Partner – Nicole Scherzinger
Lead singer of the Pussy Cat Dolls
Derek’s Season-by-Season DANCE RECORDS [CHARTS]. Click here.
Derek and Nicole’s Dance Scores – Scroll to bottom
Statistics and Trivia prepared by @donamadrina
• Derek and Nicole ranked at the top of the Leaderboard, earning the 1st 9’s of the season.
• Derek’s waltzes typically earn high scores, ranging from 25 (Nicole) to 30 (Brooke).
• Nicole dubbed themselves Sir Derek and Lady Nicole. 🙂
• Derek and Nicole retained their position at the top of the Leaderboard for the 2nd week in a row.
• Derek and Nicole earned their first 10’s of the season .
• The only other couples to earn 10’s in Week 2 were Stacy/Tony (Season 2) & Joey/Edyta (Season 3).
• No couple has yet to earn 10’s in Week 1.
• Derek and Nicole’s jive earned the encore spot on the Tuesday night Result’s show.
• Derek and Nicole performed a fun, entertaining Quickstep that broke the rules, according to the judges.
• On the results show, Derek performed a fierce, fiery, passionate Pasodoble with Chelsie Hightower.
• This week, scores were given for both Technicality and Performance. A total of 60 points were possible.
• Nicole was upset with her rumba performance this week, though the scores were high. Hear her comments.
• Derek and Nicole reclaimed the top position on the leaderboard with a tango for their Movie Night performance.
• The crowd erupted in a standing ovation after the dance.
• Len gave out his first 9 of the season, and said their tango was the best dance of the season.
• Carrie Ann said they were “super stars”.
• Bruno claimed they danced to perfection; “…two players at the top of their game!”
• Their score of 29 was the highest score of the season to date.
• This score tied with Brooke’s in season 7- week 5, as Derek’s earliest near perfect score.
• Derek danced with fellow pros to Debi Nova’s Drummer Boy on the result’s show.
• Derek and Nicole remained on top of the leaderboard for the second week in a row.
• Len criticized their sexy samba for lack of voltas and botafogos. ????
• Len awarded only a 7 to their dance, and to every other couple that night, except Chad/Cheryl. (8)
• In addition to their regular dance, couples performed in a Swing Dance Marathon.
• For the second season in a row, Derek and his partner won the marathon, earning an additional 10 points.
• Derek continues to be the only pro who has taken all of his multiple partners to week 7 in the competition.
• Derek and Nicole remained in 1st Place for their waltz, though tied with another couple.
• Team Gaga (the team Derek was on) won the Cha Cha competition.
• This is the 4th season in a row that Derek has been on the winning team.
• Season 7 – PasoDoble, Season 8 – Team Tango, Season 9, Team Argentine Tango
• Team Gaga performed the encore the next night.
• Derek and Nicole remained in 1st Place, combining their two scores to total 59 out of 60.
• They earned their first 30 of the season for their 50’s Pasodoble.
• The audience was on their feet for both their Foxtrot and their Pasodoble.
• Derek was praised for the choreography of the 50’s Pasodoble. See Choreography on this site.
• Tom quipped that Derek’s challenge for next season will be a Quickstep from the Renaissance. 🙂
• Derek and Nicole performed the encore of their Pasodoble.
• Derek has now taken all of his partners to Week 9, except Shannon Elizabeth in Season 6.
• Derek and Nicole were at the top of the leaderboard again, this time tied with another couple.
• Yeah! Derek and Nicole made it to the finals.!!!!!!!
• They received their second 30 of the season for their sultry Argentine Tango.
• The standing ovation and roar from the crowd for their Tango went on and on and on. 🙂
• Prince cleared his song “Kiss” for them to use for their Cha Cha, indicating that it was for Nicole and Nicole only.
• At this point in the season, Derek’s average is 27.16, compared with 26.54 for his championship season with Brooke.
• Derek suffered a neck and back injury during the prior week, making it hard for him to practice.
• Monday of this week was Derek’s birthday.
• Derek and Nicole WON Season 10 of DWTS, breaking the trend of the Olympian always winning. 🙂
• This win means that the Ballas Hough family now have won 6 trophies, two a piece.
• Derek won his 1st trophy on November 25, 2008, his 2nd trophy on May 25, 2010, in the 25th year of his life.
• Thanks to @catebabygirl for noting the above stat. 🙂
• Derek & Nicole danced the dance the judges felt needed redemption from earlier in the season, their Rumba.
• The judges docked them for an illegal lift that occurred when Derek thought the music had stopped.
• Their amazing Freestyle was a combination of Ballroom and Latin: Lindy Hop, Salsa, Jive, Quickstep.
• An improperly executed lift cost them 3 points from an otherwise perfect Freestyle.
• All 3 couples danced the Argentine Tango, with Derek & Nicole earning the top possible score.
• Derek and Nicole earned their 3rd perfect score for the season for their energetic Jive to Proud Mary.
• Total Points: 438/480 Season Average: 27.53
Derek and Nicole’s Weekly Dance Scores
|1||V. Waltz||9-7-9=25||Ranked #1 out of 11 couples|
|2||Jive||10-8-10=28||Ranked #1 out of 11 couples for 2nd week in a row|
|3||Quickstep||8-6-9=23||Ranked #2 out of 10 couples / tied with one other couple|
|4||Rumba||T – 9-8-8=25
P – 8-8-9=25
|Ranked #2 out of 9 couples|
|5||Tango||10-9-10=29||Ranked #1 out of 8 couples|
|6||Samba||9-7-10=26||Ranked #1 out of 7 couples|
|Swing||10/10||Took 1st Place in the marathon.|
|7||Waltz||9-9-9=27||Tied for 1st Place with Evan & Anna|
|Team Gaga||9-9-9=27||Team Gaga won the Cha Cha competition|
|8||Foxtrot||10-9-10=29||Ranked #1 out of 5 couples by 1 point.|
|50’s Pasodoble||10-10-10=30||Ranked #1 out of 5 couples for the era dances.|
|9||Argentine Tango||10-10-10=30||Ranked #1 out of 4 couples.|
|Cha Cha||10-9-10=29||Tied for 1st Place with Evan & Anna|
|10||Rumba||9-9-10=28||Tied for 2nd Place with one other couple.|
|Freestyle||9-9-9=27||Ranked #1 out of 3 couples.|
|Argentine Tango||30||Received the top score. 30, 28, 26 available|
|Jive||10-10-10=30||Ranked #1 out of 2 couples.|