as talented as Evan or Nicole, but she'll do what she needs to do. She may be the dark horse in the competition, if she doesn't land in the bottom again. She has most of my votes.
Niecy Nash and Louis: If you want to talk about a talented teacher, there is Louis van Intensité. Training Nicole is no biggie. Making Kelly Osborne into a great dancer and nearly win, that takes talent. He's doing what he can with Niecy, who is a hoot, but I am not sure that she'll be able to stay in the competition if she doesn't do what she needs to do. But she may surprise us. (Go jiggly parts!)
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl: Dear Chad. More dancing, less flirting. You are really sucking and it's not Cheryl's fault. You're so desperate to get into her pants that you're not doing anything interesting on the dance floor. Boy, I miss Emett Smith.
Kate Gosselin and Tony: Free Tony! That is all.
Who do you think is going home tonight?
Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough
Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya
Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower
Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood
Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke
Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani